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The Drift Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish
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Shore Road, Lamlash KA27 8JN, Scotland
+44 1770 600608
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Irvine, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

.....has closed and we are so sad to see that happen. Euan, Amy and all the staff have provided us with a weekly treat for many months now. Always a joy to visit them. Wishing them every success in the future and we hope to be looked after by them again in the future. Visitors and locals alike will miss... More 

Thank Carol K
Perth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited in October 2016. A spontaneous group of 12 (mixture of adults, teenagers & children). Weather outside was bright & sunny with a breeze great for time of year so able to look at out the gorgeous view. Yet lovely & cosy inside with the warm fire. Good choice of meals. Eleven out of twelve happy with meal (last... More 

Thank nkc2017
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

We have eaten here several times and always enjoyed the meals. the menu is varied and imaginative, portions are generous. Service is brisk and friendly. Price wise, , it may seem slightly more expensive to some, but overall is very good value ,the atmosphere is more of a restaurant than an inn, but is enhanced by the open fire and... More 

3 Thank oceandream75
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

We dropped in for lunch on a beautifully sunny day so the views out over Holy Island were just fantastic. Roaring fire and good atmosphere. Surprisingly busy with people arriving like us at 1.30. Rob had a small fish plate which was plenty big enough for lunch - fish cake, mackerel pate, cold and hot smoked salmon with salad, oatcakes... More 

Thank suegreig
Brodick, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Ask Euan about his gin collection and you'll be there all day. Happy times. He also has a wide range of local beers on draft and also bottled beers. They also have a great menu, specially seafood and meats

1 Thank wrobertsisleofarran
Kilmaurs, Scotland, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner in the Drift with friends and as usual the food, service and staff were all great but whilst being happy to pay good money for good quality I feel it's a little too pricey, keep up the good work Drift Inn but don't spoil things by being greedy.

1 Thank Neil M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Watched a Scotland rugby match here and stayed for dinner. Great food, service and atmosphere. The menu and specials offer a wide choice and there was a good choice of wine.

Thank Elaine10866
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Went in for a meal. Could not be dragged from the lovely fire and the comfortable seats. The meal was good and well priced.. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere.

Thank Fiona M
Kildonan, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

The Drift Inn goes out of its' way to cater for those with dietary requirements and can usually supply gf free solutions to their specials board. It is number one on the island for allergy/intolerance sufferers. If you don't have special dietary needs then just sample some of their excellent fayre anyway, you'll not be disappointed.

Thank Peter L
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Had pheasant for dinner, very good, nice welcome, good beer choice, large menu of options, warm fire, at night so no view of holy island, been there in the day and the view is great

Thank hamiltrj

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shore Road, Lamlash KA27 8JN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Isle of Arran  >  Lamlash
  • Phone Number: +44 1770 600608

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