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Ben Nevis Inn

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Claggan | Ben Nevis Inn and Bunkhouse, Fort William PH33 6TE, Scotland
+44 1397 701227
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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One gets the real feel of an old mountain hut in this restaurant. Good food, not stylish, well presented and reasonable. Good selection of bears including real ales. Set at the foot of the path to the top of Ben Nevis or a walk to Steall falls.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Guisborough, North Yorkshire
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Food very good in home made fresh way. Hints of modern cooking with fresh herbs chillie etc evident Sharing long tables are fun if you're in the mood including 2 bottles wine £75 for two better than £300 at Inverlochy previous night

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Guisborough, North Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

One gets the real feel of an old mountain hut in this restaurant. Good food, not stylish, well presented and reasonable. Good selection of bears including real ales. Set at the foot of the path to the top of Ben Nevis or a walk to Steall falls.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had a meal on saturday evening the food was brilliant and with fantastic view of the ben ( which we conquered a couple of days earlier ) just added to the evening would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Advice after we had dinner here - if you visit Fort William, and whether or not you try walking up Ben Nevis, make space for a lunch or a dinner at the Ben Nevis Inn. It's a wee bit outside town along the road to Inverness, turn right through the little village of Claggan, then follow the signs to 'Ben... More 

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Bellingen, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Read a stack of reviews on this spot prior to heading over after a big day travelling. Ordered a couple of Burgers and beers and the staff were just outstanding. Meals came out and were big and delicious, couldn't ask for more. It was a little embarrassing being surrounded by "proper" people who had climbed the mountain and had dropped... More 

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Stopped in here for lunch last week . Really lovely satisfyingly good food. The quality and quantity were just right . It is not unduly expensive and would most definitely eat here again . The main eating hall has great views of the Ben Nevis trail and you can sit and watch the walkers finishing their gruelling hike ! (... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great food and drink - very welcome after climbing Ben Nevis! Friendly, helpful staff. Only issue was not having several items on the menu after a busy day.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Lovely food, great atmosphere right on the Ben Way trail. Reservations recommended! We'd love to go back on a night when a band is playing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

An excellently positioned pub and eatery for anyone Walking or clmbing in this area - right at the start of one of the Ben Nevis routes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is the second time I've been here. The first time was for a wedding and this time just for a family meal. Both occasions were great and the food is just amazing and really reasonably priced. Situated at the bottom of the Ben Nevis footpath, the views are lovely and the atmosphere really friendly and homely. Not be missed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Claggan | Ben Nevis Inn and Bunkhouse, Fort William PH33 6TE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Fort William
  • Phone Number: +44 1397 701227

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 29
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine

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