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The Holy Loch Inn

) #14 of 38 Restaurants in Dunoon €€ - €€€ , , British
Springfield Place | Sandbank, Dunoon PA23 8PJ, Scotland
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible10%
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“burger” (10 reviews)
“cullen skink” (2 reviews)
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Scottish, Bar, British, Pub
€€ - €€€
Springfield Place | Sandbank, Dunoon PA23 8PJ, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

After a week of being in Scotland this has been the best food we have had. The peppercorn sauce on the steak is amazing (awesome in the chips too)! Everything was hot and tasted wonderful. They even have wifi that works. The server, Alexis, was...More

Thank Vicki T
Craig W, Owner at The Holy Loch Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello. Thank you for your wonderful review. Im glad you enjoyed it Craig Wilson

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Decent enough place to eat a little long in waiting and did not seem crazily busy but food was tasty and a good standard and good priced food so all in all a place I would visit next time I over there....

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This pub is situated next to scenic Holy Loch in the village of Sandbank. The owner and waitress were friendly and welcoming and although we did not book they found us a large table by a window ( beneath a stag's head😆) There was no...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on the offchance of getting something to eat late afternoon. We immediately found the staff very friendly and helpful. We felt very relaxed, even managed to get our mobile phone charged. An extra bonus, we were greeted by a customers delightful puppy....More

Thank Maria1441955
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with our two children and my mum and dad. I thought it looked a bit run down from outside but went inside a as we were so hungry. My children had the burgers and I had the hunters chicken and My mum...More

Thank Donna00000
Craig W, Owner at The Holy Loch Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Im sorry. You didnt have a great experience with us. As you can see from the rest of our reviews, this is not normal. I was the chef on the night in question and i remeber cooking the burgers. They were at 74 degrees when...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was staying at the holiday park for a few days & kept hearing the locals raving about this place, so thought we'd better give it a try, well, we loved the look of the place, inside & out is very traditional looking, the place was...More

5  Thank screwdriver32
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Fairly good meal but on the pricey side.Staff attentive but a bit too quick to clear drinks and plates. Unfortunately the locals in the adjoining bar were rather loud and fowl mouthed spoiling the atmosphere. Would not return for that reason.

Thank Dorothy P
Craig W, Owner at The Holy Loch Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Hello. Thank you for your review and feed back. We shall try harder to make it a better atmosphere.

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely food excellent value for money 8 of us arrived unannounced the waitress/bar lady was fantastic she worked extremely hard she's a credit to the pub/restaurant highly recommended like I say food was wonderful!

Reviewed 20 May 2017

don't judge a book by its cover, this place is full of character and a really pleasant surprise. I had the haggis, neeps and tatties, the whisky sauce to accompany it was absolutely delicious, it's a shame there wasn't an oatcake with it, but I...More

Thank karenbrown135
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Stop off for some think to eat. Great atmosphere food excellent. Good staff. Great value for money. Lovely location. The food and beer was of a high quality and very tasty and I would have no hesitation in recommending the Holy Loch to anyone.

Thank tinman48
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Neil B
23 February 2017|
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Nothing planed
28 December 2016|
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Response from Craig W | Property representative |
Hi, yes we are dog friendly in the bar area. We serve meals in the bar and resturant and its the same menu for both sides.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Scottish, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Springfield Place | Sandbank, Dunoon PA23 8PJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Cowal Peninsula  >  Dunoon
  • Phone Number: 01369706903
  • E-mail
We are a family run local Bar / Restaurant selling local food and drink.
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