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The Old Forge

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Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish
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Inverie, PH41 4PL, Scotland
+44 1687 462267
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2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Drinking in The Old Forge, one comes away with the distinct impression that this is a pub living off its former glories. Newspaper articles on the walls showcasing the 'pub at the end of the world' display platters of fine seafood and suggest a vibrant music scene we saw scant evidence of. The owner, JP is personable enough when you... More 

Thank Andrew S. L
Solihull, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After reading some of the reviews I can only speak as I find, the food was excellent and JP was very warm and welcoming. We ate at the old forge most nights and although the menu was somewaht limited as it was still out of season it was definitely worth it as he made every effort to vary the menu... More 

Thank Coundy
Annapolis, Maryland
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the fish and chips and it was so good. Very moist with a nice breading, was very filling. My only complaint is that the hours online and the hours on the door differed and neither was what actually happened! So, I highly recommend the pub if you're not in a hurry.

Thank Ingrid S
Dornoch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Thank you very much for a wonderful food, drink and hospitality we received over New Year. The owner (JP) could not have been more helpful and despite being the only member of staff there that night went on to cook us the most wonderful steak au poivre with dressed salad and pommes frites. Great selection of real ales, Scottish ales,... More 

1 Thank Ewan M
1 review
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I struck up a friendship with the owner who after speaking to him over the numerous complaints he said he would change his ways as soon as he had got back to health ater his operation so I await with baited breath to hear from many of the locals whom he has barred..

7 Thank Alba M
Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Such a shame that a place as beautiful and friendly as Inverie has to deal with the antics of this inhospitable and erratic pub owner! I admit, we didn't make a reservation - but the website stated "reservation recommended during peak season". I assumed that going at the end of September, we would be OK without a reservation. It turns... More 

8 Thank thedefenestration
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97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

After reading all the reviews I was expecting to be abused and insulted by an arrogant Landlord. To my surprise (and slight disappointment as I had rehearsed a powerful response!) I wasn't so obviously the guy serving was not the owner. Firstly I was expecting dogs to be banned but Lucy was warmly welcomed. Next I expected prices to be... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This could be so much better. The bar has character and we had a great impromptu music sing along in there however we were let down very badly at the last minute by the cancellation of our food booking. A lot of negativity has been written about the owner although we found him quite personable and reasonably friendly. He is... More 

8 Thank Mark J
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Experiencing a visit to the old forge as part of a trip to Knoydart has long been on our wish list. This year we got over for a day trip to the peninsular on the ferry from Mallaig. we planned to do some walking and end our trip with drinks at the pub before catching the ferry back. We had... More 

12 Thank MEB79
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Don't go to Inverie thinking that you will be able to get a meal here-it's very unlikely to be open,and the staff have all left as the owner has upset every one of them,as well as most customers.We did manage to get a booking and a meal,but despite there being plenty of empty tables,others who arrived that evening were not... More 

10 Thank scottie0060

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Inverie, PH41 4PL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Knoydart
  • Phone Number: +44 1687 462267

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