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The Hoy Inn, North Hoy - pub details

Hoy Inn

Address: Bayview, North Hoy, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3NJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 7213) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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I took the pub photo in July 2006 which must have been, from the other comments made, its last season trading. Shame. The landlady said she was thinking of leaving as it was too lonely. It was actually quite a substantial pub. I can't recall what it served, but the excellent Orkney Dark Island was everywhere at the time. It was just us, her and her dogs there. I remeber seeing one person, a local, about two miles away. It has got to be in one of the most desolate and empty locations in Britain. I think there are a couple of hotel bars some ten miles away down the B9047, but geographically I think Stromness is closer. A part time pub must be feasible in the area, surely?
BitterShurn - 11 Jun 2009 17:14
had a ten mile walk and saw this place advertised on a bit of paper. yes! i thought. no chance. looks like its been closed since the ice age. take supplies with you for this trip.
afcgazzard - 22 Feb 2009 11:31
Indeed closed its doors a couple of years ago. Sad story; a local farmer tried to buy it, but some sort of investor offered more and now leaves it empty and derelict apparently for income tax reasons (strange world if you ask me). Used to be a nice and decent place for a good drink after a walk through the hills. During the season, go to Fiona's cafe on the road to the pier for snacks, coffee/tea, bottled beers and on Friday night great meals.
Marco_Daane - 21 Sep 2008 12:42
Not sure when McDougal visited this pub but it closes for the winter relying on summer trade. Local tell us it did quite well last year but obviously not well enough as we called in early July and summer still had not started (the weather and this pubs opening). Suspect is closed for good - shame as nearest on Hoy is apparently 17 miles away
lout_from_the_lane - 19 Jul 2004 17:04

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