Close to Cairns Cottage, the waterside Badachro Inn is within walking (15-20 mins) or cycling distance, and Shieldaig Lodge is a short five-minute drive.
In Gairloch there are many excellent eating establishments, the majority providing locally caught seafood or other locally-sourced produce. These include the Myrtle Bank Hotel, The Old Inn, The Shieling, Coast Coffee Co., The Steading, the Mountain Coffee Company, Spiral Restaurant, the Golf course and the Gale Centre. There is also a Chinese takeaway close to the Gale Centre, between the Farm & Garden Store, and McColl’s convenience store. Also, in Strath square, there is a take-away chip shop behind Spiral Restaurant. Just along the north coast of Loch Gairloch, the Barn Café at Big Sands is also popular.
It is advised to book evening meals in advance: weekend evenings can be particularly busy, especially through the summer months. Many venues also provide live music and events at different times through the year.