Hebridean Hopscotch Holidays

Polochar Inn


  • Ample free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • All rooms ensuite
  • Bar meals
  • Sea-side Location
  • Colour TV in rooms
  • Dinners available (additional cost)
  • Full Scottish breakfast included
  • Fully Licensed
  • Sea views from all guest rooms
  • Lounge bar
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Sandy beach within walking distance
Price Group 5

On a mild summer evening, sit outside at the water’s edge by the Polochar Inn and hear the corncrakes calling from the tall vegetation in neighbouring crofts.  There’s every chance, too, of seeing otters and bottlenose dolphins here.

Polochar Inn – an historic inn right at the South Uist waterside

Promoted at the end of 2008 to the VisitScotland 4-star Inn award, the Polochar Inn stands in a stunning position, right beside the sea at the south west tip of South Uist.  On the edge of the coastal machair, it’s close to a magnificent sandy beach and offers panoramic views of Eriskay and Barra.

The most recent renovation of the Polochar Inn, which included both public and guest areas, retained the inn’s character while providing plenty of contemporary finishes.

Ideally located for exploring the southern end of the Uists, the Polochar Inn is only a few minutes drive from the causeway to Eriskay and the ferry to Barra.  Eriskay is a haven for bird watching, fishermen, hill walkers, archaeologists, cyclists (who need a sense of humour to climb the short sharp hill to the ferry) and those who just like to sit and look.

Accommodation at Polochar Inn

The modernisation of the Polochar Inn resulted in luxurious bedrooms and residents’ facilities.  As you might expect in a property of this age, some of the guest rooms are a little compact.

Standard rooms are available in price group 3 and the more spacious Superior rooms are in our Select Collection.


The Polochar Inn has a good reputation for food, real ale, and friendly service. Bar and a la carte menus are served daily, with an accent on fresh local seafood.  Meal service may be in the dining room, lounge bar or public bar.

After eating, you can relax in leather armchairs in the residents’ sitting room, beside the fire in the lounge bar, or enjoy local company in the public bar.  Or take a stroll outside to listen to the water lapping on the shore.

“Fantastic location and excellent service. Quick check in, efficient bar staff and easy check out. We had a lovely room which was quiet and had a great view. The room was clean and bed comfortable. Good food in the bar and nice atmosphere.” – A TripAdvisor reviewer.