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Bridgend Hotel Restaurant

Bridgend PA44 7PB, Scotland
+44 1496 810212
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“venison” (16 reviews)
“soup” (12 reviews)
“cullen skink” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Bridgend PA44 7PB, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 347 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here twice once inside and once outside and on both occasions we and our Labrador were made very welcome in both areas. The food is lovely, hence two visits I guess, and the staff are very helpful and polite. A nice place...More

Thank chrisinstirling
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During my 9-day tour of Islay, I had dinner and drinks at the Bridgend Hotel once. I had a great meal of Islay scallops and lamb steak. It is best to call or stop by earlier in the day for a reservation time, but close...More

Thank Lee F
Gillian B, Islay Estates Company at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. We are extremely lucky as we are part of Islay Estates Company, therefore are able to source our menu ingredients locally from our own farm and estate. This is our unique selling point....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent choice and beautifully prepared served and presented food Restaurant is airy spacious and comfortable and the service is efficient and pleasant

Thank BillDollar
Gillian B, Islay Estates Company at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Islay. Best Wishes, Lorna McKechnie Hotel Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice place, I had a crab plate and a beer for lunch, all tasty and a good service. Good service and not expensive.

1  Thank OliverConteTNT
Gillian B, Islay Estates Company at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Islay. Best Wishes, Lorna McKechnie Hotel Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner as our accomodation was walking distance away. Good selection, nice bar and dining room. Quick service and good quality food.

1  Thank Wallaki
Gillian B, Islay Estates Company at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Islay. Best Wishes, Lorna McKechnie Hotel Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had our lunch here and it was really nice. Burger meat, cheese and bread were locally produced and you could taste the difference! The service was friendly and welcoming. Layout of the restaurant was also very nice.

Thank Indy P
Gillian B, Islay Estates Company at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Islay. Best Wishes, Lorna McKechnie Hotel Manager

Reviewed June 17, 2018

Our bar meal was perfectly edible and served in reasonable time, but the presentation lacked imagination and the flavours were adequate rather than memorable. This applied to both the lamb kebabs and the falafel burger. Our feeling was that there are other places on Islay...More

Thank ADM1959
Reviewed June 9, 2018

As we did not stay in the hotel this review is for the bar and restaurant only. The food is generally very good. Service is warm and friendly. As with most things Islay people go the extra mile to help you.

Thank Mike M
Gillian B, Islay Estates Company at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Islay. Best Wishes, Lorna McKechnie Hotel Manager

Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

The Bridgend Hotel Restaurant is owned by Islay Estates, the island’s big landowners. As such, venison and woodcock from the estate are on the menu along with fresh fish. This is a really difficult one to review. If we’d eaten the same food in a...More

Thank Megsmate
Gillian B, Islay Estates Company at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry to hear that your experience with us was not what you had expected – please do mention on the evening if you feel as if there is anything that could have been...More

Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

We visited on the last night of the recent festival and were very disappointed. Not their best night. Poor service and ignored for long periods. Three hours for two courses was unacceptable. The food was edible but not of the quality we were led to...More

Thank Robert E
Gillian B, (Islay Estates Company) at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am truly sorry that you did not have a positive experience with us – we always aim to provide the highest standard of service so it’s upsetting to hear the was not delivered to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$39
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridgend PA44 7PB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Islay  >  Bridgend
  • Phone Number: +44 1496 810212
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Description
Bridgend Hotel is an 11 bedroomed country hotel with a dining room, public lounge (known as 'The Strath') and Katie's Bar which sells food in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The hotel is run by Lorna McKechnie and is owned by Islay Estates. Where possible we use locally sourced food, particularly shellfish and game from the estate. Children are always welcome, as are dogs; there are drying facilities at the rear of the hotel for those caught out in the rain.
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