End of our first season – Winter Hours

Love Southend
Dear all,
Thanks for making our first season such a fantastic experience we have thoroughly enjoyed our first year here and hope we have been good hosts to you all.
To all the campsite friends, thanks for your fantastic support and encouragement it’s been amazing, we miss you guys already and wish you all safe travels home and can’t wait to welcome you back next season.
To all the people living locally who have supported us over this first year we thank you all and hope we have been good hosts.
Just because the campsite season has come to a close doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop!
From Thursday 6th October we will be hosting a killer pool night 7.30pm – 10pm, all are welcome and the more the merrier. This will continue every Thursday.
We are planning many other events including quiz nights, karaoke nights and of course party nights, details of these will be posted.
From Sunday 16th October we will be changing to our winter hours which will be;
Monday – Wednesday – closed
Thursday – 6pm – 11pm*
Friday – 6pm – 11pm*
Saturday – 6pm – midnight*
Sunday – 6pm – 11pm*
*we can extend the closing time if there’s enough people wanting to stay on.
The Restaurant opening hours will be;
Friday – Sunday – 6pm – 9pm, last orders 8.30pm, please phone and book in advance on 01586830622
Bar snacks are also available including Thursday.
As always we remain willing and available to open Monday to Wednesday for private functions should there be a booking.
If you require any further information or clarification about our hours, events, hotel room booking (12 months a year) or anything else please message, call or pop in.
Once again we thank each and everyone of you for the support you have shown us this first year.
Tim, Sarah, Chris and Sheelagh xx

Hotel opening hours in May 2022

may 2022 opening hours
The hotel will be closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in May in order for us to finally complete our move, lots of trips south to collect our furniture etc.
We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but once complete we will once again revise our opening hours.
The hotel will of course remain open 7 days a week for accommodation and pre booked events.
Thursday to Sunday the hotel will be open from midday onwards however the restaurant is open midday until 3pm and 6pm until 9pm, light snacks and carry out are available from midday to 9pm.
If you are unsure or want further information please feel free to call us on 01586830622 or pop in and see us.
We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Tim, Sarah, Chris and Sheelagh

Summer 2022 Opening Hours

may 2022 opening hours
Firstly a huge thanks to all our customers for the support we received throughout the winter from both the locals and the campers who we had the pleasure of serving for the final couple of weeks of last season.
Our first winter season is over and now the real fun and hard work begins!
We have now changed to our summer hours and hoping we get to serve you soon.

From Friday 1st April 2022

Bar Opening Hours

Tuesday -Thursday – Noon – 11 p.m.*
Friday – Saturday – Noon – 12 p.m.*
Sunday – Noon – 10.30 p.m.*

*We have the facility to extend each night until 1 a.m. subject to Management  discretion and customer numbers.

Restaurant Open Tuesday – Sunday

  • Noon – 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (last orders 8.30)
  • Sandwiches and Bar Snacks served Noon -6 p.m.
  • Take away meals served from Noon until 9 p.m.

There will be a rotating menu for evening meals, with vegetarian and vegan options usually available.

Table reservations for evening meals can be made by phoning on
01586 830 622 between noon – 6 p.m. daily.

Please drop in, we shall be pleased to serve you.

Jubilee Theme Night – Saturday 4th June

With events being planned both nationwide and locally, we thought it would be the perfect time to host our first theme night.
union jack bunting
So the theme is based on the following options related to the other events taking place.
Feel free to come dressed in anything with links to the Queen or the wider Royal family, Queen the rock band or dress in anything red, white or blue or a combination of all!
As a family we are really looking forward to hosting our first of many theme nights.
Feel free to to message us here or on our Facebook Page if you have any ideas to either make this night better or for future theme nights.
Stay safe all,
Tim, Sarah, Chris and Sheelagh x

Update on Winter Opening Hours – November 2021

winter hours

Sadly we have decided to further reduce our opening hours with immediate  effect we are not going to open up on Thursday’s .

Whilst we fully appreciate it is quiet in the winter months there is no point opening on days where there is no demand.
We will continue to open:
  • Friday 6pm – midnight
  • Saturday 6pm – 1am
  • Sunday 6pm – 11pm
We are still available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday’s for private functions by advance booking.
If you have an event, celebration or group gathering you would like to hold here please feel free to contact us to discuss and we would be happy to host.
Our number is 01586 830622
Should demand increase we are always ready and willing to extend our opening hours.
Thanks for your custom and understanding.
Best regards,
Tim & family

Update on events and changes – October 2021

We are hosting the closing party for the campsite on Saturday 16th October 2021 and so will not be opening the restaurant that day.
We have now placed QR code notices at the entrance and would like to remind all customers that you have a legal responsibility to either scan the QR code on entry or if you don’t have the app (Check in Scotland) you must fill in your details on arrival on the form available inside.
Mask’s must still be worn when entering the hotel.
As the tourist season closes we have decided that we will also be reducing our trading hours in reflection of the reduction in customers.
We remind all our new friends and customers that we have put our life savings into taking over the hotel and fully intend to make it both successful and remain a hub for the community but are equally practical that we can’t afford to staff and heat the restaurant and bar if there are no customers.

Our revised opening hours will be:

  • Thursday – 6pm – 11pm
  • Friday – 11am – 3pm and 6pm – 00.00
  • Saturday – 11am – 3pm and 6pm – 00.00
  • Sunday – 11am – 3pm and 6pm – 11pm
  • Last orders in the restaurant is 2.30pm and 8.30pm.
We will continue to monitor communication and ensure that we remain flexible in our hours to meet the needs of our valued customers.
We fully intend to of course significantly increase our opening hours during the tourism season.
Any changes in our trading hours will be given in a post update.
Please feel free to message us, or pop in and see us if you wish to discuss our opening hours or indeed if you would like to enquire about private function hire for days when we are not open.
Once again thanks for your support and understanding, I hope the community is happy with the way we are running the hotel and we continue to look forward to serving you all.
Best regards,
Tim, Sarah, Chris and Sheelagh

Alex McKerral Darts Competition

Fri 19th July at Argyll Arms Hotel Southend.
Alex McKerral darts competition
Prizes; £65 for the winner and £35 for the runner up.

Prizes for the beaten finalists and other prizes.

Entry only £3 and proceeds to a local charity (to be chosen by the players)

Names to be in the draw for 7.30pm

July 2018 Events at The Argyll Arms Hotel, Southend


Saturday 14th July at 8pm – Karaoke Competition – Come and sing your favourites on our karaoke machine for the judges. Prizes will be awarded.

Wednesday 18th July at 8pm – Quiz Night – £1 per person, max 4 in a team.

Saturday 21st July at 8pmHighland Games Disco


Monday 23rd July at 2pmKids Highland Games – Face and Nail Painting, Beat the goalie, Races, Pool, Burgers, Hotdogs and more. £2 per child.

Wednesday 25th JulyNeil Ronald Memorial Pool Competition – £2 entry Prizes.

Pool Competition

Saturday 28th JulyIndoor Bowling Competition – Children and Adults welcome. Prizes.

Seasonal Staff Wanted

Argyll Arms Hotel, Southend. Bar - Function Room

From Easter onwards the hotel will be looking to employ additional staff for the coming holiday season.

Staff Required

We seek waiting, housekeeping and bar staff.

Please Contact Us for more details.

Christmas Carols at the Argyll

Friday 15th December 2017 – 7pm

Christmas Carolers

Carol Singing in the hotel.

Free mince pies, mulled wine and hot chocolate for all.

Come along and enjoy a lovely Christmas evening.

Christmas Garland