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The Holy Loch Inn

$$ - $$$
Scottish, Bar, British, Pub
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Springfield Place | Sandbank, Dunoon PA23 8PJ, Scotland
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for early evening meal whilst on holiday and the plates were almost licked clean ! .Dined in the bar as we had a dog who was made most welcome and she enjoyed the biscuits from the doggy tin behind the bar . Staff were very friendly along with the locals and made us feel most welcome. The haggis tower... More 

Thank jonnotgeoff
Ayr, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

First night of our holiday. Family of 12 meal was really good but service was slow. Only one lady serving / we had pre booked so knew we were coming. Staff were friendly only criticism would be slow service.

Thank Elaine M
Craig W, Owner at The Holy Loch Inn, responded to this review

Hi. I'm sorry the service was slow. We were a member of staff down due to illness. I'm glad everything else was ok Thank you. Craig More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Cane here for lunch this afternoon, didn't really know what we fancied so we opted for the brie and haggis bruschetta with tomato pesto, to accompany the cauliflower and broccoli soup of the day (and a side of their awesome homemade chips)..OMG!! It was simply irresistible! The glasses of merlot went down a treat too! Absolutely gorgeous food, lovely atmosphere... More 

Thank Jillacette123
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Ate here tonight, very friendly relaxed atmosphere. Food was very good, with great service. Would definitely come back if in the area.

Thank NetRam57
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Inedible. Greasy fish. Burnt re-heated chips. Not to be repeated. Friendly staff during early evening.

Thank Moirap420
Craig W, Owner at The Holy Loch Inn, responded to this review

Hello. I'm really sorry to hear this. I'm certain that's not our usual standard. We have only had good comments about our takeaway fish n chips. Next time please come and mention this to our staff and we will replace or refund. Thanks and sorry again Craig More 

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143 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed an excellent Hogmanay meal with family, lovely steaks and other meals were great too. Kids loved the burgers and the person who had the chicken enjoyed that too.

Thank TimBrooksbank
Merstham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Delicious dinner in the restaurant made for special New Year's Eve family celebration. Meals were top-notch - homemade, local produce, well-cooked. Pub food with panache without being fancy gastropub. Gingerbread cheesecake was divine (should have taken a photo!). Good crackers - with useful gifts inside - was a nice touch and highlighted the emphasis on quality throughout. Barbara was really... More 

Thank Karen M
Dunoon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

if you're looking for homemade then the holy loch inn is a must. The mac n cheese was the best I've tasted in a long time and the homemade chips were so tasty. Everything is made from scratch and might take a bit longer to reach your table but I can assure you is worth the wait. The staff are... More 

Thank 2sisters82
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Had dinner here in the bar: the restaurant area looks very similar. Good, tasty, freshly cooked food - scallops with mashed potato, bacon and sage, and apple-stuffed chicken breast. Excellent service by welcoming staff

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Visited on Wednesday with my wife and 8 year old son while staying in Dunoon for the week... Very friendly staff and had a great meal at Very reasonable price.. My wife had the fish which was huge and I had the steak pie... Very nice and they pour a nice pint of Guinness... Would defy visit next time i... More 

Thank harrywhite1973

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Scottish, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Springfield Place | Sandbank, Dunoon PA23 8PJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Cowal Peninsula  >  Dunoon
  • Phone Number: 01369706903
We are a family run local Bar / Restaurant selling local food and drink.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?