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The Old Inn

Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Seafood
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Wester Ross, Gairloch IV21 2BD, Scotland
0800 542 5444
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Cartagena, Spain
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241 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Set at the roadside as you enter the village this place was a typical rural pub but did offer good food and excellent Guinness (rare in Scotland). We visited early evening to find the bar area packed with people. The staff are strange and unhelpful but the food served was good and tasty. The place could do with a thorough... More 

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Thank Bigboy1959
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice location near the river, friendly, competent staff, a nice selection of local Ales and ones they actually brew on site as well. The food is really tasty.

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Thank Masis_Panos
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Finding good places to eat during our 11 day Highland Tour was difficult but this proved to be one of the highlights.Our waitress Sarah was extremely friendly and helpful in every respect. After a disappointing meal at our hotel in Kinlochewe the evening before this bar/restaurant was foodie heaven. Our venison steaks were cooked to perfection washed down with a... More 

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Thank Geoffrey H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Should have been a pleasant Friday lunch in a nice hotel bar but was all rather ordinary including the food and beer but most significantly the staff who were devoid of any cheer or personality

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Thank Laurence S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called for lunch for the haggis ,tatties and neeps stack. Nice portion though would prefer something more rustic. Though taste was excellent!!! Nice pint of Flowerdale ale. Overall not a bad venue with a large and varied menu

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Thank Dhturner59
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by while doing the NC 500, looking for somewhere for lunch in Gairloch. A local recommended the Old Inn as we needed somewhere that would take dogs. Glad we took his advice. They were very busy on a weekday lunch time but managed to find us a table in the bar and our dog happily settled down under the... More 

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Thank oaktree66
Dundee, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fine dining experience. Excellent staff, friendly and attentive. The meal was well served and presented and Delicious. The Steak was perfect, and the vegetarian was most content. Good bottled beers and fine house wines.

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Thank Calum D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thankyou to the bar and kitchen staff at the Old Inn. On our recent trip to Gairloch we turned up at the Old Inn 15 mins after their advertised time for stopping serving food. The waitress kindly spoke to the kitchen staff and they agreed to serve us hot food from a smaller menu choice. This was very much appreciated... More 

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Thank SusiNixy
Irvine, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this again for dinner after a disappointing meal last September and was pleasantly surprised. This time ate in restaurant which was preferable to bar as less crowded and service better. Food was very good and staff friendly and attentive.

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Thank Irene M
Hamburg, Germany
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent seafood including scallops, langoustines, rock lobster and fresh caught fish. Homemade ales and good selection of single malt whiskies.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wester Ross, Gairloch IV21 2BD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Gairloch
  • Phone Number: 0800 542 5444

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