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Stein Inn

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 17/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 17/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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The oldest Inn in the Isle of Skye. Each room has a sea view. Freshly sourced dishes and some of the worlds best seafood from the Loch opposite. Log fires, live music, events and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you.
US$7 - US$27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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We stopped in to the Stein Inn for dinner one evening and enjoyed a nice meal. It's apparently the oldest inn on the Isle of Skye so that's a cool reason to visit! The food was very good and the service was good too. A...nice cozy atmosphere inside with a fireplace and everything. Be sure to leave room for dessert too!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hadn’t booked but I understand they don’t take lunch bookings - was delighted to get a table . Beautiful setting on the waterfront, sadly not the weather to eat outside but inside is quirky ,cosy & welcoming . Had two mains & desserts plus a...large sav & Pellogrino £65 Staff very nice , attentive but not overly . My puy lentil curry was sadly tepid in the middle which suggested a rewarm if it had been chilled I would have complained but I hate making an issue out of my food as I’m so often disappointed as a vegetarian & I don’t want to spoil a dinner by making my husband think my meal was sub standard . Honestly it happens all the time . Despite this it was a nice interlude to our two walks that dayMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Comfortable and clean room. Excellent evening meal. Prawns then moules frites. Could not have been better. Very pleasant staff and dog friendly. Perfect!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of a 2 week tour of Scotland. The location is great - it's remote so there's ZERO mobile signal and there's nothing around the inn apart from the Michelin restaurant next door. No shop and it's a...15 minute drive to the nearest place with a shop or restaurant. So - we had been told that they weren;t doing food as it was a Monday and Tuesday but we fully expected the pub to be open. We turned up to find that in fact, we were paying full price for a pub that was actually closed. That was a massive disappointment since it meant there was no atmosphere and the best bit of the stay, was off-limits and locked. Not only that, but our deluxe room at £160 a night was spacious with lovely views but very tired. Mould in the bathroom, very basic furniture. A tea tray with one carton of UHT and no tea bags. We did get a jug of milf after I went to ask.. the second day, the room wasn't touched so no milk at all and still no tea bags. They had some problem in the kitchen so no cooked breakfast either which my partner was very upset about. I have to say, charging full price for a mediocre experience is really poor and I would expect more of a place that has so much character and potential. Yes the pandemic has impacted everyone and we have been making big alowances for months now - but this did feel shoddy. No excuse for not tidying rooms and making guests feel welcome.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked a table in advance of our holiday and we were not disappointed. The food was incredible! We had the seafood terrine as a starter and muscles, cullen skink and scampi as mains. It was really good. The staff were really lovely, but did...make a few mistakes and nobody seemed to be focused on a particular area, so we had to ask for service if we needed it, but that didn’t bother us and didn’t change the overall experience. Incredible food, atmosphere and location.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this by chance, after visiting Sky Skyns nearby. Really pleased that we did so .... although it seemed to be blowing a gale, we had a great meal on one of the benches in front of the Inn and so were able to...enjoy the amazing view. Staff were really friendly, food was good, site was well away from the crowds that visit many Skye sites. And that view! .... amazing!! ( so good, I've said it twice:) ) We will be back :)More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a shame. Beautiful pub, lovely staff but there was no overall management, staff were not supervised at all. With its reputation (and price!) we thought fish would be reliable but two of our table had to send their fish dishes back, the fish clearly...should not have been served. The staff dealt with this very well, but the kitchen should not have served these dishes in the first place. We just got the impression that the staff were doing what they could but there was no one senior who cared about either the food or the customer service. However we saw the Northern Lights when we left, stunning!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fish served fresh the way it should be. We booked a table at the start of the week and were glad we did as Skye's famous eateries are booked quick. Couldn't fault the food, service was decent too. Its the oldest in on the island...and dog friendly and has a decent range of beers to sample to.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came across the Stein Inn on the way from Dunvegan Castle to Oronsay and decided to stop for a midday coffee. With it's fascinating decor (look out for all the trinkets the owner has collected from India and Tibet) chatty staff, great book collection...and warm fireplace, we couldn't resist booking a place for dinner that evening. We are both vegetarian so we found the lentil dish in particular, to be some of the best vegetarian food on the Island. The prices were similar to the rest of the island and they had a good beer selection also. If it was warm enough we would definitely have sat and had a drink outside, the views are stunning. Hopefully it will be when we visit again! Shy and Rose xMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely traditional old inn,staff very good especially young lad behind the bar.Food a bit of a let down as it is very expensive for what is reasonable bar food.I was hoping for much more as normally a big fan of the chef patrons food!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Island G
9 July 2019|
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Response from GaznShazBigAdventure | Reviewed this property |
Yes - they even do GF fish and chips
Fiona M
25 July 2018|
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Response from Kyle_Heron | Reviewed this property |
The kids play area is a small (I think gated off) section inside the inn with toys and games, so no slides and swings etc. There is plenty to play with outside though on either the grass at the beer garden or the beach... More
29 April 2018|
Response from Janet F | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do and lovely they are too.
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Yes, Stein Inn is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Stein Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5