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Travellers' Choice2023
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed 11 November 2023 via mobile

We popped in for lunch after a trip around Barra . The scenery is absolutely beautiful the islands just keep giving. We had a delightful lunch, I had monk fish scampi and Karen had hand dived scallops both were fantastic, the staff and locals were...fantastic friendly and chatty and weren’t put off by our barking basil !! In fact they gave him some fish and chips in a doggie bag 😁 thanks for a lovely lunch must come back again xxMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

Proper monkfish scampi (the best ever) and superb fish and chips. Friendly helpful staff, super views. One of the best places we have ever eaten in. We can’t wait to come again.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2023

Lovely, lively place. We've been here a few times now. I keep going back for the scallops, which are just unreal. It's a busy place, so book ahead.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 September 2023

We were on holiday, and at the end of every day, one phrase which was guaranteed to raise a smile was, shall we go to the politician? Such a warm and welcoming place with delightful staff. You won’t go away hungry, they serve hearty portions...of delicious home-made food. I feel quite sad writing this review and thinking back to our happy times last week; I’m yearning to be there.The politician felt very much like our local in such a short space of time and it’s a highlight of our stay on South Uist. Thank you all for making us so welcome.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 September 2023 via mobile

Stephen and the staff can’t do enough for you Make you feel very welcome Food is amazing Plus only place I could use my phone WiFi added bonus I would highly recommend a visit

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023

Excellent food, lovely welcoming pub, we both had the homemade lasagna which was exceptional, probably the best lasagna I have eaten in a long time. We also had excellent homemade desserts, sticky toffee pudding was delicious and my husband had homemade meringue which he said...was lovely. Would highly recommend. I would definitely visit again if I lived nearby. If you are in the area please visit it’s lovely. Not only the food but the welcome is warm and friendly. It’s also very reasonable for the quality of the food. 2 courses plus drinks less than £40.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023 via mobile

Love this place - great atmosphere and great food. We went twice on our holiday in South Uist & enjoyed both visits a lot. The food was delicious - but make sure you book.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 September 2023 via mobile

Had an enjoyable family meal here. The amount of pate they gave me for my starter was enormous! Monkfish scampi was very tasty and the best bit of the whole meal for me had to be the cranachan. A little bit of Scottish heaven in...a pot! Thoroughly recommend, although you may decide to walk back across the causeway later because you’re so full!!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023 via mobile

Called in for a fantastic lunch, appetite friendly and dog friendly! Had the steak pie followed by cranachan and it was all home made, absolutely delicious and arrived quickly. Nice atmosphere and didn't feel at all rushed. Seems popular and the staff were friendly and...helpful. Beautiful beach at the back of the pub - conservatory tables had a great view and looks like plenty of outdoor seating in the garden out back too. I sat in the bar as I had a dog and was very comfortable. Would definitely revisit and recommend!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 26 August 2023 via mobile

Friendly first rate pub. We ran in drenched (Storm Betty) and the staff immediately poured us drinks and sat us down in the lovely bright conservatory dining room. We ate here on all three evenings of our stay in Eriskay. Very good food. Always well...presented and delicious. The staff were very attentive and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Very family friendly, dog friendly and wet walkers friendly.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023

We wanted to go to the Am Politician for dinner because of its association with Whisky Galore. We found the pub lively and thriving, with a good atmosphere. The food was good, as was the service. Whilst there is little choice of places to eat...in this part of the world, I would still go back.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023

Service is fantastic and so friendly. Food is also superb, I had the fresh haddock and others had the barra tail scampi, also great

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 12 August 2023 via mobile

Popped in here lunchtime on Wednesday 9/8/23. Sat in the beer garden and the scampi and scallops were delicious. Beer wasn’t too bad either.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 26 July 2023 via mobile

Booked in advance (would recommend as it does get busy). The eating area is lovely with great views of the coast. There is a separate gluten-free menu, although most non-pasta dishes are suitable. Tasty food and generous portions. Very friendly staff too. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 24 June 2023

Excellent food at a reasonable price. Comfortable establishment with modern facilities. Plenty of parking.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Response from bobbybb2014 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you are better booking after 5.00.
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Lack of competition does not automatically mean lack of quality.....
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There are plenty of benches outside of you wish to eat outdoors. However Am Politician also allows dogs in the bar area if they are well behaved.
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Am Politician is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4