Festive Season & Winter Opening

You'll be pleased to here that we're open all winter for rooms, food and drink....and here are details of what's on over the Festive Season at The Pierhouse.

We're often asked if we're open over the winter, as many places take a break in these quieter months. But not us - the fires are lit, the Chefs are in the kitchen and the bar is fully stocked with all your favourite malt whiskies, gins and wines. We do have Christmas off though so that we and our staff can spend Christmas with our families.

We thought it would be good to tell you what's happening over the Festive Season too and when we're open for food and drink. So here you have it:

Winter Opening

The Pierhouse Hotel and Seafood Restaurant is open all winter (with a few exceptions - see Festive Season information below).

Cullen skink by the fire in The Pierhouse Ferry Bar

Restaurant Dining & Bar Meals

Lunch is served in the bar and restaurant from 12.30 until 14.30.
Dinner is served in the bar and restaurant from 18.00 until 21.00.

Bar meals are served on a first come, first served basis - but we always do our best to feed you! We recommend you book a table for the Restaurant. Call 01631 730302 or email

Teas, coffees and home baking are available all day.

Festive Season at The Pierhouse

Dining out in the Christmas run-up at The Pierhouse Hotel

Dining out before Christmas

During the run-up to Christmas, we will be serving a delicious, seasonal Festive Menu in the Ferry Bar and in our Restaurant. That's, of course, in addition to our bar and à la carte menus. The Festive Menu is available at lunch and dinner from 1st to 23rd December. (excluding 10-13 Dec inclusive). Please pre-book a table for parties of 8 or more.Call 01631 730302 or email
See Festive Menu here> 


Twixmas at The Pierhouse Hotel and Seafood Restaurant

We look forward to welcoming you to a short break between 27th and 30th December – a perfect time and place to relax after the busy run-up to Christmas. Read more about our Twixmas breaks here>

For non-residents, the Bar and Restaurant are open as normal for teas, coffees, homebaking, lunch, dinner and drinks.  

New Year’s Eve – lunches

The restaurant and bar are open for lunches – last orders are at 1.30pm. The bar will close at 2pm to allow us to prepare for the Hogmanay Celebrations.

1st & 2nd January 2018

Food and drink is available for non-residents as normal – if you would like to dine in the restaurant we recommend booking a table for lunch or dinner. Call 01631 730302 or email

When we are closed

Hotel Spruce-up

The hotel, bar and restaurant will be closed for a few days in mid December to allow us to carry out some hotel maintenance. We are closed from 10am on Sunday 10th until 3pm on Wednesday 13th December – ready for guests arriving and evening meals.


We are closed all day on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The office is manned until 4pm on 24th December. We open again at 11am on Wednesday 27th December when we look forward to welcoming our Twixmas guests as well as  locals and visitors to the Bar and Restaurant. 

New Year’s Eve – non residents

The hotel is full for Hogmanay and we are almost fully booked for our special Hogmanay dinner and celebration (a couple of tables left - call to book!). The Restaurant and Bar will be closed from 2pm onwards on 31 December to allow us to prepare for the evening’s Hogmanay gathering which is fully booked.

Festive Season Hours – at a glance

Festive Season Hours at The Pierhouse Hotel

1-23 Dec – Festive menu at lunch and dinner (see exceptions below)

10,11,12 Dec – Hotel closed for winter maintenance.

13 Dec – hotel, bar & restaurant open from 3pm onwards.

14-23 Dec – open as normal

24, 25, 26 Dec – closed

27, 28, 29, 30 Dec – open from 11am on 27th, then open as normal.

31 Dec – Bar closes at 2pm, last lunch orders by 1.30pm. Hogmanay Dinner guests only in the evening. (Fully booked)

1, 2 January – open as normal for food & drink, restaurant bookings recommended.

3 Jan – that’s it for another year, back to normal!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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