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The Grog & Gruel

) #9 of 57 Restaurants in Fort William $$ - $$$ , British,
66 High Street, Fort William PH33 6AD, Scotland
+44 1397 705078
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“curly fries” (75 reviews)
“burger” (170 reviews)
“boar” (34 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
66 High Street, Fort William PH33 6AD, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 1,468 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited on a Friday night, the place was packed! Had a Irish folk band playing, a really good atmosphere, can't comment on the food as we didn't eat but heard good things, a must visit pub when staying in the area

Thank barnabart
Reviewed yesterday

We were lucky to get a cancelled table. We tried the Glencoe lager and it was flavoursome and easy on your palate. We had the pork burger and fish & chips, both tasty with decent portions. Well done to the staff for they worked their...More

Thank robkins
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The first night we tried to get in, we were turned away, so tried a night or two later and managed to get a seat near the bar, having climbed over 3 dogs who seemed to take over the room! There is a large choice...More

Thank Johnboy99
Reviewed 5 days ago

Came here twice for drinks and then later for food. Great quality of food and service, would certainly recommend.

Thank TravelMan117
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is busy but the system they employ for tables works really well. You give your name at the desk and they give you an approx waiting time if they are full. Then they call you in the bar when your table is ready....More

Thank jam1263
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the restaurant upstairs at 6pm one weekday evening – tried a night previous but there were no tables at by 6.30-7pm (you cannot book a table - just turn up). A bit kitsch with the curly fries, but the food is reasonable and...More

Thank stonerose5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pub has a vibrant atmosphere which is friendly and welcoming. Visiting in high season does mean you have to wait for food, there is a good system in place to ensure people know the time they need to wait and be called for their...More

Thank JMadsen76
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After having a long day driving , we went for dinner and food was tasty, I recommend to try the beef pie, was super!! But do not ask for pizza is not good

Thank pattydiaz1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant/pub is located on Fort William's pleasant pedestrian-only High Street. The restaurant is upstairs. We went up and asked for a table. At least a third of the tables were empty. She said she'd take my name. I pointed out that were several empty...More

Thank fishr
Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub provided a haven for a very tired tourist. After driving for hours, walking through the pedestrian footpath and visiting a few stores, The Grog & Gruel appeared. We were greeted immediately and given menus. Within a few minutes, one of the staff members...More

Thank Rae W
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Questions & Answers
20 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Giraffe24 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed in the pub downstairs. There's a restaurant upstairs too but no dogs permitted up there :)
Tony O
16 August 2015|
Response from James2378 | Reviewed this property |
I would if it's in high season.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 26
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 High Street, Fort William PH33 6AD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Fort William
  • Phone Number: +44 1397 705078
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Great food, good beer and a relaxed atmosphere in our Traditional Alehouse & Restaurant located on Fort William's pedestrianised High Street.
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