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The Garvald Inn

££ - £££, British,
Main Street, Garvald EH41 4LN, Scotland
+44 1620 830311
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good16%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible13%
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“prawns” (4 reviews)
“sunday roast” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
££ - £££
Main Street, Garvald EH41 4LN, Scotland
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Peter the chef is talented, no doubt about it. A superb presentation of rabbit wrapped in Parma on mash with an intense reduction, he can cook. Details like the skinned thinly sliced tomatoes on my mozzarella dish mark him out as a man who cares...More

Thank fothersScotland
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

I have never experienced customer service like that in my life!! Walked in and instantly got spoken to in a very rude manner! To then get shouted at and chased out the bar because my pint was like water and it had a Head on...More

3  Thank aldee2010
Reviewed 2 August 2017

As many other reviewers have stated, the food here is great pub grub but the woman working behind the bar is disinterested almost to the point of rudeness. Don't let that put you off though - there's a nice wee beer garden, the food is...More

1  Thank Kenneth R
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The village of Garvald is somewhat off the tourist track but is well worth the explore. British pub environment with more than a typical pub menu. We stopped by for lunch as a group of three, one elderly mum in a wheelchair. We could not...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here many times and although sometimes received a less than warm welcome from the lady owner kept coming due the outstanding fish and chips . The gentleman owner and chef is very talented. However on the last few visits have noticed the...More

2  Thank wylliecat
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We visited and was really disappointed. The lady manager/owner was rude to everybody who came in. We sat with our coats on as it was cold. The food was not great.

1  Thank eilidhmowat
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Stopped in for lunch and we were the only customers in the place, the service was ok but the food didn't match up to the prices that were charged. Sorry folks but you're missing the mark.

1  Thank GB_70Luca
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

An unpretentious pub with character, friendly hosts and very tasty 'home cooked' food - and the cleanest pub toilets I've ever seen!

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 3 November 2016

My partner and I were staying in Garvald for the weekend and decided to pop down here for Sunday Lunch. I would highly rate the food for a good local Lunch Option, I had the Fish and Chips (definitely recommend the Breaded version, very tasty!)...More

Thank NomadicKiwi1
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were staying at our friends' cottage in the village for the weekend and decided that we'd try out the local pub on Saturday evening as it had a decent-sounding range of traditional pub dishes with some specials, including vegetarian options for my boyfriend. Our...More

Thank johnnymagicEdinburgh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
12:30 - 18:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 11:59
12:00 - 11:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Garvald EH41 4LN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  East Lothian  >  Garvald
  • Phone Number: +44 1620 830311
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An excellent small country pub and restaurant with good wines and beers and a deceptively simple menu of skillfully prepared quality ingredients.
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