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“Worth a look inside” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tigh Na Mara Hotel

Tigh Na Mara Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Sandhead
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Worth a look inside”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Rather a shabby entrance hides a pleasant interior. The dining room was pleasantly decorated; the rooms were bright, comfortable and clean. Breakfasts were excellent but the food at dinner was disappointing.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank AHG_12
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English first
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Look behind the simple exterior and facade for a wonderful surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014

Called in for lunch when visiting the beach at Sandhead. A simple facade does not do justice to what is inside. Very attractive public areas and tidy outside eating. We were greeted very warmly by a friendly young waiter who explained the menu and the offerings for children. What followed was terrific food and service rounded off by a very reasonable charge.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Penny A
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Humshaugh,hexham United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent value and quality food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2014

Great service from staff lovely food great choice and excellent value would certainly return if back up in the area if visiting port patrick call round here to eat

Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Louise A
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good food and very friendly waiting staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were recommended this place to eat by some friends who live a few miles away. We were not disappointed. From the friendly welcome by the young waiter to the delicious meal from the varied menu. We were quite early and managed to get a table and by the time we had eaten the place was very busy. Would certainly recommend booking in advance if possible. We would definitely eat there again if we are back in the area.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Rodden10
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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A delightful evening and great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited Tigh na Mara twice during our holiday-cottage stay in the area, once as a couple and again with guests. Both meals a real pleasure and great value for such beautifully presented food. Several vegetarian options (important for our guests) and a very warm welcome both times. I'd definitely come back, and am interested to see that they have rooms too. The entrance is a little unprepossessing... but once inside the restaurant we knew at once this was a great choice.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Katharine J
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