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The Old Inn

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Wester Ross, Gairloch IV21 2BD, Scotland
0800 542 5444
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food - one of the best in Gairloch

Good food and very capable staff. It was busy as high season, but standard was very good. Probably one of the best places to eat in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the sister hotel so were told we could get dinner at the old mill. Old is right the first table we were at was so uneven your plate would have slipped off the seats are like old church pews but worse,not comfy at all. No atmosphere staff looked fed up and not very happy food was ok... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Don't eat here. The chefs attitude is appalling. For starters, he seems to think it's appropriate wolf whistling female customers and cranking awful music through the kitchen window. The wolf whistling thing occurred going in and leaving the restaurant. Arrogant, lazy and clearly operating in an environment where it's acceptable to treat customers like dirt. I wouldn't have been bothered... More 

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Brunei Darussalam
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Good food and very capable staff. It was busy as high season, but standard was very good. Probably one of the best places to eat in the area.

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Nottingham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We ate here for lunch after doing the Flowerdale Waterfall walk. Although the bar person who took our order was fairly rude (she forgot our drinks and when I asked for them she gave me the filthiest look and didn't apologise), the food arrived very quickly and was tasty, except for the lentil soup which was thin and separated before... More 

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Celebrated the stroll up to the waterfalls with a Plate of chips and a pint. Great portion and an recommend the local ales. Just what we needed having been soaked on the walk. The promise of a plate of chips kept the kids going! Well done - got the simple things right!

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Quaint restaurant with great food and great ale. Small but very friendly with good after dinner entertainment in the bar.

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Haddington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Lovely location service was good friendly staff and the food was great.The prices were very reasonable.

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Bewdley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Really enjoyable meal in the bar part. My husband and two sons thoroughlly enjoyed the food and atmosphere. the food came quite quickly although the staff did appear a little harassed. Really pretty setting.

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Ballachulish, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I thought this place was ok. Not much of a welcome although it wasn't very busy. Lovely location down by the river looking towards the bay and I was looking forward to trying their own beer. The one on tap (Flowerdale) was decent enough.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The food was okay but we found the service very poor. It was too busy to have a pleasant atmosphere and one of the meals was served undercooked.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wester Ross, Gairloch IV21 2BD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Gairloch
  • Phone Number: 0800 542 5444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

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