Welcome to mainland Britain's remotest pub

Listed as one of the top 10 places for beer and the best bar to drink in the World's Pubs Hierarchy ranking 2014, by Oonagh Shiel (Australia) and as one of only 3 of "Scotland’s bloody good pubs" by Peter Irvine 'The Best Of Scotland 2011'.

With no roads in or out, an 18 mile hike over munros or a 7 mile sea crossing, the pub is the remotest on mainland Britain (Guinness Book of Records). The Old Forge in the village of Inverie, Knoydart, started out as a smiddy’s forge. Later, seeing better use as a workers social club where it grew up and became a pub.  The Old Forge.

New Merchandise just arrived. Old Forge Hoodies £39.00 (M.L,Xl,2XL) Baseball Cap Embroidered with our GPS Coordinates £25.00 and a printed Old Forge Apron £25.00. Old Forge Tees shirts £25.00 and re-sissued Collectors Old Forge Tee £25.00. Telephone 01687 462267 or use the table booking contact form on the website to order your merchandise gifts.

There were poets and trobadours, bellydancers, winkle pickers and tweed clad ghillies, blooded stalkers, musicians, yachties, dogs and more dogs. Moorings were laid. Adverts were placed in the Free Press, “Bring your G string, no strings attached” musicians played in return for a bellyful of food and a charged glass. Seafood, became shellfish became langoustines, mussels and hand dived scallops from Arisaig, speed reading Nick Nairn, Rick Stein a foray into sea bass, sea bream, trout, venison, wild boar, and anything else edible with gills or fur that made it from our larder... sea loch or hill, to kitchen. Bramble pickin’ and fungi foraging.  Our food menu is a living thing. A cosmopolitan community of Ozzies and Scots, Gaels and Poles, South Africaans and Kiwis, East Coasters and French. Unions formed, offspring borne, customers became staff and staff became customers.

** Dear Guests, Due to observing Covid 19 new guidances and restrictions, we are now closed. Our Team wants to thank you all, for your custom! indeed, 2020 was a strange, but intence & compact small season.

Many thanks for your lovely support, and take good care of the people you love :-)) !!!

According to Scottish Government last announcement, we are Re-Opening the 17th of May 2021! And we are delighted to welcoming you again, for new adventures ;-)

 Please use our user friendly booking form for any reservations after Mid-May 2021, Slainte!! JP  :-))


Many Thanks for having observed our Resilient Knoydart Group Coronavirus Guidance displayed on Inverie Pier and on our Pub doors, when landing on our Peninsula.

Looking forward to welcoming you again soon in 2021, Slainte!  

The Old Forge Team 


To help us to make your next stay a real success, and to support you to plan your next Knoydart Adventures, do not hesitate to use our friendly table booking form, for any reservation from Mid-May to November 2021 (accomodations and restaurant).

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Our new 2021 Food Menu will be based, on our usual Specialties, and on daily landing fresh suggestions.

Please remember that, in season, we are closed every Wednesday (Logistical Duties)

In season, from March to October the Pub opening hours are from 11:30am to Midnight, but due to Covid 19 new guidances, we may close between 3pm and 5pm to sanitising our premises.

Restaurant Schedule (Food production, lunch from 12:30 to 14:30 & Dinner from 17:30 to 21:00).


Yachts, ;-) our Moorings Chains and shackles have been totaly renewed this April 2020! They are tagged with a TOF "V"(as visitors) to be recognised, and they are entirely at your disposal when you book a table  :-)






















People are important. Very. Food figures up there and music is our glue. Families reunited, divided in tune, best friends, trade secrets, lovers tiffs, escaping, daliances, affairs of the heart and hearty affairs, yachties, munro baggers, daydreamers lost in a book, lost on the hill, drunk on over or from the bottle. Idle chat, local gossip, furious fiddles, banjos, bongos and bodhrans heckling up each other for a cord change and lifting the pace of a late night strip the willow down the main street. Just another day at The Old Forge, mainland Britain's remotest pub.

We have complimentary wifi for customers up until 6pm, free new moorings for guests dining with us and musical instruments hang on the walls for guests to play - fiddles, guitars, whistles and spoons for the musically challenged! Relax and enjoy great company, stunning lochside views and the freshest of shellfish and seafood landed daily or join in on a ceilidh, you won't want to leave. Leave your mobile - there's no signal - but remember to pack your dancing shoes!

Knoydart Snugs 

The Old Forge is now offering 5 new Deluxe Accommodations (for 2 to 4 people) in the 'Knoydart Snugs' on a dinner, Bed & self catering Breakfast basis. A "Knoydart Snug" is a wee comfortable Deluxe Accomodation situated in The Old Byre premises(3/4 mile from the pier) with independent access.  The decor is based on the stalking history of the Knoydart Peninsula and the view of the bay is outstanding. It’s centrally floor-heated with a lovely peat burning stove, super king size double bed (2m/2m), and single or twin-beds (for children or visiting friends) are available. Pets are welcome, and we offer free wifi. The ideal place to stay and explore Knoydart on your next hike, or relax at your leisure and enjoy our wonderful hospitality at the end of a magical day.

To book phone: 01687 462267

The Old Forge, Inverie, Knoydart, Mallaig, PH41 4PL