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The History of The Creggans Inn

The ’famous’ Creggans Inn was established in mid 1800’s at Creggans Point, on the east shore of Loch Fyne where the Victorian steamboat linked Strachur with Inveraray.

Previously owned by Sir Fitzroy Maclean and Lady Veronica Maclean, the former diplomat, politician, soldier and author purchased Strachur Estate, including The Creggans Inn, in 1957.

Sir Fitzroy was an original member of the SAS and Winston Churchill’s personal representative in German occupied Yugoslavia where he assisted communist Tito to organise the resistance against the Germans.

Due to his friendship with James Bond author Ian Flemming and his daring war exploits, Fitzroy is thought to have been an inspiration for the James Bond 007 character.

Fitzroy developed the MacPhunn whisky, a dram of which can still be enjoyed here today.

Your Hosts at The Creggans Inn

Archie & Gill MacLellan along with their family will be your hosts at Creggans Inn. Since their purchase of The Creggans Inn in 2008, Archie & Gill have been working hard to build a reputation for great food & drink and warm hospitality here on the shores of Loch Fyne. Their children Pippa, Alice & Hamish are also familiar faces around the Inn when they help out between studies.

The local celebrity however, is Hector our award winning Hotel of the Year Doggie, who can be found on chilly evenings curled up by one of the log fires in the Inn. An affectionate character by nature, he’s a real hit with our guests and has his own following of loyal fans on our facebook page. But it can be a solitary life as a dog with only us humans to talk to so we welcomed a new four legged member to the family, Boo, named by Gill after the character Arthur ’Boo’ Radley from To Kill a Mockingbird. A whipper snapper at 4 years younger than Hector, he was supposed to have a rough coat however the long hair never developed but our affection for him quickly did!

About Creggans Inn

The Creggans Inn, Strachur, Argyll, is only 1 hour 20 minutes from the centre of Glasgow and 2 hours 20 minutes to Edinburgh.

The village of Strachur, in the Cowal Peninsula of Argyll, lies on the eastern shore of Loch Fyne, in the Firth of Clyde. It is 20 miles north of Dunoon and 21 miles from Inveraray.

For directions on how to get here, click here.

Hotel Facilities

The Creggans Inn is an historic building and today offers a characterful place to relax and unwind on the shores of Loch Fyne. The Inn has received multiple awards over the years, most recently named Scottish Inn of the Year in 2014.

When you get here you can check in at the main Reception and we’ll show you to your room. Within the reception area we have a lovely gift shop which features local arts and crafts available to purchase - ideal for souvenirs and mementos of your break.

There are two guests lounges for guests use, both of which have views over the loch. The main lounge is on the ground floor to the right of Reception and the other smaller lounge is on the first floor.

Breakfast is served in the loch view breakfast room which is acccessed through the main lounge. Each morning of your stay you can enjoy a filling breakfast from our buffet selection alongside our hot cooked dishes - just perfect for setting you up for a days adventure.

Our MacPhunn’s Bar & Bistro offers a fantastic locally sourced seasonal menu with dishes such as Hand Dived Loch Fyne Scallops and local estate venison. Relax in the bar with a dram by the fire after dinner or take a walk down to the shore to watch the sun slip over the horizon.

Pet Friendly
We are delighted to welcome well behaved dogs at Creggans Inn. We appreciate your pets are part of the family and deserve holidays too. There is a small charge of £10 per pet per night with a maximum of 1 large dog or 2 small dogs per room.
They are welcome to join you in the Bar area, but not in our Lounges, MacPhunns Bistro or the Loch Fyne Dining room.
We cannot allow dogs to be left unaccompanied in the bedrooms (unless a crate is used) and find itís best to keep them in the familiar surroundings of your car during meal times.
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