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Tailrace Inn Bar

Riverside Road, Kinlochleven PH50 4QH, Scotland
+44 1855 831777
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak pie” (4 reviews)
“haddock” (3 reviews)
“mac cheese” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Riverside Road, Kinlochleven PH50 4QH, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was great. The bar staff were very friendly and helpful. The place was rammed when we arrived but we soon got a table. Excellent selection of Vege food and it was all very tasty. Food came very quickly too.

Thank HummusMonster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Tailrace is definately above average as a place to have a meal. I had the steak which I always use as a benchmark for new places I try and the Tailrace did pretty well as I only left a small chunk of fat that...More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've just completed the WHW and this is my second visit to The Tailrace. A nice pub with a decent atmosphere. The food is good and the rooms are clean and in good order. My only issue is that some of the staff, although being...More

Thank Murdock646
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a family meal here on Friday night, great food and service. I particularly liked the burger with the haggis - very tasty!. Dog friendly too which is a bonus. Sat outside on a lovely warm summer night - I recommend this pub!

Thank TurkT
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Great wee pub. Great food fast friendly service everything you want in a bar meal. Live scottish music every thursday night. Would highly reccommend!!

Thank shellyb851
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner while staying in the village. Was a very busy little pub that served good food. Not Michelin star but good honest pub food. The service was fast, the food was hot and not bankruptcy expensive.

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We called in to the Tailrace Inn for a beer and food one evening. The pub, a locals pub with a good atmosphere, was quite busy but doesn’t take table bookings. The food was good but the beer was chilled and some gassed to make...More

Thank Peter_Ingamells
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

I usually avoid places with so many defensive "management responses" on TripAdvisor. But this town has only a few places from which to choose and the others had a wait. The good: The bartender and gent who dropped off my meal were both friendly. It...More

Thank FeetsMcGinty
Christopher M, Owner at Tailrace Inn Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Hi, Thanks for reviewing our pub. I am really sorry the food wasn't up to standard on your visit. We have been working hard with our menu and had some really positive feedback regarding our meals. If this had been brought to our attention at...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018

I think every person walking the West Highland Way must have been here because it was like a reunion of most of the people we'd meant along the route. Great pub grub. Big portions setting you up for the final leg to Fort William. Good...More

Thank Ali921
Reviewed 13 April 2018

My new WHW buddy C and I almost literally stumbled in here after 9" deep slushy snow on the way over from Kingshouse. I was struck by three things: 1. I had the somewhat trad choice of fish and chips from a somewhat trad menu....More

Thank Pete_Chipp
Christopher M, Owner at Tailrace Inn Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hi Pete, Ha ha thank you for the nice review of our pub and bar food and I remember your visit well. How could I possibly forget? I was left quite emotional after my brief interaction with your buddies boots, socks, insoles and bandaged bare...More

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24 March 2015|
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Response from Margsgrant | Reviewed this property |
The Tailrace is definitely dog friendly. I take my Westie and Yorkie and they are made welcome. The owner has two little dogs. There is a sign stating dogs welcome.🐶
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riverside Road, Kinlochleven PH50 4QH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Kinlochleven
  • Phone Number: +44 1855 831777
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The Tailrace Inn is located centrally in the village of Kinlochleven, the last stop of the West Highland Way before Fort William and only 7 miles from Glencoe. The Tailrace Inn offers a welcome respite for walkers, visitors and locals in our traditional bar serving both hot and cold beverages all day. There is an outside terrace with seating for hot sunny days. Bar lunches, snacks and bar meals are served through the day all year and walk in breakfasts throughout the summer months. In the bar there is free Wi-Fi, lots of live sport with Sky Sports and BT Sports on multiple screens as well as a pool table, jukebox and live entertainment (check out the facebook page "Tailrace Inn Bar" for upcoming events). Dogs are also welcome in the bar.
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