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MacDonald Arms Hotel

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Main Street, Tobermory PA75 6NT, Scotland
01688 302011
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Traditional Tobermory!

If you want a good value, straightforward meal and the chance to mix with a few locals, this is a great choice! We had several meals here during our island stay.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Markadlz
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Leicestershire, England
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Scotland
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very Friendly, good wholesome home cooking, I had Beef Olives with Potatoes, Beef Olives just melted in your mouth the beef was beautifully tender, service was fast, It was recommended to me by one of the locals the price was very reasonable, I would certainly eat here again

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Macdonald Arms is your standard British pub with uncomfortable seating for dining and that old fusty pub smell - marvellous! It is a must-visit place in Tobermory - the menu is top value for money and the food is hot and plentiful. Try the haddock fish cakes. The chips were "real chips" and not reconsituted potato - they were... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

What a great place. Full of locals, good sign, local people will only stay loyal to where they get the best value. The food was gorgeous. Real home cooking, real veg. The choice excellent, they catered to all tastes. Wish we discovered this pub sooner. Be aware that they do not do evening meals on a Sunday, and do not... More 

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Tobermory, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Where the locals hang out. One of the few places on Mull that hasn't sold out to the tourist trade (although many in the know eat here whenever they visit Tob because the food is the best value in town). Has a dart board, good drinks and service.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We visit Mull twice a year and always have a pub lunch here. The food is inexpensive pub grub but very well done. There is a standard menu including burgers, jacket potatoes and toasties and then a good selection of daily specials, including a good vegetarian selection. Portions are good, the food tastes great and the staff are all very... More 

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Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is the place to eat in Tobermory. The prices of all dishes were the most reasonable of all the places we ate on Mull. Unfortunately we only discovered it at the end of our week's stay on Mull. Excellent home cooked meals with a selection to satisfy all tastes. Extremely warm and friendly atmosphere. Had a great evening meal... More 

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Stevenage
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We had read several reviews on the MacDonald Arms and decided to try ourselves,do not be put of by the outside appearance the meals here are really good at very sensible prices it is a good local pub where you can mix with the locals and have nice conversations we actually ate here on (3) nights if we return again... More 

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Leicestershire, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

If you want a good value, straightforward meal and the chance to mix with a few locals, this is a great choice! We had several meals here during our island stay.

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Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Stopped in here for dinner. It's a small pub with good food and drink. But the real treat was talking to and observing the locals. We and another couple were the only tourists there, the rest were Tobermory folks having a pint and pub grub. Talked for half an hour with a delightful couple from Newcastle and just had fun... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We only went in last week for a quick drink. However, this seemed to be the better of Bars in Tobermory and cosy seating and nice décor. Also nice bottled Ales

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Tobermory PA75 6NT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Isle of Mull  >  Tobermory
  • Phone Number: 01688 302011

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  • Cuisine: Pub

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