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The Oystercatcher

Otter Ferry, Tighnabruaich PA21 2DH, Scotland
+44 1700 821229
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • 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 10 December 2018

... you will come to the Oystercatcher Inn. We were staying in Kilfinan in November, and as the hotel there seemed permanently closed, we wanted to find a good “catch” not far from our holiday let. The OysterCatcher Inn was an absolute treasure at the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JulesJ388
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

8 of us were staying locally and walked to the pub on the Saturday (pubs first day opening), really friendly staff and had a great few drinks and some oysters. The young couple that owned the place were amazing and had a great conversation about...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank shambolical
Reviewed 16 November 2018

My wife and I recently visited the oystercatcher after reading their advertising & checking the establishments website and sample menu. We visited on a sunday lunchtime. We received a very low key welcome and the establishment was only favoured with one more couple and a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank russell b
Reviewed 14 November 2018

I had been here a few months earlier in the summer when it was heaving and decided it was too much of a scramble to try and have a meal. However, in October, on a return visit, it was much quieter and we were soon...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gillian H
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

I can’t praise the Oyster Catcher and the Staff enough. It goes without saying that the location is breath taking. The pub is a lovely place to be and the selection of drinks (be they soft or alcoholic) is varied and they can be enjoyed...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Callum D
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Made a special journey to this restaurant for lunch and was very disappointed. Bar area where lunch was served was cold and lacked atmosphere They had a log burner but it was unlit and there was a chill in the air. Ordered grey sole with...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank silverlink17
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Oh my word I absolutely loved this place, they were so truly genuinely friendly and the food was amazing and the place looked so nice and when my baby fell asleep we put him on a sofa to sleep and we could relax and enjoy,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Isayno
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

We had an feeling the long drive would be worth it and it certainly was. The moment you walk through the door you are hit by the lovely aroma of the food on offer. The food is good value for the quality. Even the dog...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank stephen w
Reviewed 10 September 2018

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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mary G
Reviewed 2 September 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 614gordonw
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, 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
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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