New face at The Old Forge


The Old Forge, Knoydart, has been sold to a Belgium hotelier – Jean- Pierre Robinet, 42, for around the asking price of £645K. The good looking Belgian, has spent the majority of his career running luxury hotels all over the world. At the age of 27 he was General Manager of the five-star, 330-bedroom Metropole Hotel in Brussels, before becoming Sales
Manager of the Leading Hotels of the World group which included the Savoy in London. He also ran hotels in Australia as well as a 100-bed eco lodge Hotel Plein Ciel at Champery – more than 6,000ft up in the Swiss Alps and only accessible by cable car. He said he fell in love with the pub during a visit to the area in the mid-1990s and his father’s recent ill health had “changed” the way he looks at life. He has promised “not to change a thing” and can be found serving behind the bar and serving food. Former owners Ian and Jackie Robertson are not too far away if he needs advice – they still run Knoydart House, a local holiday home.

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