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The Tayvallich Inn

) #2 of 8 Restaurants in Lochgilphead ££ - £££ , Seafood, British
Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
+44 1546 870282
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (28 reviews)
“seafood” (42 reviews)
“pea puree” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 262 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked only 24 hours in advance and were delighted to get a table for our large party. We were seated promptly - in the window with lovely views of the bay - and drinks were served. We ordered food and waited ... and by...More

1  Thank LesleyLark
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here recently as a family and were disappointed. The service was slow which if you are waiting with children can be difficult. One of my kids had the kids' mussels which didn't come with bread which seemed a bit miserly as the adult...More

Thank MOB75
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure when the new owners took this over but please give me a shout when they have gone. They way he spoke to my wife as if she was something he trod in was was not nice. If ever there was a person not...More

5  Thank daveinglasgow
Reviewed 1 week ago

As always splendid food and attentive staff .We were taking friends out for a treat and the bar tables were all filled so we were put through to the Restaurant in the bay window which suited us better as one of our party struggles with...More

Thank avrilian2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere, and great food with friendly service. Tables were even made locally with locally soured wood, each table has a plaque with the type of wood and where it was felled. The extensive seafood on the menu if, if not all, then mostly locally...More

1  Thank csjohnstone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tayvallich is a very special place, with a very friendly community. We visited the Inn a couple of times. We ate during the week. The restaurant seats around 30. I had scallops to start and my wife had camembert. Scallops and chorizo were good, although...More

Thank Simon M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We happened across the Tayvallich Inn whilst staying in nearby Kilberry. It was a glorious Summers day and we fancied somewhere with a view and Tayvallich is stunning! We sat outside with the gorgeous view over the bay. The service was great and the food...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You do need to book, even for the bar snack area. This is just such a brilliant place to visit and well worth the visit. I ordered langoustines for starter and had a crab salad for main course. Just first rate and value for money....More

Thank Xxzarr2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best scallops I have ever tasted and as my starter excellent mussels in a perfect mariniere broth. The restaurant bar is the village pub too and the regulars and the owners made me most welcome. I got local knowledge about the passenger ferry which...More

Thank PrbLeeds
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed In Tayvallich for two nights and ate here one of them after seeing a photo of their seafood platter on their Facebook page. Sadly we couldn't have the platter as they were unable to get lobster but made do with crab claws for...More

Thank G1201
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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
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
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
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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.
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