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The Tayvallich Inn

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Seafood, Scottish
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Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
+44 (0)1546 870282
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Good for:
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
What an a great restaurant in an amazing place

A group of us ate here recently. The Inn is in an amazing location looking right down the loch. The staff were superb and the lunch was delicious. Its a long journey to get there but so well worth it when you do

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A group of us ate here recently. The Inn is in an amazing location looking right down the loch. The staff were superb and the lunch was delicious. Its a long journey to get there but so well worth it when you do

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Leics
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We visited here on a cold March day, having been recommended the place by our hosts. It is a long track to get there but the setting is pretty. We were the only people in the bar at lunchtime and clearly told that our dogs could not come in - despite there being no-one else there. The place was very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Excellent food, good beer, cosy bar and nice outside seating. Cheerful welcome and good service. Only downside are the cars parked opposite which mar the view a little. Otherwise, worth visiting and exploring the local area.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Visiting our Daughter in Lochgilphead, booked for a Sunday Lunch for 4. lovely welcome and opened the restaurant for us. Delicious seafood in a super location. worth visiting again when we are up from Yorkshire

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Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We've been visiting Tayvallich Inn for over 30 years but gave it a miss for several years after a very indifferent meal about 5 years ago. Decided to give it another try in June and have visited 5 times since then. Maybe that one poor meal was an aberration because this year we have had nothing but great food and... More 

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Ilminster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Decided to try Tayvallich Inn after a week of eating seafood in various places in mid-Argyll. Quite simply the best, with excellent menu, welcoming service and sensible prices. Unable to get back the following day for a repeat meal but will undoubtedly return next year.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Visited 3 or 4 times in late September. Consistently good food and a decent pint. Never very busy. Beautiful setting.

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Tayvallich Inn remains a firm favourite in mid Argyll, well worth the trip from some distance away. Check out the seafood and the curry of the day, and taste the Loch Ness draught ale if you haven't met it before.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Many are happy to stop at Crinan and the Canal- which is stunning on a sunny day - but do take the road south to Tayvallich and Loch Sweden. A detour of delights both sea and shore ... And then the Inn, unpretentious and lochside concealing wonderful seafood with local scallops, perfectly seared, langoustines of the giant variety and lobsters... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have visited several times over the summer and have had consistently good food. There are outdoor tables with a view of the bay which are very popular on a sunny day. Equally there is plenty of seating indoors. The service has always been friendly and with a smile, even when busy. I would definitely recommend this pub.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Lochgilphead
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1546 870282

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 28
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?