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The Shore Inn

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49 Church Street | Portsoy, Banff AB45 2QR, Scotland
+44 1261 842831
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

In Portsoy for 1 night, this pub was sooo welcoming, bar maid was excellent and made us feel really welcome, locals easily included us in their conversations, which is not always the case in small towns. Busy,cosy atmosphere with log stove, tv and music. definitely recommend. The building needs some maintenance attention.

Thank tokyScotland
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Shore Inn is a pub with a lot of character. Friendly bar staff and log burning stove. They are no longer serving food but you can order it in. Right on the harbour with craft beer what more could you want.

Thank Justin L
Banff, United Kingdom
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1,164 reviews
516 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

A must visit place great atmosphere at times nice friendly owners and staff right on the harbour so it's must place to visit, they recently stopped doing food which was a shame but understand that won't be long before foods available

Thank Alan D
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Went here on recommendation initially for a meal,unfortunatly the chef recently left and no food was available we returned later at night for a drink the bar was not to busy but were made most welcome. The second night being a bit different with a crowd of locals drinking heavily and dancing around with strong language we are not adverse... More 

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

What a great little pub good food maybe not the largest choice but what they do is good and the staff are great.

Thank Chris L
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Spent a happy couple of hours in the Shore Inn. Traditional old pub. Full of locals but all very friendly. Good range of bottled beers and local ales. Food looked ok but didnt try anyhting The gents toilets are not great but probably too small to make major changes

Thank Kevin B
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Second visit to The Shore Inn, and definitely not disappointed with food and hospitality. Not the best choice for vegetarian, but what there was, was delicious. Last time has mushroom stroganoff, which was so tasty, and this time has macaroni cheese which was very tasty. Staff so helpful. Will definitely visit again

Thank Pippin1010
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Lively old pub situated on the harbour looking out to sea. Has a bistro and good selection of beers. Had an excellent Cullen skink, best I've tasted. Chef told me he was entering a competition with it. I'm sure it will do well. Also had very good jacket potato with chicken and mushrooms.

Thank Andy S
Rottweil, Germany
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

We read about the Shore Inn in a magazine in our holiday cottage. There it said that the Inn was under new management with a new cook and was serving excellent food. When we went in there was no food available, in fact the kitchen was closed and the interior was nothing like what was described in the mag. Having... More 

Thank Derek W
Banff, United Kingdom
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1,164 reviews
516 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Truly a great place to visit, great location and all the qualities you get from a local pub, great beers good friendly staff nd wonderful atmospheres they have a big fire to keep you warm in winter, would recommend a visit

Thank Alan D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Church Street | Portsoy, Banff AB45 2QR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +44 1261 842831

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?