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“Tried the food at the ferry inn”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Ferry Inn

The Ferry Inn
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The Ferry Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Renfrew B&B and Inns
Johnstone, United Kingdom
1 review
“Tried the food at the ferry inn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

My wife and I recently ate at the ferry inn after seeing it in the local paper, and we thought why not and well what can i say we were not disappointed at all! I had the pepper chicken and my wife had one of the meals off there specials board, the sirloin steak. We were told by the friendly waiter a younger guy when placing our order that the food is all cooked fresh to order and that we would have to wait about five minutes longer for it to be served, which was ok with us as it was a wee day out, and when it was served what can i say we were not disappointed at all the food was delicious complements to their chef great portion sizes. and the food was really tasty no complaints on both meals, great home made chips which you do not get any more.so well done on that. When it came time to pay the bill we were shocked when the waiter said 14 pounds (not including the drinks) 6.50 for my meal and 7.50 for my wifes. So all in in all great day out with fantastic food really recommend this wee place. Worth a try.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

The location itself is right on the Clyde, beside the Renfrew Ferry terminal, there's on street parking and it's close to Braehead and Renfrew town centre.

You can tell the building itself is old, very old - perhaps one of the oldest in Renfrew? The owners do well to keep it looking fresh outside and I have to say that staff work hard to keep the interior as clean as possible.

The interior is split into a bar area and a dining room at the back, bar stools dotted around the bar and dark wood panelling feature strongly. Quirky window seats and window shutters are period features as well as the enticing real fire!

Upstairs there is a private dining room and accommodation which are quite spacious, newly decorated and I think at reasonable rate - £40 pppn I think - not sure though.

Enough about that - onto the food!

I first started to visit the Ferry Inn because it was close to where I lived, we would visit for a few drinks at the weekend - it was during one of these nights we seen someone being served food and we decided we had to try it.

All I can say is the food is tasty, home cooked and reasonably priced. Made fresh to order the chef will give what you ask for - extra cheese, no tomato, well done chips..... the chips.... absolutely delicious. Hand cut, none of this frozen nonsense that so many pubs serve you! Maybe you'll wait 5 minutes longer for your food but wouldn't you rather that than get served frozen rubbish that's been microwaved?

The portions used to be HUGE, overwhelmingly huge - glad to see that although still large, they aren't of Man vs Food proportions anymore.

Staff always friendly and usually have good banter!

Lasagne and chips is about £6-£7 but very tasty and filling - you'd be hard pressed to find a better one (even Piccolo Mondo's isn't as tasty) in the area.

I'd say if you fancy not slogging over a stove and dealing with the dishes then give it a go - it won't bankrupt you, you'll leave full and fed.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

went to the ferry inn for a bite to eat with my wife brother-in law @sister in law had read in paisley express they had won renfrewshire pub of the year i would like to know how asked for a pint of carlings sorry dont have any but when our drinks came one of our drinks were served in a carlings tumbler and there was a poster on the wall advertising carlings they only had 3 drinks on draught the meal was okay but nothing really to talk about edible the place could to do with a make over as it is very drab dont think we shall be returning as we were a bit disappointed

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Property: The Ferry Inn
Address: 1 Clyde Street, Renfrew PA4 8SL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Renfrewshire > Renfrew
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Renfrew
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Number of rooms: 3
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