Loch Lomond has a new hostelry in the form of the Loch Lomond Arms Hotel in Luss. Well, we say new but the site has been a coaching inn since the 18th century and the poet William Wordsworth is said to have stayed there in 1806.
Part of The Luss Estates Company, the hotel has been given a £3 million makeover. Set within landscaped gardens, it has 14 individually designed bedrooms, an outside seating area and a a bar and restaurant seating a nice, round hundred.
Open fires will be a big draw in the eating and drinking areas over the coming few months but head chef Peter Wilson has also devised an attractive menu using Scottish produce.
Halfway between a restaurant menu and a gourmet pub grub line-up, it includes eye-catching dishes such as the Loch Fyne smoked salmon with Camstradden herb salad, quails’ eggs, baby capers and asparagus alongside the house burger and pan-fried fillet of hake with apples, toasted almonds, rosemary-fried potatoes and celeriac.
You can see the full menu here.
There are three veggie options among the main courses which is probably two more than most places.