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The Pierhead Tavern

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Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
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Pier Head Tavern Shore Road | Lamlash, Isle of Arran, Lamlash KA27 8JN, Scotland
+44 1770 600418
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ferry was cancelled so came here for a wee spot of lunch. Food was delicious. Big portions and tasty. Very friendly and helpful staff. Really nice deco inside too.

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Thank Andrew R
ThePHTArran, Manager at The Pierhead Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive feedback! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the Island. More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in early afternoon for a drink and waited and waited [why we did I don't know] as the bar person was serving meals. A young lady was attending to a child at a table in full view of the bar and when the bar person eventually asked what would we would like to drink, around 5 to 6 minutes... More 

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Thank Ken P
ThePHTArran, Manager at The Pierhead Tavern, responded to this review

First of all I am very sorry you were disappointed by our service. However, we are a very family friendly establishment and we pride ourselves on the extra mile we go for our customers, including watching a young child while a parent needs to pop out to the car or even watching the odd pooch a time or two for... More 

Falkirk, Scotland
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't have great expectations to be honest but was pleasantly surprised. This is a tavern with a restaurant. Varied menu with starters, mains and deserts - usual fayre - fish, meat, curries, pasta dishes, etc - but the quality on our two visits was very good. Steak pie and proper mashed tatties was great. Nice selection of beers and wines.... More 

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Thank Whaursmakilt
ThePHTArran, Manager at The Pierhead Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are very pleased we exceeded your expectations! We do our best to provide good quality pub food with great real ales and wines in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Please visit us again on your next visit. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal tonight. Good food well cooked and very generous portions. The restaurant had a nice buzz about it and the staff were friendly and welcoming. The prices were very reasonable and they have a great selection of ales and beers. We have eaten in some more,"posh" restaurants in the area and found them wanting. This place... More 

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Thank grannieannie_13
ThePHTArran, Manager at The Pierhead Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We are very glad that you enjoyed your evening with us. Please visit us again on your next trip to the Island! More 

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch and was delighted with the fish and chips. Fresh tasting, lovely crispy batter and delicious hand-cut chips. Friendly and prompt service. Very good indeed.

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Thank Toby S
ThePHTArran, Manager at The Pierhead Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us. We are very proud of our fresh produce, tasty meals and great service, please visit us again soon. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Noticed the prices have increased by quite a bit on last year seem to be paying for the music ths Noticed the prices have increased by quite a bit since 2016 probably due to the music which quite a lot of dinners don't like while they are eating

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Thank alex k
ThePHTArran, Manager at The Pierhead Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. I am sorry you were disappointed with your visit. Firstly I would like to reply that in our first year of opening we had not increased our prices at all, even when our suppliers had done so we kept them steady. However as our suppliers have increased their prices again, we had been... More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

3rd visit in 36 years! Honeymoon 1981 it was a bit of a yachting bar but ok. Second visit 2015 just before it changed hands and what a change! Much better all round. We previously patronised the Drift Inn but this is now sadly closed. We had drinks, meal and dessert - good choices, great food great service. Excellent choice... More 

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Thank chris H
ThePHTArran, Owner at The Pierhead Tavern, responded to this review

Lovely review, many thanks and glad you enjoyed your visit. Any advice on tables greatly received!! More 

Houston, United Kingdom
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296 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great wee pub and the food looked good too but unfortunately we had a ferry to catch and couldn't stay long. There was a fantastic wee blues band playing that Sunday afternoon too, shame we had to go. we'll definitely be back here.

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Thank Ewen A
ThePHTArran, Manager at The Pierhead Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for you feedback. I am very sorry that you did not have the chance to sample our wonderful menu, definitely pop in next time you're here. We do have live music every Sunday afternoon as well as Saturday nights, with a great variety of blues, rock or even reggae on occasion! we look forward to your next visit. More 

Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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472 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just eaten at the PHT for the second time this week. On both occasions service was quick and friendly and as we ate just after 6pm and its midweek it was fairly quiet with no problem getting a table. Food is very good and prices are comparable with the rest of the islands main eateries. Plenty of choice and they... More 

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Thank DaveRuss
ThePHTArran, Manager at The Pierhead Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am very glad you enjoyed yourselves, we pride ourselves on our service and our great food. Our theme nights on a Wednesday have been very successful and quite a lot of fun as well! Please remember us on your next visit to the Island, our quiz on a Wednesday night shouldn't be missed, great... More 

Glasgow
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165 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant on a Friday night with friends. Good choice of menu, only small downside was that the menu was only printed on a board and each one of us had to leave the table to have a look to make our choices. The food was lovely and cooked fresh, staff very friendly

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Thank Lainey3739
ThePHTArran, Owner at The Pierhead Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. The new menu is being printed ready for launch on the 1st March... so we were on the board this week.. sorry it was a nuisance and hope you come back to us.. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pier Head Tavern Shore Road | Lamlash, Isle of Arran, Lamlash KA27 8JN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Isle of Arran  >  Lamlash
  • Phone Number: +44 1770 600418
Description
The Pierhead Tavern is situated in a beautiful location overlooking Lamlash Bay and Holy Island. A rooftop terrace provides the ideal viewpoint along with 80 covers inside to dine on our chef's delicious home cooked food. Live music every Saturday night & Sunday afternoon. Three real ale pumps along with numerous whiskys!

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