Mother’s Day Lunch Menu

March 27th, 2014

Mother’s Day Lunch Menu

Our Mother’s Day Luncheon menu has been specially created to appeal to all the mums who deserve a special treat. So why not give her (and the family) an extra special day out at the Manor House in Oban this Mother’s Day on Sunday 30th March.

View our Mother’s Day Luncheon Menu.

Oban Regeneration Plans Approved

March 5th, 2014

There’s exciting changes ahead for Oban with the recent announcement of a regeneration scheme to transform Oban into a centre for marine tourism and marine science.

The Lorn Arc Project has planned up to £144m of improvements for Oban and surrounding areas including Dunstaffnage, Dunbeg, North Connel and Barcaldine.

Key improvements will include the development of Oban North Pier, upgrading existing road links, renewable energy projects and creating a new business park at Oban airport with a view to enhancing the area’s already excellent reputation as a great place to live, work and visit.

Oban & Lorne Strathspey & Reel Society 70th Anniversary Dinner

February 4th, 2014

Congratulations to the Oban & Lorne Strathspey & Reel Society who recently enjoyed some fiddling at the Manor House after their 70th Anniversary Dinner, providing a real Scottish atmosphere that filled the hotel.

Oban & Lorne Strathspey and Reel Society

Oban Bay Sperm Whale Treats Manor House Guests

April 19th, 2013

Our guests were treated to a special sighting this morning from their bedroom windows. A beautiful sperm whale roaming around very close in Oban bay. What a lovely start to Easter weekend.

Sperm whale visits Oban Bay

Sperm whale visits Oban Bay

UPDATE 15/4/13
The Oban Bay Sperm whale left today for deeper, more open waters as it headed out across the Firth of Lorne towards Mull. We wish it well!

A New Look for Room 3

April 17th, 2013

Thibaut Repertiore wallpaper was the choice for a new look for Room 3 above the greenhouse.

Refurbished Room 3 overlooking the greenhouse at Manor House Hotel

Elegant Tibault Repertiore wallpaper in Room 3

Mr and Mrs Harrison’s Ruby Wedding Anniversary

September 24th, 2012

The Manor House was recently the venue for Mr and Mrs Harrison’s Ruby Wedding Anniversary where all the guests enjoyed a fabulous 3 course lunch in our restaurant.

Mr Harrison's guests having a little break between courses

Mr Harrison's guests having a little break between courses

Some entertainment was a welcome treat for the guests at the end of the meal

Some entertainment was a welcome treat for the guests at the end of the meal

Mr Harrison thanking all of his guests on behalf of himself and his wife for attending and sharing their special day with them

Mr Harrison thanking all of his guests on behalf of himself and his wife for attending and sharing their special day with them

The Manor House would like to thank Mr and Mrs Harrison for choosing our venue to celebrate their special day.

Manor House Hotel Re-Opens After Fire

July 15th, 2012

It’s been a long 9 weeks recovering from what we first thought was a small kitchen fire. Building manager Ronnie Dalgleish directed Oban contractor Owen Hoey repairing the kitchen, two guest rooms and staff accommodation upstairs.

The kitchen is complete and tested. The halls and carpets have all been refreshed and we are ready to open tomorrow Monday 16th July. The 3 rooms, which are at the end of a closed hall, will be finished with complete re-decoration in two weeks.

Chefs Shaun, Liam, Vilas and Duncan prepared for the Manor House re-opening Monday July 16.

Chefs Shaun, Liam, Vilas and Duncan prepared for the Manor House re-opening Monday July 16.

The fire started when some duck confit ignited. Flames spread to the smoke extractor then into the ceiling and walls above. The Oban Fire Service was quickly on the case and no one was hurt. Smoke was modest and contained in the kitchen and room above.

Our thanks go to manager Gregor MacKinnon, the Manor House staff and the tradesmen who have worked long hours getting everything back into “Manor House Shape”. We appreciate the many calls of support from our Manor House friends and look forward to seeing you soon.

Les & Mags Crane

Spring Arrives Early

March 30th, 2012

The season of Spring has arrived early in Oban this year with temperatures reaching 20 degrees on Sunday the 25th of March.

Oban basking in 20 degrees of heat on Sunday 25th March 2012

Oban basking in 20 degrees of heat on Sunday 25th March 2012

We are looking forward to a busy Easter followed by the return of Lobster Thursdays in late April witch have always proved popular with locals and guests alike.

One of our new Cordyline Australis

One of our new Cordyline Australis

We also have some new additions to the entrance of the hotel with two new Cordyline Australis. They are in place of the old ones which were damaged during a storm earlier in the year.

The Highland Cattle Society Oban Spring Show and Sale Feb 12–13

February 13th, 2012

The Manor House was busy this weekend with a number of guests attending the annual Pedigree Highland Cattle judging and auction.

The Highland Cattle Society Oban Spring Show and Sale

The Highland Cattle Society Oban Spring Show and Sale

Prize Highland cow on show in Oban

Prize Highland cow on show in Oban

Admiral Henry Charles Otter

November 15th, 2010

Admiral Henry Charles Otter became the owner of the Manor House in 1845 and was one of Oban’s most influential characters. The Admiral was responsible for charting the waters of Scotland’s north west coast resulting in the Hebridean Survey, and he had a strong religious influence on and west coast communities and Oban’s townsfolk, some of the latter having been baptised at the spring in the Manor House grounds.

More details on Admiral Otter are available at the Manor House website’s History page and also on Peter Kerr’s informative blog on the historical people, places and events that helped shape the Scottish Western Isles.