The Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel & Spa in Drymen has been one of the main hotels in the Loch Lomond area for well over 100 years. A former coaching inn standing in the heart of the picturesque conservation village of Drymen, the Buchanan Arms Hotel really absorbs the ambience of the beautiful surrounding countryside and nearby Loch Lomond. There is whole host of things to see and do in this area. You can cruise on Loch Lomond, walk part of the West Highland Way or tour the Trossachs. The city of Glasgow and Stirling are only 30 minutes away. A variety of local outdoor activities are also available, from relaxing to challenging - on foot, on horseback, on wheels and on water.
At the Buchanan Arms Hotel, guests can choose from one of 52 beautiful, expertly serviced rooms all individually decorated with individual 'personalities'. Each room was refurbished in 2010 and has a unique, traditional ambience with every contemporary comfort, perfect for relaxing short breaks.
As you might expect of a hotel so blessed in its setting, fresh local produce is the speciality here at this Loch Lomond hotel. The extensive menus offer an interesting choice of traditional Scottish and a few International favourites. All are chosen and carefully prepared by the skilled team of chefs. The chefs also prepare special dishes daily.
Located within this country house hotel in Loch Lomond is an extensive range of leisure facilities, of which guests have free use of during their stay. The Buchanan Arms Hotel is also home to the award winning Haven Spa where you can indulge luxurious treatments including the Moroccan relaxation room.
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The Buchanan Arms Hotel in Drymen, Loch Lomond offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year.
Unless specified otherwise, prices are quoted per adult per night.
Childrens reductions are available, for more details see our terms and conditions.
Single Room Supplement £20.00
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All of the bedrooms at the Buchanan Arms Hotel have full ensuite amenities with baths and showers, complimentary toiletries, trouser press and hair dryer. There are also tea and coffee facilities in every room to make that relaxing “cuppa”.
Your windows to the world - not only will you have some great views across the local landscapes - but direct dial telephones and televisions can keep you in touch with the wider world should you choose.
The Buchanan Arms Hotel can arrange anything for you in your room, by prior request, from a lovely bottle of rose or sparkling champagne to enjoy on arrival, to chocolates and fresh flowers for the romantics.
The hotel also has the option to upgrade your room to the following (additional supplements charged)
Extra large rooms for additional space
Superior natural oak furniture and stylish soft furnishings
King or queen sized double bed
Large comfortable seating or sofa area
In additional to the above:
Highest standard of furniture and soft furnishings
Extra large LCD televisions
Separate seating area
Some have chaise longues or leather suites
Super king-size beds 7.2 ft wide with feature headboards
Dogs are welcome on a Request Only basis at the Buchanan Arms Hotel, however only certain rooms are allocated for guest staying with their Dog. Please contact Classic Britain prior to booking when including a Dog.
The Buchanan Club is one of the area's leading venues for a holistic lifestyle, providing both active and relaxing pursuits to help combat the stresses of modern life. So at the end of either a busy day of meetings or a conference, or in the morning after a night's partying it can provide the perfect way to wind down, work off the day's stresses and restore both body and soul.
The Club is open daily from 7 am to 10.00 pm with the exception of a Saturday when it closes at 9.00pm. The recently refurbished facilities include:
Full changing facilities
Beauty therapy – The Haven Spa*
The club has excellent ladies and gents changing rooms with high-pressure showers, lockers and other facilities. They are furnished in a modern style to provide an invigorating atmosphere after a strenuous workout, ready to revitalise you before you return to the outside world. The club as well as other necessary toiletries provide for towels.
Whatever you choose to do, the fully trained staff is there to take care of you.
*The award winning Haven Spa is located within the Leisure Club at the Buchanan Arms, where a team of highly trained beauty therapists will be on hand to pamper you, offering a wide range of luxurious body treatments and beauty boosts.
Be it an informal light meal in the Lounge or an evening meal in the Salmon Leap restaurant you can be assured of the best quality food and fine wines will be served by the Buchanan Arms Hotel. All this in relaxed surroundings with an unmistakable Scottish character and feel.
Breakfast is served Mon - Fri 7.30am – 9.30am and Sat/Sun 8.00am - 10.00am
Lunch and snacks served 12noon – 6.00pm
Dinner is served 6.00pm - 9.00pm
In the Buchanan Arms Hotel bar you can drown yourself in the extensive ‘whisky embassy’ and let the team take you on a liquid tour of Scotland. With over 40 malts to choose from, you are guaranteed not to be disappointed.
The warm and welcoming bar extends to the lounge and conservatory lounge. The lounges are beautifully light spacious, with large comfortable sofas. Sit down, relax and enjoy the soothing music and great laughs. Friendly hassle free service, a real welcome, keeps you together and serves great drinks.
It’s great too for a relaxing lunchtime beer or coffee and popular with students and local professionals alike.
Salmon Leap Dinner Menu
Available every day between 6.00pm and 9.00pm
Sample Table D’hote
MENU CHANGES DAILY
Freshly Prepared Cream of Vegetable Soup
Smooth Chicken Liver Pate with Scottish oatcakes & Cumberland sauce
Chilled Fantail of Honeydew Melon with fresh fruits & a berry coulis
Deep Fried Breaded Fishcakes with mixed leaves & a fresh herb mayonnaise
Pan Fried Chicken Supreme with a creamy white wine & mushroom sauce
Casserole of Ross-Shire Venison with root vegetables & red wine jus
Medallions of Pork Filled with a brandy & black peppercorn sauce
Baked Fillet of North Sea Cod with a mature cheddar & leek sauce
Mediterranean Vegetable & Goats Cheese Tart with a fresh tomato coulis
All of the above served with chef’s selection of vegetables & potatoes
Panna Cotta with a black cherry compote
Profiteroles in a rich chocolate sauce
Assorted Dairy Ice Creams
Selection of Cheese & Biscuits (£1.00 supplement)
Sample A la Carte Menu
Finest Oak Smoked Scottish Salmon, With mixed leaves and caper & citrus vinaigrette £6.25
Timbale of Haggis, Neeps & Tatties, £5.95
Homemade Soup of the Day, With crusty bread £3.50
Cullen Skink, Soup of smoked haddock, leeks, celery & tatties, finished with thick cream £4.75
Homemade Chicken Liver Parfait, With a plum and apple chutney and rough oatcakes £5.95
Home Smoked Loin of Rannoch Venison, With sweet beetroot & horseradish relish £6.25
Crostini of Goats Cheese, With toasted hazelnuts and roquette salad £5.95
Oven Baked Sea Bream, With bacon, onions and peas, bound in double cream and served with vegetables & potatoes £14.95
Grilled Scottish Salmon, With tomatoes and king prawns, in a lime and chilli butter, served with noodles £13.95
Linguini Pasta, Bound in a sun-dried tomato, wild mushroom & basil cream sauce £9.75
Supreme of Chicken, Stuffed with haggis, with an Arran mustard and Drambuie cream sauce, served with mash & greens £12.50
Slow Roasted Ayrshire Pork Belly, Served with black pudding, creamed leeks, buttered mash
and a cider cream sauce £14.95
Steak of Rannoch Venison, With braised red cabbage, roast vegetables, crushed potatoes
and a rich red wine jus £16.95
8oz Prime Sirloin of Scottish Beef, Cooked to your liking with giant grilled mushrooms, sautéed
onions , served with mashed, boiled or chipped potatoes. Also comes with whisky cream or peppercorn sauce £17.25
6oz Medallion of Prime Fillet of Scottish Select Beef, Rested on a potato rosti, served with roast vegetables, and a red wine & shallot glaze £19.95
Homemade Clootie Dumpling, This traditional steamed fruit pudding is served hot with a light custard or honeycomb ice cream £5.75
Raspberry & Drambuie Parfait, Half frozen terrine of raspberry & double cream, served
with brittle shortbread £5.75
Apple Crème Brulee, Spiced apple compote topped with set cream £5.75
Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake, With a tangy coulis £5.75
Rich Dairy Ice Cream, Layered with crushed meringue, fresh fruit, whipping cream and drizzled with a passion fruit coulis £5.75
Scottish Fine Cheeses £5.95
Selection of 4 Scottish cheeses served with onion marmalade, grapes and rough oatcakes
Loch Lomond area and Queen Elizabeth National Park are on the doorstep of the Buchanan Arms Hotel, so there is an abundance of activities available. Selections of these are from the Go Ape Assault course to sailing on Loch Lomond, fishing, cycling and golf. It is great walking country too with the West Highland Way passing the hotel.
Drymen is also only approx 9 miles from Loch Lomond Shores, which is a gateway to Scotland’s first National Park. It is one of Scotland’s most spectacular visitor destinations, combining the beautiful environment with an outstanding mixture of leisure and shopping experiences overlooking the majesty of Loch Lomond at Balloch - making the Buchanan Arms Hotel great for leisure breaks.
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Directions to Buchanan Arms Hotel, Drymen
From Glasgow centre (17 miles approx)
Take the signposts to Aberfoyle A81:
From Glasgow Airport (distance 25 miles)
Take the M8 to Glasgow, follow exit signs to Clyde Tunnel and then keep to the signs to Aberfoyle A81:
Then - At the Bearsden Cross round about take the A809 to Drymen, which is signposted from then onwards
Rush Hour Alternative - take the M8 to Greenock and follow signposts to Erskine Bridge. After crossing the bridge take the A82 to Loch Lomond. Close to reaching Loch Lomond follow the signs to Balloch, which will take you on the A811.
From Stirling (Distance 23 miles)
Follow signposts to Loch Lomond and A811:
From Edinburgh (Distance approx 55 miles)
Leave Edinburgh on the M9 to Stirling and take exit 10 following the tourist route signs to: Loch Lomond, this will take you to the A811:
Then - you find Drymen along this road, signposted after approximately 15 miles
Guests on a dinner inclusive package are entitled to 3 courses from the Table D'Hote menu. If you wish to dine from the A La Carte choice menu you are are entitled to a food allowance of £19.95 per adult. Any exceeded allowance will be charged as a supplement to your room account.
(Note 20/5/13) The Buchanan Arms Hotel & Spa NO longer accepts Pets staying at the hotel. Guide Dogs only are welcome.
Family rooms for 4 and 5 people are limited. Please contact Classic Britain for availability 0845 1306 241
When booking for Festive Breaks, please book the Festive Package. If you book on the short break rates you will NOT be included in any of the Festive Programme.
Best Room Available - you will be allocated the best available room on check in. Please note that a superior room is not guaranteed, unless you have opted to pay the supplement for a guaranteed upgrade.