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The Oyster Bar & Restaurant

Ellenabeich PA34 4RQ, Scotland
+44 1852 300121
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood chowder” (19 reviews)
“fish” (18 reviews)
“langoustines” (11 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Ellenabeich PA34 4RQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a lunchtime sandwich and toastie. The bar is quite dark inside but we sat in a seating area around the corner where it’s lighter. The food was good and the service friendly and quick. I imagine it’s lovely sitting outside on...More

1  Thank fmck49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a wild Saturday afternoon in October. We only had a coffee and mineral water but really liked the place so went back again the next day, (gloriously sunny so a great view from the small terrace). We only had a couple of...More

1  Thank HoveMan1960
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coach trip to Sheil Island was a joy, finding this small hostelry made the trip even better. Good outside are to watch ou5 to sea

1  Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a riendly, laid back pub doing regular pub food in a very traditional setting. You got the feeling that this place had been here for a very long time.

1  Thank Michele H
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We stopped for a late light lunch, but could have stayed for a long boozy session given half the chance, as the cask-conditioned beer is very fine indeed; well kept and well-presented. It attracts visitors from all over, and that always makes for a great...More

2  Thank julescadie
Reviewed 10 October 2017

After taking a two-hour rib trip organised by Seafari, and since is was raining and very windy, it was natural to look for a warm and cosy place for some hot drinks. This place is the right stop! We had hot chocolate but other patrons...More

Thank Leon from Malta
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in a few times during our stay on Seil, for a simple cuppa in the morning to an evening meal. Staff friendly and welcoming, good quality food and good prices too.

1  Thank charles c
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Visited here not expecting much. Popped in for lunch prior to going to easdale island. This is a proper hidden gem. Excellent seafood all cooked fresh so expect a wee wait. Brill dirty burgers and quality beer on draft. As well as being dog friendly...More

1  Thank twiceydrinker2017
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Visited here today very welcoming staff very attentive nothing was to much trouble. The surprise though was how wonderful the food was I lucky enough to have the Cullen Skink wow talk about flavour! My dad had the fresh langoustines which he assured me were...More

1  Thank Adam N
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Stayed in a cottage near this bar so we went in for a meal on our first night along with a drink. all the staff were very good helpful and friendly. We took our dog and were told it was ok in the bar area...More

1  Thank carlosJ7468GF
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$20
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
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
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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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