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Borve Country House Pub

British, Scottish
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Isle of Lewis, Borve HS2 0RX, Scotland
01851 850223
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Lanark, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

When I see 'Country House' I expect to see certain efforts at high standards. This is not the case. Generally the food served was fairly standard pub grub. The gravadlax starter with a well dressed salad was good. However the lasagne lacked the Italian flavours of garlic and oregano and the cheese topping tasted like cheap cheddar. Unlikely to return.

Thank Iain S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Just returned from a lovely stay at Borve House Hotel. Staff lovely and welcoming, accommodation great and very comfortable and excellent food. Nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely recommend it and hope to return.

Thank Lizzie50302
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We have a meal here every time we visit Lewis. There was six adults, and two children on this occasion, and we all thought the meals were excellent. We ordered two battered haddock with chips, two steak and ale pies with chips, the venison and guiness pie was not available, one roast beef meal, and one beefburger meal. The children... More 

Thank James B
Kircaldy, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Having just returned from a vist up to Ness.....there is no where to go....it's the back of beyond!! . But Borve House with all it's add ons is hopfully quicky becoming an attraction.

Thank W S
Durham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Had another superb evening meal... Service very good... Food great exactly as stated on menu... And very tasty ...just the Job!!!

Thank Rissoto
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

We have had great food in the past in the Borve Country House Hotel. We went in at 4pm the place was empty and a snack menu was on offer. The baked potatoes were £7.95 each and just not worth it. My daughter had a coleslaw baked pot and it arrived at a chilled temprature. My husbands was warm. My... More 

Thank Janet H
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I visited this restaurant with 7 other family members. We were all very disappointed in the food we were served. The scampi tails were so obviously frozen and coated in a thick brown crumb.the pork was mostly fat the chips were soft the calamari was coated in the same crumb as the 'scampi' tails. The pancake thar surrounded the malteser... More 

1 Thank LGdronfield
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Arrived without reserving which was good although the restaurant quickly filled up. Nice decor. Fantastic customer service from the waitress-v polite, attentive and friendly. Varied menu. Quality of food was lower than what we expected- watery salsa, nachos which were just tortilla chips covered in a packet of cheddar cheese, chicken burger with nothing in it apart from the chicken... More 

1 Thank Joanne O
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Comfortable, friendly, locally run hotel. Modern and clean with good selection of food and drinks. Excellent, large sized portions and extremely good value for money. Service was top notch, massive thanks to Marianne for all her help.

2 Thank mystyshell493
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Now, I'm not one for writing reviews or comments but after telling a co-worker about my experience over at Borve House, she encouraged me to do so. After having a browse through the previous reviews, I was shocked to see the continuous comments about how the food was described as 'unediable' and 'nothing special'. Both myself and my wife travel... More 

3 Thank Robert M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
British, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Isle of Lewis, Borve HS2 0RX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Outer Hebrides  >  Lewis and Harris  >  Isle of Lewis  >  Borve
  • Phone Number: 01851 850223

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?