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Station Road | Inverness-shire, Spean Bridge PH34 4EF, Scotland
+44 1397 712535
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: At the Old Station Restaurant & Bar we offer great locally sourced food at...
At the Old Station Restaurant & Bar we offer great locally sourced food at reasonable prices. Dine in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, in the unique setting of a converted Victorian railway station on the world famous West Highland Line. We are located at Spean Bridge station where the Commandos began their training during the Second World War. Relax beside the fire in our public bar and enjoy local real ales. We are the only bar in the village serving real ale on draught. We also have a good selection of malt whisky and wine. Children are very welcome ... And we even have a special menu for the wee ones!
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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene

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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely place to eat

i took my father back here after first visiting fifteen years ago and we weren't disappointed. We made to feel very welcome and had a lovely meal. The location is fantastic, the station is still used and it's fun to watch the trains pull in and out while you are eating! The Old Station has a warm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
wizbet1958
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Southport, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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206 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Southport, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

i took my father back here after first visiting fifteen years ago and we weren't disappointed. We made to feel very welcome and had a lovely meal. The location is fantastic, the station is still used and it's fun to watch the trains pull in and out while you are eating! The Old Station has a warm cosy feel about... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Recommened by our B&B owner it did not disappoint. Great food and service in a pretty setting. Walking distance from the Spean Lodge B&B.

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Almelo, Overijssel, Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I had been here before in April while showing the Highlands of Scotland to a Dutch group of travellers and liked the atmosphere, the friendly owners and staff and the good quality of the food. So when I organised another group tour in October last, I decided to choose The Old Station Restaurant again for meals on 2 consecutive nights.... More 

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Ancaster, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were looking for something different and this fit the bill. Appears to be a restaurant that caters to locals and the tourist that happen across. This is the old Train Station so it has a lot of train memorabilia and decor. Food was served hot and quickly. Couldn't go wrong with t he fish and chips as we are... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Fettucine with smoked salmon -- out of this world! What a wonderful place for a restaurant - and a train even passed by while we were eating. Great memories

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

We had a really enjoyable meal on Friday evening. Ben and Vanessa and their staff were so welcoming and helpful. Something for everyone from an excellent steak, perfectly cooked, for my dad to a special for our visitor who is vegan. Having the sleeper train dropping in, as we were eating, was an extra treat

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

While staying in Spean bridge for the weekend we were pointed in the direction of the restaurant. Had a meal 1 of the nights we were there, nice bar to sit it to relax before your meal, staff are friendly but the meal was a little disappointing. Don't get me wrong thou I would eat there again, just the fish... More 

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Bilthoven, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and I visited this restaurant late june 2014. I noticed that my submission on Tripadvisor somehow did not get posted, probably something had gone wrong with my iPad. So here goes again. We could not eat there when we arrived in Spean Bridge because it was fully booked! So we made a reservation for the next day. It... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It is an unusual restaurant being on a working station. When we arrived I spotted a mouse run across the entrance and under something. I did not think too much more about it. We had a drink in the bar while we waited for our table to be laid up, we had booked but it was not ready. Not a... More 

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Vanessa M, Owner at Old Station Restaurant, responded to this review

We are always amazed by how low some people will stoop! You say you saw a mouse in our Restaurant... amazing that not one of our 8 staff or any other of our 30 plus diners spotted it! Just you and your husband!! We do not have mice on our premises, but you certainly do have a very fertile imagination!... More 

the west
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal and also drinks in the bar. The decor is lovely and staff very friendly and helpful. Beautiful station, and great menu choice

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Station Road | Inverness-shire, Spean Bridge PH34 4EF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Spean Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1397 712535

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

Description

At the Old Station Restaurant & Bar we offer great locally sourced food at reasonable prices. Dine in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, in the unique setting of a converted Victorian railway station on the world famous West Highland Line. We are located at Spean Bridge station where the Commandos began their training during the Second World War. Relax beside the fire in our public bar and enjoy local real ales. We are the only bar in the village serving real ale on draught. We also have a good selection of malt whisky and wine. Children are very welcome ... And we even have a special menu for the wee ones!

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