Achin's Bookshop in Lochinver
Inside Achin's Bookshop, Lochinver[img src=http://www.fancyacuppa.co.uk/reviews/wp-content/flagallery/achin039s-bookshop/thumbs/thumbs_50-lochinver-outside.jpg]4560Achin's Bookshop, Lochinver
Outside Achin's Bookshop, Lochinver
The owners of what must be Britain’s most remote bookshop had a brainwave when they opened this tea room. And then they got a dog – Megan – who enjoys taking tourists on guided tours up the mountain to see the waterfalls; but don’t take her camping with you: she’ll want to eat all the sausages…
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Not a wide selection but good quality. Usually one main cake, home-made shortbreads, various scones. Soup and oatcakes recommended for wet, windy days.
Inverkirkaig, Lochinver, Sutherland IV27 4LR
01571 844 262
Tea room open 10am-5pm every day (even over Easter). Bookshop open till 6pm.
Lochinver is 37 miles north of Ullapool, and the bookshop a further 3 miles up the coast. Not much public transport around here, though. Even the fishing boat crew seem to arrive at work by bike.