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Ferry Boat Inn Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Scottish, Seafood
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Shore Street | at The Ferry Boat Inn, Ullapool IV26 2UJ, Scotland
+44 1854 612366
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Pecs, Hungary
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Warm welcome, live fire, excellent local food and good beer. Do you need more? Well there is also a view of the sea and hills.

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Thank grahammari
United Kingdom
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182 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't even eat here but this pub caused some interesting debate between my wife and I!! Stayed in Ullapool (which we loved) whilst on an NC500 adventure. Arrived from Durness late afternoon and dropped into this harbour front old pub for a quick drink. I was delighted to find Brewdog on draft ( the only pub we found en... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Popped in a for a drink while staying in Ullapool. Great atmosphere and really good live music. A 'Johnny Cash Duo' (with only Johnny) who was surprisingly good. The Ferry Boat Inn has hardly changed since I was first there in the 1970s. We didn't eat but the food looked yummy.

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Thank Katheross
Manchester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I'm afraid the FBI is not a patch on its former self. Ever since the snug was knocked in to the main bar it has lost a lot of its appeal as a drinking location.

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Thank alexathodgeheg
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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435 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Basic and simple, but ok. Modest menu if you're non seafood, but if you like the sea, wow you'll have a ball. Nice fresh salad with the toasties. Friendly staff and free wifi. Decent range of drinks and easy parking outside.

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Thank David M
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Range of specials on the chalk board & a range of small tables along the window wall overlooking the harbour. The waitress / barkeeper was friendly and efficient. There was a small tray of home-baked cakes on the corner of the bar. The food was tasty and served in a timely fashion. My one quibble was that the toilet cubicles... More 

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Thank MrsJosephineJones
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We dropped into FBI to grab a pint and a wine after having dinner elsewhere. It was warm and cheap. The staff was great and we had a good time.

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Thank RyanRaf
Dunbar, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

we ate 3 evenings in a row and were not at all disappointed. We treated ourselves to local oysters and langoustine - yummy.

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Thank TMcC3
North East England, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Dined with two friends who have previously eaten here and loved the food. I had Cullen Skink for starters and seabass for mains and it was devine. I've never had skink before but it is now a seafood favourite. It was quite busy in the restaurant so book to avoid disappointment. Very reasonably priced for high quality food. Situated by... More 

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Thank Gail G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

There was 4 of us.Things started going wrong immediately with the scruffy,ignorant and arrogant barman..We were ready to walk away by the time we went through to the dining room.The time we waited was unacceptable but worse was to come.When the main arrived it was inedible.The burger and chips is over £13.It was a frozen very thin burger with some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Scottish, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shore Street | at The Ferry Boat Inn, Ullapool IV26 2UJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Ullapool
  • Phone Number: +44 1854 612366

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