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Ben Nevis Bar and Restaurant

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103 High Street | PH33, Fort William Ph33 6dg, Scotland
+(44)01397 702295
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Andover, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Conveninetly located on the high street, this pub took our fancy. We didn't realise it was a chain until we were inside (mitchell and butlers, as the waitress confirmed to us). It was cosy inside and with a ciew on the water. Nachos were fine but both our main meals were not nice enough to eat, the three piglets burger... More 

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Thank squizz20
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location especially the view from the deck. Staff seemed overwhealmed with the amout of people the lady on the food side was great. The lady on the bar side where was not so friendly and more intrested in kicking out my cousin who did not have her ID but is over 18 I understand there are rules but remember... More 

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Thank Sean R
Alexandria, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second visit to this pub in a year and a half and the service has gone down hill dramatically. There was no friendly staff attitudes at all my husband had to request that his pint of best was corrected as the head was large, to which a response was 'I'm still learning' I do understand that people... More 

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Thank Tracyannt
General Manager A, General Manager at Ben Nevis Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear that your visit was less than brilliant Tracyannt. I will investigate who was serving and do retraining with them. Manners are something that we take very seriously and expect all our staff to use them. Sometimes explaining why there was a issue gives the guest an understanding of the situation. The musician who was... More 

falkirk , scotland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i want people to eat here, i want the restaurant to be successful because im scottish and i want to support local businesses if and when i can , but going on the meal me and my family had the other night 14/ 07/ 16 i dont think i would recommend this place to anyone, first impressions - the table... More 

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Thank Kevin N
General Manager A, General Manager at Ben Nevis Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us Kevin N. We appreciate that you want us to do well and we want to live up to your expectations. I will inform the kitchen on your comments and we will strive for perfect presentation! Thank you More 

Brighton
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is similar to a Harvester. Nice views and staff. The staff forgot our requests a few times but we're very sweet about it. It's like a Harvester or Weatherspoons food and service wise.

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Thank YakiToni
General Manager A, General Manager at Ben Nevis Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We will let our staff know that you thought them nice, it seems we have stuck gold with our staff! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slow service. Water ordered had to be asked for twice. Medium sea well over done and tough with split sauce! On complaining she was given a new steak with no apologies and was forced to eat replacement when we had all finished. No halloumi cheese although 3 dishes on menu supposed to contain it. Sundae with cookies and baileys cream... More 

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Thank Gillian O
General Manager A, General Manager at Ben Nevis Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Gillian O. Thank you for taking your time to write a review. I am saddened to hear your visit wasn't up to our normal high standards. These issues will be addressed. The stock situation is something that can happen if we have a particularly busy episode but we are increasing our orders so everybody can have their first choice!... More 

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130 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

i have veen there often over the years. it us still a good place for a pint ir two alrhough it has lost a bit of its previous charme due to increasing numbers if tourists flooding through... there are a few more hidden pubs for those who want to meet the locals ... otherwise.. great place!

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1 Thank mcmarkon
General Manager A, General Manager at Ben Nevis Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review mcmarkon! We're so happy to read that you enjoy the bar and the live local music. We hope to bring and showcase our Scottish charm to the tourists and locals alike! Look forward to you visiting again! More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only went in for a pint. Service was slow even though it wasn't busy. I didn't sample the food, but it looked ok. Pricing was average for pub food.

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Thank Bob B
Copenhagen, Denmark
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Mother, My girlfriend and I dine here while stadig in fort William and while the atmosphere and service was fine, the food was really not good. I had a steak that was fine but the otter too were really dissapointed.

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Thank Sigge-2307
Sacramento, California
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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch consisting of a beef and onion pie with mashed potatoes and peas. Average fare with a lot of pastry and not so much beef - not award winning like that I had at the Football Club in Manchester. That's worth a visit. My wife had the chicken fajitas, which she enjoyed a great deal - looked good, too.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 High Street | PH33, Fort William Ph33 6dg, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Fort William
  • Phone Number: +(44)01397 702295

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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