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“Small but Great Whiskey selection”
Review of Dores Inn

Dores Inn
Ranked #11 of 258 Restaurants in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Scottish, Gastropub, Fusion
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
County Durham, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Small but Great Whiskey selection”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

Boyfriend LOVED the selection of Whiskeys in offer as well as all the other drinks. Personally I thought it was a little crowed in the bar area if you just came in for a drink - not the comfiest or most welcoming Pub I've ever been in to.

Food however looked amazing! Definitely will be back to try some of the meals :)

Next to Dores Beach which is a great little area for a walk or paddle in Loch Ness!

Visited August 2014
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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great old fashioned pub”
Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had booked a table and were shown to one inside on the strength of reviews on here but arriving on a beautiful Summer's evening and having a toddler, it suited us much better to sit outside. The outside tables are in an unimaginative space with a concrete floor but the area opens out onto a large grassy area where people can prop themselves up and eat and drink with wonderful views of Loch Ness, and our toddler was only too happy running around - you need to base yourself at an outdoor table if you're going to order food to then be able to have your meal standing on the grassy area. So, before the food even arrived we were very much at home enjoying an interesting range of beers in glorious surroundings with our baby running around.

The food is "pub grub" rather than fine dining, which suits its informal and relaxed atmosphere, and we were very pleased with what we ordered. The "award winning" haggis was good, very good in fact, but what set it apart was the grainy mustard sauce. Wow! For people who have never had haggis, try it here and you won't be disappointed. My wife had a burger that was so meaty that she was too busy eating to have any conversation apart from "this burger is awesome" - the best burger she's ever had apparently. It was so good that we went back the next night and weren't disappointed - I had the burger this time and she had the haggis so I can't comment on the rest of the food but the haggis, burgers and beers are fantastic. And best of all, it was all very reasonably priced.

To sum up, the Dores Inn is a kid-friendly old fashioned pub the way village pubs should be with great food and a stunning location. It is ideal for families with kids or groups of mates. Other points of interest might be that The Nessie Hunter van is in the car park and there is a pebble beach and a play park almost within view of the eating area. There's also a wooded area that makes for a nice circular walk of a couple of hours that starts and ends at the inn and is a good way to work up an appetite. Come hungry!

  • Visited July 2014
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Birthday party”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

For my wonderful wife`s special birthday party with family and friends and the meal was fantastic enjoyed by all

  • Visited March 2014
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“Good pubfood”
Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We went from Inverness to the Loch on mountainbikes with our family of 4. Great place with a grand view on the loch. Good pubfood. Friendly service. A small playground for kids across the street.

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“Great spot on Loch Ness. Blink driving by and you miss it.”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

Popular. Great spot. Cozy pub, great drink choices. Reservations for groups advised. Indoor outdoor seating. Water front. Best day for seafood: Wednesday (Delivery day for the area) They can run out quick in
season.

  • Visited July 2014
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