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MacDonald Arms Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Main Street, Tobermory PA75 6NT, Scotland
01688 302011
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch and a drink here. Food average. Over priced. Dogs everywhere. Not the best hostelry in Tobermory. While we were eating there was a tradesman painting the ladies and gents toilets. The smell of paint was wafting through the bar. Avoid.

Thank Kenny B
Level Contributor
23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eaten here twice during Mull Rally. Good quality honest pub food that is great value for money. Dog friendly and welcoming.

Thank Rlvarley
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice friendly pub with a good range of whiskey's available at a decent price. Popular with the locals can only be a good thing!

Thank rachelannselina
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Great bar food and friendly bar staff. This is always one of our favourite pit stops on our visits to Tobermory. We traditionally have a great sing song after our competitions at the annual Local Mòd in September.

Thank DameJackie
Hornsea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We visited this place having tried the pretentious Fish Cafe in Tobermory. This place wins the best food award in Tobermory hands down. Food was hearty and fresh , cooked like your mother would do. The main meals and desserts where delicious with good portions. The bar was also nice with locals to chat to.

Thank hullkr09
Walsall, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

A great range of malt whiskies from all over Scotland. This is the place local residents visit but do not be concerned that you are a visitor they are all very friendly. The one comment about this place is they have the best bar meals in Tobermory, I visit often.

Thank mullroy
Perth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

This High Street Pub is situated in the centre of Tobermory and is just so suitable for a quick and wholesome meal. The food is good , but ordinary and if that is sufficient then "go for it"!

Thank Veronica P
Kingussie, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Called in here before attending a wedding. All staff and other customers were very friendly and interested in our wedding. Good selection of beers and whiskies. Didn't try the food but two locals said it was excellent quality and good value.

1 Thank pc107
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

If your looking for a proper good home cooked meal, this is the place to come. I've eaten here a few times and the food is just incredible. The lasagne, lamb casserole and breaded Camembert were my favourites.

Thank Rebecca A
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77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

We had lunch there on Saturday and although very busy the bar staff were very attentive. The food was really excellent for five very hungry sailors and really 'hit the mark' The food and drink was excellent value and we really enjoyed the ambience.

Thank Gordon R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Tobermory PA75 6NT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Isle of Mull  >  Tobermory
  • Phone Number: 01688 302011

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