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The Smiddy Bistro

Smithy Lane, Lochgilphead PA31 8TA, Scotland
+44 1546 603606
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Smithy Lane, Lochgilphead PA31 8TA, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A must if you visit Lochgilphead. The food is consistently great and imaginative. The service is always fantastic.

Thank weelojo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called here on our way from Gigha back to Bute. We both ordered coffees which were just what we needed to wake us up, gorgeous! Wimbledon scones with fresh strawberries were just the thing to compliment the hot drink. We would call again when...More

Thank SazzySparkyPops
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Cosy little bistro which is packed at lunch time. delicious chili con carne and macaroni cheese - just what we needed after a cold windy walk

Thank suzesue2016
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch here on Saturday. The sandwiches and omelette were very fresh and presented with a colourful salad. The jewel in the crown, however, were the fruit scones which we had to follow. Freshly baked, beautifully risen and still warm from the...More

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Whenever I am in the area, we have to go to the Smiddy. The food is consistently good and the service is fine. A great place for morning/afternoon coffee or for lunch.

Thank Albertabound525
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Recommended by our host, we initially struggled to find the Smiddy, just off one of the main streets. It has a small but delicious menu of homemade cakes, light lunches, puddings and the like.

Thank lurganbob
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed delicious hot fresh coffee and fabulous homemade cakes. Would definitely recommend. The staff are very friendly and the prices are quite reasonable.

Thank Sarahlaver
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Regular stop when in Lochgilphead and always very good. Friendly service, great soya cappuccino, lovely courgette and carrot cake. Late afternoon but staff happy to make sandwiches and no pressure leave when it near closing time. Recommend.

Thank 397pamela
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Rosie and her team have brought an even warmer welcome to The Smiddy since they took it over a few months ago. The coffee is excellent and the service likewise. Great place to stop if you’re cycling or walking the Crinan Canal path nearby.

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

After reading all the lovely reviews we felt very let down when we ordered Macaroni Cheese and garlic bread for my 15yr old twins at a cost of £7.50 each. Unfortunately I didn’t take a photo but when it arrived in a bowl with 1...More

2  Thank Emma H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Smithy Lane, Lochgilphead PA31 8TA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Lochgilphead
  • Phone Number: +44 1546 603606
We are a friendly wee place, meet for proper coffee, homemade cakes and yummy lunches! Lunch served from 12-4. Gluten free and vegan options available as standard.
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