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MacDonald Arms Hotel

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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Main Street, Tobermory PA75 6NT, Scotland
+44 1688 302011
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good quality and good value lunch. Nice to eat in a pub that feels more aimed at locals than tourists. Children made to feel very welcome

Thank Jon P
Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

only popped in for a quick afternoon pint. a good mix of locals and tourists, cheap beer (£3.10 a pint, cheapest we had during our visit). The bar is very tired, just a normal run of the mill local pub.

Thank Farky14
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45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good place for a relaxed, value meal - it felt like a local pub, with friendly staff and customers. It was popular though, so hard to get a table, and they don't take bookings. My advice would be to get there early, as they stop serving food at 8pm - we failed to get seats at 7.15,... More 

Thank fedupsingle
Kendal, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has a great selection of drink with a homely/local feel, and a friendly and helpful landlady. Didnt eat this time but last time it was very good pub grub.

Thank prestonlad122
Stirling, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Great place for a bar lunch was there at the weekend with my husband and friends quick service and the waitress was very nice and could not do enough for you, have been before and that is the reason we went back and will certainly be back and the prices are very reasonable.

Thank peggy45847
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Four of us came here after work last night (6th December) to unwind and reflect. A very pretty pub, with lovely food and decently priced. Very very much recommended!

Thank Cammie C
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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Popped in for a drink before dinner at a local restaurant, bar was very busy and was being run very well by a young Latvian bar maid. Barmaid was brilliant, running the bar very well, taking time to talk to all the customers and dealing with all the food and drink orders. Nice local bar and very cheap.

Thank aandr38
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had lunch and a drink here. Food average. Over priced. Dogs everywhere. Not the best hostelry in Tobermory. While we were eating there was a tradesman painting the ladies and gents toilets. The smell of paint was wafting through the bar. Avoid.

Thank Kenny B
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Eaten here twice during Mull Rally. Good quality honest pub food that is great value for money. Dog friendly and welcoming.

Thank Rlvarley
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Nice friendly pub with a good range of whiskey's available at a decent price. Popular with the locals can only be a good thing!

Thank rachelannselina

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Tobermory PA75 6NT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Isle of Mull  >  Tobermory
  • Phone Number: +44 1688 302011

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