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Am Politician

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South Uist, HS8 5JL, Scotland
+44 1878 720246
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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“whisky galore” (17 reviews)
“south uist” (9 reviews)
“conservatory” (18 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
££ - £££
South Uist, HS8 5JL, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the politician twice. (it takes its name from a ship which sand during the war by the way). The menu (every week) is different on Wednesdays. On Wednesday there were some good meals to choose from and we had burgers. The waitress was...More

Thank BrianArmagh
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great food served by friendly, knowledgeable and cheerful Finnish waitress/barrista/bar person, in lovely setting!

Thank chris1961
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped off o. Way back to Barra. Lovely friendly girl behind the bar who allowed us to get photo's with the original whisky bottles from the MV Politician. Looked very clean and we were sorry we didn't have time to stop and eat.

Thank Cloudy036
Reviewed 1 week ago

Week of wall to wall sunshine exploring these beautiful islands. Heading back to North Uist from Barra and stopped at this cracking little place for dinner. Best meal of the week! Friendly staff. Would definitely recommend.

Thank sharon871
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a must if you are visiting the tiny island of Eriskay. It is named after the boat "The Politician" of Whiskey Galore fame! The island can be reached these past few years by a beautiful causeway from South Uist and you can...More

Thank highlandlady909
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We try to do a walk on Eriskay every time we visit Barra. Half way round the walk we stop for lunch at Am Poltician. We were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food this year. I had a risotto which was very...More

Thank hikingthree
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch thinking it was lovely spot. Ordered for both of us soup, bread and coffee. Coffee which was lukewarm came before soup. Soup which was spicy tomato with coriander - never tasted soup like it - felt like a whole tub of...More

Thank MalHScotland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a really delicious meal here - not the usual pub grub. A new chef doing interesting things. Service was very friendly too. And the conservatory has lovely views out to the beach and the sea.

Thank RomesickSarah
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

On a windy day we needed lunch so followed the signs to the SS Politician - although a sign indicating that you go downhill after leaving the main road would be good. The conservatory was a really good spot to enjoy the view and sun....More

3  Thank Julian H
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Think working mans club - which in part it is, as a focal point for the locals. Food was not great with bland Balmoral Chicken.Their Standard Burger was with a home-made patty but tasted a little odd. Not off, but odd. Pickles were so nuclear...More

Thank Brooska
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I am Stopping on Barra Island and would like to visit The AM Politician on the afternoon of 22nd June 2016. As a pedestrian could you please inform me how to reach your establishment.
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
lesley c
Am political what times are you open
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South Uist, HS8 5JL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Outer Hebrides  >  Isle of Eriskay
  • Phone Number: +44 1878 720246
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