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The Holy Loch Inn

$$ - $$$
Scottish, Bar, British, Pub
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Springfield Place | Sandbank, Dunoon PA23 8PJ, Scotland
01369706903
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First night of our holiday. Family of 12 meal was really good but service was slow. Only one lady serving / we had pre booked so knew we were coming. Staff were friendly only criticism would be slow service.

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Thank Elaine M
Craig W, Owner at The Holy Loch Inn, responded to this review

Hi. I'm sorry the service was slow. We were a member of staff down due to illness. I'm glad everything else was ok Thank you. Craig More 

Scotland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cane here for lunch this afternoon, didn't really know what we fancied so we opted for the brie and haggis bruschetta with tomato pesto, to accompany the cauliflower and broccoli soup of the day (and a side of their awesome homemade chips)..OMG!! It was simply irresistible! The glasses of merlot went down a treat too! Absolutely gorgeous food, lovely atmosphere... More 

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Thank Jillacette123
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here tonight, very friendly relaxed atmosphere. Food was very good, with great service. Would definitely come back if in the area.

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Thank NetRam57
Dunoon
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Inedible. Greasy fish. Burnt re-heated chips. Not to be repeated. Friendly staff during early evening.

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Thank Moirap420
Craig W, Owner at The Holy Loch Inn, responded to this review

Hello. I'm really sorry to hear this. I'm certain that's not our usual standard. We have only had good comments about our takeaway fish n chips. Next time please come and mention this to our staff and we will replace or refund. Thanks and sorry again Craig More 

UK
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142 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed an excellent Hogmanay meal with family, lovely steaks and other meals were great too. Kids loved the burgers and the person who had the chicken enjoyed that too.

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Thank TimBrooksbank
Merstham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Delicious dinner in the restaurant made for special New Year's Eve family celebration. Meals were top-notch - homemade, local produce, well-cooked. Pub food with panache without being fancy gastropub. Gingerbread cheesecake was divine (should have taken a photo!). Good crackers - with useful gifts inside - was a nice touch and highlighted the emphasis on quality throughout. Barbara was really... More 

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Thank Karen M
Dunoon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

if you're looking for homemade then the holy loch inn is a must. The mac n cheese was the best I've tasted in a long time and the homemade chips were so tasty. Everything is made from scratch and might take a bit longer to reach your table but I can assure you is worth the wait. The staff are... More 

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Had dinner here in the bar: the restaurant area looks very similar. Good, tasty, freshly cooked food - scallops with mashed potato, bacon and sage, and apple-stuffed chicken breast. Excellent service by welcoming staff

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Visited on Wednesday with my wife and 8 year old son while staying in Dunoon for the week... Very friendly staff and had a great meal at Very reasonable price.. My wife had the fish which was huge and I had the steak pie... Very nice and they pour a nice pint of Guinness... Would defy visit next time i... More 

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Thank harrywhite1973
Dunoon, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Children also catered for. Steak cooked to perfection, fish tasty if a bit too much for me. Starters were lovely and very well presented.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Cuisine
Scottish, Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Springfield Place | Sandbank, Dunoon PA23 8PJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Cowal Peninsula  >  Dunoon
  • Phone Number: 01369706903
Description
We are a family run local Bar / Restaurant selling local food and drink.

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