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Borve Country House Pub

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Isle of Lewis, Borve HS2 0RX, Scotland
01851 850223
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pub Grub!

By Scottish standards a comfortable friendly pub with food. Good portions. nice service. Not bad. Value for money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Kdotty
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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London
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We are local people for their recommendations and they told us about this place I wish I had looked on TripAdvisor first as the reviews below are far more accurate it is basically Harvester food done to a better standard it isn't terrible by any means but it isn't wonderful either. The only reason I can think that people recommended... More 

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

By Scottish standards a comfortable friendly pub with food. Good portions. nice service. Not bad. Value for money.

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Riga Region, Latvia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Family reunion and celebration spoiled by poor quality food that was served cool to warm.Despite having specifically asked for the soup to be served piping hot. Two out of three main courses returned as inedible. Very sad and very disappointed. I actually cancelled my review from last night but the more I thought about it overnight the restaurant owners should... More 

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Stornoway, Scotland, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Myself and a group of friends went here for a meal. We had booked but when we got there it was packed out. We could hardly get yo our table as there was no room to move. We were then put into the conservatory as everywhere else was full. It took a while to be served and to receive our... More 

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Melbourne
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were wanting somewhere nearby to our B&B, this was Borve. We had a pleasant meal, but that's about all you could say about the food and service-fairly ordinary. The large dining room, which was fairly empty on the night we were there took away some of the atmosphere that could have been present at other times.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We were staying near Borve, so opted to head here for dinner as a drive to Stornaway would take a bit of time. Food was very tasty but I would echo other reviewers comments about portions being very big! I had scampi and my partner had the steak pie, both were delicious. My only regret would be opting for a... More 

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Stornoway
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117 reviews 117 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

One of the Chest Heart & Stroke Club 4 lunch outings per year, this was our Christmas Meal. The establishment is wheelchair friendly, The food was well presented & well cooked With more than adequate sized portions. All this despite a mid-morning power cut which caused a 30 minute delay.The surroundings are typical of a "Boutique Hotel" & have improved... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My daughter and son in law were married in St. Moulag's Church in 2011, and we all had a very lovely meal in this hotel's restaurant. The meal was so good that every time we visit Lewis we make a point of going back there. All the meals we have had have been excellent in both quality and quantity, and... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Lovely lunch at this modern hotel, good portions, good choice, good food (salmon), good service. Good views, some may find the modern style a little soulless in this setting. Really, what more do you need!

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Pitlochry
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Stopped here for lunch on Wednesday. Ordered only choice of soup "Scotch Broth" it arrived looking like A plate of 200grams of swollen barley in a grey goo of little pieces of turnip and 4small scraps of cooked lamb. Tasted like scraps of a roast that had decayed on a work top for days. Barley needs thoroughly rinsed before adding... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Isle of Lewis, Borve HS2 0RX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Outer Hebrides  >  Lewis and Harris  >  Isle of Lewis  >  Borve
  • Phone Number: 01851 850223

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business

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