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Ben Nevis Inn

Claggan | Achintee, Fort William, Scotland
01397 701227
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Ranked #1 of 58 restaurants in Fort William
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $7 - $27
Cuisines: Scottish
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Ben Nevis Inn and Bunkhouse With good food, real ales and great live music our 200 year old barn boasts fantastic views in our unique location just outside Fort William at the very foot of Ben Nevis. Popular with walkers, mountaineers and locals alike, the Ben Nevis Inn is found at the start of the Ben Nevis mountain path and close to the end of the famous West Highland Way in Fort William, with fabulous views over Glen Nevis. Here at the Ben Nevis Inn you will find: Regular live music Attractive wood burning stove Ale, beer, wine and excellent food Daily changing menu Special arrangements for parties and celebrationsFrom April to October the Inn is open for 7 days a week, from 12 noon until 11pm. From late October until April the inn will operate a four day week from Thursday to Sunday, opening from 12 noon till 11pm.Here at the Inn we like to use local produce where and when it is possible, like our Smoked Salmon, but you will find some of our produce and dishes cover a wide range of Scotland from Black Isle Lamb, Orkney Scallops to Grampian Chicken. We like to embrace and promote all of Scotland and its fine ingredients and we hope this provides you with a lovely meal.
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92% Recommend
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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

me and my friends went here for dinner the night b4 the marathon it is right at the foot of ben nevis. the food is amazing. place very busy so get there early or book a table. a most stop place deco if your just of big BEN. very nice in side log fire very friendly staff. well be back

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had a recent trip to Fort William as a group 6, including two small children and discovered 'The Ben Nevis Inn'. The staff, food, ambiance - everything was top draw- we ended up eating there on three occasions. You would by crazy to miss this place!

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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

After a long day climbing Ben Nevis we came here as it was highly recommended to us by our hotel staff & it didn't disappoint.We can't stress enough how much we enjoyed the food. The staff were lovely and the service 10/10. What a great place for a restaurant with stunning views.We enjoyed it so much we came back the... More

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Cupar, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Fantastic views, delicious cuisine, great atmosphere and even live entertainment the evening we visited! Will definitely be back!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

Wonderful food, great atmosphere. Well worth its 5 star rating. Don't go without booking or you may be disappointed.

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Verona, Italy
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Set at the base of Ben Nevis this quirky restaurant has the most spectacular views. The menu invites you to try traditional Scottish flavours with a modern twist. I can highly recommend the haggis, nipes and tatties served with a cream and whisky sauce. I didn't think I'd like haggis and I don't like whisky, but this was one of... More

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Fort William, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

went for my birthday dinner lovely food and staff clean just excellent lovely log fire on a cold winters night was very welcoming had chicken with blackpudding mash and pepper sauce lovely meal and drinks

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

God’s gift for weary hikers. Lots of interesting pictures and stuff on the walls. Very atmospheric. Open till 11pm!

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights in March and found the facillities within the bunk house ideal for the walker/climber. very clean place with very good kitchen facillities, hot showers and drying room. The food in the Inn is of a very high standard and is highly recommended, even if you're not staying in the bunk house. Excellend experience in a beautiful... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Had a leisurely bimble around Fort William and forrest track from Braveheart up Glen Nevis. Popped into Ben Nevis Inn to refuel after 20 miles. We both had the Big Ben Burger which is one of the best burgers we've had. Got in at 1630 on Saturday and had no problem getting a table. Ale was good and staff friendly.... More

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