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The Grog & Gruel

) #7 of 57 Restaurants in Fort William $$ - $$$ , British,
66 High Street, Fort William PH33 6AD, Scotland
+44 1397 705078
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“curly fries” (69 reviews)
“burger” (165 reviews)
“boar” (34 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
66 High Street, Fort William PH33 6AD, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dogs welcome was our main reason for our visit. Other establishments should take note as it's a very poor show in the town if dog owners need some where to eat. The staff made us and our dog very welcome food was filling and good....More

1  Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Been hear several times over the past decade and there's never enough bar staff! It's only a small place and seems to be constantly busy (which is a good) but then again FW isn't awash with decent pubs. The only other good one is Wetherspoons,...More

Thank JamesHartleyBennett
Reviewed 3 days ago

good menu very busy get to restaurant early or be prepared to wait in bar downstairs fir table or they do bar meals downstairs

Thank pamela w
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Eat in there twice and the beer and food was excellent on both occasions. Really nice staff and dog friendly as well. Well worth a visit. Good whisky selection as well.

Thank matthew_whalley
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great pub food with a kids menu. Great selection of local beer and great staff. Kids were more than welcome in the restaurant.

Thank stlabonte
Reviewed 6 days ago

well, a bit mixed opinion from my side: while the salmon was fantastic, the fish and chips was soooo dry ("fried to death"), I could point several locations nearby where this dish is waaay better. The black pudding was good.

Thank The_Protagonist
Reviewed 1 week ago

Struggling to find somewhere in fort william for a coffee when out with dog ,grog and gruel said on sign outside dogs welcome and thats exactly how it was.made welcome ,given water for the dog ,no problem re coffee , In just at start of...More

Thank lucyfb72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tasty pies with nice service and atmosphere. Seating is tight and you have to squeeze pass others eating. Service good. Toilets not great and need attention

Thank J888R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a must to visit. Everyone in town will tell you that. There is a great selection of beers and the food is tasty. The friendly service and the atmosphere works for me.

Thank hockney
Reviewed 1 week ago

Typical Scottish pub on lower level with restaurant upstairs. You can order food from the restaurant in the bar - which we did. It is Scotland but we were tired of the traditional Fish and Chips and burgers. We ordered a pizza and chicken quesadilla....More

Thank Steve B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you allow dogs?
20 October 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Giraffe24 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed in the pub downstairs. There's a restaurant upstairs too but no dogs permitted up there :)
Tony O
hi do you have to book
16 August 2015|
Response from James2378 | Reviewed this property |
I would if it's in high season.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 High Street, Fort William PH33 6AD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Fort William
  • Phone Number: +44 1397 705078
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Great food, good beer and a relaxed atmosphere in our Traditional Alehouse & Restaurant located on Fort William's pedestrianised High Street.
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