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Merkister Hotel

Harray Loch
Harray, Orkney
KW17 2LF

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 1.00 am
TuesdayMidday - 1.00 am
WednesdayMidday - 1.00 am
ThursdayMidday - 1.00 am
FridayMidday - 1.00 am
SaturdayMidday - 1.00 am
Sunday12.30 pm - 1.00 am

Meal Times

12 - 2, 6 - 9

About the Pub

Small public bar furnished in a modern style overlooking Loch Harray. Very popular with fishermen. Hotel residents lounge changes over to a games room in winter.

Situated on the shores of Harray Loch, the Merkister Hotel stands in its own grounds in the most wonderful location, commanding impressive views of this famous loch and its surroundings. 15 minute drive from the main towns of Kirkwall and Stromness, and nestled in the middle of Skara Brae, Maeshowe, Brough of Birsay, several RSPB reserves and much, much more.

The hotel also has a busy lounge bar, for those who enjoy a more informal place to eat. The lounge bar is a great place to enjoy a drink at any time of the day, especially the evenings, when the bar is busy with locals and guests alike exchanging stories of the day.

There is an award-winning restaurant, where during breakfast you can watch the Swans, Herons and if lucky our pair of Hen Harriers, and during dinner maybe catch one of our “have to see to be believed” sunsets.

The Fisherman’s Neuk is the residents’ private lounge with comfortable leather furniture, a small library including books of interest about Orkney, also famous Orkney authors’ books from George Mackay Brown and Eric Linklater. Complimentary filtered coffee is available all day and there is a private courtesy bar.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Swannay Scapa Special

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Merkister Hotel, Harray, Orkney

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available

Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Also has 3 ground floor bedrooms.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • WiFi Wifi

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Merkister Hotel

Harray Loch
Harray, Orkney
KW17 2LF

Sat Nav Reference

59.05309, -3.225581

Directions

Halfway between Kirkwall and Stromness on the A965, take the A986 approx. five miles along the road. The Hotel is signposted left at Russland Road and is situated at the loch side.

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