Scottish Hotel Awards - Gold Medal for Real and Local Food Silver Award
Mountain and Sea Guides

Harden's 2014

Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards 2011
















What We Say

I can make all kinds of extravagant claims for my inn, but the opinions which matter are those of my guests - the ordinary people who sign my Visitors' Book and the professional writers and critics whose living it is to visit restaurants and hotels. Recently, I have been refurbishing and upgrading the inn in an attempt to retain its character and charm whilst providing the best hospitality I can with food that is good but not over the top. That's all; there is no drama to it. I am very fortunate, however; I have a great team behind me, a young staff who give me a lot of support and who are great fun to be with. What I especially enjoy is a working environment that is second to none, that and the support of my friends, the people of Applecross Peninsula, who, as one couple from Colorado said, are "lively and lovely".

Chefs at the Applecross Inn always try to use local produce on their menus, this includes of course the seafood from Applecross Bay itself, Prawns, Squat Lobster, Crab and Lobster, Local Scallops, Oysters, Mussels and Smoked  Salmon. Applecross Estate Venison and as much garden produce as possible, veg, fruit, and herbs. Cheeses come in from the West Highland Dairy.

The Chefs produce a variety of specials for our blackboard menu, which changes daily – if you can see past the haddock & chips or Applecross Bay prawns. To finish there are a gre-at selection of homemade puddings.

Applecross Inn

We would like to remind residents that the Applecross Inn is a lively bar and this does generate some noise, which can be heard in the bedrooms. Also please note that the bedrooms do not have T.V.s, only CD radio alarms.

We serve meals all day from 12 noon to 9pm.

Please Note: We book tables for residents automatically discussing time on arrival, and also for parties of six or over, (which must be for 6pm or 8pm during the season on Friday and Saturday evenings).

All others are seated in turn on arrival, it is better to avoid peak times as we serve a full menu all day.

View our Environmental & Social Responsibility Policy (PDF)

View our Responsible Visitor Charter (PDF)


Applecross in at Night

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Good Food

Good Pub Guide
Scottish Dining Pub of the Year 2008 & 2009

Scotland Pub of the Year 2012

Scottish Hotel Review Awards,
Scottish Inn of the Year 2009

CAMRA Wester Ross,
Highlands and Islands Pub of the Year

As quoted by Monty Hall in
BBC's Montys Great Escape
“Three reasons to visit Scotland, Edinburgh,
Stirling Castle and The Applecross Inn."



Judith Fish - owner of the Applecross Inn since 1989

Skye from Applecross
Skye from Applecross, this photo is available to purchase from Applecross Inn.

Contact Applecross Inn


What Our Guests Say

In room 5 Nick got down on one knee and asked me to marry him; I said "yes".
Tina, Huddersfield

Come to Applecross learn to smile.
Chris and Maureen, West Yorkshire

The best honeymoon I've ever had.
Jim and Doreen, Glasgow

Serene and unforgettable.
Elizabeth, Utah

Secluded, hospitable, the get-away-from-it-all place.
Peter and Wilco, Amsterdam

....a great place to get engaged so we did.
Greg and Sharon, Inverness

....very, very, very, very good.
Philippe and Sabine, France

the friendliest place I've been this year.
James, Chicago

.... Murray can't remember anything.
Murray and Liz, Inverness

....wonderful Scottish hospitality.
James and Paula, Zimbabwe faith in humanity has been restored.
Stephen, Suffolk

....a hell of a place.
Donald, Kincardine

....ah yes, to be Applecrossed - a rare and wonderful experience, thank you.
Mac, Salt Lake City




What the Critics Say

....To get to Applecross, you need to cross the Bealach nam Bo, the highest mountain pass in Britain - rising over 2000 feet in six miles - to be rewarded on a clear day by spectacular views of Raasay and Skye, Ben Nevis and the Cairngorms.
Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

....particularly well regarded for its meals....a good choice of around 50 malt whiskies....welcoming service....a nice garden by the shore with tables; marvellous breakfasts.
The Good Pub Guide

....a lively bar serving snacks and tasty platefuls of local seafood.
Scotland The Rough Guide

....the bar is its heart: a lively place that is popular with locals and visitors alike. The main attraction is its food, particularly the seafood and an inspection bar lunch of queen scallops from Loch Toscaig in a cream, wine, tarragon and mushroom sauce, confirmed that the cuisine's popularity is deserved.
Which Hotel Guide

The Good Pub Guide - Fish Pub of the Year 2003
Scotland the Best -
Award for Excellence
AA Best Seafood Pub in Scotland 1999

also featured in Egon Ronay's "Pubs and Inns Guide",
and Harden's "Top UK Restaurants".




The Applecross Inn
Wester Ross
IV54 8LR

Tel: 01520 744262


2008 Good Pub Guide Scottish Dining Pub of the Year
AA Best Seafood Pub
Pub Food Award Winner 2001
British Cheese Board
Recommended, 1999 2000
Good Pub Guide
Scotland the Best


Links We Like

Loch Ness Inn
Restaurant, Bar & Hotel, between Drumnadrochit & Inverness

The Guardian - Food: wild in the Highlands

The Cnoc Hotel
Owner worked with Judith at Applecross Inn for eight years

Waterside Apartment Lochcarron
Judith's sister Katie and husband Geoff have owned this café and apartment for over 10 years

The Torridon Inn
The next recommended Inn to the North.

Plockton Inn
The next recommended Inn to the South.

applecrosslife Blog
Keep up with Applecross.


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