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The Tayvallich Inn

Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
+44 1546 870282
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
2 days ago
“Great wee local bar and restaurant”
1 week ago
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

this lovely inn can get very busy due, maybe, to the campsite next door. We ate in the dining room which lacks the vibe of the bar area. The view is wonderful, the beer is good and the food is even better. Staff are friendly...More

Thank adixon30
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Tayvallich is a beautiful place to visit. We went to the inn to sample the seafood. Ok if you like scallops: they were delicious. Prawns and salmon were also nice. Mussels ok too. Lobster and squat lobster were a first: a tad rubbery but not...More

Thank Teacherjude
Daniel B, Manager at The Tayvallich Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2016

Hi Teacherjude, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for coming to Tayvallich for the wonderful view we all enjoy and to sample our seafood. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal and are sorry to hear that you...More

Reviewed 28 August 2016

Super location, right on the lochside, meaning a lovely outlook when dining. A friendly welcome from the young staff, very professional and smiley. Good choice on the menu, including local shellfish. Generous portions, beautifully presented, and very tasty indeed. Would certainly return if we were...More

Thank happycamperette007
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Lovely little pub with outstanding views across the village and harbour, did not eat so can not comment on the food

Thank ChrisDuncanHull
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Visited The Tayvallich Inn on the final day of our holiday along with five family members. We all made different choices from the extensive menu and had a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and the service extremely fast and efficient. Would recommend to anyone...More

Thank dja050
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Visited several time during our holiday in the area. We came into the village by boat and the pub is only a few minutes walk from the visitors' pontoon. You can drive to the village. The single track road is quite winding but there are...More

1  Thank Moira M
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I ate here twice on the same day in July while walking the coast, once for a light lunch and once for a pre-booked dinner in the restaurant in the evening. For lunch I wanted something light and so I had fish soup with malted...More

1  Thank Chris E
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Visited on a 'wet Sunday summers afternoon' storm warning in force later on in the day. It was very busy so we were put in the annex next door , our choice we could have waited? Service was friendly , beer was well maintained ,...More

Thank Michae1961
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Don't get me wrong here though. If you are here you are at least 10 miles from the nearest eatery so you are pretty much stuck. But as a place to be stuck with its not at all bad. We ate twice here during the...More

Thank Garden_peas2013
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Visited with family during a recent stay. Good was nice, staff were friendly, prices average. Lovely surroundings...

Thank sc0tlandxo
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
evening meal this Saturday - what times are they served and would we need to make reservation?
6 August 2016|
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Response from Scottish21 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know. Only stopped for coffee in the afternoon.
Can we bring our dog in? Thanks, Trish
15 August 2015|
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Response from 56eredine | Property representative |
Hi Trish. Dogs are welcome out with meal service times
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Lochgilphead
  • Phone Number: +44 1546 870282
  • E-mail
Situated in the picturesque village of Tayvallich on the shores of Loch Sween, the Inn overlooks the beautiful natural harbour of Tayvallich bay. At the heart of this small and vibrant community, the Tayvallich Inn has always been a popular meeting place for sailors, holidaymakers, more recently kayakers and all who enjoy our warm hospitality and good food. Established over 30 years ago, the Tayvallich Inn specialises in fresh, locally caught seafood, much of which is landed on our doorstep from the cold, pristine waters of the sound of Jura. Along with seafood we serve other fresh produce, sourcing locally where ever possible.
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