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The Tayvallich Inn

Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
+44 1546 870282
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (30 reviews)
“seafood” (43 reviews)
“pea puree” (5 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very enjoyable experience on our first night in Tayvalilich, staying at self-catering cottage with family. Pleasant, reasonably priced meal had by each of 6 members in family group. friendly staff, nothing too much trouble

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 4 days ago

we stayed in Tayvallich in August and ate at the Tayvallich Inn twice, the food was excellent and so fresh. The staff are extremely nice and very helpful. Best to book to avoid disappointment

1  Thank StuartY853
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Inn continues to be one big reason why we return to Tayvallich twice a year. A warm welcome, very good food and attentive service, added to a good choice of draught beers, are reliable and enjoyable here. The recent refurb has added further to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met Kathryn, the most recent owner at the pub at a network meeting and decided to visit for our wedding anniversary. A wonderful menu, heavy on the fish (which is great for us). Our dining partners were 30 minutes late joining us, but this...More

1  Thank Ambersam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Tayvallich Inn has been a favourite for a while. A nice friendly pub with restaurant and outdoor seating (when the midges aren't biting !). There's yachting chat about if that's your thing. Easy walking distance from the campsite if you're on holiday. The restaurant...More

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though our arrival was an hour early we were made welcome, the staff were attentive and helpful with our choice of drinks. We both shared a Home Made Smoked Salmon Pate for first course as we tend not to eat too much, it was...More

Thank michaelleach2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived two minutes before they stopped serving lunch (2.30pm) but were not rushed to make our choice. The fish and chips here is excellent. Light, crispy ale batter and hand cut chips. Very tasty. Our little dog was made welcome in the bar, which...More

Thank LancashireWeekender
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked only 24 hours in advance and were delighted to get a table for our large party. We were seated promptly - in the window with lovely views of the bay - and drinks were served. We ordered food and waited ... and by...More

1  Thank LesleyLark
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We ate here recently as a family and were disappointed. The service was slow which if you are waiting with children can be difficult. One of my kids had the kids' mussels which didn't come with bread which seemed a bit miserly as the adult...More

Thank MOB75
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Not sure when the new owners took this over but please give me a shout when they have gone. They way he spoke to my wife as if she was something he trod in was was not nice. If ever there was a person not...More

9  Thank daveinglasgow
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5 August 2016|
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Response from Scottish21 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know. Only stopped for coffee in the afternoon.
15 August 2015|
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Response from 56eredine | Property representative |
Hi Trish. Dogs are welcome out with meal service times
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Lochgilphead
  • Phone Number: +44 1546 870282
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Situated in the picturesque village of Tayvallich on the shores of Loch Sween, the Inn overlooks the beautiful natural harbour of Tayvallich bay. At the heart of this small and vibrant community, the Tayvallich Inn has always been a popular meeting place for sailors, holidaymakers, more recently kayakers and all who enjoy our warm hospitality and good food. Established over 30 years ago, the Tayvallich Inn specialises in fresh, locally caught seafood, much of which is landed on our doorstep from the cold, pristine waters of the sound of Jura. Along with seafood we serve other fresh produce, sourcing locally where ever possible.
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