We also inspected the bunkhouse which is upstairs from the dining room. There are 10 proper single beds and two WC/shower rooms. There is also a small room with a sink and kettle for making hot drinks.
We were delighted to find three Cairngorm Brewery real ales on draught and were told 4 additional pumps with other varieties were available in the summer season. Note that the bar does not stock lager and lime or sell salt and vinegar crisps. If these are your forte, stop off at the Lochailort Inn further back up the road (though on my last visit there, on Saturday 20th September 2008, we were unable to get service for food, coffee or even a beer at lunchtime). Several regular Tripadvisor contributors have made negative comments about Glenuig Inn not serving keg lager but it is advertised as a real ale only pub. You don't buy a petrol car then expect to put diesel in it!
It was good to see that food was served continuously between 12 mid day and 9pm. We were late off the water on two evenings and this was not a problem. I remember the Old Glenuig Inn stopped serving lunch at 1:30pm (and for those nostalgic for the former inn, their idea of salad was a can of Heinz mixed salad).
The Glenuig Inn is not part of a bland international chain of hotels, designed and managed by a committee. It is one man's vision of what a small highland hotel should be and as such it may not be to everyone's taste. However, the Glenuig Inn is a very welcome addition to the West Coast of Scotland. It gives a real choice that rises above the mediocrity that Scotland has often been associated with. I rate it as highly in its price sector as other outstanding Scottish hotels, B&Bs and bunkhouses are in theirs. For comparison I have recently stayed in: Gleneagles, One Devonshire Gardens, Knockinaam Lodge, Toravaig House, Broadbay House, Garleton Lodge, Lageorna, Kinloch Castle Hostel and Muck Bunkhouse.
I have returned twice on further sea kayaking trips since my first visit and I intend to return shortly with my wife for a family visit. I would never have stayed in the Old Glenuig Inn. To those that hanker after the Old Inn (with its dark interior, windows dripping condensation and grease, Tennent's lager and lime, fish and chips with mushy peas, wet floored toilets smelling of urine etc), why not save yourself a drive and stop off at the public bar at the Clachaig Inn in Glencoe? It too is very good at what it does. Thank goodness for increasing choice in Scotland.