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The Tayvallich Inn

Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
+44 1546 870282
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (32 reviews)
“seafood” (45 reviews)
“king scallops” (5 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful location in this small coastal visit. It has great views over the local harbour and Loch Sween. Although we only stopped for coffee and shortbread, the menu looked appetising. Dog friendly .

Thank Norriescot
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

11 mile drive from Lochgilphead but we would do it again. Friendly service from Katherine. Tasty carrot and cumin soup, delicious mushroom and red pepper risotto and well prepared sirloin steak. ...and this all freshly prepared!

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

In the area for the weekend, decided to try the tayvallich, great selection of drinks, the food is excellent, service is friendly and attentive, very reasonably priced. Well worth the trip!

1  Thank Craig D
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We had a great lunch here, lots of choice with very sensible prices. We ate overlooking the charming and busy harbour. Tayvallich is pretty and friendly place, busy with visitors in season and well worth a visit.

Thank Pat T
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our lunch at this lovely loch side inn. Good menu including delicious roast beef, delightful setting, smiley helpful staff, very reasonable prices for the quality of food. Have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant and look forward to returning. Thank you for a...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 4 November 2017

What a great place to find while having a drive around the small lochs in the area. Very friendly staff good food and best of all is the view from this lochside gem. Will be back next year.

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the Tayvallich Inn whilst staying at Little Keills in the October half term. There were eight of us plus a baby and the staff were fantastic. The bar was busy but they were very attentive and even understood when one of our party...More

Thank Merlin151
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Had lunch here twice in October. Both times the Inn was very busy, but the staff were accommodating and unfailingly pleasant. Good atmosphere. The haddock and chips, seafood soup and mussels were all of excellent quality and nicely cooked. Looking forward to our next visit.

Thank castlesM
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I used to regularly eat at The Tayvallich Inn, when I lived in Mid Argyll in the early 1990s. I had not been back there since I left the area. So I returned this September and was gobsmacked that the place has barely changed. Still...More

Thank Seagullnic
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Seafood lover. Hadn't eaten in Tavy for a few years. Regret that now. Had a fabulous meal. Baked Sea Trout Steak on a bed of Mussels in a Creamy Sauce. It was a wow, so much so, it has spoiled me for many of my...More

Thank Ian H
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Questions & Answers
18 February 2018|
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Response from Daniel B | Property representative |
Hi, yes. Well behaved dogs are welcome in the bar area.
5 August 2016|
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Response from Scottish21 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know. Only stopped for coffee in the afternoon.
15 August 2015|
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Response from 56eredine | Property representative |
Hi Trish. Dogs are welcome out with meal service times
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Lochgilphead
  • Phone Number: +44 1546 870282
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Situated in the picturesque village of Tayvallich on the shores of Loch Sween, the Inn overlooks the beautiful natural harbour of Tayvallich bay. At the heart of this small and vibrant community, the Tayvallich Inn has always been a popular meeting place for sailors, holidaymakers, more recently kayakers and all who enjoy our warm hospitality and good food. Established over 30 years ago, the Tayvallich Inn specialises in fresh, locally caught seafood, much of which is landed on our doorstep from the cold, pristine waters of the sound of Jura. Along with seafood we serve other fresh produce, sourcing locally where ever possible.
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