Bar, hotel and restaurant
The Colonsay is situated on the island of Colonsay, off the west coast of Scotland. It is the only licensed premise on an island with a full-time population of 120. In the summer this rises to nearer 500 people.
The Colonsay focuses on the island and the area generally. As much produce comes from as near as possible. So oysters, crabs, lobsters and honey come from the island, fish from the nearby port of Oban, cheeses from all over Scotland (but no further afield than that) and meat and smoked salmon from two local companies.
To support this we have a very relaxed policy, focused on saying yes. Children and walkers are welcome, open fires are there to greet and it’s up to you whether you dine on one of our hamburgers, or opt for grilled lobster. You might like to eat either in the bar, on the terrace or in the dining room, it really is up to you. We avoid rules as much as possible.
The colonsay has nine modest bedrooms, most with views of the sea. Accommodation is simple, but in keeping with the building which dates back to 1750.
The Colonsay is owned and run by four people who all have close links with the island.