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The Pierhead Tavern is situated in a beautiful location overlooking Lamlash Bay and Holy Island. A rooftop terrace provides the ideal viewpoint along with 80 covers inside to dine on our chef's delicious home cooked food. Live music every Saturday night & Sunday afternoon. Three real ale pumps along with numerous whiskys!
US$7 - US$22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Bar, British, Scottish
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went for dinner . Obviously very popular , waitress run off her feet but both efficient and cheerfully friendly ,Food good , highlight a caramelised onion and cider soup that was gorgeously warming . Good draught beer too

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 days ago

I went to the PHT on Saturday for dinner with my family. Having heard it was under new ownership I was keen to sample the new menu. Firstly, Really basic menu, I was expecting a lot more. Secondly the food we did order was "adequate"....How difficult can it be to make a fresh burger unlike the compressed pre shaped from Brakes. Secondly, how difficult can it be to make decent chips. For £15 i expected a bit better. It wasn't that we didn't enjoy our night out, it was more the fact I expected more. I have sampled the other restaurants in the town and they are probably better. The service was great and the waiting staff very attentive but really the food needs to be better or cheaper...one of the two.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went on a Saturday evening without a booking so we had to wait about 25 mins for a table, but they fitted us in, and we sat outside with drinks whilst we waited. When we did get to eat I was pleasantly surprised; I...was expecting decent pub food, what we got was definitely a cut above that. I had the salmon fishcake followed by four cheese ravioli and they were all excellently cooked. The ravioli was delicious - I'm not a vegetarian but I didn't fancy any meat that night, and I really enjoyed it. My other half had the hot smoked salmon followed by steak and ale pie. A good measure of the standard of cooking is the vegetables and these were excellent. Unfortunately the roof top terrace wasn't open so couldn't get the great view over the bay, and with current circumstances affecting staffing we had a bit of a wait between starter and main. But I'm still giving this 5 stars because the staff were friendly and let us know we weren't forgotten, great pub atmosphere (even outside), and it was great value for the standard of cooking.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic night here. The barman was awesome and made some great cocktails. Love the Salted Caramel Expresso Martini 😍

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this pub for dinner. Table was ready when we arrived and we found the staff polite and helpful. Overall a reasonable meal. However, we felt that tables were too close together and we didn't feel Covid safe. Be aware.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely evening meal. Friendly service very attentive. Food was fresh and tasty. Nice clean restaurant. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Positives: Pleasant and attentive staff, well organised and laid out re. COVID, no long wait for food even when fully booked. Negatives: Quality of food ingredients is poor. In particular the burger and sausages are of the cheap, processed frozen variety and tasted unpleasant. At...£13.95 (plus an extra £1 if you want cheese) this pub needs to upgrade their meat supplier to something much better quality. Burger accompanied by skin on fries (nice), sliced beef tomato and burger relish (fine) and chopped iceberg lettuce (come on guys, it’s not 1983).More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Warm welcome Friendly staff Excellent food Reasonably priced Both Mum and my nephew can be really picky eaters but they both cleared their plates! Highly recommend the Seafood 😋

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 17 August 2021

visited the pier head tavern with my family-very impressed with the food and great atmosphere. We all agreed that the prices were reasonable (and after dining in several places during our holiday , all places prices were pretty much the same) . The staff were...super friendly and efficient -Looking forward to returning!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 16 August 2021 via mobile

Feel the food is expensive and small portions. It’s tasty enough, but still felt hungry after, but couldn’t afford more than one course as was £15 just for steak pie, mash and peas. Also £6 for a glass of red wine. Probably won’t eat here...again.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Response from ThePHTArran | Property representative |
Yes we have the amazing George Lindsay Band playing & we are serving dinner. You will need to prebook dinner & £10 deposit please.
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Response from ThePHTArran | Property representative |
As far as I am aware The PHT hasn’t been an accommodation provider for many years. At one time in the early 1900 known as The Lamlash Hotel which incorporated the building next door. Then later part of 1960s the Public... More
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Yes, The Pierhead Tavern offers takeaway services.

The Pierhead Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4