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Bridgend Hotel Restaurant

Bridgend PA44 7PB, Scotland
+44 1496 810212
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
4 days ago
“This is a great place food was excellent and the service lovely”
2 weeks ago
“Great Local Atmosphere, Fabulous Food”
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CUISINES
European, British, Scottish, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Bridgend PA44 7PB, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The staff was efficient and the food excellent , peaceful surroundings. lovely lounge modernist but not stark

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 6 days ago

After a long day on Islay, we came to a promising restaurant, that we had booked way up front, because the menu looked promising to us, especially the apple wood smoked geese breast, the pan seared halibut and the Cullen Skink, what we really like....More

Thank mlbelfinedi99
Mark L, Factor for Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am very sorry that you were disappointed with parts of you meal. I am glad that at least we did get the Cullen Skink right for you. I am not sure if our Chef...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed across the road, so this was an easy place to eat dinner. Had the Cullen Skink for the first time and loved it. It is a traditional Scottish soup. We had 3 dinners there and all were beautifully cooked. Katies Bar is a...More

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

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review. Your thoughts and comments are as important to us as they are useful to prospective guests. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your meals with us. The Cullen Skink is also one...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended to come by the B&B host, Margaret at Kilmeny. The restaurant at Bridgend was full so we were given the option to eat at Katie's Bar, and both menus' of Katie's Bar and Bridgend restaurant was given to us. Opted to eat at...More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time and trouble to write a review. Obviously we find the thoughts and comments from guests very helpful, but I also know that they are of great value to prospective guests. I am very pleased that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!More

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...More

Reviewed April 17, 2017

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...More

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...More

Reviewed April 15, 2017

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...More

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....More

Reviewed April 10, 2017

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...More

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....More

Reviewed April 8, 2017

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

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.

Reviewed March 31, 2017 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.

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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $39
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridgend PA44 7PB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Islay  >  Bridgend
  • Phone Number: +44 1496 810212
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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.