An introduction to The Pierhouse team. We look forward to welcoming you!
Nick & Nikki Horne - Owners
Nick & Nikki Horne and their 3 young children created their own family business by buying The Pierhouse in January 2006. Since then, they have transformed a little known backwater hotel into a renowned award-winning, yet relaxed, family destination. In this, their tenth year at the hotel, Nick & Nikki are delighted to receive the Scottish Independent Hoteliers of the Year award at the 2016 Scottish Hotel Awards. The secret of their success is simple – they strive to offer their guests something different – a personal and relaxed family atmosphere, a ‘hands-on’ management style and a stunning location with a restaurant where the food comes straight from the loch or is reared and grown locally.
Nick & Nikki have also come closer to realising their personal goal of giving themselves and their 3 children an experience that they will never forget. “There are very few places where you can literally step just outside of your front door and straight onto the beach, and immediately feel the salt spray and wind on your cheeks. When the children were younger they loved to play on The Pierhouse beach, check the lobsters in the creels, watch otters and seals diving in the crystal clear waters and in the autumn, watch the wild geese and swans migrate south to winter.”
“We always wanted to live by the sea and live our dream of working together. Now as well as realising this dream, we also have a business that thrives on the wonderful variety and freshness of the sea and local area’s fresh produce. You will not taste food fresher than this. And you will not feel more by the sea anywhere else in Britain. Come and see for yourself!”
Caroline Willis - Operations Manager
The voice of The Pierhouse, and life-long Lismore enthusiast.
Laura Milne - Head Chef
Originally from the Scottish Borders, Laura's cooking is traditional Scottish with a modern twist.
Lorraine O'Hare - Restaurant & Bar Manager
The life and soul of The Pierhouse and super quick to welcome guests with a friendly smile.
Sergejs Savickis - Sous Chef
From Latvia via One Devonshire Gardens and St Andrews - and now in love with the west coast.