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The Oystercatcher

) #2 of 6 Restaurants in Tighnabruaich ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , Seafood, British
Otter Ferry, Tighnabruaich PA21 2DH, Scotland
+44 1700 821229
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
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Otter Ferry, Tighnabruaich PA21 2DH, Scotland
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Reviews (283)
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Reviewed yesterday

During a recent trip to Argyll me and my fiance were lucky enough to experience that rarest of days, a sunny and warm Scottish summer day on the west coast! This also happened to be the day we decided to head to Otter Ferry and...More

Thank Joss M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a fantastic lunch at this out of the Way pub... great homemade bread and lovely atmosphere. This pub is a little off the beaten path, but worth the effort of getting there. The ladies that run it are very welcoming and the food was...More

1  Thank Kim M
Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely lunch with some more unusual choices on their menu. Hearty bowl of homemade soups, nice choiceof fish/shellfish/seafood. Best pint of best beer!!

Thank millar181
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed near there for 6 nights and ate their 3 of them, can't fault the food at all, pleasant staff as well, some good dishes on menu

Thank Nigel h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great quality of food and service in this seafront bar / restaurant. This place is so good we went 3 times in a week. Really is worth the travel to get here, good varied menu served in a friendly pub atmosphere.

2  Thank Roy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very welcoming pub, set beside the loch with benches outside if preferred. Average bar food though some of the portions were enormous!

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for a few drinks on the way to Inver. Superb views looking over the water and a good selection of beers and spirits with ample outdoor seating.

Thank Eightyeight88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for the 2nd time, in the last week of May on a very warm day. Location (take it from someone who has travelled to some of the most beautiful places in the world) cannot under any circumstances be faulted. Staff - good... Food...More

Thank bigk231
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to the oystercatcher when we decided to moor up for the night, lovely restaurant which is dog friendly, they had a great selection of food and beer. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. They were great to our wee pup and offered...More

Thank KeiraAyoung
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Stayed in the Otter Ferry area for a week and eat here on a number of occasions. Great food/beer every time and good choices too. Even had a liqueur affogato, which is my favour dessert. Friendly/helpful staff who were happy to chat to everyone. Wonderful...More

Thank SirromTim
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We have been regular visitors sailing from Strachur and love the place but was shocked on Wednesday night to see a sign on the door saying closed. Due to an extremely busy weekend you had sold all the food? Does that mean if you haven't sold the food we'd be getting it on Wednesday? So not fresh produce then? The grass had been allowed to grow and looked unkept people in boats looking in bewilderment! It looked as though you'd made a few quid at the weekend and shut up shop and off to enjoy your spoils! The sign was crass and I'm sure you could have been open for drinks and picked up whatever food was needed for the kitchen. It is holiday season and better weather we could not be having. Not a good for advert for west of Scotland hospitality!!!
4 June 2016|
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Response from OystercatcherOF | Property representative |
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write to us, and we apologise for how you interpreted our sign. The sign regarding the lack of food was accidentally left up from Monday night, when we did sell out of food as we... More
Julie S
Are dogs allowed inside the restaurant
27 September 2015|
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Response from Bengal4 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are but be wary of the owners dog who attacked my placid old boy.
Julie S
Are dogs allowed inside
27 September 2015|
Response from Clare W | Reviewed this property |
Yes well behaved dogs are allowed in the bar. It is very dog friendly, we really enjoyed our two visits.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Otter Ferry, Tighnabruaich PA21 2DH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Tighnabruaich
  • Phone Number: +44 1700 821229
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The Oystercatcher is a pub and restaurant on the banks of beautiful Loch Fyne, now open under new management. We offer meals prepared with fresh, local produce and stock a wide range of Scottish craft beer, small batch gin, and whisky in our bar.
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