The Island Bear

Opened in 2013, The Island Bear bed and breakfast is an ideal place to stay on your visit to Islay. Centrally located on Shore Street in Bowmore it is easy to find (see the ‘Travel’ page) and is perfectly positioned for all the necessary holiday conveniences (see the ‘Amenities in Bowmore’ page). The Island Bear is open all year including all holidays. To book your stay see the ‘Tariff and Booking’ page. The Island Bear is not big but we feel this enables us to give you more individual attention. We have 3 ensuite bedrooms - two doubles and one twin/double, (see 'The Rooms’ page), and a large dinning and lounge room which gives you plenty of room to enjoy your breakfast or relax in comfort after a busy day. Everything necessary for a comfortable stay is included in your room:


Large and comfortable beds.

Tea and coffee facilities.

Sky television.

Bathroom with both bath and shower.

Complimentary toiletries.

Freshly laundered bed linen and towels.

Electric sockets for those essential gadgets.

Wi-fi connection.

And for breakfast??...


The Island Bear (Bobby) is your chef. With over 30 years in the catering industry we are sure your Scottish breakfast will be well up to the mark and will certainly prepare you for the delights of Islay...


A hearty Breakfast!!…..

Choice of fruit juices and cereals, grapefruit, prunes, yoghurt and fresh fruit


Choice of teas and freshly ground filter coffee

'The Full Scottish' - sausage, bacon, black pudding, eggs how you like them, tomatoes, mushrooms, potato scone  (just let us know if only certain parts take your fancy)

White or wholemeal toast with preserves