Fort William’s Ben Nevis Pub under new ownership

The Ben Nevis pub on Fort William’s High Street has just re-opened under the new joint ownership of Neil Morrison (pictured) and Paul Sloan.

Neil is licensee of MacGochans in Tobermory, The Lochside Hotel on Islay and The Benleva in Drumnadrochit, while Paul owns Topolabamba in Glasgow. The business partners plan to make several alterations to the pub, which at the moment consists of two bars downstairs and a restaurant upstairs.

Paul told DRAM, “We opened rather quietly because we are planning to make a few changes over the summer and then do the main work in the autumn. The place is big enough that I see us remaining open throughout.”

They did make some alterations ahead of opening though.

Explained Paul, “We upgraded all the kitchen equipment and we plan to bring all of the food offering downstairs – the covers sit at about 120 for the whole place – and then extend it back upstairs, because at the moment it’s a bit all over the place.”

He continued, “The overall look we’re going for is traditional Scottish to keep both the locals and the tourists happy, but nothing too twee.”

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