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Coasters

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5PS, Scotland
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Moray, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a drink on an evening during a recent stay in Oban on business. I loved the atmosphere of this place. It was dark, had good music, was a warm and comfortable place to sit and look out at the waves on a dark and windy night on the brink of winter. Service was friendly, drinks were fairly... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in here during our Oban visit. It is a lovely little bar situated on the esplanade looking out on to Oban bay. It was very relaxing just sitting there watching the ferries and boats plying their trade. Staff were very welcoming. Would be nice if the were to invest in a real coffee machine instead of just instant, but... More 

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Thank Ian W
Workington, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Went to Coasters every day of our hols. Great relaxed atmosphere and great view over Oban Bay. Ate a couple of times and the food was amazing and great value..one of the best pubs in Oban.

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1 Thank Mark L
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Been to Coasters many times in the past. The staff here are typical Scots - warm, friendly, welcoming and congenial. It's the best place in Oban to sit sipping a wine or quaffing a beer by the front windows watching the sun set over Kerrera. Spectacular - but come early! The food is excellent - the soups, sublime and there... More 

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1 Thank Johnmhouston
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Visited on Monday night whilst in Oban on business What a great little pub, fantastic views of the bay and friendly staff I will certainly return

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1 Thank John N
Darlington, United Kingdom
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291 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Ate here whilst staying in a guesthouse nearby. Very friendly staff and a nice atmosphere, good views over the bay and a very pleasant location to eat dinner. Food is standard pub fare and the steak pie is well recommended.

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Thank KazSteve
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Perfect bar to watch the sunset with an ale (or any other drink). Try and get one of teh raised window seats but take your sunglasses!

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Thank Debbie R
Swindon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

On our landlady's recommendation we tried this place. We were lucky to get a table; the place was full. I had the home-made steak pie, which was red-hot and I'd swear contained half a cow! Excellent! Unfortunately for us the big screen TVs were showing Barca v. Celtic, and the noise was incredible! Luckily we left before the score got... More 

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Thank GAnderson_12
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

There are steps to the bar area from outside and more to some of the dining areas inside. The restaurant is on the road facing the bay. Food was good service okay, but, don't know if it was our accent, the waiter seemed to have difficulty understanding our order.

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Thank J S
Perth, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

I was fortunate enough to time my stay whilst the Camanachd final was on. Oban v Newtonmore.. A very enjoyable afternoon watching the game with a few Pints.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5PS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Oban

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