Stein Inn


Macleods Terrace, Waternish, Isle Of Skye, IV55 8GA

    THE OLDEST INN ON SKYE. The Inn offers the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. Mobile phones don't work in the building and we don't have televisions.

    So come and enjoy what Stein and Skye have to offer, whether that is:-

    • climbing mountains or walking at a lower level;
    • bird watching;
    • enjoying the fabulous scenery from your car;
    • investigating what is at the end of each of the little roads;
    • sampling the local brews:
    • tasting the freshest of shellfish and other local produce;
    • visiting the local craft shops and exhibitions of which there are many near to Stein on Waternish.

    In its present state, the Stein Inn dates from 1790, although parts are known to predate this, making it the oldest inn on the Isle of Skye. If only stone and mortar could speak, what spell-binding tales could be told of old clan battles and daring escapades!
    The air is rich with romance in this totally unspoilt and traditional inn. However, a happy medium has been struck between the old days and modern times ensuring that discerning travellers are more than comfortable in the stylish and up to date ensuite bedrooms.

    As a family-run establishment, the Stein Inn is only too happy to welcome other families - two of the double rooms can accommodate parents with up to two children. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome to stay at the Stein Inn, although there are limits to their access of the establishment.

    The shores and seas around Skye abound with marine life whilst the land supports sheep grazed on sweet heather, wild deer and the renowned highland cattle. The finest and freshest produce is readily available and is transformed at Stein Inn into mouth-watering, home-cooked dishes.

    Whether choosing a bar snack, light lunch or a full three-course evening meal, the emphasis is on good, wholesome food at affordable prices (as a guide, from £40 for a three course evening meal for two including wine).  Lunches and evening meals are served every day, times varying depending on the season.  A reserved seating area is available in the evening as well as the bar lounges, and weather permitting, outside in the beer garden.

    All meals are freshly prepared to order with a menu that changes daily in accordance with the season's availability.

    The wood-panelled bar is a place for both visitors and locals to tarry over a dram of Scotland's finest ... ... to chat about the spectacular scenery viewed that day, or just to sit quietly by the double sided stove, (not in the summer).

    A fine selection of whisky, wine, liqueurs, soft drinks and cask ales, including the Stein Inn's very own "Reeling Deck" (brewed specially by the Isle of Skye Brewery), are available. A lounge is located adjacent to the main bar area. We are pleased to have been voted Skye, Lochalsh and the Hebrides Pub of the Year by CAMRA for the last seven years and to have repeatedly achieved Cask Marque accreditation for the quality of our cask ales.

    At Stein Inn we strongly believe in protecting the environment for you to enjoy and for future generations. Therefore we are heavily committed to Green Tourism Business Scheme and are delighted to have regained our Gold standard certification.

    The whole Inn is non-smoking.

    Please check for family room rates.

    We will also be running a 3 nights for the price of 2 offer between November and March. Please call to check availability.

    3 Inn
    Taste Our Best Green Tourism Gold Walkers Welcome Cyclists Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Closed Christmas day and New Year's day

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    King/Twin Ensuite
    £62.50 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Single Ensuite
    £50.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Standard Double Ensuite
    £43.50 per person per night (breakfast inc.)

    Please contact the Inn to check availability and up to date tariff.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Seasonal Breaks 3 nights for the price of 2 from Nov to Mar


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Indoor Play Area Small children's indoor play area


    • Internet Access Free internet access for BT Internet customers - pay as you go otherwise
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Open To Non Residents

    Leisure Facilities

    • No Television
    • WiFi Wifi free to Bt Internet customers, pay as you go for others.

    Payment Methods

    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Cycle Hire Nearby Male & female bike available to hire on premises
    • Cycle Rack
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking
    • Private Parking Limited


    • Breakfast Available Full breakfast available from 8.30 to 9.30 am, 7.45 by prior arrangement. Continental breakfast available at earlier times by prior arrangement.
    • Dairy Free Please advise when booking.
    • Dinner Available Bar Meals served from 6 pm til 9.30 (9 pm on Sundays) April to October. Winter times are 5.30 to 8 (8.30 on Frd & Sat).
    • Evening Meal Available Bar Meals available. Summer times 6 to 9.30 pm (9 on Sundays) Winter times 5.30 to 8 (8.30 Frid and Sat)
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Gluten Free Please advise in advance
    • Licensed Bar / Clubroom
    • Lunch Available summer hours 12 til 4 (12.30 on sundays) Winter hours 12 til 2.30 (12.30 to 3 on Sunday
    • Tea & Coffee Available Available in rooms and when bar is open.
    • Vegan Meals Available Please advise in advance
    • Vegetarian Daily options available
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Bath Ensuite
    • Drying Facilities Drying facilities for wet outdoor clothing available on request
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities Available on request
    • Lounge
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Payphones Available
    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Shower Ensuite
    • WC EnSuite All rooms are en-suite

    Languages Spoken

    • Gaelic Speaking


    • Coastal Location
    • Island Location
    • Lochside Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Dogs Welcome By prior arrangement
    • Families
    • Pets Welcome Dogs welcome by prior arrangement
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement

    Road Directions

    From Skye Bridge or Mallaig Ferry head for Portree or Dunvegan.
    1. From Portree take A87 for Uig for 5 miles. Take left turn A850 at Borve for Dunvegan. After 14 miles turn right onto B886 for Waternish. After 3.5 miles turn left at T junction down to water. We are 3rd building on left.
    2. From Dunvegan take Portree (A850) road for 3.5 miles. Turn left onto B886 for Waternish. After 3.5 miles turn left at T junction down to water. We are 3rd building on left.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Dunegan take Portree (A850) road 3.5 miles left hand turn for Waternish (B886) 3.5 miles T junction, left hand turn 500 yards Stein third property on left.

    Getting there by railway:- From Kyle of Lochalsh cross bridge over to Skye, take road to Portree take Dunvegan Road, 19 miles right turn Waternish 3.5 miles T junction turn left 500 yards Stein third property on left.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Inverness Airport head for Inverness follow signs for Fort William 30 miles, take turn for Kyle of Lochalsh, at Invermorriston Bridge follow road to Kyle cross bridge onto Skye. Follow signs for Portree and from there head for Dunvegan, 19 miles right hand turn for Waternish 3.5 miles, T junction take left 500 yards Stein third property on left.

    Getting there by ferry:- From Uig follow road for Portree, Borve right hand turn for Dunvegan 14 miles right hand turn for Waternish 4.5 miles T junction north 5 miles Stein third property on left. From Armadale take road to Broaford follow road to Portree take Dunvegan road 19 miles right hand turn for Waternish 4.5 miles T junction take left 500 yards Sein third property on left.

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • to a public toilet
      • to the bar
      • to the lounge

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

    3 for 2
    Valid 1 Jan 2016 to 18 Mar 2016

    Special Winter Offer

    Threee nights for the price of two are available throughout the winter on all types of accommodation.

    Please contact us to check availability.

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