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Dores Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Inverness
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B862 | Loch Ness, Inverness IV2 6TR, Scotland
+44 1463 751203
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning location, great food in a rural setting just ten minutes from Inverness town centre. Great spot during the summer months in the sun

Thank davysinc
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My fiancé and I decided to take the 17 mile round cycle trip to Loch Ness when we visited Inverness for a weekend minibreak. Dores Inn is perfectly located just next to the opening of Loch Ness and what a magnificent setting for a pub! It was quaint in so much as the bar is like a hobbit's bar with... More 

Thank Brandine88
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After a beautiful walk along the Loch & through the woods we came back to Dores Inn for a hot chocolate & a pint. A lovely quaint place with an open fire & very cosy. They did lunches but we didnt haave lunch just crisps for the kids. Staff were helpful & friendly. Beautiful views over the Loch & mountains,... More 

Thank Lyndsey F
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Still a restaurant with a fantastic location, and nice interior but the food has gone downhill compared with years gone by. Now very much basic pub grub

Thank Timmy L
Winscombe, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere, staff very polite and accommodating. Food was superb and cooked to perfection, I had scallops to start with and fresh salmon, that tasted so good. The loch looked beautiful with crashing waves, even in the wind and rain.

Thank Carolyne D
North east Scotland
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134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked for Hogmanay as wanted to visit this restaurant for a while. When we arrived we were told it was a hogmanay menu which was not mentioned when we booked. We were also told ALL the steaks were sold out, this was 40% of the main courses available, not a great start. We has scallops and ham hock tarrine, my... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was here this year for some dinner and a walk down dores beach which the restaurant is such a nice place to visit in the summer to go and have some nice food and a coupe of drinks and a good catch up with some friends. Good food and reasonable price. After some nice food and drink the beach... More 

Thank aaronhab
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a day in the only beach on the loch at Inverness and we saw this pub/restaurant and decided to try it...And it was simply great! still now, we remember the mussels we ate, simply amazing. Great people and atmosphere. The staff was really efficient and the food fresh and good cooked. We spent all afternoon/evening there, drinking a... More 

Thank Emmolon
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely wee cafe/pub/restaurant, in one of the most beautiful places in Scotland, on the shores of Loch Ness. The ducks surrounding the Inn are pretty friendly, the female ducks can be "nippy", when breeding season is on, some can be really cranky, and smelly, but where else would you be able to sip a pint or enjoy a cup... More 

Thank Wullie W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lively place with good food and a wonderful view. We enjoyed the menu and the feel of the place, and received good service even if the place was very busy.

Thank Øyvind Storesun... H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
International, Bar, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, 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
Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: B862 | Loch Ness, Inverness IV2 6TR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 751203

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?