Having read all the negative reviews regarding this place, we were reluctant to eat there but as it is now the only establishment in the village with the Bistro shutting for the season, there was no other alternative if we wanted to eat out locally in an evening. The place itself could not only do with a complete refurbishment but also a good clean. The beer, my husband informed me, was delicious so some good points. As regards to the food, we both ordered fish and chips which were served to us within 5 minutes (which even a chip shop could not do), therefore confirming a microwave was in use in the kitchen. The lady who served us was very pleasant but it did get somewhat busy and I presume it was the landlord and landlady who came to assist her, both of which looked like they had just come in from digging the garden. A bit of a clean uniform or dress code for the staff would have been reassuring but they did not seem bothered even though the landlord continually rolled himself a cigarette inbetween serving. The glass of wine I ordered came in a little bottle and was supposed to be Chardonnay but not a good tasting one. The second one was served to me in a glass with bright red lipstick round the rim, which the landlord did apologize and provided me with a new one. There were linen napkins on the tables in the dining area which were coloured green, but they actually did smell of a rather unpleasant washing detergent, which meant you could not use them for the purpose they were for. The fish was not too bad and the chips were pleasant enough, we have had worse, but the mushy peas were nothing but liquid. We did not stay for any deserts and did not go back during our stay in Loch Carron, but as the pub and restaurant were extremely busy (due to the fact that it was the only place in the immediate area) I suspect the management do not see a need to spend any money on it, but if they did, it would make the diner's experience a lot more pleasant and pride themselves on good reviews. All in all not as bad as we had thought but not that good anyway.