The Shore: Rooms Restaurant Bar


6 Shore Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1LG

    Welcome to - Island Hospitality in a boutique setting.

    Karen Crichton invites you to stay, dine and sup a glass or two at The Shore, where warmth of welcome matches the comfort and style of our new rooms, restaurant and bar.

    Stay at The Shore
    For a peaceful overnight stay on Kirkwalls historic waterfront, take a room at The Shore. With 9 ensuite rooms, we provide a haven for those in the islands to work and heaven for those here to holiday. We specialise in simple comforts a great bed, good food and a friendly bar and lounge.
    Our room rates range from £85 for premier double in peak season, to just £40 for a value single in the quieter months a room only rate with Continental breakfast charged at £5 (which customers tell us is excellent value for a splendid start of day meal).

    Eat at The Shore
    With a reputation for simple, well presented, well served meals, taking breakfast, lunch, dinner or just coffee and a cake, has fast become a must-do when in Kirkwall. Our friendly bistro-style dining room sits 34, with our lounge bar specialising in less formal lunches, teas and suppers. Our menus reflect the islands wealth of quality local produce and change regularly to match the season.

    Drink at The Shore
    There are two bars at The Shore. Our lounge provides a quiet comfortable haven, light bright and airy through the day and snug at night. The ideal place for a wee break or to unwind at the end of a busy days work or touring. The Bar provides a livelier pier-side venue with traditional pub service in a more contemporary cafe/bar setting. Quality wines, beers and spirits are served comfortably alongside light lunches, snacks and suppers. With soup, teas and coffee on the go all day, a drink at The Shore can turn into much more!

    3 Inn
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Comfort Single - En Suite
    Family Suite
    £145.00 per room per night (room only)
    Premier Twin/Double/Triple
    Standard Double - En Suite
    £90.00 per room per night (room only)
    Twin - En Suite
    £90.00 per room per night (room only)
    Value Single - En Suite

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


    • Bar Available
    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Dinner Available
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Gluten Free
    • Lunch Available
    • Nut Free Meals
    • Restaurant
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available

    Dietary Options

    • Nut Free Meals


    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Payment Methods

    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Wedding Services

    • Reception Facilities


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • Hairdryer Available
    • Lounge
    • Shower


    • Town Location
    • Waterfront Location


    • Parking

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Kirkwall T.I.C. go out on to Junction Road. Turn right at the roundabout and The Shore Rooms Restaurant Bar is situated on the right hand side opposite the Orkney Ferries building. From Stromness T.I.C. take the A965 to Kirkwall (15 miles) carry straight on and The Shore is situated on the right hand side opposite the Orkney Ferries building.

    Getting there by railway:- Scotrail from all Scottish departures to either Thurso or Wick or Aberdeen.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- British Airways (UK) either from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Wick or Sumburgh (Shetland) to Kirkwall (Orkney). From Kirkwall Airport, turn right on to A960 to Kirkwall which takes 10 minutes by car

    Getting there by ferry:- NorthLink Ferries from Aberdeen or Lerwick to Kirkwall. NorthLink Ferries from Scrabster to Stromness. Pentland Ferries from Gills Bay to St Margaret's Hope. John o' Groats ferries from John o' Groats to Burwick (May - September).From Stromness, turn right A965 on to Stromness to Kirkwall Road which takes 30 minutes by car.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath with shower
      • separate shower unit

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

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


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