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“Lovely place to sit outside”

The Falls of Dochart Inn
Ranked #4 of 16 Restaurants in Killin
Price range: US$15 - US$23
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Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 30 July 2014

To be fair we visited this place just for drinks as they have benches outside with spectacular vues of the falls staff were friendly and the bar looked ok just what you would expect of an old building.

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Thank Kenny B
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Stopped for lunch here on a very hot afternoon. Attracted by people eating outside and the fact it overlooks the river. Setting is nice but not mind blowing. Waiting staff were efficient, friendly and kept themselves busy. Ordered a roast pepper and Brie sandwich and a hot salmon sandwich. Ginger beer and lime and a J2o. Charged £20.75 drinks were fine but the food was very poor value for money and appalling. Was served on a wooden board that resembled what a metal sizzler / skillet would be presented on. The sandwich was a huge chunk of Ciabatta which was stale and had a tiny amount of filling on it. Couldn't get our knives through the bread. Accompanied by a micro portion of kiddie style chips and one piece of lettuce with a dressing drizzled over it. We made the fatal error of stopping at the first place we came to. Afterwards we walked through the village and were surprised to see numerous places to eat. Would not eat at the Falls of Dochart Inn again as the food simply was not good enough.

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Thank Ian4tennis
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We have been before, although not recently, and little seems to have changed. This would not necessarily be a bad thing, except that the bar area looked a little tired and grubby when we first visited, and it now looks even more tired and grubby. This observation also applied to the ladies' toilet.

We ordered Mediterranean Vegetable Ciabatta Sandwiches, together with two drinks. Both were served efficiently and politely. However, the sandwiches were served in the 'modern way' on narrow, and therefore unmanageable, blocks of wood. The wood may well have been sanitised, but it did not LOOK sanitised. What on earth happened to the plate? The slices of ciabatta were too narrow for the vegetable filling which was stone cold and too liberally covered in mayonnaise, or similar. As a consequence, it was difficult, verging on impossible, to cut, or take a bite without the filling squirting out either side and into the lap, or the floor. The chips arrived in little open sided baskets. This may also be the 'modern way', but it has no regard for the laws of physics. Objects with a large surface area will cool relatively quickly. All in all, it was an unsatisfactory state of affairs, and this was brought to the attention of a member of staff. In fairness, we were only charged for our drinks (two gins and tonic, again served in the 'modern way' with lime, not lemon, and the two baskets of chips. This still amounted to £9.90 which was more than enough.

It disturbs me to note that this establishment is presently #2 in Killin which says very little for the others, if this rating is to be believed.

The village is situated in a prime position in one of the most scenic areas of the country. It, too, needs to take a look in the mirror. The areas either side of the bridge need a fair chunk of tlc. There are weeds and 3-4 year old saplings in abundance, giving an overall poor impression. Cash may be tight. It will be a lot tighter if nothing is done. The visitor will visit no more.

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We have visited the area several times and had a drink on two or more occasions and a meal on two occasions. The bar is not conducive to easy chat but the service was adequate. On one occasion the manager served and I thought he was offhand in the way he did not speak but handed over my order to a girl who finished pouring our drinks after he had taken the money. He may have had a crisis elsewhere but just a word to say that 'jane' or whoever 'will finish serving you, please excuse me' would not have been out of place. It was just offhand. The other occasion we asked about dining in the restaurant area but were told it was not ready. The bar was cowded but as it was later than we intended to eat, we found the only two stool at a table in the bar at the door for a reasonable meal but spoiled by the surroundings. It is a quaint place but I got the impression that it was only our money they were after.

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Thank Allan D
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Visited here for lunch on a lovely sunny day. Good food,good service and pleasant atmosphere we could see the mill across the water from our window seat.
The interior of the pub is very welcoming with a large log fire, candlelight and stags head. We were served quickly and all enjoyed our meals. The pub is right opposite the the well known Falls of Dochart and a small way from the entrance to the burial ground of the McNab clan.
We later enjoyed an ice cream from the shop attached to the pub- delicious!
Worth a stop for a drink,meal or ice cream.

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Thank Dianne B
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