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The Grog & Gruel

66 High Street, Fort William PH33 6AD, Scotland
+44 1397 705078
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“curly fries” (85 reviews)
“burger” (184 reviews)
“boar” (34 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
66 High Street, Fort William PH33 6AD, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent choice of good quality pub food at reasonable prices. We visited for lunch, service was quick and food excellent; complemented by a decent beer.

Thank Trip75471
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You have to go there. The food is really nice and live bands are performing most evenings. Best pub I went to in Scotland

Thank nicolespitzlb
Reviewed 6 days ago

First night in fort williams, we decide to have an angus burger at the Grog. I arrive at 19:45 and ask for a table (some were free) but the girl at the desk tells at me in a very upset way saying "you have to...More

Thank MrTakamine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Give this pub a try. Great range of drinks and menu. We ate in the bar area but you can reserve a table in the restaurant upstairs and they will call you when it’s ready. We were only popping in for one or two drinks...More

Thank julie_fearn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were fortunate to be seated immediately (many were sent down to the bar to wait even though there were empty tables which they just hadn't bothered to clear yet). However we waited 20 minutes before a waitress even acknowledged we were there. The waitress...More

Thank Nancy5960
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the face of it a decent looking local pub. But, we visited on a Saturday night and were disappointed. Not a great atmosphere, a funny smell throughout, an average pint and an unfriendly barman!

Thank Cade G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very, very busy establishment - get in before 7pm or you will have to wait anything from 1/2 - 3/4 of an hour to be sat down. Food was good and service was competently efficient wish smiles all round. Would visit again.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to this establishment, must stand out as being a very bad day for them. The staff was young, but that doesn't mean that they don't posess manners. All in all they were badly educated in the servicing business or else it was a...More

Thank Anders O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Burger was pan fried in canola oil, fish tasted like it was from the frozen food section, and the two girls working there barely spoke and never smiled. Service was slow and the atmosphere is not as described. There are lots of other places to...More

Thank kaylacampbell2586
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here several times during a weeks holiday. The food and drink was lovely. Unfortunately you can’t book and it does get busy but we just had a drink and got a table after a short wait.

Thank Masonator1970
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Questions & Answers
June 5, 2018|
Response from relaxing_dad | Reviewed this property |
It is the law, so they have no choice.
March 23, 2018|
Response from Rose2Jade | Reviewed this property |
This is a question for the Restaurant
October 20, 2016|
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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 :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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