|The PIERHOUSE Hotel NEWSLETTER January 2010||Contact Us|
Happy New Year.
We hope this letter finds you in good health, having had a very happy Christmas and an enjoyable Hogmanay.
Nick, the children and I had a lovely Christmas – spent at home and how quiet it was with the hotel shut – the only 2 days of the year! We certainly made the most of the peace, as we are thinking about staying open next Christmas, so if you think you might be interested in perhaps having a peaceful break away over Christmas time please do let us know.
Thank you to all those guests who made our Pierhouse Hogmanay celebrations such fun.
We started off with Champagne and Canapés followed by our Gala Dinner which judging by the feedback was extremely popular. Later in the evening the traditional Ceilidh began with huge enjoyment had by those Scottish dancing, many for the first time, with much encouragement from the band! – The evening finished off with fireworks fired from the end of the pier - Barman Geoff excelling himself with his finest display, despite subzero temperatures!
We are very much looking forward to entering our 5th year here at the Pierhouse Hotel. Doesn’t time fly when you keep yourself busy! Despite all the credit crunch concern and the bad weather, we can safely say that we have had a very good and busy year. For those of you who visited us last year – many thanks for all your support – as without you we would not be where we are today.
We have a number of pieces of news we would like to share with you.
In November, we had our first ever Civil wedding ceremony in the Pierhouse as we now have a Wedding License. What a wonderful day it was – and thank you so much to the newlyweds – Mr & Mrs Ian Starkie – what a wonderful pair they made. Thank you also to their family and friends – come up and see us in the summer when it is warm!
Three months ago in September we had a change of Head Chef and are delighted to welcome Derek McLean to the Pierhouse. He and his team – who have really helped to put the Pierhouse Hotel on the ‘SEAFOOD TRAIL’ map are doing a fabulous job in the kitchen. (See www.theseafoodtrail.com). We are so lucky to be situated alongside one of the most beautiful sea lochs in Scotland which provides us with the freshest langoustines, lobster, crabs, scallops, mussels and oysters – and all just off the end of the pier.
And not far across the loch on the other side at Kingairloch we are very fortunate to have a supply of fresh venison straight off the mountains. The Kingairloch Estate also provides a fantastic setting for those outdoor enthusiasts looking for some deer stalking or fishing and only a 20 minute boat ride away.
The Pierhouse Hotel, Port Appin, Argyll PA38 4DE