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Lochside Hotel

Shore Street, Bowmore PA43 7LB, Scotland
+44 (0) 1496 810244
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Ranked #5 of 11 restaurants in Bowmore
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Errol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The Lochside Hotel or Duffies Bar, has a great whisky selection of all Islay Malts and a few others. Could'nt try them all, but managed a good few. Staff were knowledgeable of all malts and provided excellent service

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Sussex
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We didn't stay here overnight but had an evening meal in the restaurant. The restaurant was quite busy and it was easy to see why. The room has good sea views and the food was very good, with generous portions. The service was very friendly. We had researched that this hotel has an extensive bar selection and possibly one of... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Booked in for Sunday evening dinner, table was in the conservatory overlooking the harbour and loch - wow! We ordered a cold starter and the mussels for mains. Mussels arrived luke warm/cold - obvously had been sitting out for some time after cooking. Complained and given one main meal reduction on bill.I got the impression from someone else that this... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had dined here a couple years back and returned on our recent visit to Islay. Good food, good service and friendly people. Reasonable prices with an view! We were staying at the Bowmore Cottages so we we ate here a couple times during the stay. I'm sure that we will be back again.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great wee hotel, accommodation a little tired and dated but the food more than made up for it. Wouldnt take much (a lick of paint) to brighen up the rooms

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Islay, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Have eaten here on several occasions - always had great service from friendly efficient staff. Really good choice of food on menu & all very reasonably priced. Huge portions of excellently cooked food. And some of the most stunning views

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Landshut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Food is like mothers cooking as it was the presentation ( it's Not very Professional). Taste of Food was okay. The Furniture is old and we had to eat on sticky tables. The Outdoor Setting Area Needs urgently make-over

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Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Very good food at reasonable price, busy when we were there but service was strong and beautiful location on the ocean

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Barton Seagrave
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Was a bit wary after some dodgy reviews but everywhere else was full cos of the Whisky Festival. We had 2 double rooms (for the same price as single) yes they were a bit tatty but comfortable and all the linen was clean - lovely dining room overlooking the bay and the breakfasts were fairly good. Would probably stay again... More

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Auchinleck, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We visited this hotel twice it has live entertainment and is a very busy location. We had a very good lunch on our first visit and found the staff to be very friendly. We returned at night for a live performance from Skerryvore who were fantastic

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