Welcome to the Mainland Britain's Remotest Pub
Listed as one of only 3 of “Scotland’s bloody good pubs by Peter Irvine “The Best Of Scotland 2011” and with no roads in or out, an 18 mile hike over munros or a 7 mile sea crossing, the pub is the remotest on mainland Britain (Guinness book of records). The Old Forge in the village of Inverie, Knoydart, started out as a smiddy’s forge. Later, seeing better use as a workers social club where it grew up and became a pub. The Old Forge.
There were poets and trobadours, bellydancers, winkle pickers and tweed clad ghillies, blooded stalkers, musicians, yachties, dogs and more dogs. Moorings were laid. Adverts were placed in the Free Press, “Bring your G string, no strings attached” musicians played in return for a bellyful of food and a charged glass. Seafood, became shellfish became langoustines, mussels and hand dived scallops from Arisaig, speed reading Nick Nairn, Rick Stein a foray into sea bass, sea bream, trout, venison, wild boar, and anything else edible with gills or fur that made it from our larder... sea loch or hill, to kitchen. Bramble pickin’ and fungi foragin. Our food menu is a living thing. A cosmopolitan community of Ozzies and Scots, Gaels and Poles, South Africaans and Kiwis, East Coasters and French. Unions formed, offspring borne, customers became Staff and Staff became customers.
**Friday evening 21 and Sat evening 22 June by popular request Pete Clark (fiddle), Gregor Lowry (box) and Jim Leighton (keyboard) are back on the start of their music tour "Troot Tour" again playing both nights in The Old Forge...see you there!"**
**We are now on ALL DAY Summer Opening hours. Open from 11am until 12pm Mon - Thurs, 10.30am until 1am Friday, 11 am until 1 am Saturday and 12 noon until 11.45pm Sunday. Free wifi. Evening meals are from 6.30pm until 9.30pm every night and lunches are served from 12.30pm until 3pm daily. Booking is always advisable please email bookings to email@example.com**
People are important. Very. Food figures up there and Music is our glue. Families reunited, divided in tune, best friends, trade secrets, lovers tiffs, escaping, daliances, affairs of the heart and hearty affairs, yachties, munro baggers, daydreamers lost in a book, lost on the hill, drunk on love or from the bottle. Idle chat, local gossip, furious fiddles, banjos, bongos and bodhrans heckling up each other for a cord change and lifting the pace of a late night strip the willow down the main street. Just another day at The Old Forge, mainland Britain’s remotest pub.
We have complimentary wifi for customers up until 6pm, free moorings for guests dining with us and musical instruments hang on the walls for guests. Fiddles, guitars, whistles and spoons for the musically challenged. Relax and enjoy great company, stunning lochside views and the freshest of shellfish and seafood landed daily or join in on a ceilidh, you wont want to leave. Leave your mobile, theres no signal but remember to pack your dancing shoes!
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