Applecross InnShore Street
Located on the shore of Applecross Bay and enjoying stunning views of the Isle of Skye and Raasay, The Applecross Inn is reached by the single track A896 then either from the South over the highest vehicular ascent in Britain, the Bealach na Ba (Pass for the Cattle), which spectacularly rises 2053 ft in six miles with 1 in 5 gradients in places and is not for caravans, learner drivers, or the faint hearted, or by the longer scenic Northern coastal route from Sheildig. Either is well worth the journey for this great place which has been owned and run by Judith Fish since 1989. Isle of Skye and An Teallach ales on handpump plus an extensive range of bottled ales are served alongside an extensive malt whisky selection. Accommodation is available and local seafood is a specialty in the busy multi award winning restaurant. Food is served from mid day until 21:00. Diners are seated on a "first come, first served basis," although hotel guests are able to make bookings, and parties of 6 or more must book for 6pm or 8pm during the season on Friday and Saturday evenings. With food served from mid day, why not go when it is likely to be quieter? Well behaved dogs are welcome and there is a handy community owned 24-hour petrol and diesel pumps close by. As you draw up to the pub, you will probably be amazed to see a converted "Airstream" caravan which is the "Applecross Innside Out" offering ice cream made by the man selling it. There was talk of an ice cream made with a dark ale - I wonder if that would be misleading dispense?