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The Holy Coo - CLOSED

Shore Street, Bowmore PA43 7LB, Scotland
+44 1496 301427
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average4%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
18 Jun 2014
“It's closed!”
8 Jun 2014
“Homely and cheap”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Shore Street, Bowmore PA43 7LB, Scotland
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Since a year or so it's closed and Stands for sale! It was mentioned that the proprietor is too old and/or ill and can therefore no longer manage the cafe

Thank Heike J
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Loved this place..... It was like sitting down to tea with your Nanna. The staff fussed over us and made sure we had everything constantly. Nice home cooked meals and tea. Really lovely.

Thank BernieBogtrotter
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Cafe housed in a lovely building that has been filled with very odd items that some might find funky. But the effect ends up looking cluttered. Whoever was responsible for the decorations seems to find age-old sexist jokes about men funny. There's so many of...More

Thank Seadog68
Reviewed 14 October 2013

We started out our evening with a byob of Deanston in the garden overlooking the Bay. Mairi, the friendly and exuberant proprietor, greeted us inside and served us a lovely meal. After dinner we hung around and sang to recorded music. The WC is a...More

Thank Bonnie635
Reviewed 27 September 2013

I guess this will be a love it or hate it kind of place because all rather over the top. But, definitely a different experience. The food was ok, but a bit expensive. The owner, Mairi, was friendly and chatty. The decor LOUD and blousy...More

Thank seanog57
Reviewed 21 September 2013 via mobile

Difference between mini and merc and this place defo a merc ..soup was lovely owner friendly chatty ...loved the chairs atmosphere would love to come back

Thank Ruth T
Reviewed 6 September 2013

The lady who runs the Holy Coo openly admits she doesn't open every day and only works when she feels like it. The hours are 12ish to between 3 and 4pm. Don't try before or after and if you're in Bowmore for a week, you...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 1 September 2013

The food was pretty good, the prices on the high side for burger and chips (£1 extra for onions) and the atmosphere eccentric. The decor and music were just a bit overwhelming and whilst the food was well cooked and thought through, my teeth were...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Really fun and interesting place with great eclectic decor - the perfect setting for lunch. Menu has quite a few good sounding meals, but we went for a different burger each. They were all good, though I'd suggest the beef over the venison (was a...More

1  Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 31 July 2013

We had sandwiches to take away on a picnic and they were delicious and so was the strawberry and elderflower sponge cake!!! The cafe is a quaint place with the most interesting signs and posts on the walls that can keep you amused for hours!!!...More

Thank Lakshmy B
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  • Address: Shore Street, Bowmore PA43 7LB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Islay  >  Bowmore
  • Phone Number: +44 1496 301427
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