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Lochindaal Hotel Restaurant

Main Street | Lochindaal Hotel, Port Charlotte PA48 7TX, Scotland
+44 1496 850202
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“seafood platter” (72 reviews)
“langoustines” (20 reviews)
“bread” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Scottish, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Main Street | Lochindaal Hotel, Port Charlotte PA48 7TX, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 145 reviews

Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our meals in the bar especially the Friday night curry night. Very welcoming staff and excellent service.

Thank goldenbaygirl
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Port Charlotte 4 nights and ate in the Lochindaal three of these nights. The other night, we ate in the Port Charlotte Hotel and wished we'd not bothered! On our final night at the Lochindaal we were pleasantly surprised to find it...More

Thank fredfindlay
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Organised a surprise 18 birthday for my son and family with a buffet could not fault it at all everything was fresh staff brilliant good night had by all

1  Thank Lynn W
Reviewed September 29, 2017

Staying nearby so dropped in for a late afternoon drink one day - barman full of friendly banter (as well as rather knowledgeable about whisky) so this became our 'local' for the duration of our stay on Islay. Only downside was no draught cask ale...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Ordered the SEAFOOD PLATE a week in advance of our Islay visit Took 45 minutes to arrive after we sat down, but a full house, and all was forgiven when the plates arrived with a bucket for our debris and a fresh tea towel each...More

Thank ManofKent70
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Six of us and our dog ate in the bar here and my comments are based on our experience there, we did not eat in the restaurant. Fairly basic bar, but warm, welcoming and with friendly clientele. Good selection of the usual fare, but this...More

Thank tgroberts15
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Scruffy little place but loved by the locals ...will arrange a fabulous fresh seafood platter for you with 24 hrs notice ...at a price ! Well worth it though

Thank Lesley61Liverpool
Reviewed July 8, 2017

We had seafood, burgers, fish&chips and breakfast during the time we spent in Port Charlotte - all very high quality! Be sure to order seafood well in advance (24hrs).

Thank Preben B
Reviewed June 22, 2017

WE ate here twice, the first time we had a dog with us so ate in the bar. Service was VERY slow but the food was pleasant enough. The second time we booked in the restaurant - only to find out they had forgotten to...More

Thank paula1756
Reviewed May 18, 2017

We read that this bar had a great whisky selection and the people were right. Two dogs at the bar made the night even better. The sarcastic French bartender was a bit snarky, but nothing we couldn't handle.

Thank Carrie P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $134
Cuisine
British, Scottish, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Lochindaal Hotel, Port Charlotte PA48 7TX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Islay  >  Port Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +44 1496 850202
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Description
The Lochindaal Hotel in Port Charlotte is one of Islay's most traditional hotels. It is a family run establishment, having been in the MacLellan family for well over 100 years. Iain and Katie and their 5 children are the latest generation of MacLellans to have the privilege of running this lovely old pub. Over the years the pub has played host to many characters; friendly locals, holidaying visitors and many a famous face. They all leave with a tale to tell about an evening at 'The Lochindaal'. The hotel also boasts an impressive collection of rare and unusual Islay and other malt whiskies which can be viewed from both bars. In the hotel during the colder months there are roaring peat and log fires and local musicians regularly entertain the guests with traditional Scottish music, attracting a merry audience. The hotel has developed a great reputation for it's Seafood dinners and there are numerous excellent Trip Advisor reviews praising the freshness and the exceptional quality of the local seafood supplied by our great island fisherman who battle all weathers to get the seafood straight to the table that day. 24 Hours notice is required for the Seafood Platters. Iain, the owner (also head chef) works very hard to ensure that all of his guests are well cared for and happy. The Lochindaal is noted for it's friendliness and humour, our staff are welcoming and accommodating. The hotel consists of two bars; the public bar has a pool table, dart board and juke box, the lounge bar has a pleasant dining area with tables and seating for up to 24 guests, it is comfortable and cosy with an open fire - this is where most meals are served. Fresh bean to cup coffee is served all day in both bars. There is a restaurant situated at the rear of the hotel, this can accommodate larger parties for evening dining, birthdays etc. There is also a bar in this room. Pre-booking is required for the use of this room and arrangements can be made to staff the bar. There is free WiFi available to all guests whether they be in for a quick drink, indulging in a Seafood Platter or staying overnight, please ask the bar staff for the WiFi Key code.
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