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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” (17 reviews)
“soup” (12 reviews)
“cullen skink” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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LOCATION
Bridgend PA44 7PB, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

By buddy and I, having just been soaked by a mid-afternoon rain, arrived at the Bridgend wanting warmth, comfort and good food. We got it all.More

Thank Randy2620
Gillian B, Islay Estates Company at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to the hotel and the hospitality that you received. We now have the Fires on for the Winter months and there is nothing quite like a 'hot toddy' sitting beside it. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of several restaurants we visited where you are asked to wait in the bar until your order is ready. When you walk into the dining room your food is already on the table. This seemed a bit strange but it didn't matter...More

Thank joelazor46
Gillian B, Islay Estates Company at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to send this review. We like our Guests coming to our Restaurant to have a relaxing experience and offer drinks in the Strath Lounge before dinner. It is a cosy bar as the Fire is now on and it's...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easily one of the best food on Islay. Very nice place and location. Very good products and excellent cuisine and service.

Thank Fabrizio O
Gillian B, Islay Estates Company at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your great review! We look forward to welcoming you back to Bridgend the next time you are on Islay. Best Wishes Lorna McKechnie Hotel Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff were friendly but I was a little let down by my visit here. Ordered drinks but my half pint of Best that I ordered arrived as lager, I didn’t say anything. We were seated by the door and as people left the door was...More

1  Thank peterdgl
Reviewed September 11, 2018

We arrived just before 9pm from the ferry, doubting that we could get a meal, as the hotel at the ferry port had closed their kitchen. We were welcomed to a table in a clean modern and tasteful dining room/bar. Being vegetarian, there was not...More

Thank carleton23
Gillian B, Islay Estates Company at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review of Bridgend Hotel. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We enjoy welcoming everyone to the hotel, and to take that extra time to welcome each guest in a true Islay manner. We hope that...More

Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner and it was so good we went back for lunch a few days later! Amazing food with great service, friendly atmosphere and prices reflected the quality but were fair. Love that the dogs were allowed in Kates bar tooMore

Thank Jenni T
Gillian B, Islay Estates Company at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your first visit that you decided to come back a second time - we hope that you may even return for a third time in the future! Our food is...More

Reviewed September 8, 2018

We had lunch at the Brigend hotel today and it was just one more thing on Islay that delighted us. The food, service and ambience were wonderful. Clean, bright and definitely well looked after. The menu had a lot of choice and all our choices...More

Thank abwestbrook
Gillian B, Islay Estates Company at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us. All the staff here take pride in everything they do - from cleaning, to serving and cooking. We source as much as we can locally, some for...More

Reviewed September 3, 2018

Excellent Scottish food with very helpful and friendly staff... we dined in 'Kate's Bar' and Kate herself was serving and in good form. Food is good value for money.More

Thank Kevin O
Gillian B, Islay Estates Company at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your very kind review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to Katie's Bar. We take pride in serving well cooked, good locally sourced produce. We hope that we will be able to welcome you back to the hotel...More

Reviewed August 31, 2018

They were very busy and running late-despite this the service never slipped. The dining room is lovely, my venison was delicious, the wife's fish was superb. Not cheap-but we felt it was worth it and we would recommend!More

Thank reesyp
Gillian B, Islay Estates Company at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Thank you for your kind review. The Restaurant is very popular with locals and Visitors to the island so it can get very busy. I am delighted you enjoyed the local Venison from our Estate, It's always a popular choice with our Guests! We look...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

The food was quite edible and the service good for a sensible price. I would happily return to experience their food and range of drinks.More

Thank RH05AUS
Gillian B, Islay Estate Company at Bridgend Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Thank you for your review, We like to offer great food that is well prices and Local! I am glad that you agree! We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel sometime in the future to sample some more delicious Local Seasonal Produce....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - 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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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