Our Story

The Seaforth remained largely as a store for the next 160 years as records show.

The Seaforth has been through many guises. Our position at the harbour entrance has had a major influence on its development and the result of this can also be seen in the harbour and surrounding area. The Seaforth has spent time as a fish and coal store for the steamboats that used to sail from Ullapool, a chandlery supplying the boats and harbour, and a smokehouse. In the 60s and 70s, The Seaforth was a pub and inn, and during the 80s the upstairs served as offices for the fish agents dealing with the East European “Klondyke” fishing fleet that anchored in Loch Broom.

Cliff and trees

The History

Of Salt, Nets And Casks

Ullapool was established in 1788 as a fishing village by the British Fisheries Society, and the first reference to this site appears on Mr MacLeod of Geanies plan of Ullapool in 1789 as a store of salt, nets and casks. The building was completed in that year at a cost of £100.

In 1912 Kenneth Cameron was using it as a store/coalhouse and described it as a block, stone and lime building, slated. A smithy was also operating out the back, in a shed of wood and corrugated iron. Attached also, was a salmon-boiling house, where the salmon was prepared before despatching south.

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Fishes on the plate

Meet the family

Devotion, dedication, and attention to detail are just some of the key ingredients that go into making a great restaurant! Our team is what makes us a family. Meet the special people that help make The Seaforth such a success.

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