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The Oystercatcher

Otter Ferry, Tighnabruaich PA21 2DH, Scotland
+44 1700 821229
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, Seafood, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Otter Ferry, Tighnabruaich PA21 2DH, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such wonderful food,excellent and friendly service.i hope I can visit again. The crab claws were Devine with plenty of napkins to wipe my messy hands.

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came across this restaurant quite by chance when following the coast road to Otter Ferry. A great selection of dishes, predominately fish/marine based but with some non fish items. The atmosphere was pleasant and relaxed, the staff were pleasant and friendly, the service was prompt...More

Thank 614gordonw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m working local temporary and had my partner visit, never been before ! Wow very impressed, the ambiance was inviting, the location was perfect, we were told that there was a large party in and that we might have to wait as the kitchen was...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I read a review about this restaurant a while ago and wanted to visit. On 25th August we had the opportunity and we didn’t regret our decision. Excellent food, great service in a relaxed setting. A true hidden gem it’s well worth the single track...More

Thank TrudyRudy26
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Oystercatcher at Otter Ferry for lunch last Friday and we’ll be back as soon as we can! The fish was wonderful (and we tried a fair range between us : sardines, mackerel, skate, oysters and bouillabaisse ) and everything that came with...More

Thank Frances H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found The Oystercatcher by chance after driving from Strachur. It was a great place for a casual lunch, we sampled all sorts of delicious seafood, crab, langoustine, scallops, mussels and all extremely tasty. Would return without a doubt, and found the prices reasonable compared...More

Thank Inspire639571
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

The food was delicious and the setting beautiful. The outdoor seating was really nice but so was the insides. It’s a real hidden gem!

Thank Daisy C
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

6 of us arrived at 9pm in our campervans for a meal & a few drinks. The pub is advertised on many sites, including their own, that they offer wildcamping (ie you can stay in their carpark for the evening) as long as you pop...More

Thank Ade C
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Couldn't book this superb pub but they managed to fit 6 of us in for lunch no bother. It's a remote spot with a stony beach but on a good weather day a paradise. Seating outside or in; in the bar or restaurant. The view...More

Thank Morag L
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this lovely restaurant whilst on our way back to our rented cottage. We hadn’t booked but were given a warm welcome. The food was fantastic; the langoustine & crab were especially delicious. We would definitely recommend this restaurant. Our 6 year old...More

Thank LDG258
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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
27 September 2015|
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Response from DavidD6136 | Reviewed this property |
They claim to be dog friendly but don't really mean it. Our dog was good as gold all through meal and barked once when we were waiting for dessert. The owner was extremely rude and aggressive. I wouldn't inflict this place... More
Julie S
27 September 2015|
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Groups
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
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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