New owners at historic inn

Deal done for 18th century hostelry on Isle of Skye

Stein Inn
The Stein Inn was named CAMRA Highlands and Western Isles Pub of the Year in 2015.


WHAT’S claimed to be the oldest inn on the Isle of Skye has been sold to new owners in a deal brokered by commercial property firm Bruce & Co.

The Stein Inn, which takes its name from the village of Stein where it is located on the island’s north-western coast, in its present form dates back to 1790 with some aspects of the building thought to be even older.

Placed on the market to allow the current owner to retire, the business is described as blending the “history of a period property with the luxury modern traveller’s demands”.

The inn’s five en suite letting rooms and service have earned it a three-star grading from VisitScotland and gold standard accreditation in the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

The Stein Inn’s bar has also received a number of awards over the years. It has been awarded CAMRA Pub of the Year for the North Skye and Hebrides region every year since 2005 and won the organisation’s Highlands and Western Isles Pub of the Year award in 2015.

Offering a selection of over 130 single malt whiskies, the business has also been recognised as a ‘Whisky Embassy’ by the Scotch Whisky Tourism Initiative and by Cask Marque for its “excellently-kept” cask ales.

The inn’s picturesque location is also said to have appealed to the new owners.

Lead negotiator of the sale, Bruce & Co’s Michael Firoozi, said: “When I took on the sale of the Stein Inn I was aware how important the sale was to our clients.

“It was a tough process to get the final completion, but it was worth every second when I heard how happy our clients were when I told them their business had sold.”

The inn was sold from a guide price of £649,995.