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The Port Inn

44 Marine Road, Port Bannatyne PA20 0LW, Scotland
+44 1700 502183
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Pub, British, Scottish
££ - £££
44 Marine Road, Port Bannatyne PA20 0LW, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

1st time back after a 2yr lapse. Staff behind the bar were very friendly, a great range of beers and Gin. The food was great value, simple, plentiful and local. The locals were very friendly and engaging too which made the whole evening that bit...More

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My brother in law and I were on the island to visit family and popped in for a quick pint, the barmaid was great chatty fun and interested in what we were doing, the gin at £2 for the special was something we’d heard about...More

Thank Ian T
Jggy80, Owner at The Port Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Ian! Good to meet you both and hope to see you again. Maybe we can get the dancing shoes and the disco ball on next time ha ha!

Reviewed 4 June 2018

The menu wasn't up to much for me as I'm vegan. Everyone else was satisfied though.Dog friendly beer garden and lovely chickens up in the back of the garden. Service was very good.

Thank Pauline R
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Although apparantly not open for food on a Wed -we were able to book a special birthday meal to celebrate a 99th birthday -room was set up complete with balloons and birthday banners-lunch was great and menu had something for everyone -portions very generous -staff...More

Thank Alison M
Jggy80, Owner at The Port Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Thank you for your kind words Alison. We had a lovely day yesterday and John is an absolute star. We were all so touched at his speech after his cake and candles. We are so pleased you chose to share the birthday celebrations with us....More

Reviewed 29 May 2018

We were on Bute for 10 days and we ate and drank at the Port Inn during our stay. We could not fault the food, drink, staff or the hosts. The food was fresh and tasty. The staff always very friendly and welcoming and suggesting...More

Thank Usher2017
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Lovely friendly pub with an amazing sun trapped beer garden not so sure about the chickens(I don't like birds) but they don't bother you and everyone else seemed to like this. Was popular with dinners too.

1  Thank Heldebs
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Read the reviews and thought it would be good for dinner during our stay in Rothesay. Unfortunately, my elderly mother chose the Steak pie which was atrocious. Uncooked pastry and more onion and mushroom than meat served with wizened microwave veg. My fajitas had obviously...More

1  Thank Carol D
Jggy80, Owner at The Port Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

So sorry to hear you feel you had a bad experience. All our main meals are home cooked and our steak pie is our second best seller. The day before your visit and several times since we have had glowing praise for it. The fajitas...More

Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

We have just returned home after 7 nights on Bute and must say that the Port Inn was definitely one of the highlights of our trip... It was so local to where we were staying we ate here 5 of the 7 nights and everything...More

Thank Ann B
RWatson44, Owner at The Port Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Hi Ann. Thanks for your lovely review and so glad you had a great experience with us. It was lovely to meet you and Stuart and hope to see you again soon! David and Rhona 😊

Reviewed 10 April 2018

Again a fantastic meal great choice and helpful staff. Great friendly atmosphere. New menu gives gluten-free and vegetarian options and star listen to your requirements. Great

Thank Maisie0805
RWatson44, Owner at The Port Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks for your kind words and so glad you had a great experience. Hope to see you again. 🙂

Reviewed 13 February 2018

Having a walk with a group of friends, we decided to call in before walking back to our cottage for dinner. A more warmer welcome than last time we visited. Very nice to sit out in the beer garden, have a chat and a nice...More

1  Thank Cecil H
RWatson44, Owner at The Port Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Glad to hear you got a warmer welcome. That is our aim! Hope to see you soon.

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Carol D
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Yes they had Dogs in the pub when I was there !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$13
Bar, Pub, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Marine Road, Port Bannatyne PA20 0LW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Isle of Bute  >  Port Bannatyne
  • Phone Number: +44 1700 502183
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A cosy dining room with a log fire and comfy couches, a public bar with seats and standing area, a small lounge with fire and tables, a lovely suntrap beer garden with seating and grassy areas for children to play.
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