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“A quirky restaurant that is well worth a visit” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Byre Inn

The Byre Inn
Brig o'Turk, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK17 8HT, Scotland
01877 376292
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Ranked #13 of 35 Restaurants in Callander
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Cambridge
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A quirky restaurant that is well worth a visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2010

We were in the area so called in for afternoon tea. This was so enjoyable that we went back for dinner.
This pub is most unusual, with old books and games on the tables and a warm log fire to welcome guests. The music in the background was french or Ella and added to the mellow ambience. The food is good although not exceptional. The Scottish cheese board was particularly good, with the addition of frozen grapes which gave them the quality of a sorbet. The service was very attentive when Giles, the proprietor, was there but was a little chaotic in the evening when he wasn't. However, we had fun and would recommend it if you would like to try something different. Good choice of real ale and other drinks.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Perfect little find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2010

Cycled from Callendar and came across this little gem of a pub. Nestled in the woods at Brig o Turk couldn't have been more picturesque. Was very busy as it was a sunday and the staff were rushed off their feet however we were made to feel welcome and service was great.

My girlfriend and I both had the fish and chips which came in good time and was a good sized portion and most importantly tasted amazing. We had our dog with us and he was also made to feel welcome.

Highly recommend the Byre Inn

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A bit more effort with the food and it would have been great”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2010

Loved the games/old newspapers/log fire/ambiance/surroundings, shame about the microwave chips - expected more

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Linlithgow
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84 reviews 84 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Great place for a family celebration.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2010

30 of us had a family party and everyone commented on the welcome and high standard of the food and service. Because of the numbers we had a limited menu but it suited everybody. Practically every plate was sent back to the kitchen clean. All those who had the mussels as a starter commented on the generous size of the portion and how tasty they were. The table with games was ideal for the children and kept them happy. After the meal we continued in the beer garden which has great ambience.
Thank you again for a wonderful meal

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kent, England
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227 reviews 227 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 130 cities Reviews in 130 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“OK but not exceptional”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2010

We had a Sunday lunch here with the family. Looking at the ratings we were expecting something exceptional but it was OK, as you would expect from most pubs in the SE but not outstanding. If you are in the area use it but not worth a journey.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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