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Main Street, Tobermory PA75 6NT, Scotland
01688 302011
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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
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I have been working and living in Tobermory for 18 moinths now and frankly haven't been to this place often enough. The food is great, good value home cooking. Decent beers although not really a Real Ale pub., friendly staff, local;s and atmosphere. There are more popular bars in Tob but this is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
davyclam
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Cumbria
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Cumbria
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I have been working and living in Tobermory for 18 moinths now and frankly haven't been to this place often enough. The food is great, good value home cooking. Decent beers although not really a Real Ale pub., friendly staff, local;s and atmosphere. There are more popular bars in Tob but this is where the locals go. My favourite is... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Traditional, good pub food at a very good price. The staff is very friendly and the service was great. There seem to have been many locals around. We went there twice and were happy with all meals. Very good value!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I am always asked where to recommend to eat. It's an horrible question, but, thankfully the MacDonald Arms never fails to deliver. Just good, honest, pub grub in a traditional atmosphere, with welcoming staff. I've enjoyed it for over 30 years and still look forward to my next visit.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We visited this place last week, overheard someone on the bus say it was the bees knees... They were Scottish so I thought I was on to a winner! The place is a little dated inside, could do with a good old spring clean! The seating was confortable though, the food and drink was very reasonably priced, and the staff... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Look a bit dated from outside and also inside, lots of locals, the food is outstanding nothing too fancy but great home cooking and generous portions, try the Beef Olives, to die for

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Hampshire
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Recommended by locals - I was told they only serve between 6:30 and 8pm, and it is all freshly prepared. They have a small menu, it is really well priced and served promptly. I had the goat's cheese and pear salad and it was really good (a little too much cheese for me). My friends also enjoyed their food too... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We visited last year in October and thought it very friendly so in July we popped in and looked at the menu - good home cooked food. We went back the next night as I had chicken curry the first night and my husband was so impressed he wanted it. I had Lamb Stew/Casserole the second time and is was... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Ate here on our last night, Lamb Shank cooked to perfection and Beef in Beer extremely tender. Shame so many people appear to be put off by the furnishings. Food is all home cooked and great value for money.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We ate here at our last night in Tobermory, having already had fish and chips and steak at a restaurant across the harbour the previous nights. Both of us love a good, traditional, local pub complete with friendly local people and dogs. It's a very relaxed atmosphere (as it should be) and the menu is not extensive but the food... More 

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jedburgh
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

What a cheerful place! It was full of local folk having a great time together. Everyone was very friendly and the food nice and homely, served very efficiently. It made us smile and we left the hotel still smiling!

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  • 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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