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The Tayvallich Inn

) #2 of 10 Restaurants in Lochgilphead ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , Seafood, British
Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
+44 1546 870282
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (29 reviews)
“seafood” (39 reviews)
“pea puree” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
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Reviews (253)
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1 - 10 of 250 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We last visited here 3 years ago when it was just an Inn (a very good one that served food) to find that it is now re-branded as "A Seafood Restaurant" this in itself is not a problem as long as the product is still...More

Thank Alan L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly service, great selection of food, reasonable prices and a nice atmosphere. We went here every day of our stay it was so good!

Thank alckemy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A cosy pub with friendly, helpful staff. Perhaps the chef hadn't got into their stride (we were the first table served after opening) as the fish was a little overdone with the batter bordering on charred, and the crumble was soggy.

Thank Ken R
Daniel B, Owner at The Tayvallich Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are really sorry that your meal was disappointing. We usually get really good feedback about our crispy beer batter but sounds like we didn't get it right for you. Thank you for your feedback. We hope you come back and try us again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of seafood restaurants on the West coast of Scotland and we approached this with an open mind as we've been to a few. Though the restaurant was full and the bar busy and noisy to start with, we soon found a table...More

Thank Sheila B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had three meals at the Tayvallich Inn during our recent holiday. The food was delicious each time. The fish and chips were especially good, as were the scallops and the mussels. But ... the ice-cream was absolutely brilliant. As well as the food being...More

1  Thank Clare S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for drinks. Good friendly, buzzing atmosphere. Only regret was we didn't have time to have food

1  Thank d w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Tayvallich for a week over the half term holiday and during our time there had three meals at the Tayvallich Inn. Each time the whole family (including two young children) enjoyed a lovely meal. Lots of local, fresh seafood - the Tayvallich...More

Thank redhenders
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a table in advance and were shown into the restaurant. The pub area was cramped and noisy. The waitresses were helpful and pleasant. We ordered drinks and a baked Camembert which was delicious. We then ordered the steak and the crab. Unfortunately we...More

Thank Christa M
Daniel B, Manager at The Tayvallich Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Christa, We're glad you enjoyed the view from our newly redecorated restaurant. We apologise for the delay in receiving your main course, everything is cooked from fresh and to order using locally sourced produce which comes at a higher cost. We have also been...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here on two occasions. The service was prompt and the food really very good. The staff were up for a good laugh and we had a good natter to a young lass about our recent trip over to Jura. My mate had the steak...More

Thank Phil H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I used to love coming here for lunch in the summer when we stayed in kilmory and used to take the boat round to this restaurant for some great seafood. Coming back here for a lunch visit has left me sorely disappointed. I ordered the...More

Thank ladycaza
Daniel B, Manager at The Tayvallich Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ladycaza I am so sorry that you did not enjoy your meal and do hope you try us again and are pleasantly surprised. Best Wishes, Danny

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
evening meal this Saturday - what times are they served and would we need to make reservation?
5 August 2016|
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Response from Scottish21 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know. Only stopped for coffee in the afternoon.
Can we bring our dog in? Thanks, Trish
15 August 2015|
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Response from 56eredine | Property representative |
Hi Trish. Dogs are welcome out with meal service times
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Lochgilphead
  • Phone Number: +44 1546 870282
  • E-mail
Situated in the picturesque village of Tayvallich on the shores of Loch Sween, the Inn overlooks the beautiful natural harbour of Tayvallich bay. At the heart of this small and vibrant community, the Tayvallich Inn has always been a popular meeting place for sailors, holidaymakers, more recently kayakers and all who enjoy our warm hospitality and good food. Established over 30 years ago, the Tayvallich Inn specialises in fresh, locally caught seafood, much of which is landed on our doorstep from the cold, pristine waters of the sound of Jura. Along with seafood we serve other fresh produce, sourcing locally where ever possible.
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