Black Isle Bar68 Church Street
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A relatively new (July 2016) establishment situated in the heart of Inverness and a hit from day one! Offering a wide selection of craft keg beer and up to three real ales from a "tap wall" on what appears to be a font dispense - but is an electric pump!
The pub is owned by the Black Isle Brewery, makers of "World class organic beers". Much of the food for the kitchens comes from Allangrange Farm, about 6 miles away on the Black Isle.
The open plan single room, which appears to be dominated by the pizza oven, has a mix of high stool and table seating, and some comfy seats which are tempting to settle into for the day!
Upstairs is a decked area which forms a substantial "secret garden" on the first floor rooftop. The old (splinter free?) wooden pallets have been "upcycled" into seating and tables (old cable drums) and make for a pleasant and informal area and are sheltered from the weather by old recycled corrugated sheets. Great for sitting out in the summer, but "challenging" in the cold!
The 14 rooms include a mix of single, double, twin (bunk), twin double (bunk), and there is even a room with a double and single bunk. Each room is en suite, and has a toilet, basin and shower. Forgot your soap and towel, do not worry, these are provided! Check their website for prices and availability.
Tours of the Black Isle Brewery can be arranged all year round.