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“Reliable pub food with a good wine list in a grand old country inn”
Review of Coylet Inn - CLOSED

Coylet Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British, Scottish, Bar, Pub
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Reliable pub food with a good wine list in a grand old country inn”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

I've dined at the Coylet on a number of occasions over the past few years, under at least two different managements, but most recently in early January 2014. It's a grand old country inn with bags of atmosphere (a fine old bar which is separate from the restaurant area, real fires and a lot of exposed wooden beams), situated in very scenic surroundings right on the shores of Loch Eck. There is plenty of parking, although some care is required when getting on and off the busy A815 road. If staying in one of the nearby lodges or caravan parks around the shores of Loch Eck, then it is walkable in the summer, although a taxi is a sounder option in the winter (we used "George's taxis" in Dunoon - a very friendly chap in a splendid Panama hat!). The food is fairly standard pub or bistro-type fare: not a huge or particularly fancy menu, but it was fresh, tasty and very nicely presented, and all of us enjoyed what we had. The steaks were great (although a couple of our number found the accompanying chips slightly on the the soggy side...). There was a surprisingly fine wine list, and the wine was quite reasonably priced, too. Desserts were good, and the cheese board definitely didn't disappoint.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank BHK_Milngavie
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great pub food”
Reviewed 1 January 2014

We visited here twice on our three day stay nearby as a group of six. Had two lovely meals and good service, the staff were happy to split the bill and have us pay with cards. The peat smoked haddock was different and very tasty. Cosy fire, a decoration on the deer head and Christmas tree added to the festive feel. Will definitely visit again if we're in the area.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Ket_Cat1
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Average”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

I found this establishment average the food i did enjoy however found nothing that jumped out at me. I would personally make improvements in the kithen team. i would however visit again.

Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Margaret s
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Dog Friendly Bar”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

We stopped here at the end of a long day out and about.

The only area that is dog friendly is the bar, where the seats and tables are limited, we were fortunate to get the last available table in the corner.

The menu was varied and had good vegetarian options, the staff were very friendly and a bowl of water was supplied for our dogs. The service was good and the food tasty and plentiful.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Nancy H
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Paisley
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“Very friendly and traditional pub food where your custom matters”
Reviewed 12 November 2013

We have eaten here on a few occasions now and its appeal was that you can eat in the pub area and that we could take our dog with us. This meant we chose to eat here during the day rather than the evening. The menu is basic but has a nice twist on some pub classics which are worth a try. The business is run by a young couple ( Pip and Craig ) who are always very friendly and value their customers. on the last occasion we ate here it was quite late on a Wednesday evening when our visit was driven by having our custom turned away by the Whistlefield Inn. It was clear that the kitchen was being kept open specifically for our party of four people but we were at no point made to feel as though we were being rushed. The pub is very proud of its selection of cask ales and these can be sampled before trying as Craig is very knowledgeable about what he choses to sell, in supporting these breweries he has something different to offer than the run of the mill choice you will find in a pub chain. If you want a nice simple food in a cosy traditional pub then I would advise giving them a try as your custom will be rewarded with a good meal and a welcome that makes you want to return. We chose to eat again in the bar area even though we did not have the dog with us as the appeal of the open fire was too good but if you prefer a slightly more formal but still cosy atmosphere then they have a separate restaurant area for dining too. We will continue to offer our support to this establishment as we feel the owners deserve their business to succeed and in the future they are now guaranteed to gain our custom in the evenings as well as during the day down to the local competition being so terribly poor with its customer service.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank garethandjeanette
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