Kilchrenan Inn opens for business

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The Kilchrenan Inn  is the site of a new hotel run by hotel firm MTM Hospitality, thanks to a five-figure finance package from Royal Bank of Scotland.

The rural inn, which is situated close to the shores of Loch Awe, will be run by business duo Philip Carr and Philippa Pedley who together have significant experience in the hospitality sector.

Once an 18th-century trading post, the inn was recently extensively refurbished by the landlord to offer guests modern amenities while remaining true to its traditional features.

Under Philip and Pip’s new leadership, the inn will create five jobs for the surrounding community, with the aim of significantly growing the business and its turnover, and offering high-quality food, drinks and accommodation to the area and tourists.

The funding package, which was secured by Alan McNair, relationship manager at RBS, will also assist with financing start-up, lease and stock costs.

Philip , director and owner-operator at the Kilchrenan Inn, said: ‘We were looking to move to the area of Argyll and Bute and found the Kilchrenan Inn to be an ideal business venture for us.

‘Not only is it located within a picturesque rural location, offering stunning views of the countryside, but it had huge potential to be a go-to destination for tourists and locals to enjoy, with quality food, drinks and a relaxing place to stay.

‘We have exciting growth plans for the business, including the creation of new jobs for the Argyll and Bute area, and look forward to the future of the Kilchrenan Inn, all of which has been made possible via the fantastic support we’ve received from Royal Bank of Scotland.’