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Wow! what a welcome received here on a couple of visits. Good pub, decent selection of beers and some good conversation from staff and locals. Made very welcome considering we had never been here before and were made to feel like we had been going...there day-in day-out for years. This is how it should be in these country pubs(Other places take note).
Okay, that's welcome covered lets get onto the food. Quite a good selection of food was on offer with a daily special. I opted fer the steak-pie and the Mrs opted fer the fish & chips. After a very little weight 'the Moll' received what can only be described as 'A Battered Whale atop a corbett of chips' Aye-oops I thought I made a mistake here however my steak-pie arrived on a platter which was probably obtained from a local pottery rather than any Crockery retailer. Steak was cooked to perfection and as tender as an 'Aberdeen Angus calf that had been reared on a diet of the best corn'. served with veg and chips which were eagerly competing for space on said platter. If like me you enjoy food and are a 'Fb' you will wan't to go back here day after day. Ironically we did go back the next evening where I nearly got steak-pie again but opted for the fish & chips and the Mrs opted for the house curry which she tore into like 'a hungry hill-walker who had been lost fer a week with no rations'. To say she enjoyed it is akin to saying Scot's enjoy a day's sun. My fish and chips however was just as good as the wife's from the night b4. The fish couldn't have been long out of the sea and was probably a resident of Oban Bay a few hours before. Thankfully it had eluded capture fer a few years and was broader than an American football player. Covered in a nice beer batter and cooked to perfection by Iain the chef and washed down by an nice ale after a hearty brisk walk in the invigorating Scottish weather(Teeming Rain). life doesn't get better. Loved the wee snug bar and the dogs as well as the crazy spaniels.
NB: Special mention to chef Iain(hope this is right spelling) for going above and beyond the call of duty. THX M8.More
Date of visit: October 2019
Ardbrecknish, Owner at Ardbrecknish House Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2019
Thank you for the very positive review, we do enjoy making people welcome. Iain is rather generous with his portions but doesn't want anyone to go away hungry ! Hope to see you again one day.
Open from 6pm for meals, this is a hidden gem! A good 5 minutes down a single track road, Ardbrecknish welcomes children and dogs. The food is standard pub fayre but to a really good standard. We took our puppy so were seating in the...back room where pets are allowed. It is quite small so can get cozy if there are a few diners with dogs.
I chose the haggis stuffed chicken, and it was amazing! The staff are really friendly and welcoming and there’s a small play area too which kept my daughter occupied until the food arrived.
I’d recommend this place for anyone wanting a quick but very tasty tea in a friendly and informal atmosphere.More
Three of us were canoeing on Loch Awe and camping out over 24th to 26th August, 2019.
We arrived unannounced about 8.30pm looking for dinner.
The staff could not have been more welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble.
The place was busy and the atmosphere...was super.
The food was excellent.
We were looking for somewhere safe to park our cars overnight and without hesitation we were given permission to leave them at the hotel.
Top marks for customer care and friendlinessMore
This is an ... interesting ... place for to have a meal
The patrons are very welcoming and locals seem to frequent the small bar - who are inviting and chatty
The restaurant is a quirky set up in that tables are laid out on...the outer perimeter of a large room with a pool table in the middle !
That said the food was good and reasonably priced
Note : there aren't many eateries in the immediate vicinity (within 10 miles) and so consideration should be given if wanting something 'more upmarket' to be prepared
to drive further afield down narrow single track roadsMore
Like a lot of the reviews, we were staying at a local hotel and decided on a change for the evening.
Very friendly locals pub with large open fires. Dog friendly.
Food was superb and plenty of it. You certainly won't go hungry.
Staff friendly...and attentive. Great night out thanksMore
We were staying at a hotel nearby but decided to give this venue a try.
We were amazed at the friendly atmosphere,the locals were very welcoming including Trigger the dog!
The food was superb and very well presented and priced.
Bruce the bartender went out...of his way to supply my husband with some of his personal contact lenses as he had forgotten to pack them a superb act of goodwill!
Kirsty the waitress was very friendly and attentive.
A special mention also to Ian the chef-all of his meals were superb.
If you need any proof of how friendly the Scottish people can be then this is the place to find them.
I would highly recommend this establishment and suggest if you are in the area give them a visit.
Thanks to you all for an enjoyable two night visit-we will be back.
Elaine and PaulMore
Came to check out the menu one morning and decided to try dinner after such a friendly reception from the lady owner ( we think she was) . Cosy friendly bar and very good food.
More of a pub than a restaurant but not a...downside.
Would go back for sure.More