We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Lock Inn

Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4AU, Scotland
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“fish and chips” (161 reviews)
“curry” (21 reviews)
“burger” (40 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4AU, Scotland
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,341)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,093 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful visit around Loch Ness. Nice and warm restaurant, surely familiar. Warm Atmosphere, food really tasting, local and amazing followed with an amazing apple cramble and Irish coffe, one of the most wonderf moment of the day, the moment we choose...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 1986hectorA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always love visiting this great place when staying in Fort Augustus. Only tip I would give is make sure you book a table for Hogmanay....we didnt and the place was all booked up weeks in advance. Friendly staff and great portions too. Impromptu music with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Alicats116
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Happened to call in on a whim. Wife is coeliac and hasn’t had battered fish in years. The fish was awesome. The meat pie well cooked meat and beautiful crunchy pastry top. If you need gluten free fish and chips this is the best!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Gordonzoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a meal at the Loch Inn, checked trip advisor before we went and many good reviews, no cutlery on the sticky table, no napkins, went for the steak pie as many good reviews, overcooked and hard pastry, curry was Dansak, was Chinese curry...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank shaun1969
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location in a small town overlooking a loch and with Loch Ness near by. Friendly staff, not much of a bar with a small selection of beer but the food was excellent.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 162andrewa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small menu Everything that came was well presented and good portion sizes Goats cheese starter was delicious Steak pie and chips came with a good variety of seasonal and well cooked vegetables Haddock and chips was lovely and fresh and again a huge portion Preferred...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank angelagL419UR
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I spent a really enjoyable afternoon holed up in this great boozer. Good ale, great food, lovely local welcoming vibe...just great!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank eastendtyke
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Very good Cullen Skink though the vegetarian option was poor. The chick pea and sweet potato stew was without chick peas! The pub had a good traditional atmosphere, which is becoming rarer now.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank booty3
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We had a good meal here (lunch) including the onion rings, steak pie and haggis. Staff were Scotland friendly enough.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 677ScottS
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner mid-week during our week in Fort Augustus. Got v busy after 7pm! 2 adults and 2 little dogs made very welcome. Log fire, comfortable bench seating & good pub food. Haddock and chips was huge! Highly recommended!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 690dann
Nearby HotelsSee all 2 hotels
The Lovat, Loch Ness
1,354 reviews
.08 miles away
Inch Hotel
686 reviews
.68 miles away
Glenmoriston Arms Hotel
450 reviews
5.42 miles away
Glengarry Castle Hotel
827 reviews
6.37 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
The Lovat Brasserie
531 reviews
.08 miles away
Station Road Restaurant
47 reviews
.07 miles away
Richmond House Hotel
135 reviews
.06 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Cruise Loch Ness
1,313 reviews
.06 miles away
Fort Augustus
1,188 reviews
.04 miles away
Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre
243 reviews
.04 miles away
Iceberg Glass
52 reviews
.29 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
April 3, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from mrkettering100 | Reviewed this property |
I only know this pub from a summer visit when it was mega busy. Parking is an issue as there are only about 6 spaces on the narrow one way street outside the pub. There is a pay and display public car park in the village... More
Tracey C
April 1, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from silverjen | Reviewed this property |
Hi, they allow dogs inside, we had ours with us in the afternoons and evenings and he was always made very welcome as were we.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4AU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Loch Ness  >  Fort Augustus
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing