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Photo of daffodils by the canal basin

Believe it or not, there are daffodils in flower just by the Canal Basin which is making us think of spring already.  Then yesterday it snowed for most of the day - this may have come as a surprise to the daffodils.  The views out over Loch Crinan are enhanced by the snow which is lying on Jura and Scarba and on the Isle of Mull in the distance.  Spectacular though this may be, it is a relief that the days are now getting longer and winter will soon be behind us once again!  We have lots of exciting plans for 2019 and beyond so read on to find out about special events and there are some amazing deals at the bottom of the page - and there's a bit of a theme about the number 50...

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We do hope you will visit soon - we will offer you a warm welcome and true Highland hospitality!

Frances Ryan and the Crinan Hotel Team       

Photo of Isle of Scarba with snow
Snow on Scarba
Photo of Frances Ryan
50 years at Crinan!

Nick and Frances Ryan were married on the 21st of February, 1970 and then arrived to start work at the Crinan Hotel on the 27th.  

So from the 27th of February this year, Frances will be in her 50th year at the hotel.  In order to celebrate this, every 50th booking to stay at the hotel throughout the year will receive a special bonus - these guests will each be invited to enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly during their stay at the hotel!   
Photo of Martin with pipes at the Crinan Hotel
Art & Music weekends - Martin Treacher was at the Crinan Hotel in Autumn 2018
Art and Music Weekends at Crinan

Martin Treacher (pianist, accordionist, piper) is a versatile musical entertainer who will join Frances Macdonald to host Crinan Hotel's exciting new Art and Music Weekends.

Since 2005 Martin has been full-time resident musical entertainer for the Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle in the Scottish Highlands, acknowledged as one of the world's finest clubs/hotels.

During the Art and Music Weekends, Martin will offer a classical recital, a Noel Coward Cabaret and selections of well-known and rare Scottish songs. He will pipe guests into dinner, provide some accordion in the bar, and at the end of the evening lead guests in a memorable sing-song around the piano.

And for any guests who have always wanted to play the piano, Martin can reveal some short cuts and have them playing a melody in no time at all!

Frances will give a painting demonstration and will be ready to answer questions about her work and offer tips to budding or aspiring artists.

These weekends are sure to be popular so book soon to make sure you can join us.

Photo of Lock 16 Restaurant set up for art demonstration
Art demonstration at the Crinan Hotel
Photo of Ben Tish at Crinan
Ben Tish in the kitchen at Crinan
Ben Tish returns to Crinan

Ben Tish, chef, restauranteur, author and culinary director at the Stafford London will be returning to Crinan in the Spring of 2019.
Ben first cooked at the Crinan Hotel while he was a student at Boston College in Lincolnshire and was still in his teens.  He went on to head up his own operation at the Italian restaurant Al Duca in St James, London, and then he returned to Crinan for three years. Under Ben's culinary leadership, The Crinan Hotel was awarded Best Gastro pub in Scotland by The Independent newspaper and Best Newcomer in the Good Food Guide for its' fine dining restaurant, being hailed a seafood Mecca by foodies and journalists alike.
Ben will be back in the kitchen at Crinan for a weekend of fine dining around the end of March.  Full details will be posted on the Crinan Hotel website soon.

New Westward Restaurant menu

New menu for the Westward Restaurant

Over the winter our chefs have revised the Westward Restaurant menu and we hope you will want to visit us soon to give it a try.  

We hope you will like the new a la carte options and we look forward to hearing what you think.

Don't forget you can also dine in the Seafood Bar or the pub and for a memorable special dinner, why not try "Lock 16" on the top floor of the hotel with spectacular views ober the Sound of Jura and beyond.

You can find out more on the hotel's website - follow this link to see sample menus for all our restaurants.

Photo of the Seafood Bar at the Crinan HOtel
Winter opening at the Crinan Hotel

The Seafood Bar will be open for lunches and dinner throughout January and February.  

The special Seafood Bar Winter Menu will be available and this will include warming comfort food like steak and kidney pie and apple crumble.   
Bargain breaks at the Crinan Hotel

Special early season discounts for 2019 if you book before February 10th.  (while availability lasts)  And there's that number 50 again with 50% off our normal prices for bed & breakfast in Classic and Superior rooms for selected dates in April, May and July!

20% off Classic Double and Superior Double/twin Rooms during March 2019

50% off Classic Double & Superior Double/Twin Rooms - 1st-19th April

50% off Classic Double & Superior Double/Twin Rooms - 7th-21st May

50% off Classic Double & Superior Double/Twin Rooms - 15th-18th July

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