About the
Lochranza Country Inn

About the
Lochranza Country Inn

Located at the northern tip of the stunningly beautiful Isle of Arran, in the designated “North Arran National Scenic Area” the 120 year old Lochranza Country Inn is now owned by a local charity, North Arran Community Benefit Society.

Supported by the residents and friends of the villages of Catacol, Lochranza and Pirnmill, NACBS was formed to preserve and promote the traditions and survival of the island way of life.

Opening Times:

  • Monday 12 to 22:30 
  • Tuesday 1730 to 2230 (wet sales only)
  • Wednesday 1730 to 2230 (wet sales only)
  • Thursday 12 to 2230
  • Friday 12 to 2230
  • Saturday 12 to 2230
  • Sunday 12 to 2230

Food is served 12:30 to 19:30 Thursday to Monday.

Contact us via email or phone to make your reservation.

It should be noted that these day & times are subject to change at the discretion of the management.

The Inn offers a fully licensed bar with a beer garden overlooking Loch Ranza and the Kilbrannan Sound toward Skipness; a 30 seat restaurant, and 9 ensuite bedrooms (currently being refurbished) which will accommodate up to 22 guests.

Image courtesy of Visit Scotland

Our Story

The reopening of the former Lochranza Hotel, as the Lochranza Country Inn, marks the culmination of a vision approved by the Lochranza & Catacol Community Association at a public meeting in November 2021 to prevent the possible sale of the last remaining hostelry in North Arran as another large holiday home. A steering group of 9 local volunteers identified the possibility presented by a Community buy-out of the hotel by forming the North Arran Community Benefit Society (NACBS) as a registered charity.  The NACBS was in a position to attract grant funding and raise share capital within the communities of Lochranza, Catacol and Pirnmill.  Following the grant funding award, the offer to purchase the hotel was formalized and the newly incorporated Lochranza Community Inn Ltd, (LCI) signed a lease agreement to operate the Inn on 22 December 2022, for the benefit of the community.

Constructed in the early 20th century as a private house, the property converted to a hotel in the early 1950s and became a popular hostelry with locals and visitors to the area.  It was forced to close as a result of the global pandemic in early 2020.  The facilities have been sorely missed for the last 3 years.

The directors of the NACBS and LCI, acknowledge their grateful appreciation of the assistance and support provided by the Scottish Land Fund, the Community Ownership Fund, the Plunkett Foundation, Community Shares Scotland, Arran Distillers Ltd, the Arran Trust and the communities of Lochranza, Catacol & Pirnmill.

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