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The Pierhead Tavern

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Shore Road, Lamlash KA27 8JN, Scotland
+44 1770 600418
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Shame if it closes

Have been a frequent visitor to Arran and have always had to have a pint or two in the "PHT". So good to have doge welcome too, We heard it was closing, would be sorry if it has to go.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2014
Greer L
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Have been a frequent visitor to Arran and have always had to have a pint or two in the "PHT". So good to have doge welcome too, We heard it was closing, would be sorry if it has to go.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Just popped in here for quick snack before crossing to Holy Isle. Efficient and friendly service and an interesting menu.

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Irvine, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Drinks in The Pierhead only now, I'm afraid the new owners don't do food... Shame, used to be a great place.

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scotland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Visited here early Saturday evening (12th April), we were the only people in the pub. There were three staff on, sitting around doing very little as you can imagine. Despite the staff being very friendly, they didnt have two of the mixers we asked for (cranberry juice or blackcurrent cordial) and the place does have an unpleasant odour also. I... More 

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

Best fish and chips I've had in a long time. So good we had it 2 nights in a row! Will need to come back soon

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Went here over the Bank Holiday weekend and glad we booked. This was a busy place, but food and service was prompt and efficient. We both had the Steak & Arran Ale Pie with short crust pastry, highly recommend as this was divine. Starters were good and service was excellent & friendly. Heard the current proprietors are moving on soon,... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Excellent family run pub! Good food, great service and a lovely welcoming atmosphere. Sad that they won't be there next year when I visit the island again!

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Ayr, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Lovely views. First impressions when we walked in weren't good - quite an old fashioned bar. The door to the better looking restaurant was open but we were told it was closed. The full menu was on offer however and we both ordered scampi in a basket. This was billed as a snack item and should have arrived with a... More 

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Kranj, Slovenia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is a budget restaurant so one doesn't expect fine dining but I did feel I had eaten the same food in a hundred pubs across Britain. It is cheap and cheerful and very average.

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

excellent choice of food, well prepared and fantastic tasting. we have a range of haddock, steak pie, roast of day, steak all excellent. staff friendly, pub restaurant very nice. you might have to book at weekends. make sure you eat in restaurant not bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shore Road, Lamlash KA27 8JN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Isle of Arran  >  Lamlash
  • Phone Number: +44 1770 600418

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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