About the Taynuilt

The AA 3 Gold star Inn and 2 AA Rosette Etive restaurant is a Highland property situated at the heart of the picturesque village of Taynuilt in Argyll.

The Taynuilt: Etive restaurant with rooms

Taigh an uillt - House by the stream

We are the most likely candidate for the original "house by the stream" as the village name suggests in it's Gaelic format.

Taynuilt comprises of a collection of small settlements including Ichrachan, Kirkton, Bonawe, Brochroy, Hafton and Airds


3 of the most important local developments in and arround Taynuilt are in themselves now great tourist attractions. Bonawe Iron Furnace, Cruachan Power Station and our Railway Station. In their time the Furnace and the Power station brought mass employment to the area and the link of the Rail network has allowed tourism to flourish.

With the surrounding waters of Loch Etive, Loch Awe, Loch Nant and the various rivers they supply, Taynuilt is a great place as a base for fishing, boating, and river/ loch side walks. Local hill and forestry walks are also in abundance and can be accessed from the Inn by foot or cycle in a short time.
We have noticed over the last year the amount of guests coming to stay with us who are keen photographers of various skill levels and professionalism. It is no wonder there is so many, the above activities and locations give ample opportunity to catch the perfect landscape, wildlife, scenery images we dare say you could find anywhere in Scotland.
Taynuilt is also home to a locally managed, well maintained and well supported 9 hole golf course which is a short walk from the Inn.
The picturesque town of Oban is just 12 miles from The Taynuilt. Known as "The gateway to the Isles" its ferry terminal connects Oban to the Isle of Mull, South Uist, Islay, Colonsay, Coll, Tiree, Lismore and the nearby Kerrera. Other notable places to visit in Oban include McCaig's Tower resembling the Colosseum in Rome, Oban Whisky Distillery, the ruins of Dunollie Castle with it's museum, gardens and woodland walks. There is also an array of operators who offer wildlife boat trips in the Sound of Mull and Firth and Lorne special area of conservation.

Accommodation at the Taynuilt


The family run Inn has 10 modern en-suite rooms in total, all named after Scottish Lochs. Which one could you stay in: Loch Etive, Loch Creran, Loch Awe, or maybe Loch Fyne? The rooms feature a flat screen TV, comfortable beds and tea/coffee making facilities along with a nice added extra of free luxury toiletries for each guest.


The Taynuilt hosts Etive, Chef Patron John McNulty's signature restaurant where his menus are his adaptations of Classics, seasons and produce. Holding 2 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence, John takes pride in using the freshest produce from the West Coast and across Scotland and the UK. Using simple ingredients to ensure every dish is focused on flavour. The Inn is open to residents and non-residents alike and we also allow well behaved dogs in one section of our Lounge Bar Restaurant.

Our lounge bar is very well stocked with an excellent selection of wine, craft beers, malt whiskies, and gins alongside other spirits and liqueurs. The Taynuilt, with its modern facilities including free onsite parking, free wifi, excellent hospitality and superb food, is the perfect choice for visiting Argyll and the West Coast of Scotland.

Meet the team

Patron Chef
John McNulty

General Manager & Head Sommelier
David Lapsley

Hotel Admin
Lauren Findlay