The Loch Erisort Inn, Isle of Lewis
The Loch Erisort Inn, on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides (or the Western Isles, as they are sometimes called) is situated midway between Stornoway and Tarbert, about 1.5 miles along the B8060 at Balallan, in the Pairc area of South Lochs.
Surrounded by croft land and with views over Loch Erisort, the Inn occupies a peaceful and tranquil setting, and is ideally situated for exploring both Harris and Lewis.
Built in the early 1970s when it was known as the Claitair Hotel, the accommodation has recently been refurbished to provide 5 comfortable en suite rooms, those at the rear having views over Loch Erisort and those at the front looking over the Eishken and Pairc hills.
Home cooked meals using as much local produce as possible are available all day in the restaurant and there is a well stocked and lively public bar.
Review from Trip Advisor
"At 17 miles from the nearest inn, the Loch Erisort Inn has to be good, and it really is! Our good-sized bedroom (one of five) had been recently refurbished to a very high standard and was comfortable and spotlessly clean.
On arrival, a mix-up over our booking was speedily resolved by the landlord (Bernie), and he and his wife Geraldine did everything possibly to make our stay a memorable one. Bernie's tips on places to visit were very helpful, and after a day we really felt as though we were staying with friends.
Breakfasts were taken in the Breakfast Room with a stunning view across Loch Erisort -- our first breakfast was interrupted by Bernie inviting us into the car park to see a passing golden eagle! And what breakfasts they serve ... the "Lewis special" had to be seen to believed, and the kippers were delicious.
Evening meals can be taken in the bar (lively at weekends!) or the restaurant-cum-lounge, and are home-made, with local fish and other produce.
All-in-all it would be hard to better the service that Bernie and Geraldine provide ... I hope others find it as enjoyable a place to stay as we did."