Eating & Drinking


The Colonsay, bar, hotel and restaurant

The place to go for delicious local seafood, meat and organic vegetables simply cooked, all from fresh. Open fires, bare floorboards, comfy sofas, you can choose to eat or drink in the bar, old dining room, log room or restaurant. Children are truly welcome, we offer an enticing menu of fresh proper food, games inside and a garden to play in outside. We are open in the mornings for breakfast from 8.15 to 10, for coffee and cakes all morning, from 12 for lunch and from 6 for dinner (5 on Fridays and Sundays). We close around 11 unless it’s busy, in which case we stay open! For dinner in the evenings, we can always take people at the last minute. If it’s busy, we have “quick” options on the menu for those who haven’t booked. It is helpful to book on our busy nights but it is certainly not necessary.

We have a great value set price 2 course dinner for pre-ferry travellers on Fridays and Sundays. Guaranteed to be served on time, what better way to end your holiday than with Colonsay seafood and a pint of Guinness!

We always have a special offer on for Colonsay Holidays cottage guests – a free glass of wine or kids eat free for example. Make sure you check what the latest offer is.

There is the very popular Quiz night on Thursdays, kids DVD night on Tuesdays and on Fridays we have local musicians playing in the bar. Check the notice board outside to see what’s on. Tel 01951 200316


Colonsay House Gardens and café

The Colonsay House private gardens and cafe are open from April to September on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12 to 5pm and on Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm. In October, the gardens and cafe are open on Wednesdays from 2 - 4.30pm for afternoon teas.
There is a large sunny terrace overlooking the garden as well as an indoor seating area. Delicious soup, filled bread rolls, savoury tart of the day served with our own organic salad leaves, teas and coffee, home-baked cakes and ice creams are available. Postcards and souvenirs are also for sale. Tel 01951 200211


The Pantry

The Pantry is located nearby the pier and serves light lunches and suppers, teas, cakes and ice cream. There is a selection of Colonsay sweatshirts, local crafts, postcards and other gifts. Booking for evening meals is essential. 01951 200325.

special offers

Low occupancy discount of up to 30% (not July or August).

special offers

Low occupancy discount of up to 30% (not July or August). 15% off all bookings from Easter to 30th June.

special offers

Low occupancy discount of up to 30% (not July or August).

special offers

Low occupancy discount of up to 30% (not July or August).

special offers

Low occupancy discount of up to 30% (not July or August).

featured property

Balerominmhor

In a spectacular position at the end of a mile-long rough track. This house has commanding sea views towards the isles of Islay and Jura.

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Baleromindubh Farmhouse

Victorian farmhouse situated at the end of a mile-long rough track on the Eastern side of the Island. The only house with 180 degree sea views across to Jura. A very comfortable house for 2/3 families.

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Scalasaig Farmhouse

Traditional farmhouse recently renovated with oil fired central heating. Close to the hotel, down a short track - the shop and harbour are just a 10 min walk away. South facing, in an open sunny position, with extensive countryside views.

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Tobaroran

The house is situated close to the harbour with wonderful views toward Jura and Islay and has a large garden enclosed by a low drystone wall. It has Wifi. AVAILABLE FOR SHORT BREAKS.

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Harbour

Delightful white painted stone cottage located at the Colonsay harbour with sea views from the upstairs bedrooms. Free WIFI.

latest news

October Food and Drink Festival 2017

The Autumn FOOD and DRINK Festival will run from 14th October for 2 weeks. We have celebrity experts demonstrating, presenting and tasting including Mary Contini (cookery writer and TV presenter), Charles McLean (renowned whisky expert) and Geraldine Coates to teach you all about gin!

latest news

FESTIVAL OF SPRING 2018

Following the huge success of our Festival of Spring, we are delighted to announce that Colonsay is hosting its 8th Festival of Spring from 30th April to 20th May 2018. See the 2017 programme "www.colonsayevents.co.uk"

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Colonsay Book Festival 2018

Now in its 6th year, the Colonsay Book Festival will be held on the weekend of 28th and 29th April 2018. It is the smallest and most remote literary festival in the UK but it attracts authors with huge reputations.