Disappointing news today that The Summer Isles hotel in Achiltibuie has lost its Michelin star (http://reut.rs/hW2dFk).
The Summer Isles hotel is one of the main draws for high-end tourists to the region and generates a huge amount of publicity for the area. Wherever I go I meet people who have heard of it and have often come to Achiltibuie as a direct result. I hope this doesn’t affect the number of holiday-makers visiting.
It is interesting that the hotel changed hands recently. Indeed I wrote recently about some teething problems that the new owners were having.
I am sure that if they continue to hold on to talented head chef Chris Firth-Bernard that this will only be a temporary blip and the star will be regained shortly.
Good luck to the team there (who dropped me a very nice note after my last post).