Crown Inn (Harbour Bar)Castle Street
The Crown Hotel on Castle Street closed at New Year 2015 for refubishment, and reopened as the Crown Inn.
"The Harbour Bar" is the public bar on the ground floor with an improved entrance. Whilst "The Harbour View Restaurant" on the first floor also has its own entrance and other than being the eating area also has bar stools which would challenge some mountaineers!
Although both the upstairs and downstairs bars each offer two hand pumps they do have the same in both chosen from the Punch beer list. Recent visits have found to be from England rather than Scottish or "local".
However, a testament to their popularity is that they do run out very quickly. Clearly some people are very thirsty for real ale in Stornoway!
Other than the four hand pumps, there are several fonts offering non-cask "craft keg" which may confuse some, but are worth a try!
They offer designated drivers driving groups of four or more 25% discount on non alcoholic drinks, which is a worthy initiative.
Note:- The lounge bar upstairs opens before the public bar downstairs. Also, the Lounge bar does not open on a Sunday.
Note Harbour Bar closed Mon - Wed during the winter, upstairs bar open as normal.