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Chlachain Inn Restaurant

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Davies Brae, Mallaig PH41 4QY, Scotland
+44 1687 460289
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Monona, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a very good meal on a Saturday night, followed by local group who were very talented. The entire staff was great. There was a fireplace burning too.

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Thank Libby H
Ottawa, Canada
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were planning a day trip on the West Highland Line to Mallaig and knew what we would want for lunch: seafood, plainly prepared, and cask ale. With those criteria in mind, we researched the possibilities and based on TripAdvisor reviews, and we chose the Chlachain Inn. Despite not having a reservation, we were warmly welcomed with a big smile... More 

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was good and the food was tasty but we had to wait at least 20 minutes between our starters and our mains. Also the leather seats had tears in them that had been repaired by red tape.

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Thank SueDTetbury
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A pleasant pub and we ate in the large bar. Food good, macaroni cheese and fish and chips. Very good staff and welcoming atmosphere.

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Thank Sue S
Alloa, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Scallops in garlic and butter tasted amazing, a little on the small size however the flavours made up for this. The fish and chips were really tasty and good size served with tartare sauce, garden peas and a well dressed salad. The grilled haddock served in a lemon and caper butter was fantastic. Service was great, very attentive and we... More 

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Thank Karen_Scott2013
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited after reading other reviews and the positive reviews were all correct! The hand dived scallops, mussels, sea bass, all were great. Their ales are recommended as well. If you are doing a day trip out to Mallaig from Glasgow, you will have plenty of time about 2.5 hours to kill so stop by Chlachain Inn for a great meal.

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Thank rockmansho
Livingston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly welcome here again and plenty to choose from on the menu. We had haggis fritters to start then my friend had haddock and chips (haddock local, fresh). I had the sweet chilli chicken and chips. All the food was tasty and hot and the service excellent.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cheers to the super friendly barkeep saved the day and made some excellent food and whisky recommendations. The seafood was incredibly fresh and the broth was perfect. Staff was super friendly and you could tel it was where the locals go. Well worth the one block walk back from the Main Street

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Thank Tim D
Bath, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

but it we ate here twice, and each time the food was very good, but the sea breem portion was a bit small. Presentation of food was good, and it was good value.The service was excellent

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Thank achnacille
uk
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really excellent Cullen Skink for dinner and my partner had the amazing Crayfish. They have a variety of hand pumped beers some of which were better than others but I suppose that is a personal preference- I was just glad there was an alternative to Tennants!

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Davies Brae, Mallaig PH41 4QY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Mallaig
  • Phone Number: +44 1687 460289

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?