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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 17 February 2020

I hate doing this...this restaurant was recommended by the people within tourist information as the place to eat in Tobermory. From the outside it isn’t somewhere I’d probably choose myself, but based on the fact it had excellent recommendations, and the reviews on TA were...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 2 October 2019

Great place, friendly locals and chatty staff. Beer was good and well priced. Enjoyed my time in this establishment.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 2 September 2019

The headline here is that pints of Tennants are £3.30, so for three of us a round was less than a tenner. The atmosphere is good. Very relaxed. Locals clustered around the bar and friendly bar staff. The classic stick-on letters/numbers price-board is cool. You...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 11 August 2019

I was only in the bar, but all indications there are that the premises are desperately in need of a major renovation. Furnishings and fittings have clearly become run-down over the years and upgrades neglected. Good range of drinks at reasonable prices, and it may...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 21 July 2019

The lady in the tourist information said 'very popular with locals, queuing out the door, can't book, all cooked fresh and when it's gone that's it, and very good price.' We ignored the shabby exterior. We ignored the threadbare interior. There were a lot of...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 12 July 2019 via mobile

Lovely little pub, very cozy and hospitable. The drinks are well priced and you get a decent selection too. Proper local pub so you get to chat with locals and have a relaxed time. We didn’t eat here but the food looked good. Proper pub...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 25 June 2019

The MacDonald Arms was recommended to us by a local and it didn't disappoint! Please do not be put off by the slightly shabby exterior - this pub is warm, welcoming, and a great place to spend an evening,full of friendly folk. We had excellent...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 25 June 2019

We had hear that the food here was good, so we gave it a try. It was excellent. I had the beef olives which were fantastic. The portion, however, was huge so I couldn't finish it. I was offered a doggy bag though. I couldn't...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 15 June 2019 via mobile

Went here after a long day and an early get up to travel to Mull, service great, very friendly and welcoming, food good and very reasonably priced, will definitely be back.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 2 June 2019

Could do with a lick of paint both inside and out. Very scruffy inside but beer was good and staff friendly.

Date of visit: May 2019
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MacDonald Arms Hotel is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4