The Old Forge
The Old Forge, · Inverie · Knoydart · Inverness-shire
Listed as one of the top 10 places for beer and the best bar to drink in the World's Pubs Hierarchy ranking 2014, by Oonagh Shiel (Australia) and as one of only 3 of "Scotland’s bloody good pubs" by Peter Irvine 'The Best Of Scotland 2011'.
With no roads in or out, an 18 mile hike over munros or a 7 mile sea crossing, the pub is the remotest on mainland Britain (Guinness Book of Records). The Old Forge in the village of Inverie, Knoydart, started out as a smiddy’s forge. Later, seeing better use as a workers social club where it grew up and became a pub. The Old Forge.The Old Forge is now offering 5 new deluxe accommodations (for 2 to 4 people) in the 'Knoydart Snugs' on a dinner, Bed & self catering Breakfast basis. A "Knoydart Snug" is a wee comfortable deluxe accomodation situated in The Old Byre premises(3/4 mile from the pier) with independent access. The decor is based on the stalking history of the Knoydart Peninsula and the view of the bay is outstanding. It’s centrally floor- heated with a lovely peat burning stove, super king size double bed (2m/2m), and single or twin-beds (for children or visiting friends) are available. Pets are welcome, and we offer free wifi. The ideal place to stay and explore Knoydart on your next hike, or relax at your leisure and enjoy our wonderful hospitality at the end of a magical day. Okay we know you like those pink and spiky things with claws and legs and feelers so we don’t try and dress them up in a disguise of sauces and French vocabulary. Fresh Loch Nevis langoustine, hand dived Arisaig scallops, Loch Nan Uamh rope mussels, Mallaig smoked salmon, Isle of Rum waters lobsters, Skye oysters, monkfish, hake, fresh sea bass, fresh sea bream simply cooked using fresh locally grown herbs, market garden salad leaves, homemade dressings with the correct tools to eat them with! We cater for large groups and walking clubs, last minute munro bashes as well as seafood banquets for groups and individuals alike. Often we are asked to prepare a meal in advance for a group opting to self cater but who want a cook’s night off, perhaps a mountain of langoustines, venison slow cooked in a dark organic chocolate and chilli casserole, homemade fish pie or a simple dish to have straight off the hill. Family gatherings, a great night out with old friends, wedding breakfasts from 4 to 100 with a twist, 21sts to 90ths or a candlelit meal for two looking out across the beautiful loch from our waterfront location. It’s your call. Our langoustines are creel caught outside the pub and the local diver hand dives our scallops each day, mussels arrive daily from Loch Nan Uamh, venison from the estate and lamb from the hill. Our herbs are grown in our garden and our chefs only use the freshest of produce. Booking is advisable as we have 10 moorings and as soon as the day draws in so do our seafaring guests. To bring you the freshest produce of your choice (we don't do fixed menus it changes every day to reflect the daily catch, seasonal variations and nature's local larder) it helps enormously if we know that you are coming as fresh shellfish is what we are known for and we were lucky enough to be Highly Commended at the Seafood Awards in London last year.