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The Tayvallich Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish
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Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
+44 1546 870282
12:00 - 01:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here for lunch whilst exploring the peninsula's south of Crinan canal in our van conversion. We are so glad we did! The welcome and menu choice was just what we wanted and a lochside view enhanced our visit. The setting is lovely with the water and the boats shining in the April sunshine. We had the mussels and... More 

Thank DavManNorwich
Toronto, Ontario
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I found this hidden gem because I booked a tour through Your Man In Scotland Tours with Allan and he took me to this place. The service was just as amazing as the dinner. We ate in the restaurant part then after dinner went to the bar on the other side where we met the locals including the new owners... More 

Thank PatBob56
Chester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've been coming to Tavy regularly for about 11 years and had got used to really enjoying the food under the previous owners. We visited the Inn twice during our stay last week and found the food to be fair but sadly I think the menu has lost a lot of imagination and is more expensive at the same time.... More 

Thank WoodbineWanderers
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here on way back from a short stay at the excellent Crinan Hotel. The sun was shining and Tayvallich was looking it's best. The Tayvallich Inn overlooks the bay dotted with boats moored on the still waters. We sat on the outside terrace and feasted on mussels, langoustines, battered haddock and hand cut chips. Meal was faultless and the... More 

Thank Bill F
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been travelling to the west coast of Scotland regularly for 15 years and the Tayvallich Inn is a regular visit for us. Simple menu, with loads of emphasis on seafood. There are other choices of course and even a kids menu. Friendly staff, good range of drinks and the views across the bay are fantastic. Excellent value, our visit... More 

Thank Xxzarr2014
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a great day cycling, walking, rock-jumping and climbing, we needed somewhere good for dinner. We had a table at the Tayvallich Inn overlooking the water; the service was first class, the menu good, the food first class, the atmosphere relaxing. A perfect end to a happy day.

Thank Sheila G
Lochgilphead, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The recent change of ownership has enhanced what was already an excellent eating place. This village Inn is popular with locals, regular visitors and tourists. The focus on excellent quality ingredients, with the shell fish landed from fishing boats in the bay, is accompanied by thoughtful cooking which results in delicious meals. Fish and seafood are prominent on the menu.... More 

Thank janeyp111
Arrochar, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a lovely sunny afternoon. They stopped serving food at 2.30pm but as we arrived at 2.33pm they offered us a limited but adequate menu - the fish and chips were brilliant. Staff very friendly. Very comfortable bar area.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place. The scenery is Scotland at its best. The Inn is located right across the road from the shore giving great views across the bay. Inside, it has a modern nautical, beachside theme giving it a fab ambience. The beers are a good mixture as is the spirits selection. Our starters were fish soup and chicken liver... More 

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This is our second visit last time 10 years ago when we stayed just up the path, it was great then. This time I had scallops in sweet chilli I was not disappointed. The meal was not cheap but as far as I'm concerned value for money. The place is under new management so if you like good food give... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish
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, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
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
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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Kelso, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?