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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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    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 6
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Once again, the food hits the spot!

Now, I'm not one for writing reviews or comments but after telling a co-worker about my experience over at Borve House, she encouraged me to do so. After having a browse through the previous reviews, I was shocked to see the continuous comments about how the food was described as 'unediable' and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Robert M
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Arrived without reserving which was good although the restaurant quickly filled up. Nice decor. Fantastic customer service from the waitress-v polite, attentive and friendly. Varied menu. Quality of food was lower than what we expected- watery salsa, nachos which were just tortilla chips covered in a packet of cheddar cheese, chicken burger with nothing in it apart from the chicken... More 

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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Comfortable, friendly, locally run hotel. Modern and clean with good selection of food and drinks. Excellent, large sized portions and extremely good value for money. Service was top notch, massive thanks to Marianne for all her help.

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Now, I'm not one for writing reviews or comments but after telling a co-worker about my experience over at Borve House, she encouraged me to do so. After having a browse through the previous reviews, I was shocked to see the continuous comments about how the food was described as 'unediable' and 'nothing special'. Both myself and my wife travel... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We ate here on two nights and both nights the food was lovely. The portions were huge but did not lack quality and the prices were reasonable. On the second night we asked if we could take our pudding away which we could. The only reason I haven't marked it as excellent is because the service on the second night... More 

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London
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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
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116 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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
3 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Borve Country House Pub

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

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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: Families with children, Doing business, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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