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We are an award winning inn with stunning bar, restaurant, rooms & have beautiful adjoining loch veiw apartments which include self catering facilities. We offer a wide variety of beer, wine, whisky and gins alongside a large variety of other spirits and soft drinks. We have a relaxed and friendly atmosphere benefiting from panoramic views across Loch Awe and the stunning Scottish scenery. We have outside dining on our balcony area which is non-smoking and we also have outside dining in our loch view beer garden. Dog and friendly we can also cater for functions and private events.
PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
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All reviews burger sunday roast salad fish and chips sandwiches bread self catering stayed here for one night enjoyed our stay night stay stopped for lunch lovely pub both nights lovely evening amazing views lovely food overlooking loch awe
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped off for a drink, to see friends. Thinking of having a meal, but the manager was so rude. Twice he accused me of giving him the wrong drinks order. It was actually him who misheard me. I asked for a pint of beer and...a half lager shandy. He charged me for 2 pints and a glass of lemonade. I told him this was wrong, he rudely told me, that’s what I asked for. THEN he got it wrong again and charged me for 2 pints. Maybe he was having a bad day, BUT you should never be Curt with customers.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is a lovely place with a nice menu & great food. Staff were friendly & service was brilliant. Great location- definitely worth a visit .

Date of visit: May 2021
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BenCruachanInn, Marketing at Ben Cruachan Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Julie J, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Ben Cruachan inn! Ross MacDonald Assistant Manager

Reviewed 6 November 2020 via mobile

This was our second visit, staying at one of the garden suites. We normally travel as a family, but on this occasion we were only 2 of us and our dog . As last time, the room was immaculately cleaned. All Covid- 19 measures were...in place, which reinsured us for caring for any visitors well being. It has been accredited with "Good to Go" scheme and it felt so safe. Greeted by Mike and looked after by Debbie, both very approachable &profesional. What a great team they have. We had a full Scottish breakfast, which was outstanding. Highly recommended, the location is beautiful and we were able to relax under the present circumstances.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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BenCruachanInn, Marketing at Ben Cruachan Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Nenuca72, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! I'm delighted to read that all 3 of you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to relax. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Ben Cruachan...More

Reviewed 5 November 2020

Came here for a bite to eat after a day in Oban as we was staying on loch Awe and I have to say the evening meal was amazing I had fish and chips and so did my partner and it was absolutely gorgeous, the...staff was friendly and had good knowledge of the area.. also came the following day for lunch after walking up to the dam and had the club sandwich which was also amazing. Very COVID Safe and would certainly recommend popping in here for a bite to eat. Many thanks Alex and jade 5/11/20More

Date of visit: November 2020
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BenCruachanInn, Marketing at Ben Cruachan Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Alex & Jade, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed both your visits and walk up to the dam. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Ben Cruachan Inn!...More

Reviewed 2 November 2020

We were staying in the village and had dinner in the inn one evening and a take away meal another evening. Both meals were really delicious. The coley in panko with dhal and salad was a triumph. Staff had adapted well to difficult new regulations,...which were ony just in place. We felt safe and well cared for.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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BenCruachanInn, Marketing at Ben Cruachan Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi BangleDarling, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! I'm very pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit and your meal. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Ben Cruachan Inn! All the best, Ross MacDonald...More

Reviewed 5 October 2020

Spent 4 nights in hotel room, our first time taking our dog on holiday. Felt really comfortable there, great food, amazing breakfast! Have recommended to family and friends as it is a great base for our first time visiting scotland to see and walk mountains,...lochs, woodland and rivers- just what we wanted Thanks and would definitely returnMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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BenCruachanInn, Marketing at Ben Cruachan Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi E9567LDrachelc, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a positive review! I'm very pleased to hear that all 3 of you enjoyed your 4 nights with us and that you were able to explore our surrounding scenery. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 2 October 2020 via mobile

Wonderful warm reception, fantastic food, great decor and attention to detail. Great base to explore Oban and the surrounding area and islands from. Or go hill walking and return to a fabulous meal in lovely settings. Thank you to all the team for a great...couple of days 👍More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 2 October 2020

Stopped off here on our way to Oban. We had a very tasty lunch - soup and sandwich combo, which was excellent value for money. The food is tasty and well presented and the inn has a good atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 14 September 2020

Stayed here for one night and we were very impressed by the staff. They went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed and were very attentive during dinner. At dinner the food was lovely and portion sizes just right. Wasn't...too pleased that we couldn't get a cooked breakfast in the morning and while a continental breakfast was served it didn't quite hit the spot. Our room was compact and cosy with a big comfy bed. Shower room was roomy with plenty space for toiletries. The shower was really good with plenty of hot water and great pressure. Really liked the fact that there was plenty of hand sanitisers and social distancing was maintained. Not keen on the fact that pet dogs were allowed into the restaurant, one barked everytime the bell rang. I've nothing against dogs but the smell of wet dog isn't the most pleasant thing when your trying to eat. Still this hasn't put me of and would recommend and would go back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 11 September 2020

I have driven past on many occasions over the years - I wish I hadn't. Lovely food, staff and environment I loved it and will be eating there every time I come to Scotland in the future.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Response from 659Kate | Reviewed this property |
Stick up before you go and use local shop for necessities.
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Response from 943RhonaC | Reviewed this property |
I would contact them direct. I believe there are new chefs so perhaps they would be enthusiastic to provide gluten free?
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Response from Karen7260 | Reviewed this property |
I believe Hogmanay just past they had a special menu and live music but I would check in with them in advance.
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