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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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“seafood” (45 reviews)
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Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

I spent a weekend in Mid-Argyll and ate here on my final night in Scotland. The staff were very friendly, welcoming and attentive to our needs. The kitchen, I'm afraid, didn't always get it right - but made a good effort when they got it...More

Thank DrSL
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Where to start? Incredibly friendly, helpful and trusting staff who also helped us get the only b&b in the village. Put my earlier bar bill on the dinner bill on the assumption I was coming back. We sat outside in the sun overlooking the beautiful...More

Thank Stoveman26
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Although a bit off the beaten track this inn is simply fantastic. A stunning location, beautiful views, fantastic seafood, good beers,wine and really friendlly service. What more could you want? The seafood is all caught locally and is really fresh. Well worth a detour if...More

2  Thank DonaldSEdinburgh
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The Inn continues to be one big reason why we return to Tayvallich twice a year. A warm welcome, very good food and attentive service, added to a good choice of draught beers, are reliable and enjoyable here. The recent refurb has added further to...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

We stopped here for lunch whilst exploring the peninsula's south of Crinan canal in our van conversion. We are so glad we did! The welcome and menu choice was just what we wanted and a lochside view enhanced our visit. The setting is lovely with...More

Thank DavManNorwich
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I found this hidden gem because I booked a tour through Your Man In Scotland Tours with Allan and he took me to this place. The service was just as amazing as the dinner. We ate in the restaurant part then after dinner went to...More

Thank PatBob56
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We've been coming to Tavy regularly for about 11 years and had got used to really enjoying the food under the previous owners. We visited the Inn twice during our stay last week and found the food to be fair but sadly I think the...More

5  Thank WoodbineWanderers
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on way back from a short stay at the excellent Crinan Hotel. The sun was shining and Tayvallich was looking it's best. The Tayvallich Inn overlooks the bay dotted with boats moored on the still waters. We sat on the outside terrace and...More

1  Thank Bill F
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We've been travelling to the west coast of Scotland regularly for 15 years and the Tayvallich Inn is a regular visit for us. Simple menu, with loads of emphasis on seafood. There are other choices of course and even a kids menu. Friendly staff, good...More

Thank Xxzarr2014
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

After a great day cycling, walking, rock-jumping and climbing, we needed somewhere good for dinner. We had a table at the Tayvallich Inn overlooking the water; the service was first class, the menu good, the food first class, the atmosphere relaxing. A perfect end to...More

1  Thank Sheila G
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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