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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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Walsall, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank mullroy
Perth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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"!

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Thank Veronica P
Kingussie, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank pc107
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Rebecca A
Glasgow
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Gordon R
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Had two evening meals here while staying in B and B nearby. Enjoyed good company with locals even though I was on my own and met some interesting visitors too. Straight forward pub food in plentiful quantity in a warm buzz atmosphere at a reasonable no nonsense price.

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Thank Jillhilly2013
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Traditional pub with great food at a very good price. Gets really busy early evening with people eating but usually quietens down by around 8:30 once the food finishes. Feels like a "Locals" pub, not competing with the tourist bars and is all the better for it. Could do with a sot of redecorating but I guess that would spoil... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed good home cooked meals at the McDonald Arms Hotel. Good value, good portions and tasty bar food. A wide variety of meals available in the pub bar.

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Thank travellersruislip
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Loved it: very friendly and cosy place to hang out with friends. Had a great veggie burger. It was a tad on the greasy side but not in a yukky way! Cheap and cheerful - and friendly. Will visit again

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Thank Binca D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

In a world of fancy dishes, sometimes its good to have decent pub grub which is well cooked and presented. The menu has plenty of pub classics as well as baked spuds, toasties and homemade soup all at reasonable prices. We were recommended this place by the man in the museum - he said it was a local favourite and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
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?