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The Tayvallich Inn


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups

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Situated in the picturesque village of Tayvallich on the shores of Loch Sween, the Inn overlooks the beautiful natural harbour of Tayvallich bay. At the heart of this small and vibrant community, the Tayvallich Inn has always been a popular meeting place for sailors, holidaymakers, more recently kayakers and all who enjoy our warm hospitality and good food. Established over 30 years ago, the Tayvallich Inn specialises in fresh, locally caught seafood, much of which is landed on our doorstep from the cold, pristine waters of the sound of Jura. Along with seafood we serve other fresh produce, sourcing locally where ever possible.
US$6 - US$28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 4 January 2019

Visited during the Festive and so glad we did... We were 3 adults and 3 kids. The restaurant was seasonally inviting, plus lovely and cosy due to the log burner. The waitress was very attentive and the food was so tasty - especially the local...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rogie1282
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Second visit this year and worth going out your way to try their food. Been to a lot of restaurants in Argyll but this is by far the best sea food you can get. I had the scallops for a main course and they were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank greigm2016
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Visited for lunch. The Cullen Skink was outstanding. The fish and chips were also excellent. Exceptional food, good beer, wine and excellent service.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Meesterduck
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Friendly, cosy on a cold night, good service and excellent food. Salmon Pate and Sweet Potato and Spinach Curry were especially good. We ate in the bar but could order from the full menu. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank cathyhJ9956JQ
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Visited for lunch whilst visiting friends. The food was amazing and the service excellent. Very welcoming. And how they dealt with 20 people turning up unannounced was very good. Why do people do that? It nor only means slow food for the big group but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank TimA2576
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Came to Tayvallich Inn for lunch and booked dinner as well! Lovely spot, really friendly and helpful staff. Very good beer and wines, great choice. Top notch home cooked food, couldn't fault it. Will be back!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tinymole
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the pub first for lunch. The fish n chips and mussles were outstanding. They have some nice ales on tap too. I recommend the highlander. Beautiful location with a nice sea view. Two days later we went back for dinner in their restaurant....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank John R
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal here in absolutely stunning setting. We had smoked salmon and prawn stack for starters. Hand dived scallops, pancetta, linguine in a wine, garlic and Chile broth with garlic bread. The food was absolutely delicious would highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank heather l
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Eat here with a fantastic view outside, the food is excellent in this small restaurant at Tayvallich, it has a great atmosphere and most evenings very lively with tourists and locals from the village. A great selection of foods and if you like fish, a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank alanlynnef
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend were visiting the area and were looking for a spot to refuel and the Tayviallich inn did not disappoint. Crab claws for a starter is messy but a must and the mussels with a rich sauce and chips were amazing. Will...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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17 February 2018|
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Response from Daniel B | Property representative |
Hi, yes. Well behaved dogs are welcome in the bar area.
5 August 2016|
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Response from Scottish21 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know. Only stopped for coffee in the afternoon.
15 August 2015|
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Response from 56eredine | Property representative |
Hi Trish. Dogs are welcome out with meal service times
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