A second Kenmore venue is being forced to partially close its doors amid a staffing crisis.
The Ferryman’s Inn bar and restaurant at Taymouth Marina will be closed until “late autumn” as it struggles to cope.
The water sports facilities have been partially closed.
A post from general manager Darren Scott on Facebook said despite a “memorable summer”, they had no option but to close for the time being.
It comes just days after the Kenmore Hotel closed its restaurant, with the general manager there William Inglis admitting the hotel was “on its knees”.
He said the Kenmore Hotel was losing upwards of £40,000 each week.
Mr Scott’s social media post set out the difficulties faced by the Taymouth Marina.
He said: “We have certainly faced our challenges in recovering and re-opening from lockdown.
“It has been with great pride that we have served and met so many happy customers over the summer months.
“However, we have faced the constant challenge of meeting the huge demand and coping with a nationwide staff shortage. It has continually left us stretched.
“We have been unable to open inside due to these issues.
“We must address this as the nights draw in and the season changes.”
‘Our decision has not been an easy one’
A subsequent post said the ever-changing Covid-19 restrictions placed on the hospitality industry made it difficult to plan.
The rise in tourists from across the UK “leaves businesses between a rock and a hard place”.
Taymouth Marina is currently advertising for a number of jobs.
They range from sous chef to PA and bar/restaurant staff.
The statement added: “Our decision to close our bar and restaurant has not been an easy one or something we take lightly.
“Having seen many establishments local to us closing permanently due to Covid and Brexit issues, it is one we must make to protect the future of the business.”
Ferryman’s Inn to reopen later in autumn
Mr Scott said the temporary closure would allow them to recruit and train staff, plus carry out refurbishment work.
He added: “We shall therefore be closed from Monday.
“We shall be opening inside later in the autumn with a full internal and external bar and restaurant service.”
Mr Scott said the self-catering accommodation would remain open.
“We appreciate your understanding, kind comments and support,” he added.
“We look forward to welcoming you into The Ferryman’s very soon.”