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The Lock Inn

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Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4AU, Scotland
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Kelso, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Needed somewhere for lunch and liked the fact that it was busy, which is usually a good sign. We were not disappointed. 2 of the party had the Cullen Skink, which was delicious. The other 2 had chips which were also great. This pub was also dog friendly which was great. It also had the open fire on and going... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first went into the Lock Inn and was greeted by a blunt there is no room. We tried again the next day and there was room, the food was very nice but the customer focus not so. The young man behind the bar needs to learn some customer warmth skills and also how to smile. If there wasn't a... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decent little inn, serving meals, and advertising cask ales, though not when we visited. Food was adequate, and decent portions. Staff were helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best fish @ chips. Also the green peper sirloin was very good. Beers was fresh. Service was quicly and polait.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on the last night of our stay in Fort Augustus and I wish we had gone in sooner. On entering you are made to feel welcome by the staff and, as she was also working hard behind the bar, the owner - lovely lady full of lots of local knowledge. We decided to dine upstairs and had an... More 

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Perth, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best food in town in my opinion, really nice menu that changes quite frequently. There is something for everyone, only reason I only rated 4 stars is because they're quite expensive. Still recommended!

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South East England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is nice for a pub supper and is located just by the locks in Fort Augustus so it is in pleasant surroundings. The chairs and tables are chunky wood and a bit hard for a long evening but that's a detail if you are just there for dinner. The food is nicely cooked and filling and well presented and... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

we ate here and the food was great and good value we thought. My daughter's fish and chips were fabulous and huge ! The atmosphere was warm and cosy on the cold days we had, the woodburner and fire were always roaring. Our dog was even looked after really well!

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Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Excellent dinner at the Lock Inn; exemplary fish & chips, sublime steak pie, fantastic desserts. Very pretty pub with 2 roaring open fires on a cold January night. The waiter was so attentive & helpful, the owner welcoming and friendly, we felt quite at home! We had a lovely evening, and hope to be back some day...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I visited The Loch Inn during my visit to Fort Augustus in the winter. This was the only pub near the canal that was serving food at 4 pm. I went for a late lunch with a group of friends and was contended with the service I received. The ambience in the restaurant is cosy with a live fireplace aswell.... 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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4AU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Loch Ness  >  Fort Augustus

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