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The Oystercatcher

Otter Ferry, Tighnabruaich PA21 2DH, Scotland
+44 1700 821229
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Otter Ferry, Tighnabruaich PA21 2DH, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were thrilled to be greeted by charming staff, an airy and stylish interior and stunning views at The Oystercatcher for a recent lunch with friends and family. The staff made our visit, they were chatty, friendly and very welcoming. Aesthetically the room is pleasing,...More

Thank Gerald M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our second stay in the area..we finally tried the oystercatcher for dinner. We had seen good reviews & our only worry was locating it on a dark October night. We shouldn't have worried, it's so accessible we laughed! It's a brilliant restaurant with a...More

Thank gerryburns1974
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We returned this year again in October, we were delighted to see that it was still run by the same people. The food and service were perfect and Frankie the pub dog was a delight.

Thank Gill C
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Visited The Oystercatcher for lunch and was delighted with the menu, quality of cooking and ambience of the pub. Relaxed atmosphere with rustic furnishings & log fire. Food was great. We had Cullen Skink & oysters - great value for such quality produce. Staff were...More

Thank Katherine U
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We ate at the Oystercatcher, three nights running, as we were staying within walking distance. Each night we ate something different from the menu and we enjoyed it all, especially the pickled carrots. Nicely furnished and comfortable. Good service. Only issue was that the portions...More

Thank Karokorb
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Party of 6 was delighted by the quality of the food. Substantial portions of well presented dishes. Really fresh produce. Comfortable and cosy restaurant. Friendly and cheerful service. Warm welcome. Wished we could have tried the mackerel pâté. Fantastic value for money- incredibly reasonable. Coffee...More

Thank 453Elspeth
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch after a great drive around the area! Veggie burger, fish and chips, cullen skink, great food in a lovely setting! Excellent friendly service too!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Really amazing food in a lovely setting. Well worth the price. We will definitely be returning for our special occasions or to bring our friends & family along when they visit. Really imaginative veggie options which really work well. The veggie burger was amazing. The...More

Thank naturemum
Reviewed 4 October 2017

good choice for lunch menu dogs very welcome lovely sea views had the veggie burger really enjoyed it

Thank annew414
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Went there for the first time yesterday and the whole experience was top class...great staff and service backed by a stunning pub in a wonderful location. All my group had brilliant meals and services in a pub, which just glowed of a great atmosphere.

Thank AdamK66
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4 June 2016|
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Response from OystercatcherOF | Property representative |
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write to us, and we apologise for how you interpreted our sign. The sign regarding the lack of food was accidentally left up from Monday night, when we did sell out of food as we... More
Julie S
28 September 2015|
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Response from David D | Reviewed this property |
They claim to be dog friendly but don't really mean it. Our dog was good as gold all through meal and barked once when we were waiting for dessert. The owner was extremely rude and aggressive. I wouldn't inflict this place... More
Julie S
28 September 2015|
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Response from Clare W | Reviewed this property |
Yes well behaved dogs are allowed in the bar. It is very dog friendly, we really enjoyed our two visits.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Otter Ferry, Tighnabruaich PA21 2DH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Tighnabruaich
  • Phone Number: +44 1700 821229
The Oystercatcher is a pub and restaurant on the banks of beautiful Loch Fyne, now open under new management. We offer meals prepared with fresh, local produce and stock a wide range of Scottish craft beer, small batch gin, and whisky in our bar.
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