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The Lock Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
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Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4AU, Scotland
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommended this place. The food is fabulous, tasty and delicious. The portion is definitely value for money. The atmosphere in the restaurant is fantastic! Very warm and friendly staff. It's so good, we dined twice a day while we were there. 😉👌 Thank you guys and compliment to the chef.

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Thank Hilda G
Inverness, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were in town late and were not sure where would still be open but these guys were great. Service was speedy and friendly. Portions were big and fab. Will definitely be back if we are in the area

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Thank Aileen W
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was on a highland holiday this week and was based in Fort Augustus. On our last night we wanted to go out for a few drinks and some nice food so had a wander through town during the day and liked the look of the Loch Inn. We intended to go around 8ish but we called to check what... More 

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Thank SteDon7
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good ambience, young crowd. It's like a traditional drinks place minus the loud noise. Limited seating but one can always stand at the bar. Polite service. This should be on the top of your list if you want to drink in the small town of Fort Augustus.

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Thank Vinayak A
Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for a meal while taking family for a drive down Loch Ness, it was our second choice because the first place had finished serving, so glad they had, The Lock Inn will be our first choice now, we had Slow cooked lamb "very tender", Pasta with smoked salmon "really tasty dish", and a Cheese burger "great burger but... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food here, more impressive than you might expect. Friendly staff and the bar has a great selection of Gin :-) We ate here twice during our stay and were not disappointed, 3 courses and a couple drinks each cost around £65-80 depending on dishes chosen. Fabulous spot!

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Thank Mi55_Whit3
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent place to stop, food was good, well presented and you certainly wouldn't leave hungry. Staff were very welcoming and being a dog friendly establishment was great. We visited several times during our stay in Fort Augustus met some lovely people and would definitely eat there again.

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Thank silverjen
Matlock, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After spending a week in Fort Augustus we had three evenings and one lunch in the Lock Inn. Couldn't fault it. Fantastic beers and gins, great menu and super tasty food. Best fish and chips, salmon linguine and steak pie ever !! The bread and butter pudding with custard was just gorgeous. Good prices and good portions. Best choice in... More 

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Thank MrsBFrank
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub on the lochs at Fort Augustus.Very good food and real ales.We had the fish and chips and it was very well presented.Well worth a visit.

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Thank 791Kasper12
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in here for an early dinner when we were on a short break . The food was good and came pipping hot. We sat in the down stairs area which has a fire at one end and a log burner at the other sadly only the fire was lit so the end we were at was not as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4AU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Loch Ness  >  Fort Augustus

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