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Ben Nevis Inn

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Claggan | Ben Nevis Inn and Bunkhouse, Fort William PH33 6TE, Scotland
+44 1397 701227
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Chambery, France
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went there with our family of 4 for a lunch. The burgers were very good as the mushroom ciabattas. Very nice staff, in a great place where you can sit outside. Thank you!!

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Thank Jerome J
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the perfect place to go after a day walking Ben Nevis. The portions are large and the food is very tasty. A warm, informal setting allows for relaxed eating and drinking. I would recommend booking if you can as it gets very busy. We didn't book, though we managed to get a seat after a short wait (this... More 

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Thank dean c
Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked for dinner whilst staying in Fort William, although you can stay at the Inn. It's popular with hikers going up Ben Nevis. Having read that they had live music Tuesdays from 9.00pm we went along but had difficulty arriving. The GPS on our rental car was extremely unhelpful and took us elsewhere. It was really busy at the... More 

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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although the setting is informal and you sit at a long, communal table, the food is a huge step up from what we imagined "pub food" could be. The staff is helpful and attentive and the food was really, really good. One of our best meals in Scotland!

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Thank Escapists2
Alton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked a while because its so popular and I can see why the service is first class the food is a mix of traditional and classics all very priced, perfect location and very what you see is what you get but its all works, hopefully we will be back

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Thank Nick E
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The accommodation consists of 3 dormitories which are all linked without doors, a block of showers and toilets, a dry cupboard and a large kitchen/communal room. The accommodation is not luxurious but it is clean and comfortable and more than enough for backpackers on the Ben Nevis trail. The only downside is that there are no plug sockets near the... More 

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Thank 187069Sam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to go here for lunch on Sunday, great friendly service and were well looked after by Lee. Had the haggis starter with peppercorn sauce to share and was amazing, followed up by 2 burgers which were fantastic. Would definitely go back.

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Thank Graham F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks for fitting us in .food was lovely .staff very polite and friendly .highly recommend .Beautiful location :-) :-) :-) :-)

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Thank Eilis B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant food, service and good for families. Portions are huge, so very good value for money. Only downside is, it's so good, it gets busy, so plan ahead and book in advance if you can at peak times.

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Thank Suzanne R
Wymondham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in during our family holiday and must have timed it perfectly to get our table so quickly. Proper home-cooked food with great menu choices for all of the family. Friendly staff who bent over backwards to ensure nothing too much trouble. Highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $25
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Claggan | Ben Nevis Inn and Bunkhouse, Fort William PH33 6TE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Fort William
  • Phone Number: +44 1397 701227

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?