Hilarious post as 'Loch Ness monster' visits the west coast for the day, while staff at the Applecross Inn warn tourists that table bookings are essential
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A popular west coast hotel was pulling the legs of tourists when it said it had a very special visitor it had to turn away at the weekend.
Apparently, the Loch Ness monster wanted a table at the Applecross Inn, but because she hadn't booked ahead, staff had to turn her away.
The funny post on the inn's website has had more than 1000 hits.
In the post, staff at the Applecross Inn said: "Nessie arrived in Applecross last night looking for an evening meal. Nessie really wanted to try some of the best seafood the west coast of Scotland had to offer washed down with a few pints of Applecross Pale Ale.
"Nessie hadn’t booked a table at the Applecross Inn and had to go elsewhere.
"Nessie was sad.
"Don’t be like Nessie, book a table and we’ll see you soon."
They joked: "Nessie was last seen trundling back over the Bealach na Ba and into the water at Kishorn where we believe she headed to Plockton."
Continuing the theme, a day later, staff gave a history of dinosaurs visiting the area.
Staff posted: "Many years ago, the dinosaurs came to Applecross looking for a nice pub lunch and a few pints of Sanctuary from Applecross Brewery.
"Sadly, the Applecross Inn hadn’t been built yet and the brewery was many more years behind. Tired and hungry, the dinosaurs headed to Staffin on the Isle of Skye where they paced around leaving nothing but footprints – there’s a message there – and then spread around the world digging themselves into holes where they all sadly died, except Nessie.
"This is why their skeletons are found underground in so many places these days.
"And that’s the history of the dinosaurs that you didn’t know."
They then reminded tourists: "Don’t be like the dinosaurs and end up a skeleton in a hole, book today and we’ll see you soon."