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Bridgend Hotel Restaurant

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Bridgend PA44 7PB, Scotland
+44 1496 810212
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for evening meal we hadn't booked the owner managed to rearrange things to accommodate us.And we had an excellent meal and drinks.Big thank you!

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Thank Gordon K
Mark L, Factor for Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Your thanks for our efforts to accommodate you are very much appreciated. I know that the Hotel Team go out of their way to try and fit guests in, if at all possible, though at busy times this is not always possible. I am glad that we were able to do so for you and... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate in Katie's bar on the last night of our stay on Islay and really enjoyed our experience. The food was tasty and to a good standard as well as reasonably priced, and the staff were so friendly:-) We took our dog and they were so accommodating of her - glad we made the trip there!

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Thank d s
Mark L, Factor for Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your meal in Katie's bar and felt welcomed. We are very happy to accommodate well behaved dog's in Katie's bar and know that for many people they are a real part of the family. More 

Glasgow
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once again the food was excellent with a great choice and great value for money. The staff were so welcoming and friendly and the restaurant is lovely and cosy with a great ambience. This also has to be the most dog friendly place we have ever been to. Lorna and staff you all do a great job and thanks Lorna... More 

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Thank Mamaileach
Mark L, Factor for Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us. It is no less than I would expect that you received a warm and friendly welcome, including Peggy. I know Lorna and the team take pleasure in their work and enjoy having appreciative guests. Thank you for taking the time to write your review. More 

East Cowes, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped at the restaurant on Saturday 1st April 2017 before catching the ferry back to the mainland. It was a very good decision. The friends that we were travelling with had 2 Labrador dogs who were allowed into the bar dining area - they enjoyed the warmth from the log stove. The hospitality of the staff (and to my shame... More 

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Thank Ian H
Mark L, Factor for Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. The views of our guests are important both to us and to our potential visitors, especially when they are as helpful as yours. The Hotel has long had a policy of welcoming well behaved dogs. It would be impossible for me to guess which staff members were particularly hospitable as... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The scallops were to die for! The food was excellent, service amazing. Everone was very friendly Would go again

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Thank Fi0na_H
Mark L, Factor for Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

What a lovely review, thank you. I too love scallops and they do not come much fresher than those in our restaurant. I am very pleased that you enjoyed you visit to us and hope to see you back some time. More 

Handforth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic service from the moment we arrived. Comfortable lounge with open fire to enjoy pre-dinner drinks, spacious dining room. All ingredients are sourced locally wherever possible. Well prepared delicious food.

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Thank DT31
Mark L, Factor for Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I think you have very neatly summarised some of the key elements to our philosophy. I am very pleased that we were able to provide you with an enjoyable experience and hope that you will return to us again. More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner at the hotel while on a weekend break. We were spoiled for choice with the menu so as the restaurant was quieter than normal the staff organised a small tasting menu. The food was of the highest quality and tasted fantastic. The hospitality from Lorna and the bar/waiting staff was exceptional. We will be back in the... More 

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Thank Liz C
Mark L, Factor for Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Lorna and the team will always, if time and circumstances allow try and accommodate requests from guests and diners. We are (justifiably I think), proud of the food we offer. We source ingredients as locally as we can and supply as much as possible from the Estate and our own farm. Using ingredients of... More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2017

There are many facets to Bridgend Hotel, and we experienced three of them on our trip. They supply refrigerated meals to the self-catering lodges at Collaibus, which really hit the spot when we first arrived on the island. Their head chef provides a chef service to the same lodges, which is probably the best food available on Islay. On site... More 

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Thank Martin R
Mark L, Factor for Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us and in particular that you enjoyed your food. We always try to use the freshest and best ingredients that we can find, sourced locally and from the Estate if possible. I hope that you will visit us again sometime and will perhaps eat in... More 

Scottish Borders
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198 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2016

The 2 waitresses and their manager were always (on 3 occassions) so welcoming and accomodating to our needs. Each meal was just a breeze to prepare or present and they were so sensitive as to when to give us space or time to eat. Bless you ladies , you were so kind and helpful and it made us loathe to... More 

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Thank springbuck-kwa
Mark L, Factor for Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I am really not sure how to reply; I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and were so happy with the way that you were looked after and with the food that you were served. I have to say that our staff at the Hotel, do get a great deal of... More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

I ate here one evening whilst staying in the hotel. As ever the staff were very friendly and helpful. There's a reasonable wine list and a good selection of local whisky and gin. The food selection is good and whilst it's not Michelin star quality it's very tasty and well presented. I had scallops for starters which were cooked just... More 

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Thank Daniel R
Mark L, Factor for Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you found things to your liking. Your thoughts and comments are both important and helpful to us. We will look forward to having you as a guest on your next trip over and hope that we can again provide you with an enjoyable experience. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $38
Cuisine
British, Scottish, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridgend PA44 7PB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Islay  >  Bridgend
  • Phone Number: +44 1496 810212
Description
Bridgend Hotel is an 11 bedroomed country hotel with a dining room, public lounge (known as 'The Strath') and Katie's Bar which sells food in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The hotel is run by Lorna McKechnie and is owned by Islay Estates. Where possible we use locally sourced food, particularly shellfish and game from the estate. Children are always welcome, as are dogs; there are drying facilities at the rear of the hotel for those caught out in the rain.

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