Please Note

The Argyll Arms will be closing for the Winter period 2013/14 from 29th September

It will, of course, be business as usual from April 1st 2014.

Our phone number has been redirected to our sister property, The Jolly Boatman (tel 01865 377800), and all email enquiries will be handled from there too. So please feel free to contact us with your Isle of Mull accommodation requirements for 2014.

We look forward to welcoming you in Bunessan!

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The Argyll Arms bar area has 3 large windows overlooking the Ross of Mull allowing you to watch our amazing sunsets as you enjoy your favourite drink from our gantry or from our ale and lager on draught. We stock Tennent's Lager, Belhaven Best, Guinness, Stronbow.

We also have Bottled Guinness, Heineken, Budweiser, Ale of Mull Bottled Ales, Crabbies Ginger Beer, and Kopparberg.

We also have a good selection of Wines, Available by the glass and by the bottle.

We also stock a wide variety of soft drinks including J2O, Iru Bru, Coke and Mineral Water; We also stock a range of brand name spirits and liqueurs.

Click here for the Argyll Arms Drinks List (PDF)

The bar opening hours:
Monday to Thursday - 12.00 noon til 11.00pm
Friday & Saturday - 12.00 noon til 11.00pm
Sunday - 12 noon til 10:30pm

Malt Whisky

The Argyll Arms has a good selection of Malt Whisky available including the popular Tobermory & Oban Malts.

History of the Argyll Arms

The Argyll Arms has been a presence in Bunessan Village for 3 centuries; The Argyll Arms records show that in 1780 the rent of a public house was 1 Guinea per annum. We do know that the owner of the Inn was Lachlan 'Ban' McLean (1751-1819) and was considered to be a excellent host and accompanied Johnson & Boswell when they visited the island on their way to Iona to provide clean bedding and meals. It appears that in the 19th century the Argyll Arms was a small inn comprising of a hut with one spare room and two indifferent beds within according to the reports of one disgruntled traveller.

The Argyll Arms has undergone many physical changes in the last century. Where the car park now stands used to be the hotel's garden and orchard, and the extension was added onto the side of the original stone building in the sixties which now houses the main bar with the accommodation above. The older part of the building, seen on the left side of the picture, is now predominately staff and owner accommodation and the attic, although refurbished, still has its original doors from the 1930s with room numbers still affixed. What are now the ladies lavatories on the ground floor used to be the staff room. Recent room renovations and further expansion of facilities are currently in progress.

Some customers enjoying a drink in the bar

View of Bunessan Bay

Vintage cars outside the Argyll Arms
Argyll Arms Hotel, Bunessan, Isle of Mull, Argyll, PA67 6DP, Scotland, UK
+44 (0)1681 700240