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The Tayvallich Inn

Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
+44 1546 870282
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (32 reviews)
“seafood” (46 reviews)
“king scallops” (6 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a family meal, celebrating the sons birthday - we've used this restaurant several times, and our fondness for it is not diminished. This is a gem of a restaurant, with a wonderful, relaxed atmosphere, and splendid views across the bay/harbour. The food is...More

Thank Silverweddingcpouple
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

While staying in the camp site next door we decided to have a meal in the Tayvallich in and I can't recommend it highly enough. I had the jura crab claws to start and my fiance had the langoustine, both great, we then both had...More

Thank Peter E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here 6 or 7 years ago and it was fantastic and had lunch yesterday and I'l pleased to report that its still every bit as good. Well worth the cycle up there. Say in the sunshine outside and had some fantastic sea food. Great...More

Thank Rognvald J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were returning to St Andrews after another wonderful stay at the Crinan Hotel when we decided to divert to Tayvallich on the recommendation of a friend regarding the local hand dived King Scallops. Boy, what a terrific find! The Tayvallich Inn is a very...More

Thank MalcolmMMitchell
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Very mediocre food and terribly expensive beer. Eating in the bat is very cramped and the food was decidedly average.

Thank MuRaistrick
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The most delicious Langoustines and Scallops freshly caught that day; friendly staff; beautiful view. No wonder we keep going back

Thank suzesue2016
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Following recommendations of others, we traveled down the single track toad to Tayvallich, to find one of the most beautiful horseshoe bays is Scotland. The busy Inn serves fantastic local seafood, highly recommended.

Thank lurganbob
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely spot of lunch here basking in the sunshine on the terrace. Really good food and excellent service even though it was a very busy day. It's in the most charming of locations and a great stop after exploring the forest park. Off...More

Thank Isse79
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

One reliable, major attraction of the area near the Crinan Canal is this lovely pub overlooking Loch Sween. This is our 22nd year of holidays here and the pub continues to offer good food, a warm welcome and - on this occasion - Orkney Brewery...More

Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Called in without a booking, and with our dog, on a Wednesday lunchtime and were made more than welcome by the staff. As we had our dog with us we used the bar; no problem, clean, light and airy with lovely view over the loch...More

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Questions & Answers
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Lochgilphead
  • Phone Number: +44 1546 870282
  • E-mail
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.
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