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A traditional Scottish inn with breathtaking views of Loch Goil and the surrounding Mountains. This friendly old coaching inn is host to its very own bar, restaurant with delicious food, and outdoor patio with stunning loch views. We have live Music in the bar every Friday, and outstanding Scottish cusine year round.
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Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 November 2023

Nice pub ,not serving food as winters in . Locals can make you feel unwelcome .Smell of wet dogs 🐕

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

Megan at the bar was extremely accommodating and made for a great last night in Scotland! We came for a few drinks and left with an amazing pub dinner. Will absolutely be back when we’re next up this way.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2023 via mobile

We got such a lovely welcome this evening here even though we were half an hour late due to a delayed ferry from Islay. Paul, the waiter, was so friendly and efficient, he sat us down with a menu and drinks and made us feel...very welcome. We chose quickly as the kitchen was about to close. Sharing a starter of scallops, (I wished I wasn’t sharing!). They were delicious, fresh and perfectly cooked. We both had the lamb pie for main. The lamb filling was absolutely delicious. A puff pastry top (to me is not a pie) but it was crispy so I was happy. The vegetables were also gorgeous. We shared a Sticky toffee pudding. It was also really good. After a very stressful drive from the ferry terminal to get here in time for last serving of food this was such a fabulous experience. Highly recommend. It’s also in a wonderful position at the head of the loch.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 17 August 2023

Lovely little village pub which looks like it serves great food. It wasn't open the days of the week we were there for food sadly otherwise we would of tried it. We were just out of season! Staff were very friendly and accommodating . Facilities...were clean. Its in a lovely spot to sit in the sun with a couple of drinks and a breath taking view! Would definitely recommend trying this hidden gem out!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 2 August 2023

Such a lovely inn, with great food, and a warm welcome. We really enjoyed sitting by the window, enjoying the view over the loch. It’s a real gem in a reasonable remote part of Scotland, highly recommended.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 25 July 2023 via mobile

We turned up pretty late (19:45) after a day out in the mountains ravenous and with a thirst for beer. The Goil Inn were so friendly and welcoming and the food and beer was great! The staff couldn't have been more helpful. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 11 July 2023 via mobile

Visited here today with the family.. the food was excellent. I had the Cullen skink which in all honesty was the best one I've ever had.. the service was great and we were served by Paul who was working his first day. The only regret...was that I didn't have any change to leave him a tip.... if I ever return I'll square you up paulMore

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Reviewed 10 July 2023 via mobile

We recently visited The Goil Inn restaurant whilst on a short break to Lochgoilhead. It was a short 10 minute walk from the nearby holiday park we were staying at. Beautiful location with lovely views. There were 4 of us and we had lunch there...2 days in a row. On arrival we were greeted by the very welcoming staff, our server was Ian on both days and he was very attentive and service was second to none. Between us we ordered 2 haggis bon bons and soup, followed by the pie of the day (which was lamb and veg) x 2 with chips and veg, steak ciabatta and chicken & bacon ranch ciabatta both served with crisps but we ordered fries with it as well. A side of pigs in blankets, and 2 of us then had the vanilla cheesecake for dessert and 3/4 rounds of drinks. The portions were very generous. The next day we went down for the Sunday roast which was a choice of beef or gammon, served with a yorkshire pudding, veg and potatoes. The quality of the food on both days was very high and cooked to perfection. Would recommend the Goil Inn restaurant to anyone coming to the area as you will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 3 July 2023 via mobile

Such a cosy and friendly pub , lovely food , Agatha and Chris were both great , it’s the only pub in the village so I suppose they don’t really need to make a big deal and welcome to tourists but they do , we...will definitely be back , plus the fact that it is dog friendly is an added bonus xMore

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Reviewed 4 June 2023 via mobile

We had two very flavoursome and well presented meals. Service was great, with staff who were very welcoming, attentive and helpful. We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 4 June 2023 via mobile

This restaurant was a lovely way to finish a week in the area. Service was excellent with food to match. The setting is simply breathtaking at the head of the loch. Book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 26 May 2023

We live locally, go for dinner regularly. Today we had the usual amazing service. Attentive and friendly. 2 kids meals plenty to fill hungry tummies. Good starters of smoked salmon and a honey baked camembert, both with lovely crunchy crossing. Special lamb main was enjoyed...by the hubby, potatoes were fab. Fish pie was ok. The fish was totally lost in the amount of sauce. Big, chunky pieces would have been lovely, instead I was trying to fork through to find little pieces of salmon. No need to put peas in a fish pie. Puddings of kids brownies and and apple tart for the adults were well received.More

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Reviewed 21 May 2023

Lovely meal with excellent service. Our waiter, Chris and the team were on hand to help at all times while also leaving us to enjoy a family meal. Top dollar!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 28 April 2023

Visited the Goil Inn on our recent trip away. Great pub, very welcoming. Staff and locals extremely friendly. We had the fish and chips which was excellent, and Kodi (our dog) was treated to some dog friendly ice cream which he thoroughly enjoyed! Would definitely...visit again.More

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Reviewed 3 April 2023 via mobile

Great service and nice food. Fish and chips. Fish pie and meat pie all good and service was good. Would recommend you eat here. Stayed local so walked to the inn. Decent menu and drinks range was good as well. A little bit of a...cafe feel in the main restaurant area and a large tv on the wall but overall worth a visitMore

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  • Food: 4
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  • Atmosphere: 3.5