We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Had great lunch here”

Borve Country House Pub
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Borve
Cuisines: British, Scottish
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Had great lunch here”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

Had great lunch here, looked very smart and clean - a great place to stop

Visited June 2012
Thank Margaret G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

63 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Good plain grub”
Reviewed July 5, 2012

Not a lot of choice in the area but this was good plain food and fair prices

  • Visited June 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank beeble1022
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
137 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Feelings remain mixed”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

We arrived at our island home on a Friday evening and as we felt too tired to cook we decided to call at Borve House to ask whether we could eat there. We didn't have the telephone number to make a reservation. The dining room was quite busy but after the waitress consulted the kitchen staff we were shown to a table. Our meal was fine, no problem with either of our meals and the service was good. However, the problem seem to be with the locals who use the bar and seem to resent "visitors". The island needs visitors and without them neither Borve House nor the island would survive, but as I have stressed previously, we are NOT visitors, we live here half of the year and I can name several generations of my family from Ness to Shader. I don't know how the management can overcome this problem but due to the attitude of these individuals the place remains unwelcoming. It is such a shame.

  • Visited May 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank LucindaLucile
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bli Bli, Australia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A real surprise”
Reviewed June 18, 2012

Staying on west coast of Lewis in B&B, our host recommended Borve Country House Pub for evening meal. It is in process of being totally refurbished to a high standard, the bar & dining room finished. We had an excellent meal with wine, at very reasonable cost, more restaurant quality food & service than a pub.

Visited May 2012
Thank twosheas
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“emphasis is on image not substance”
Reviewed June 17, 2012

I stayed at this hotel very recently, it is very modern and it seems to want to present that image.
The food was poor and breakfast disapointing, of the three meals we had, I can't say that any of them were outstanding, I had chicken supposed to be stuffed with haggis, it was so bland, haggis had no flavour whatsoever and was more like meal/whitepudding although the potatoes and veg were well cooked. Service was the slowest I've ever experienced, we were left waiting for menus, then waiting for food, then waiting to table to be cleared before desert, we were in there over 2 hours. Although the waitress was very nice, she was clearly stressed, even though there were only 2 other tables occupied, she kept apologising, not confident in what she was doing at all.
Breakfast was only just acceptable. No buffet style help yourself part, this would be ok if the staff were just a bit more upbeat, however, toing and froing to the table with everything from teapots to cereal, milk, juice etc meant they were constantly disturbing you, but also you had to wait for everything. Toast was awful thin with no taste obviously the cheapest of the cheap, jam that I couldn't actually tell what the flavour was and awful marmalade which was so thick you could barely spread. We don't eat a cooked breakfast, but there was no choice of bread or fruit, compote of apricot and prunes was nice though, I think asking for cereal is a nonsense this should be available to help yourself. Definately over priced, I have stayed in much cheaper hotels and got much better service, unfortunately this hotel did not live up to our expectations. The best thing was the young man who waited on us a couple of times, he was most helpful and at least tried to have a bit of a banter with us and the barman/waiter was very pleasant and had a bit more about him, .
We didn't complain, just felt that things were ok and hard to know what they would have done. We enjoyed our time on the island very much and everything about our days out was great, beautiful scenery and historic interest, with great walks.

  • Visited June 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank veramary m
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Borve Country House Pub also viewed

Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris
Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris

Been to Borve Country House Pub? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing