The Island Bear Bed and Breakfast Covid 19 - Good To Go We use VIROKILL Approved Antiviral Fogging Machine Disinfectant
The Island Bear Bed and Breakfast  Covid 19 - Good To GoWe use VIROKILL Approved Antiviral Fogging Machine Disinfectant    

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/super king, (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

TV With Freeview

Bathroom with both bath and shower

Complimentary toiletries

Freshly laundered bed linen and towels

Electric sockets for those essential gadgets

Wi-fi connection

GOOD TO GO - As per Scottish Government Guidelines we operate the recommended COVID 19 Cleaning procedures.  All surfaces are disinfected, all Rooms/Areas are given a final fogging using VIROKILL an Approved Antiviral Fogging Machine Disinfectant prior to guests arrival.  There is also an anti-viral air purify machine in operation during breakfast.

And for breakfast??...


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

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Contact The Island Bear

The Island Bear is centrally located in Bowmore, just off the main square in Shore Street (A486).


Parking is available on the street directly across from The Island Bear or in the Main Square carpark just around the corner.


From the bus stop opposite the Co-op in Bowmore walk down the hill and around the corner to your right.  The Island Bear is on your immediate right.


Bowmore is midway between the ferry terminals of Port Askaig on the east coast and Port Ellen on the south coast.  It is around an 11 mile journey to each.


The airport is situated around 8 miles to the south of Bowmore.


SATNAV: Postcode - PA43 7LB

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The Island Bear Bed and Breakfast

Shore Street


Isle of Islay


PA43 7LB





+44(0)1496 301462


Opening Times

All year


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