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The Catacol Bay Hotel Restaurant

Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Lochranza, Scotland
01770 830231
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South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dave the owner provides the most fantastic Sunday lunch time buffet - I have even stayed in this hotel in the past and really enjoyed my time there so I still call in when I can. It's also a brilliantly stocked bar with excellent staff serving and helping.

Thank Clive B
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal with my family sitting outside enjoying the sun and the views over the kilbrannan sound. Food was well priced and great sixes portions, we all enjoyed it. Only thing I would say is more deserts are needed especially more children's ones. Maybe have more chilled soft drinks. Would go again for a main meal.

Thank Glen M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly for people and dogs. Menu varied on weekdays but also a cold buffet on Sunday's 12-4pm eat as much as you like £14 pp(£10pp for pensioners) large garden with vast sea views lovely to sit out in on a sunny day. The local bus service stops here so ideal for drinkers although the last bus is 8pm

1 Thank valpovey
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

A quick stop for lunch. Venison stew was quite incredible. Good beer too. Timothy Taylor's Landlord, very rare this far north. Good view over the water to Kintyre.

Thank Neil R
Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We called in as were touring Arran for a "snack". The setting is great, right on the shore with fantastic views, so quiet it almost makes you whisper so as not to disturb the peace. The greeting from the young lady was really nice, there is a wall of black boards with specials on as well as the menu. We... More 

Thank Stevearts
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

The Sunday Carvery is excellent with a choice of beef, turkey, roast ham and salmon. Superb salads to supplement the mains and an extensive selection of sweets. We have been coming to the island for many years and this is always on our agenda. We qualify for the concessional price which is I believe just over £10 and with coffee... More 

Thank regora186336
Brodick, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We always make sure to visit the Catacol Hotel and enjoy it's Sunday buffet several times during our extended stay in Arran each summer. The buffet has a great spread of delicious food which represents excellent value. This includes a choice of several soups, variety of cold buffet meats and fish, desserts, cheese'n'biscuits, coffee and tea. All beautifully prepared and... More 

Thank arran2015alex
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Certainly wasn't expecting to be delightfully surprised, a local told us this place did the best food around. All I can say is the food was homely & hearty just what you need after a days walking! Not to be missed. Great views over the sea. Dogs are welcome.

Thank Frances C
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Called in for an evening meal. For July it was surprisingly quiet. There was a bar menu and some specials which were reasonably priced. The dishes were chose were freshly cooked and very nice. There is a great view across to the Mull of Kintyre and watching the sunset from here was impressive.

Thank JCT61
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Stunning location and decent bar meals too. Friendly obliging hosts. Accommodation is more than adequate for £35 a night in the middle of summer. Basic rooms with a separate TV area. Good breakfast and strong free Wifi. Bike storage too.

Thank spangovalley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lochranza, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Isle of Arran  >  Lochranza
  • Phone Number: 01770 830231

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