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The Clipper

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, International
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3 High Street, Dumbarton, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G82 1LF, Scotland
+44 1389 731981
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12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have never had a bad meal in here. The food is lovely. The staff are great and the pub itself is cosy and trendy. I always enjoy a good night in here x

Helpful?
Thank Mullzers
CLGSocialMedia, Social Media Manager at The Clipper, responded to this review

Hi Mullzers, Thanks for leaving a review and we're really pleased to see your lovely feedback. We're delighted that you enjoy the various aspects of The Clipper and please know that we'll pass this all on to the relevant team members. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you soon. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Used our Groupon 2 course deal last night, despite it being very busy the staff managed to get us a table (even though we didn't book) Service was efficient & friendly. Recommended to friends so we will be back!

Helpful?
Thank Eilidh M
CLGSocialMedia, Social Media Manager at The Clipper, responded to this review

Hi Eilidh, Thanks for leaving a review and we're delighted you enjoyed your experience with us here at The Clipper. As you mention, it can be busy, but we're happy to hear that we were able to accommodate you and make sure you had a great experience. Thanks again Eilidh and we look forward to seeing you soon. More 

Alexandria, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to go to The Clipper quire regularly as the place had a welcoming atmosphere along with pretty consistently decent prepared & presented food which when Wetherspoons moved into town I thought I'd try there which was of a similar experience along with a significant saving on the pocket. Tried The Clipper tonight with a Groupon deal ....just as... More 

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Thank 1964bhoy
CLGSocialMedia, Social Media Manager at The Clipper, responded to this review

Hi 1964bhoy, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you didn't find your meal to that standard you had hoped. We take great pride in our food and if you look at our recent reviews, we're delighted to say that seems to have translated across to our customers on... More 

dumbarton
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235 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used a Groupon voucher for cocktail masterclass with canapés for two - thought it was great that it was a local deal. Well, what a great afternoon! Gary our cocktail guru welcomed us with a lovely prosecco and raspberry cocktail then it was down to the "hard work". Great fun watching Gary prepare the cocktails then hand over to us... More 

Helpful?
Thank christinedumbarton
CLGSocialMedia, Social Media Manager at The Clipper, responded to this review

Hi Christine, Thanks for leaving a review and we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us here at The Clipper. We love making quality cocktails here at The Clipper and we love it just as much to teach people about making them. It's even better of course, as you know, when you get to enjoy them! We're... More 

Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family love going to the Clipper. The food is always great, nice wine, and service is always very good. My husband and my daughter's fiancé love the steak 'hot rocks', definitely to be recommended!

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Thank Yvonne C
CLGSocialMedia, Social Media Manager at The Clipper, responded to this review

Hi Yvonne, Thanks for leaving a review and for your kind words. We're really glad you enjoy our food, wine, and service. We're also glad to hear the hot rock steaks are going down well, as they are personal favourites of ours! Thanks again Yvonne and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and a good atmosphere and the staff were veryfriendly. Would definitely visit again with friends or family.

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Thank lcr11
CLGSocialMedia, Social Media Manager at The Clipper, responded to this review

Hi lcr11, Thanks for leaving a review and we're really glad you enjoyed your visit to The Clipper. We'll also be sure to pass on your positive feedback to our staff. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. More 

1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Arrived to eat and had not booked. Quite busy but got seat up stairs. When the waiter realised we were in for food he invited us through to conservatory as a table had just been vacated. We ordered from a fixed 2 course menu. Didnt wait too long. Great starters great portions. Main course great portion. Only complaint was 2... More 

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Thank Annmarie R
CLGSocialMedia, Social Media Manager at The Clipper, responded to this review

Hi Annmarie, Thanks for your review and for taking the time to give us your feedback. It's greatly appreciated! We're very glad you enjoyed your overall experience with us here at The Clipper. We do our best to make sure we offer a great service and that our food is some of the best around in terms of quality and... More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

A group of 17 of us went here for dinner on a Saturday night, The place was packed.There was a Set Meal in the Conservatory, because of the large group. It was a Beautiful meal, .Lovely staff.Would definitely recommend it,The only fault was the door led on to the smoking area, which was a little draughty.

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Thank kennedy264
Dumbarton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We had a meal booked for 17 family and friends. We had pre-ordered -with Amanda -from their set menu before arriving. The service was very friendly and efficient especially as there were other big tables in. Everyone was very complimentary about the food and service. We had a great night.

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Thank Elif1983
Dumbarton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

My husband & I enjoy the meals at the clipper..reasonably priced & delicious..not too fancy..very good steak pie!! Service tends to be quite slow though..

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Thank Nicola1410

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 43
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 High Street, Dumbarton, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G82 1LF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  West Dunbartonshire  >  Dumbarton
  • Phone Number: +44 1389 731981
Description
We are a Dumbarton City Centre Restaurant and Bar at 3 High Street, G82 1LW.

Whether you're wanting to sit and have a meal in our fabulous restaurant area, to come in for a refreshing pint or gorgeous cocktail, or to watch the sports on our numerous screens, The Clipper offers it all!

We also have a variety of options for all occasions and events from table packages to venue hire. Whatever it is, The Clipper can make it special!

Twitter: The_Clipper_
Instagram: theclipperdumbarton

Food is available from 12:00 to 21:00 every day of the week.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?