About Us at the Kilberry Inn
Clare Johnson and David Wilson used to own The Anchorage Seafood Restaurant in Tarbert but ready for a new challenge, in Spring 2005 they bought the Kilberry Inn. Five years on they have entertained world famous opera singers and flamenco guitarists and had cosmopolitan journalists hopping with excitement. There are unconfirmed reports that the Queen dined here during her 80th Birthday cruise and a drawing of the Inn by regular Peter Howson is on the wall beside the fire.
Clare beat the Hairy Bikers, Si King and Dave Myers in a cook off when they visited the Inn to film part of their BBC2 series “Food tour of Great Britain”. Her recipe is also featured in their cookery book. The restaurant has also been featured in The Glasgow Herald, Harper’s Bazaar, The Sunday Times, Scottish Field and Tam Cowan scored the Inn 25/25 in his column. He later returned to present Clare and David with his Hot Plate award.
Scottish Restaurant in Argyll
At the Scottish Restaurant awards held at Kelvingrove Museum in January 2010, the Kilberry Team were thrilled to be presented with both the Rural Restaurant of the Year and overall Restaurant of the Year 2009. In the kitchen Clare and her team are keen to use as much local produce as they can and every year more and more of the menu is sourced from somewhere along the Kilberry Road. The menu is short and changes almost daily to reflect the seasons and what they’d like to cook.
Delicious food coupled with David’s friendly and relaxed service make Kilberry a joy to visit. Whether you are there for a glass of wine and a plate of Queenie Scallops at lunchtime or a three night stay with dinner each evening, they genuinely want to make you feel welcome.