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The Contented Sole

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4, Old Quay | Harbour Road, Eyemouth TD14 5HS, Scotland
01890 750268
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Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly local with good value food

After a long drive from Kent, we popped in for a drink while we decided what to do for dinner. A look at the menu made us decide to stay and we are glad we did. Seafood Platter just the thing after our journey. The landlord could not have been friendlier. We were offered the possibility of eating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Trev1947
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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Sutton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Beautifully cooked, tasty pub grub with fresh scampi, and great choice. Friendly, efficient service.

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Thank aeyre_947732
Dorset, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Currently in the pub after a memorable Steak last night. Very friendly staff and the superb value of their food has brought in the client s from a local caravan park. This is a great example of Northumberland value. No real ales but the Belhaven Best is very creamy. My wife was thrilled with the fish combo last night. I... More 

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Thank R N
Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We popped in here while out for a walk. Really just looking for a light bite. This place had a lighter bites menu that was all under £5. The food was really well presented and excellent value. We had fish and chips and our grandson had Sausage and chips, diet coke and ice cream all for £4.95. Definitely the place... More 

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1 Thank Margaret T
Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We were at Eyemouth for the day and looked at a number of menus outside cafes etc, the Contented sole had a more varied menu with local fish dishes,and a 'lighter meal' section,. We got a great welcome from the barman, very friendly. I had the seafood chowder which was excellent we then had chicken goujons from the 'lighter Meal... More 

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1 Thank Bill H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

ate here every day of a weekend stay in eyemouth , great pub grub , staff were superb , friendly, great with the kids , locals mixed with tourists , a true gem of a place , keep up the good work ,

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Thank gordon b
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

After a long drive from Kent, we popped in for a drink while we decided what to do for dinner. A look at the menu made us decide to stay and we are glad we did. Seafood Platter just the thing after our journey. The landlord could not have been friendlier. We were offered the possibility of eating in the... More 

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Thank Trev1947
wallsend
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here whilst staying in Eyemouth . Cozy pub overlooking harbour with lovely views. We ate in bar rather than restaurant lovely haddock and chips and scampi and chips at reasonable price. Bar maid super friendly and helpful we came back for drinks the next day .

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Thank ribblesdalemag
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Great scampi and a decent plate of chips and peas. Not expensive, cosy and friendly we will be back. Just off the A1 on the way to Edinburgh, Eyemouth is a little harbour village with friendly people and a fair amount of parking.

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1 Thank Pam G
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We had dinner here one night after walking around the harbour. There was a good choice, and the food was excellent and plentiful. Bar was also friendly, and seemed popular with locals and tourists.

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1 Thank sfarrant
Clydebank, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

we visited this restaurant during our visit and were happy that we got a table as we had not booked if we had came a little later we probably would needed to wait for a table as this was a vey busy restaurant food was lovely with small plates available and very friendly staff

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4, Old Quay | Harbour Road, Eyemouth TD14 5HS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  Eyemouth
  • Phone Number: 01890 750268

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

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