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Am Politician


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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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All reviews steak pie seafood chowder cranachan monkfish tail hand dived scallops haggis sandwiches whisky galore the pub lovely location locals and visitors nice meal friendly welcome beautiful island first stop cannot comment stopped for lunch
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a pretty pub but it does have beautiful views and very friendly staff & locals I really enjoyed it here. My starter was great with delicious smoked salmon from the islands , my main of scallops wasn’t as good , scallops were huge and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank markjP2667LX
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Brilliant restaurant/pub serving locally caught seafood. Presentation and quality of the food are of a high standard. Highly recommend the seafood salad What a nice place to visit and we got pictures taken with the original whisky. Highly recommend watching the original Whisky Galore film...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jack L
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

We spent a nice day on Eriskay when the weather was superb. Scenery was superb. Pub was good with a good look to it. Food nice sea Ed by good staff. Great location. Highly recommended. Made famous by the Whisky Galore film.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank EdinburghChaz
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

A must visit location on Eriskay for it's historic contents SS Politician. Must not however forget the warming hospitality received when we got blown in soaked, on a stormy day. We ventured back for a delicious meal and the largest scallop I have seen (hand...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank fifilaglen
Reviewed 13 October 2018

What a nice place to visit and we got pictures taken with the orginal whisky. Highly recomend watching the orginal Whisky Galore film before going. Staff were great. Food was lovely except the Vegetarian Curry which was really the vegetables of the day covered in...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Thorgunna
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Stopped for lunch at Am Politician on Eriskay on Friday - it has recently changed ownership and the venue has far better opening hours than previously. We were delighted to find it open in October and with a lovely and varied menu on offer. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank vivien s
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We came here based on the positive reviews found on this website and we were not disappointed ! The food was fresh and excellent, the atmosphere relaxed and friendly and the staff was really helpful. I will definitely come back next time I'm around !

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Agathe M
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

A group of 6 friends booked here for a meal based solely on location and reviews. I’d recommend booking well in advance for groups as they manage the kitchen load which gives a great prompt service We arrived from the ferry having visited Barra but...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Samhug
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Great location and lovely views. We had lunch and dinner here on the same day. Steak pie is the best I’ve ever tasted. Good range of drinks.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank EmGlasbey
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Lovely lunch, great service with fantastic views on a beautiful island. Saw the famous whisky bottles from the Politician!

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank DaisyFalkirk
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Deborah W
20 June 2018|
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Response from JuliaC2853 | Property representative |
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.
16 June 2016|
Response from Chilli_the_pink | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if you're staying on Barra, you'd need to get the ferry across to Eriskay, then walk the mile to the Politician. Its signposted from the road, but its probably shorter walking a more direct route
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