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The Old Inn

€€ - €€€Steakhouse, ,
Portnacroish, Appin PA38 4BL, Scotland
+44 7725 409003
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  • Excellent91%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (89 reviews)
“t bone” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Portnacroish, Appin PA38 4BL, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my wife, were staying locally, for a few days and chose this place for our first evening meal in the area. We had read the reviews of the steaks but as my wife was heavily pregnant, this wasn't an option (on this visit)....More

1  Thank db075
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had to walk a fair distance as I arrived by boat. I was skeptical about the great reviews but was wrong. Really interesting place. Busy so BOOK if you can. Steak was great and there is lots a lovely draft beer. Allowed my dog in...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 8 October 2018

What a gem of a place, sublime old barn turned into a restaurant and bar. The steak and burger were fresh cooked and so delicious. The ambience is romantic and service first class. Make sure you call ahead and book.

1  Thank worldtravellerchch
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Calling in to the Old Inn for a meal was a good choice. We both had the highland rump steak and the quality and flavour was incredible The other reviewers are right, they are the best. Only one slight criticism was a bit less pepper...More

Thank intrepid1145
Reviewed 29 September 2018

We visited the Old Inn while on holiday, and what a gem! We had fantastic mussels and some of the best steaks we’ve ever eaten, and the range of beers was great. We loved the cool but cosy rustic decor and the quirky bar design,...More

Thank Sightseer118512
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

The best steaks we have had in years. Great food really great position. An absolute must if you love your steak!

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Now THIS is a traditional Scottish pub/restaurant that’s been an inn since 1640 (before that we were told it was a barn.) Very small and cozy with stone walls and a fire going on a rainy, cool night. Known for its steaks but had other...More

Thank TravelerNorfolk
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

My mum and I stopped by The Old Inn on Wednesday night as we were camping a few miles along the road. What a lovely, cosy, welcoming place. We had mussels to share as a starter (thank goodness we were sharing as we got a...More

1  Thank Gemma G
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We looked at the reviews on TripAdvisor and realised the owner had a great sense of humour😁so we visited tonight and all 4 of us had Steaks. I had the 40oz ribeye, it was amazing, so succulent and perfectly cooked, really brilliant Steak. Well worth...More

2  Thank Global638183
Reviewed 6 September 2018

The setting is in a very old stone building and you enter via the car park at the rear. It is lit by candle and has a fire burning in the corner.There is a bar at one end serving drinks. The menu is very limited...More

6  Thank Harrie H
Jim M, Owner at The Old Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Hi there Harrie, thank you so much for taking the time out of your holiday to pay us a visit, and I hope it didn't take too much effort to write the review. But I knew we were in for trouble from you when your...More

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Response from Jon P | Reviewed this property |
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Response from clackers | Reviewed this property |
Take a look at their Facebook page , which incidentally is hilarious. Go back to June 2017 and it’s there, chalked up on the board. Seems to be same
17 June 2018|
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Response from Aerimis | Reviewed this property |
According to their Facebook page, they're open from 4pm to 10pm. I can say from experience that they'll let people typically stay a bit after 10, but they do stop serving food at that time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$26
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portnacroish, Appin PA38 4BL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Appin
  • Phone Number: +44 7725 409003
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Open Tues-Sat 4pm till close, food from 5pm Closed Sunday and Monday. Overlooking Castle Stalker in Appin Argyll
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