Scotland’s ‘most remote pub’ goes on the market

THE opportunity to acquire The Old Forge, reputed to be Scotland’s most remote pub, is being marketed by Baird Lumsden, the rural property arm of chartered surveying specialist DM Hall.

Offers over £425,000 are invited for the property, which is located on the shoreline of the Knoydart Peninsula in the north west of Scotland. The Old Forge currently operates as a restaurant and bar.

Built in 1880, The Old Forge is a traditional single-storey cottage style property set under a slate roof. The Guinness Book of World Records has declared it ‘the most remote pub on mainland Britain’.

The restaurant has been upgraded in recent times with the addition of a sunroom overlooking the bay but is said to retain a ‘considerable amount of original character and charm’. To the rear lie a range of outbuildings including staff accommodation, while to the front is a lawned area sloping down to a beach.

Knoydart Peninsula covers some 80 square miles and is situated north of Mallaig in the Western Highlands.

Jennifer Campbell of Baird Lumsden said, “This is truly a hidden gem, a rare opportunity to acquire an historic property in the untouched Knoydart wilderness. With its panoramic views and plethora of wildlife, this is an ideal setting for the outdoor enthusiast with fabulous walks and water sports to be enjoyed from the property.”