Accommodation in Northbay, Isle of Barra
Heathbank Hotel on Barra was originally built as a mission house/church around 1875. In 1948, during the making of the classic film Whisky Galore, the building was offering accommodation as a guest house and some of the cast from the film stayed here.
We first opened as a hotel in 1974 and Northbay enjoyed its first licensed premises since the closing of the Old Inn some decades before.
After an extensive renovation in 2004 Heathbank Hotel reopened in it's present form, the renovation involved renewing foundations, a new roof, rewiring, re-plumbing and central heating throughout.The most outstanding alteration was the insertion of windows in the bar where the walls are over 3 foot thick. The transformation now allows you to sit with a dram or a coffee and watch the fishing boats arriving across the bay at Ardveenish pier, with their day's catch.
The hotel now has five comfortable en-suite bedrooms, a bright welcoming bar, a reception area and a dining room where breakfast and evening meals are served. Meals are mostly served in the bar where you can also enjoy a sociable evening with the locals who may regale you with stories of the island.
Heathbank is owned and run by Joe and Kathleen Macleod who have been at the hotel for over 30 years, and are now the third generation of Macleod hoteliers on the island. They are assisted by a small friendly team who,we hope will help make your visit more enjoyable.
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Summer Opening Hours
Lunches, 12-2, Evening Meals, 5.30 - 8.30,booking is advised, last orders, 8.15. Bar 11am - 11pm. Suns 12.30 - 11pm
- Isle of Barra
- HS9 5YQ
- Tel: +44 (0)1871 890266
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