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Borve Country House Pub

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Isle of Lewis, Borve HS2 0RX, Scotland
+44 1851 850223
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Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire
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39 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Not a lot of options for lunch in the area, so a "country house hotel" seemed like a good bet - but how wrong can one be? Characterless establishment, with an ambience about as far removed from that of a "country house" as one could imagine. Service unfriendly and extremely slow. The menu reminded us of pub grub from the... More 

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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Booked ahead to make sure of a table. On arrival was shown into a side room, where about 25 people were having a family / genealogical meet-up. Felt a tad embarassed to be in on such a private occasion. Other diners, not associated with said meet-up, were also in that room. Nobody else should have been placed with that company,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a coffee on the way back from stunning eoropie beach. Surroundings and the restaurant are beautiful and the coffee was perfect. The kids loved their ice cream and with large party in to dine we managed to sneak a look at some of the meals on offer. Suffice to say a visit to sample these hot offerings... More 

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London
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I agree with one of the other reviews, this is not a country house hotel, it is a motel with, rather oddly, a huge photograph of Canary Wharf taken from the other side of the Millennium Dome. I'm really not sure why anyone would think visitors to Lewis want to look at this view?! The food is pub grub at... More 

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Lanark, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

When I see 'Country House' I expect to see certain efforts at high standards. This is not the case. Generally the food served was fairly standard pub grub. The gravadlax starter with a well dressed salad was good. However the lasagne lacked the Italian flavours of garlic and oregano and the cheese topping tasted like cheap cheddar. Unlikely to return.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Just returned from a lovely stay at Borve House Hotel. Staff lovely and welcoming, accommodation great and very comfortable and excellent food. Nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely recommend it and hope to return.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We have a meal here every time we visit Lewis. There was six adults, and two children on this occasion, and we all thought the meals were excellent. We ordered two battered haddock with chips, two steak and ale pies with chips, the venison and guiness pie was not available, one roast beef meal, and one beefburger meal. The children... More 

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Kircaldy, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Having just returned from a vist up to Ness.....there is no where to go....it's the back of beyond!! . But Borve House with all it's add ons is hopfully quicky becoming an attraction.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Had another superb evening meal... Service very good... Food great exactly as stated on menu... And very tasty ...just the Job!!!

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Thank Rissoto
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

We have had great food in the past in the Borve Country House Hotel. We went in at 4pm the place was empty and a snack menu was on offer. The baked potatoes were £7.95 each and just not worth it. My daughter had a coleslaw baked pot and it arrived at a chilled temprature. My husbands was warm. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Scottish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Isle of Lewis, Borve HS2 0RX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Outer Hebrides  >  Lewis and Harris  >  Isle of Lewis  >  Borve
  • Phone Number: +44 1851 850223

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?