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The Drift Inn

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British, Pub, Scottish
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Shore Road, Lamlash KA27 8JN, Scotland
(0)1770 600 608
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food but very noisy early evening

Excellent, well prepared and nicely presented food. Table bookings not accepted at "The Drift" and unless dining early with children best avoided before 7.00pm due to noise levels. We visited twice whilst spending a few days in Lamlash during the busy July holiday period and on the first occasion... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Stirling
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent, well prepared and nicely presented food. Table bookings not accepted at "The Drift" and unless dining early with children best avoided before 7.00pm due to noise levels. We visited twice whilst spending a few days in Lamlash during the busy July holiday period and on the first occasion felt we had entered a crèche at 6.30pm but took the... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great drinks bar, good menu and food. Live music, good service and plenty of atmosphere. Its right on the front with good views, we liked it.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A great restaurant with excellent food. Nice, friendly staff and a great view of the bay. Would recommend this restaurant to others.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Called in here for lunch only had a cup of coffee, soup, chips and a sandwich,but the surroundings are lovely, the service was very friendly and the food was very good, would definitely stop here again

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very busy - I guess a victim of their own success. Can't book and waiting time was at least an hour. Waiting staff were really friendly and helpful. Young chap behind the bar was somewhat less friendly and helpful. I guess you need to get in early if you want to eat here. Midges were terrible in the beer garden... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Me and my pal came down from Lamlash Golf Course hoping for a decent lunch in the famous Drift Inn. Only to be asked if we were 18 and swiftly told to leave. Waitresses not apologetic and very disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I had haggis bonbons which were good with a lovely Arran mustard mayonnaise. My dad and I then had the Arran Venison which was fantastic. The meat was perfectly cooked and the sauce was bang on, it was served with crowdie clapshot (like creme fraiche) which complimented the meat beautifully. Service was great but ambiance was a bit raucous with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Visited recently.food could be great if small details were improved.ordered a lamb and venison burger.lovely burger and toasted roll. But was so dry I struggled to eat. Some sort of relish or something to help and I wouldn't have a complaint.also ordered cokes and it was a full glass of ice topped up with.would be great if they could ask... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Nothing to dislike. Good local beers with great views of holy Isle to look at while you're drinking.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Some really creative dishes on this lovely menu. Went there two nights running to have another experience of well cooked and well served food. I got introduced to some interesting gins that I'd never come across before. The staff were friendly and attentive and there is a lovely view over Holy Isle which you can view from inside or in... More 

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Address: Shore Road, Lamlash KA27 8JN, Scotland
Phone Number: (0)1770 600 608
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Isle of Arran  >  Lamlash
Cuisine: British, Pub, Scottish

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  • Address: Shore Road, Lamlash KA27 8JN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Isle of Arran  >  Lamlash
  • Phone Number: (0)1770 600 608

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Scottish

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