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Updated Guidelines from 2nd November 2020

Important Update – November 2020

Unfortunately from 9th November until the end of December 2020 we have temporarily closed our calendar/opening times – we are so sorry for any inconvenience however due to the ever changing and increasing travel restrictions around Covid and the implications of how this now affects the business on these quieter months we have now temporarily closed.  This is not a decision we have taken lightly and appreciate your ongoing understanding with this.  We do hope as soon as the situation improves nationally that we will be able to review and revert to our typical opening hours.  In the meantime we do have availability at our sister property The Lodge on Loch Lomond just 2 miles away.

Our Reservations Team have reached out to everyone who had a booking during the affected dates however there may be some instances whereby we haven’t been able to speak with you personally or where you haven’t responded to us – please do get in touch to reschedule your booking or arrange a refund via res@innonlochlomond.co.uk – we will endeavour to reply as quickly as we can.

We were so excited to reopen the hotel on 10th August following the lock down earlier this year and are devastated to be temporarily closing again!  As soon as we can we hope to come back better than ever and be able to welcome our wonderful guests once more.

Feel free to read about Our Hygiene Commitment  and our Social Distancing Etiquette in advance of arrival. Any queries you can email res@innonlochlomond.co.uk


Due to stay or visit The Inn on Loch Lomond from 2nd November 2020:

Located within Argyll & Bute we have been placed in Tier 2 of the new Scottish Government Protection Level,   the good news is this now means from 2nd November 2020 we are permitted to serve alcoholic drinks indoors to your table whilst eating a main meal.  Non Residents – we can serve food & drinks 12noon until 8pm close/finish, Residents can dine/drink at your table until 10pm close/finish, room service drinks are available after 8pm until 2am.

Top Tips for guests staying with us during these dates

Arrive early to make the most of your time in the daylight – whether that be dining or staying over.  It is getting dark from 5.30pm onwards and this creeps earlier every night,  whilst you won’t be able to check in to your room until 3pm you can still enjoy a table in the Restaurant or leave your luggage and go explore,  we will endeavour to have your room ready as soon as possible.

Room Service drinks are available until 2am – so relax back in the comfort of your room after 10pm and simply call our Team on 402 to arrange your drinks.

Guidelines for residents:

Follow the 6 persons/2 households rule when dining in the Restaurant.

Only 1 household per bedroom.

Please do not wander the hotel corridors with alcohol that has been served to you via Room Service.

The same standard hotel guidelines apply in regards to not being permitted to bring and consume your own alcohol anywhere in the hotel or hotel grounds, including your bedroom.

Should you require any further info in regards to your stay email: res@innonlochlomond.co.uk

New Guidelines affecting guests staying 9th October to 2nd November 2020

Your stay at The Inn on Loch Lomond due to stay or visit us between 6pm on 9th October – 2nd November 2020 inclusive.

For Argyll & Bute and like the rest of Scotland we are unable to serve alcohol within our Restaurant/Bar/Lounge at any time during the dates mentioned.  The good news is you can still dine as planned with non alcoholic drinks and we are permitted to serve alcoholic drinks to our residents outside until 10pm and our Room Service Bar Menu until 2am. We are working behind the scenes on some Gazebos to provide a little bit of shelter and we will also have some occasional seating.

*We can accommodate non-residents until 6pm in our Restaurant for food & non alcoholic beverages, and outside for alcoholic beverages. If you are non-resident and already have an existing reservation with us for Dinner over these dates, we will be unable to accommodate this and would ask that you contact us to re-schedule. (res@innonlochlomond.co.uk)

Top Tips for guests staying with us during these dates

  • Arrive early to make the most of your time in the daylight – whether that be dining in the Restaurant or drinking al fresco!  It is getting dark from 6.30pm onwards and this creeps earlier every night towards the changing of the clocks. Whilst you won’t be able to check in to your room until 3pm you can still enjoy a table in the Restaurant.
  • Bring warm clothing & perhaps a blanket/rug to wrap around you should you wish to take advantage of the outdoor alcoholic drinks service.  Better that you provide your own given the Covid restrictions.
  • Room Service drinks are available until 2am – so relax back in the comfort of your room and simply call our Team on 402 to arrange your drinks.

Guidelines for residents:

  • Follow the 6 persons/2 households rule when dining in the Restaurant or drinking outside.
  • Only 1 household per bedroom.
  • Please do not wander the hotel corridors with alcohol that has been served to you via Room Service.
  • The same standard hotel guidelines apply in regards to not being permitted to bring and consume your own alcohol anywhere in the hotel or hotel grounds, including your bedroom.
  • To take advantage of the great outdoors drinks service remember to bring warm clothing, blankets – anything that will keep you cosy! We will provide some occasional seating and unfortunately we need to embrace what we can work with – it is going to be cold & rustic!

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We’re Now Open

Great news!!! The Inn on Loch Lomond has now reopened as of today Monday 10th August 2020 – all that is needed now is our wonderful guests and resturant diners to join us, so pack your bags 🧳 make the journey to Inverbeg and we will be here to welcome you! Please take a moment before you leave to read about Our Hygiene Commitment  and our Social Distancing Etiquette in advance of arrival. Any queries you can email res@innonlochlomond.co.uk

Our latest Coronavirus / COVID-19 update for our Restaurant & Bar

Given the Government announcement this evening unfortunately we have had to close our Restaurant & Bar with immediate effect.  Anyone arriving for the Restaurant or Overnight Room Bookings please do not arrive,  we would ask for your understanding during this very challenging time and we hope to have further updates on our website as soon as possible.

UPDATE 12/06/2020
Unfortunately due to the extension of lock down the hotel will remain closed – the Government will be announcing new guidelines from 18th June that will outline any changes to the current situation and a way forward for the future and the reopening of hotels. The Tourism sector announced recently their plans for easing restrictions from 9th July 2020 and we look forward to being able to update further very soon.

UPDATE 30/04/2020
Unfortunately due to the extension of lock down the hotel will remain closed – we had hoped to be back as a team for the 30th April however that has not been possible. Our understanding is the Government will be announcing new guidelines from 7th May that will outline any changes to the current situation and a way forward for the future. We have a few of our team coming back into the business from 4th May who will be working on getting in touch with all customers who had a booking during the lock down period to resolve any outstanding matters (23rd March to 16th May as an interim start) – if you were due to stay during this time and if you haven’t already done so you can reach out via email to res@loch-lomond.co.uk and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible. We would ask for patience during this time as we have quite a backlog to get through however rest assured once we have dealt with the current period we will then move onto the next in a date ordered process. Stay safe and well!

UPDATE 26/03/2020
The entire team of the hotel are now on Furlough Leave meaning they an unable to work during this interim period, they will also not be able to respond to enquiries/email replies as originally hoped – our overall aim is to be back on the 30th April however it is very much dependant on the development of the ongoing situation. Should we be able to reach out to you sooner than 30th April then we will endeavour to do so and as quickly as we possibly can. If there are any further Government restrictions which result in postponing or rescheduling bookings/dates then please do not worry we will work with you on this as soon as we return to get all arrangements moved over.

Suspension of Trading

To all our Customers, Supporters and Friends,

It is with very heavy hearts that we have made the decision to suspend trading at the Lodge on Loch Lomond & Inn on Loch Lomond as from 12 noon 21st March 2020 until further notice. We do however hope to reopen for business on Thursday 30th April 2020, but that is tentative depending on the ongoing situation.

We make this announcement to remove uncertainty regarding the immediate future. We make this decision to look after the health and safety of others, while also looking after the sustainability of our business and ways to support our team.

We believe it is the right thing to do, to protect our employees and customers.

Our events team will be contacting each wedding / function with the closest first. Please be patient. We will be in touch.

All confirmed accommodation bookings will be able to transfer across to a future date. Any vouchers including 3rd parties will be offered alternative dates. All others will be given a voucher on a future booking. Any queries you can email res@innonlochlomond.co.uk

With our updated cancellation policy, you can book with confidence, knowing that you can amend your arrival dates & cancel up to 7 days before arrival up to and including 31 August 2020.

We hope you, your family and friends are all safe, well and continue to keep well as we all work through this worrying time.

Finally we would like to take a moment to thank and appreciate the health workers, doctors, nurses and local community staff who are all on the front line helping to care for our family & friends and to contain this virus.

A statement about Coronavirus / COVID-19 and your Bookings

We wish to reassure all of our guests that we are taking significant measures to ensure that our hotels are a safe place to visit and that we are being as flexible as possible in regards to bookings and any rescheduling that may happen.  As the situation around Coronavirus evolves we will keep a close monitor on things and advise immediately if there is anything that will affect your booking.  As it stands currently everything is fine to carry on as planned.

The safety of our guests and staff remains our highest priority.  We will continue to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene in response to the Coronavirus, we have taken additional measures to ensure cleaning and hygiene protocols are even more rigorous and will continue to adjust any food and beverage service in accordance with current food safety recommendations.

Given these unique circumstances and to provide you with additional peace of mind,  please be assured we will work with you to find an amicable solution should any rescheduling of bookings be required however this would only happen if absolutely necessary and on the advice of the Scottish Government guidelines.

With regards,

The Inn on Loch Lomond

Discovering the land that inspired Outlander in and around Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

Have you been caught up in the mystical and spell-binding Outlander series, wishing to be swept away to Claire and Jamie’s world? Come and experience the Outlander filming locations that inspired the novel and TV series in and around Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.

Loch Katrine
Loch Katrine was the inspiration and setting for Sir Walter Scott’s poem The Lady of the Lake and is set within quintessential Trossachs landscape. Soak up the peace and tranquility of the area, and discover the roads travelled by Roger and Brianna when they first got to know each other after meeting in Inverness. Why not take an Outlander themed trip along Loch Katrine aboard the SS Sir Walter Scott Steamship?

Deanston Distillery
Located at the gateway to Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and housed in a former cotton mill, Deanston Distillery provided the setting for Jamie’s cousin’s wine warehouse on the docks of Le Havre. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the distillery to discover the centuries-old tradition of whisky distilling.

Drummond Castle Gardens
Standing in for the ornate park and orchard of the Palace of Versailles in France, Drummond Castle Gardens near Crieff are one of Europe’s finest examples of a formal garden. Designed in the Italian parterre style, the gardens are approached by a mile-long driveway of beech trees that leads to the imposing walls of Drummond Castle. Look out for the peacocks which lend an aristocratic air to the garden’s scenery! Note: the castle is not open to the public.

To help you on your journey, check out VisitScotland’s epic 12-day Outlander tour of Scotland.

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