The Isles Inn, Portree
The Isles Inn sits in a prominent position in Portree's main square, it's a popular pub with the locals, who come here primarily to watch sport on Sky/ESPN and for cheapish pub grub. It's an old, 19th Century or thereabouts, four-square building, but the furniture and technology are modern. There's live music most nights and a late licence - so if you're thinking of staying here, be warned. There's a single hand pump, dispensing Black Sheep (on our last visit), hardly a local brew and it wasn't particularly sparkling, but that doesn't seem to bother the regulars who appear to be primarily lager drinkers. And there's plenty of that on tap, along with Guinness and Hoegaarden. There's live music and a late licence most nights, which also goes down well with both locals and visitors alike and there's a juke box to fill in the gaps. Whilst visitors are not at all unwelcome, the pub's not exactly a welcoming place either - to get in, you have to navigate your way, through a perennial bunch of locals, that hang around in the doorway usually with a fag on and then battle your way though the ones inside to get to the bar. It's a locals' pub, then, that tolerates tourists.
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Somerled Square, Portree, Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9EH
01478 612 129
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