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Tuesday, 14/Oct/2008

Islay's Port Charlotte Hotel is Whisky Pub of the Year

Picture of a whitewashed old hotel building with the name Port Charlotte Hotel and Restaurant

Congratulations to Grahame and Isabelle and their team at the Port Charlotte Hotel for winning the Whisky Pub of the Year award! Islay is obviously famous for its whiskies, now it can also boast of the pub for it. They won it for their ‘ambiance, choice of whisky and friendly staff’, something I think everyone who's ever visited it can agree with.

The Good Pub Guide has a bit more information:

For 27 years The Good Pub Guide has sought out the best pubs in Britain. Each year we present Awards to those pubs that have reached the pinnacle of achievement in our given categories, hugely surpassing contenders nation-wide. The most coveted of all our Awards is National Pub of the Year.

If you then go to the National Award Winning Pubs listing you'll find the Port Charlotte Hotel, Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay, Scotland listed as the Whisky Pub of the Year.

Not only will whisky lovers like it, it is also family friendly: Scotland praised for family-friendly pubs. Not everyone seems to be happy though, according to The Herald: Unhappy hour: regulars want to call time on the baby lager louts (not something Grahame has experienced though).

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