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The Drift Inn

Shore Road, Lamlash KA27 8JN, Scotland
+44 1770 600608
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (19 reviews)
“seafood” (20 reviews)
“bread” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Scottish, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Shore Road, Lamlash KA27 8JN, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Luckily we got a free table tonight. It is a really busy place and if you tasted the food, you know why! We had (gluten-free!!) fish and chips and the chicken burger and the starter with salmon. All was really good and tasty. Sadly enough,...More

Thank Melanie S
Reviewed yesterday

A busy, friendly atmosphere, great eating for families, couples and singles. The floor staff were very helpful and I got a table within half an hour under their first come first served system. Sorrel soup with hard boiled eggs and croutons was the best soup...More

Thank therealpetergordon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the pleasure of having dinner with my friends here last night. It has a friendly atmosphere as you walk in. Unfortunately you can’t book a table so you have to poo in & wait if none available. We were told we’d have an...More

Thank Vesuvius0141
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely views from our table. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Toilets were spotless. Food was delicious. We both thoroughly enjoyed what we had. Would recommend.

Thank JillAdventures
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Drift Inn was recommended by our accommodation nearby and didn't disappoint. Both meals were excellent, albeit a little expensive. But you get what you pay for. Very popular and with no bookings taken, we managed to get one of a couple of tables left...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant doesn’t look the most attractive as you walk down to it, but don’t let this put you off. The bar and restaurant area is nice inside and serves a good selection of drinks. We didn’t try the food but the restaurant was full...More

Thank NickAtko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Please ignore all the old poor reviews. They do not relate to the current business. This is a first class seafood restaurant offering non-seafood items as well. The food was excellent and the service prompt and friendly. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in to the Drift Inn before heading forbthe ferry home....warm welcoming reception, the atmosphere is friendly and the staff very helpful. The food was delicious 😋....and we will certainly be back. Oh and I’ve never seen such clean toilets...immaculate!

Thank Jean F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Drift Inn today after, literally, drifting in yesterday, as there is a good car park right outside; and it is such a lovely set-up. It was since recommended to me by multiple sources, including local. I find Arran a bit hit and...More

Thank EnjoyLifeAndBeKind
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited restaurant for the first time and blown away with the quality of food and attentive staff. A wonderful bar with fantastic food and relaxed chilled atmosphere. Just brilliant for sea food.

Thank Liam M
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Nic C
9 September 2018|
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Response from carol r | Reviewed this property |
i dont think you are allowed dogs
12 February 2017|
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Response from CanaScot | Property representative |
Unfortunately the Drift Inn is currently closed until further notice. Sorry.
Barry B
14 August 2016|
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Response from CanaScot | Property representative |
Hi Barry Thank you for pointing this out so that I didn't have to! ;) Just to clarify, in the summer we don't actually take any bookings, regardless of the size of the party. We realise this is not normal practice for a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shore Road, Lamlash KA27 8JN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Isle of Arran  >  Lamlash
  • Phone Number: +44 1770 600608
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