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Ardencaple Hotel

Bar, British, Pub
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Gareloch Road | Rhu, Rhu, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 8LA, Scotland
+44 1436 820200
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had steak pie and mash 2 for £9.99 . Nice flavour , good pastry , plenty of gravy and mash. Nice white clunky cod in batter , no charge for the children's squash drinks. Coffee only £1.40 . Large knickerbockers glory £3.75 . Staff helpful and friendly . Very happy with our visit,

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Thank Gill A
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ambience is nothing to write home about in this tired restaurant and it seems popular with the old age community. Nothing wrong with that except that the management clearly believe that the oldies do not complain, so they do not care how food is prepared or presented. I ordered a steak and ale pie, which was a tasty bought-in... More 

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Thank iainatsea
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Found this hotel to have a very varied and reasonable menu, there is something to suit everyone, with offers on selected meals.

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Thank William N
Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Stopped here for dinner due to staying in hotel nearby and although the hotel is a bit dated and tired the staff were very pleasant and helpful and the food was fantastic we could not fault it and the price for the food and the drink was very reasonable. So we would definitely recommend.

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Thank Ann-Marie M
Irvine, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

we booked in here on a whim.the eating place downstairs is roomy,we had a drink in the bar which was rustic,the rooms were ok and the dinner in the restaurant was lovely.

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Thank alisonbuck01
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This is a strange review I know but I had to. Bridget and her staff were great today for my Dad's wake. Fresh hot food and fresh tea and coffee kept coming. Nothing was too much trouble. Bridget is always a pleasure to deal with especially around a time when family and others are grieving. She is respectful and speaks... More 

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Thank mynameisdinky
Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a snack and decided between us to have the platter. It was the best we have every had. Presentation was great and all hot and crispy. Staff very friendly. Next time would like to have a meal as well as it all looked good.

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Thank superchicGlasgow
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137 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great choice of food and great prices at the Ardencaple. Steak meal I had was cooked to perfection. Staff were friendly and professional making for a comfortable dining experience. Definitely worth a visit and we'll definitely come back.

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Thank LizM2
Katy, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Basic hotel with nice service and friendly staff, but tatty room/bathroom. No overhead light in room. Bed was very uncomfortable with thin mattress. Needs some investment in basic room amenities.

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Thank David M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Very poor quality food, tasted like it was out a packet and heated in a microwave. The restaurant lacks atmosphere and the staff were unfriendly. Not recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gareloch Road | Rhu, Rhu, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 8LA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  Helensburgh  >  Rhu
  • Phone Number: +44 1436 820200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?