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The Holy Loch Inn

££ - £££, , British
Springfield Place | Sandbank, Dunoon PA23 8PJ, Scotland
+44 1369 706903
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“mac n cheese” (2 reviews)
“cullen skink” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Scottish, Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
Springfield Place | Sandbank, Dunoon PA23 8PJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite simply this small pub with restaurant is superb. The staff are so welcoming and the food is wonderful. On this occasion we had our dog with us and she was allowed in the bar. They provided water and nothing was too much trouble. There...More

1  Thank Margaret L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent beer with some weird names (picture attached) but extremely friendly staff. Meal was really nice and well priced - popped in on the Wednesday evening and reasonably busy for a weekday. Would definitely go back, thank you for your friendly service.

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here by chance for lunch. We ordered baked potatoes with prawn marie rose. It was delicious! It was under £15 for two including soft drinks, which seemed great value. Yes, the decor is quirky, but didn't affect the food, it probably added to...More

1  Thank robertamac1
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Stopped in here recently for a Wwameal and we were pleasantly surprised. The decor is very tired 1980/90? Really needs renovation work but I understand the owners haven’t had it that long and I am sure money is tight and things will get updated in...More

Thank Margaret L
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Went to the inn for lunch after recommendation found the food pretty average, would not rush back. Staff were very nice

Thank marian1958
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We were a group of 27 out for evening dinner. Food and Service was faultless, and Craig worked hard to give us a great evening that did not break the bank. Very reasonable, very good. We'll be back.

Thank howardeawilliams
Reviewed 22 September 2017

The Holy Loch Inn has been around for a couple of hundred years and from the faux black and white outside you could be forgiven wondering what lies inside. Once there you might also wonder what the food is going to be like. Answer? Superb!...More

Thank Henry M
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Popped in last Sunday for lunch and had a friendly welcome from Craig. I had the three bean chilli, which was excellent, as was the prawn spring rolls, which my partner had. Will be back!

Thank Maureen W
Reviewed 29 August 2017

we went to the holy loch inn for an evening wedding party in august, the staff were so helpful and couldnt do enough, there was a selction of scottish dishes put on for us and these were beautiful. thank you for making our stay so...More

Thank nhorsell
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

A good selection of beers and theres always something new to try as well. Craig and Pip have established staff working for them and that speaks volumes in itself. A good wholesome pub!

Thank Sandy H
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Neil B
23 February 2017|
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Response from Craig W | Property representative |
Nothing planed
28 December 2016|
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Response from Craig W | Property representative |
Hi, yes we are dog friendly in the bar area. We serve meals in the bar and resturant and its the same menu for both sides.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Scottish, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Springfield Place | Sandbank, Dunoon PA23 8PJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Cowal Peninsula  >  Dunoon
  • Phone Number: +44 1369 706903
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We are a family run local Bar / Restaurant selling local food and drink.
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