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The Galley of Lorne Inn

$$ - $$$
British, Scottish, Bar, Pub
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Ardfern, by Lochgilphead, Ardfern PA31 8QN, Scotland
+44 1852 500284
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent evening meal, full of flavour and fresh ingredients. Not the widest choice of fresh fish considering the location, but everything was beautifully cooked and tasty. Service was outstanding. Restaurant staff make your evening with their really friendly and lighthearted style.

1 Thank Bilbo B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good choice of food on the menu as well as a specials board. Something to suit everyone. Good choice at breakfast as well - great poached eggs!

1 Thank mojo049
Scotland, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Had very good stovies here for lunch in public bar which had log fire on and was warm. Good meal and reasonably priced.

Thank yunshou57
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Steak pie had burnt pastry. When I say burnt, I mean it was BLACK! How any chef could allow it to leave their kitchen is beyond me. Even the waitress had the opportunity to raise some degree of quality control with the chef. Underneath the cremated pastry, the pie contents were bulked out with a lot of carrots and potato... More 

1 Thank TravelLowdown
Clackmannan, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Visited the bar on Friday evening and found it lively ,cosy with a real fire and it had a great atmosphere.Great barman who knew his stuff.Friendly locals too which always helps. We had a meal in the restaurant on Saturday night .Would definitely recommend. I had the duck as a starter which was substantial and delicious.Chump of lamb for my... More 

1 Thank LizziMacN
Dunblane, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Ate in the public bar. Had langoustine with a dressed salad. Delicious. Sea bass and also guinea fowl. Very good quality restaurant standard. Would come here to eat again, as the Guinness was good and the atmosphere in the bar friendly.

Thank SMayes
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

With quite expensive pricing compared to other restaurants in and around the area, you would expect top notch presentation and taste. We ate here 3 times and found it quite inconsistent, from the portion sizes to not getting what we asked for. We asked for green veg and got a bowl of roasted swedes and parsnips (which were not good)... More 

1 Thank headcheflondon
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I am one of the first to thank and compliment, however visiting the Galley of Lorne on Friday evening with 3 friends we found it was unbelievably poor. We had driven from Edinburgh and were looking forward to a relaxing drink and tasty food. Having been to the Galley many times previously it has unfortunately consistantly gone down hill in... More 

2 Thank Lynne S
East Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I chose 'rib eye steak on a bap + chips' for lunch - mediun cooked. It was a little pink in the middle so I don't think it was over cooked, but it would not cut with the knife and I couldn't chew it. Needless to say I never finished it. My wife's chicken dish was ok.

2 Thank fmckay75
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I know, out of season and a Tues night, perhaps chefs night off. On arrival offered menu on a tatty smudged piece of A4, didn't bode well. Ordered Ceasar Chicken Salad starter which was served with brown tired lettuce...Mentioned it to staff who shrugged and charged me full price anyway. Main was the most expensive item, Venison Wellington, tasty and... More 

1 Thank bbsirdar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$27
British, Scottish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ardfern, by Lochgilphead, Ardfern PA31 8QN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Ardfern
  • Phone Number: +44 1852 500284
Our Restaurant with its massive picture window gives all diners unparalleled, breathtaking views across Loch Craignish.

With a menu to rival any restaurant in Oban, the Galley of Lorne offers delicious and stylish dining. Enjoy pre or post dinner drinks or a dram of whisky on our comfy sofas, alternatively stroll a few steps directly into the Lounge Bar in the company of our spectacular carved oak lions.

We like to use local ingredients that are in season including seafood and game. Take a look at our menus to 'whet your appetite'.

In addition to our superb menu, we also have menus for children's meals and our own homemade desserts and coffee menu. Furthermore, there are always a selection of 'specials' to give you even more choice.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?