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“Beautiful little Scottish harbour”

Pennan Inn Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Pennan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $38
Cuisines: British, Scottish
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Lytham St Annes, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful little Scottish harbour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

After walk to see nesting sea birds we had lunch here. Everything you expect Scotland to be, beautifully uncomercialised scenery with unstated not flashy good tasty yummy food,

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Jill W
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Sunday Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

Last Sunday at a loose end we went to Pennan and booked lunch at the Pennan Inn. Great welcome and even better meal. What a cosy wee place which any time before we had been it was closed/for sale so now we've seen it I can't recommend it enough. The menu is a bit limited but thats what to expect in a small place but it was all fresh and local. If you've nothing to do, go and visit!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Garry C
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Aberfeldy, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

Despite its status as a historic building in a tiny fishing village, idyllically situated facing the sea, the Pennan Inn has been left with little of the character you’d expect. It’s run by two nice young people, it’s spotlessly clean, and there are a few bits and pieces of local history, including a ship’s bell and the news cuttings from the film Local Hero, which was filmed here in the 80s. But apart from that, there's no atmosphere. There are new tables, new carpet, modern bar, a small selection of mainstream whiskies, and no real ale (not even in bottles).

We had (reluctantly) a half of mass-produced lager and a diet coke (the only wine available appears to be in the kind of small bottles you get on planes). Then, for food – well, the menu is exactly what you’d expect to find in every wine bar between Newcastle and St Albans. A perfectly acceptable tomato soup (tinned? not sure) and some fishcakes served attractively on a square plate with a nice side-salad but red hot with absorbed oil and mushy in texture. Others round us were having steak, peas, and chips, all of which looked well enough cooked. But nothing to excite (other reviewers spoke about Thai evenings, so perhaps on an Easter lunchtime, we went at the wrong time).

The lack of fit with the location and the historic character of the building is puzzling: it’s just not clear what the owners were thinking when they devised the menu, the décor, or the overall approach of the place.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank shadbury_bonwell
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4 reviews
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“cosy little inn, good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

limited menu and prices seemed on the high side, but good food. fantastic position, the inn sits at the bottom of the cliffs, very steep windy road to get there

Visited July 2012
Thank Jo s
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

We wnt to pennan whist at Nethermill. Pennan is a lovely wee village, well a street really. We went twice, once in the dark and once in daylight. Its very quiet, not sure anyone lives here! Right on the sea, a delight and not to be missed.

Visited November 2012
Thank oowweenn
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