The Tongue Hotel, Tongue, By Lairg, IV27 4XD

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The Tongue Hotel

Awarded Small Country Hotel 2018 – Scottish Hotel Awards

Built in the mid 1800s and owned by the Duke of Sutherland, The Tongue Hotel boasts 19 unique bedrooms and many original features such as wood panelling, open fires, traditional antique furnishings, genuine exhibits and authentic paintings. Steeped in history, the hotel has a romantic, enchanting feel which delights and excites all who enter here.

This former hunting lodge is nestled within the sleepy village of Tongue situated on the north coast of the stunning Scottish highlands making it Top, Front and Centre of the North Coast 500 route! Overlooking the beautiful Kyle, the stunning Ben Loyal, and the gentle sweep of Ben Hope with Castle Varrich in the fore, the Tongue Hotel offers the visitor a glimpse of its glamorous past and reflects a bygone era.

Whether you come here for hill climbing, stalking, angling or golfing, or you prefer to while away the hours reading a book or playing a board game in our cosy lounge bar, The Tongue Hotel can offer you a warm atmosphere, excellent service, comfort and an attention to detail.

Hotel owners Lorraine and David and their enthusiastic team provide a warm atmosphere and attention to detail ensuring our guests leave with a lasting impression of this charming country house.


Treat yourself to a stay at the Tongue Hotel – remember always book direct for best rates!
The Tongue Hotel was originally built as a Hunting Lodge in the mid 1800’s for the Duke of Sutherland. The unique character and atmosphere of the lodge has been maintained throughout, much of the furniture, pictures and exhibits you will see are original and offer a glimpse into the past golden age of Highland touring. Photographs of the Hotel in the Dining Room and Brass Tap bar depict the Lodge and subsequent Hotel through the passing ages. But this is not a museum! We are proud of this historic building yet still we offer all the comforts of modern life; elegant bedrooms, spectacular views, spacious bathrooms, beautiful public rooms, wireless internet access within the public areas, digital TV, BT sports in the bar, a breakfast fit for a Duke and a choice of places to wine and dine! We believe this is a Hotel that you can relax in; we aim to provide a genuinely warm welcoming atmosphere, offering excellent service, comfort and an attention to detail.


We are very proud to offer simple but carefully constructed dishes to showcase seriously local produce! We source direct from local suppliers, farmers, fishers and artisan producers along this extreme north coast so that you can enjoy a real taste of the Highlands!

Non residents most welcome
Buffet and Full Traditional Scottish or Highlander Breakfast
Breakfast is served in the dining room.
A range of cereals, homemade muesli, granola, fruit compotes, fresh fruit, juices and yogurts will be available from the buffet table. Table service will be provided for your choice of cooked breakfast and hot beverages.

Breakfast Rolls with Caithness bacon or award winning butcher sausages and free range eggs available with Tea or Coffee
Morning Teas with home baking available all day

Lunch/Afternoon High Tea

Meals are served in the Hotel Conservatory and in the Brass Tap public bar.
Select from our menu a delicious freshly prepared light snack or hearty meal.
Specialty Tea’s and Barista Coffees with home baking are available all day.


You can choose the ambience you prefer!
Dine in our elegant Hotel Restaurant or the lively Brass Tap public bar.
Relax in our elegant dining room where we offer a taste of Scotland on a plate. Select from our collection of fine wines, and unwind after with a coffee in the comfort of our residents lounge whilst planning which of our extensive malts or Scottish gins you might like to try first!

Children’s are most welcome to dine within the Hotel Restaurant and the Brass Tap public bar, we offer a young person’s menu plus we have lots of children’s games available in the lounge and table amusement packs for the wee ones to keep them occupied during dinner! Should you wish for baby food or milk to be warmed please ask one of our waiting staff who will be happy to help.


Keep up to date with our events, current menu’s, special breaks and what’s on via our facebook page!


The Tongue Hotel is the perfect place to spend time with friends or family. This fabulously sophisticated house is set within a stunning location, sleeping up to 40 guests in elegant bedrooms, the hotel is available on an exclusive use basis, and here you will find a true home from home, where children are very welcome.
This peaceful country house, has 19 bedrooms, is warm, welcoming, tastefully decorated and beautiful. The Tongue Hotel is ideal for private groups of 10 – 40 friends, family or colleagues, who are looking for somewhere to host a house party, golfing holiday, special event or wedding. Prices on application.

NC500 Member Discount Available:

Advance booking special offer!
May – September 10% off bed and breakfast tariff
October – April 20% off bed and breakfast tariff

Bookings must be made direct via hotel
Advance bookings only, therefore arrival should not be within 72 hours
Dinner must be taken during stay
Subject to availability
Excludes Bank Holiday weekends
Contact hotel for further details

Proof of Membership required (Membership card or welcome email).


The Tongue Hotel is open Valentine’s Day until Christmas.
Non residents are most welcome
Children are welcome in the Hotel and in Brass Tap public bar.

High season: Easter – October
Breakfast: Monday – Sunday 08.00am – 9.30am
Brunch: Monday – Sunday 09.30am – 12pm
Lunch: Monday – Sunday 12pm – 5pm
Dinner: Monday – Sunday 5pm – 9pm
Falcon Bar (Hotel Bar) Monday – Sunday 12:00 – 23:00
Brass Tap (Public Bar) Sunday – Thursday 12:00 – 23:00 and
Friday/Saturday 12:00 – 01:00

Low season: November/December and February/March
Breakfast: Tuesday – Sunday 08.00am – 9.30am
Brunch: Tuesday – Sunday 09.30am – 12pm
Lunch: Tuesday – Sunday 12pm – 3pm
Dinner: Tuesday – Sunday 5pm – 8.30pm
Falcon Bar (Hotel Bar) Tuesday – Sunday 12:00 – 23:00
Brass Tap (Public Bar): Closed

Closed season: December 20th – February 13th

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