The Douglas Bar always offers a warm welcome and, we think, one of the best views on the Island. Our whisky, spirits and drinks list is continually evolving and boasts fine malts and speciality gins from many parts of Ayrshire and Scotland to add a thrilling variety (We thoroughly recommend trying our very own islands fabulous Arran Gin and Whisky collection)
Our outdoor terraces are the perfect place to soak up the sunshine, the glorious views and, for those wanting something a little more refreshing, the Douglas Bar is well known for serving up delicious, freshly made cocktails – Click on our Anvil card to discover more!
Our talented Kitchen Brigade use seasonal and fresh ingredients, sourced locally (whenever possible) from Arran, Ayrshire and Scotland. Classic dishes with surprising twists and established favourites can be enjoyed in both our Bistro and Bar – with our understated décor and friendly, hospitable service combining to ensure a memorable dining experience only to be found on Arran.
The Douglas menu seeks to promote and support the island’s cottage producers, with local treats such as Wooley’s oatcakes, Island cheeses, Paterson Arran mustards and preserves tastefully incorporated into the menu, the famous, Arran Dairies ice cream and even Arran Gin, Whisky & Brewery Ales incorporated into the menu. We also offer daily specials to celebrate currently seasonal produce to complement our menus.
Food in served in the bar daily from 12-9pm and includes home baking, sharing platters, an extensive menu and should you be in the mood for a lighter bite at lunch time, we have a selection of snacks and sandwiches available until 5pm – there really is something to suit all tastes – just click through to the Bistro page to check our full menu!
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2023 Prestige Hotel Awards - Highly Recommended - Scotland's Best 4 Star Hotel (West)
2022 Prestige Hotel Awards - Highly Recommended - Scotland's Best Boutique Hotel
2020 Prestige Hotel Awards - Winner - Scotland's Best Boutique Hotel
2020 Prestige Hotel Awards - Runner Up - Best Hotel Team
2019 Prestige Hotel Awards - Winner - Best Couples Hotel
2018 Prestige Hotel Awards - Winner - Best Boutique Hotel
2017 Prestige Hotel Awards - Winner - Independent Hotel Of The Year
2016 Scottish Thistle Awards - Regional Winner - Most Hospitable Hotel Central South West
2016 Scottish Hotel Awards - Food and Beverage Manager of the Year 2016
2015 Scottish Hotel Awards - Receptionist of the Year 2015
2014 Scottish Hotel Awards - Regional Winner of best Boutique Hotel
2013 Scottish Hotel Awards - Boutique Hotel of the Year & Good Food Award
2012 Scottish Hotel Awards - New Hotel of the Year
2012 Scottish Hotel Awards - Bedroom Design Award
2012 Scottish Hotel Awards - Gold Laurel, Outstanding Achievement for Restoration