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The Drift Inn

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Shore Road, Lamlash KA27 8JN, Scotland
(0)1770 600 608
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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Loved the Beer

Didn't try the food (it looked very good and the menu was inviting, but we had arranged to eat at our hotel). Popped in for a quick drink before dinner and went back the next night. Lovely range of bottled Scottish craft beers and a knowledgeable and affable proprietor. Good range of spirits too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Struay
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Glasgow
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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198 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Glasgow
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Didn't try the food (it looked very good and the menu was inviting, but we had arranged to eat at our hotel). Popped in for a quick drink before dinner and went back the next night. Lovely range of bottled Scottish craft beers and a knowledgeable and affable proprietor. Good range of spirits too, including over 50 gins and no... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Despite there being no real ales available on the day I visited the bottled beer selection was excellent. Euan the manager was very helpful and recommended a nice IPA/Lager hybrid....I'd come back for that alone. I had food here with some other people and we were all blown away.....My baked camembert was worth the 20 min wait ( which is... More 

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Biggar, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing , the staff comprised ,landlord behind the bar , cook , one waitress and the landlords wife helping out with table service . Must have been forty customers present and not one having to wait for service . Food was excellent . Choice of real ale outstanding and , I noticed the spirits choice was vast ! Lot of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had 2 meals here during our stay in Lamlash and both were excellent. Great menu and plenty of local produce used. Treat yourself to a dessert, they are top class!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I used to live in Lamlash and the drift has changed a bit since I used to walk the dog to it!! Good new decor, good food, good beer, good service and a view worth a kings ransom. If the weather is good and the midges asleep, the garden is wonderful.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I spent an evening at The Drift Inn while I was on a work trip, and very much enjoyed it! Delicious food, nice atmosphere, and a lovely, open fire made it a lovely evening.

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Isle of Arran
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My son and daughter treated me to lunch here on Mother's Day. Attentive service and a wide range of choices to suit all tastes and prices very well priced children's menu. Food was well presented and served timeously. Lovely decor. I will definitely return. Well done

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I have been a drift inn goer for many years. This place has been given a complete over haul by the current proprietor's and is unrecognisable from what it used to be. It is now probably the best place on the island for food & drink. The main focus is now food, very good food, no more average pub food.... More 

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North Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This was recommended very highly by friends and we will now do the same. An amazing menu, beautifully presented . Food was fantastic and dining area looks out onto a spectacular coastline so the surroundings are equally excellent. Will make sure we return for another visit, would like to try dinner. Also lots of vegetarian options on a wide and... More 

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Scottish Island, Arran
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

A very chilled out bar and surrounding. Fresh food with an excellent specials board. Excellent service from Amy and Euan as always. Lovely Honest place to eat!

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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: (0)1770 600 608

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Scottish

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