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The Bar

learning day 056The lounge bar is used at lunchtime for bar lunches from 12 noon until 3 p.m.ish and also at nighttime for meals from 6pm to 9pm with last orders at 8.45 (flexible in the summer for people off the late ferry).

The hotel bar is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed drink. Whether you prefer a quiet drink or to be in the thick of the social scene, you will feel at home in The Bowmore.

We stock a modest range of beers and lagers from far and near… Only to be outdone by our collection of fine Scottish Malt Whisky. We currently stock over 700 malt whiskies, mostly from Islay.

We serve bar meals throughout the day and into the evening. Our menu is extensive and we often get great feedback on the quality of the food and at great prices. There truly is something for everyone.

learning day 055The Bowmore is a hub for the music community in Islay and pulls in a great mix of up-and-coming talent as well as some great established live bands from the Islands and further afield.

We have live bands approximately 6 times a year and Discos every Saturday from 11 pm to 1 am. We have a dedicated, top of the range Sound and lighting system.

To avoid disappointment, check our whats on section to find out more.

  • “We were more than pleased with the menu, always varied, always top quality and the service excellent.”... More
  • “It is certainly one of Islay's Jewels. So thanks to you all and it will be our pleasure to return next time we visit.”... More
  • “What a find ... from the outside this hotel looks uninteresting, but what a revelation when you walk over the door... wonderful!”... More
  • “The reception from Peter, the owner, is friendly, warm and welcoming as are the rest of the staff who served us.”... More
  • “The food was quite superb... fish and chicken goujons were both superb and the presentation was a work of edible art and tasted second-to-non.”... More
  • “Bowmore Hotel is one of the best hotels on the Hebridean island of Islay. The staff could not be more friendly and are very knowledgeable.”... More
  • “I very much recommend the Bowmore for a restful holiday and whiskey tasting.”... More
  • “The rooms are of good quality. the bar is great. and the staff and food are second to none.”... More
  • “The Bowmore Hotel is such a friendly place with great food and a fine selection of the local Islay single malt whiskies!”... More
  • “Every request and question was met with genuine interest and a desire to satisfy. Every member of staff was a credit to the team at the hotel.”... More
  • “My overall summary is that 'the staff' display an authentic interest in their guests and go out of their way to make you feel welcome.”... More

The Jewel of Islay

The Bowmore Hotel is more than just a hotel. It’s a hospitality experience. A guest at Bowmore can expect a unique experience; where you can relax in good company, enjoy good food & drink, see live music in comfortable surroundings or explore the island and discover unrivaled beauty.