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The Oyster Bar & Restaurant

Ellenabeich PA34 4RQ, Scotland
+44 1852 300121
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (21 reviews)
“mussels” (17 reviews)
“soup” (8 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Ellenabeich PA34 4RQ, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 356 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delighted to see the wee pub back in good hands. Friendly staff, warm and friendly. Good pint, great atmosphere and definately a lot happier customers. Thanks to staff at Oyster. 👋👋 ta ta George

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Phil C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a wee walk around the village and museum we had a lovely lunch, in the glorious sunshine, in November. The Cullen skink was fab. Lovely, friendly service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Service was great. A very friendly place and food was good too. Will definitely be back. Thanks for a very enjoyable visit.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pgb-gargunnock
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This place is hidden and unless someone tell you about it, you won't think of going there. It's worth the trip and you will use the Bridge over the Atlantic to get there. Great food and very charming place. It's a favorite for the locals...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank thefrenchguy2015
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

The scenery is fantastic, the location great, never got to taste the meals as a little too early but can recommend the coffee and homemade cakes. If you look on the website at the photos of the food please note they have changed the menu...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 100sub100
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Due to Storm Ali deciding to wreak havoc with our plans we found ourselves with a free day and decided to indulge in a little adventure. Eventually we crossed “the bridge over the Atlantic” and found ourselves in a somewhat bracing Ellenabeich. As it was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Suzi B
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Quite a remote location but the trip was worth it. Very good food, relaxed atmosphere and a pleasant setting.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank myholiday65
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Very surprised by how big the pub was on the inside. Tastefully decorated, warm and inviting. Food was lovely especially the Cullen Skink. Staff very friendly and personable. Just what we needed on a wet Monday. We will definitely make a point of visiting next...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank markparry12345678
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We stopped here for lunch today and were really impressed by the menu and value, we had soup and a sandwich. The homemade tomato soup was really tasty and the crab sandwich was served with delicious bread perfect to go with the soup. The Bar...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sammy1487
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely little pub which was exactly what we wanted. Cozy, friendly staff, good beer, lovely and ample food.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rufusdabear
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Questions & Answers
4 May 2018|
Response from 582dawns | Property representative |
Hi Ellenor, I trust the email today answered your queries. See you at the end of the month :-)
June J
28 February 2018|
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Response from 582dawns | Property representative |
Hi June, Yes we are dog friendly, mostly in the bar area! We just tend to keep them out of the restaurant area as respect for those that may have fears or allergies. But we ourselves love dogs, we have bowls of water for... More
24 January 2018|
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Response from 582dawns | Property representative |
Hi Lynn, We have no private parking ourselves but there is street parking and a local public car park where people do park overnight despite there being a private sign of no overnight parking. Onstreet parking would be quiet... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$19
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ellenabeich PA34 4RQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Slate Islands  >  Isle of Seil  >  Ellenabeich
  • Phone Number: +44 1852 300121
  • E-mail
We are a small family run pub/restaurant located on the beautiful west coast of Argyll in Scotland, while our speciality is seafood we have an extensive menu which caters to all tastes including vegetarians and a children's menu is available. A one time micro brewery which was closed in 2008 we still serve local real cask ale and a variety of wines are behind the bar to compliment our menuThere is a rear decking area with superb views across the sea taking in many of the inner Hebridean Islands. We are a seasonal establishment which operates in accordance with customer numbers throughout the year and may be closed on certain nights even during the summer season. There are considerably reduced opening times between end October until April, please contact us for details if required at any time of the year to ensure up to date information.
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