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The Tayvallich Inn

Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
+44 1546 870282
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (33 reviews)
“seafood” (43 reviews)
“pea puree” (5 reviews)
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Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great lunch here, lots of choice with very sensible prices. We ate overlooking the charming and busy harbour. Tayvallich is pretty and friendly place, busy with visitors in season and well worth a visit.

Thank Pat T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our lunch at this lovely loch side inn. Good menu including delicious roast beef, delightful setting, smiley helpful staff, very reasonable prices for the quality of food. Have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant and look forward to returning. Thank you for a...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to find while having a drive around the small lochs in the area. Very friendly staff good food and best of all is the view from this lochside gem. Will be back next year.

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Tayvallich Inn whilst staying at Little Keills in the October half term. There were eight of us plus a baby and the staff were fantastic. The bar was busy but they were very attentive and even understood when one of our party...More

Thank Merlin151
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here twice in October. Both times the Inn was very busy, but the staff were accommodating and unfailingly pleasant. Good atmosphere. The haddock and chips, seafood soup and mussels were all of excellent quality and nicely cooked. Looking forward to our next visit.

Thank castlesM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to regularly eat at The Tayvallich Inn, when I lived in Mid Argyll in the early 1990s. I had not been back there since I left the area. So I returned this September and was gobsmacked that the place has barely changed. Still...More

Thank Seagullnic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seafood lover. Hadn't eaten in Tavy for a few years. Regret that now. Had a fabulous meal. Baked Sea Trout Steak on a bed of Mussels in a Creamy Sauce. It was a wow, so much so, it has spoiled me for many of my...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We're in Argyll and whilst driving from one gorgeous Loch to yet another wild and gorgeous forest we discovered a lovely village on the Loch Sween.....Tayvallich. There is just one Inn in the village, which is also a restaurant and it's so good - why...More

Thank Jude B
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our first trip to the Tayvallich Inn. Lovely setting and fantastic menu. The food was amazing and the choice of drinks was great. Service was really good and the staff were friendly. Will most definitely be back

Thank Sazzyb22
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 11.55 am in pouring rain. The door was locked but we could see people working inside. Someone came out and told us they did not open for another five minutes. Asking if we could come in and stand out of the rain...More

Thank 866geralds
Daniel B, Manager at The Tayvallich Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Hi 866geralds, We apologise for the misunderstanding and your experience. Although our licence doesn't allow us to open until 12pm we wouldn't intentionally leave a customer out in the rain. Our cleaner thought she had explained that she needed to put away cleaning equipment before...More

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5 August 2016|
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Response from Scottish21 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know. Only stopped for coffee in the afternoon.
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
Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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