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The Lock Inn

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$$ - $$$
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Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4AU, Scotland
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Invergarry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having had a bad experience at a poor establishment a few doors before, we accidently discovered this wee gem! We were warmly welcomed (7.30 in March) The atmosphere was inviting with a roaring fire, the staff were pleasant and polite. A big selection of interesting specials on a blackboard, and a lovely menu offers something for all tastes. We had... More 

Thank ardgarry2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little stop off on our journey. Lovely wild mushroom brushetta. Nice little place to recharge the batteries with an open log fire

Thank Andrew M
Wirral, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in Fort Augustus whilst travelling up to Sky. Pleasant location at side of canal. Decent pub food although not special. I chose trio of goats cheese which should more accurately be described as a duo. Cheese was overcooked and favoured cheese on toast. Sticky toffee pudding was ok. Not a great choice of places to eat so am sure... More 

Thank Tilly M
Coatbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was nice would vist again expencive drinks and food and very very crampt. Felt uncomfortable when the bar\ dinner became busy

Blyth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very quiet on arrival(it was just after 5pm mind you), nice and warm though thanks to the roaring log fire. I had heard good things about the fish and chips and decided to give them a try. My partner had the slow roast lamb and potatoes. Neither of us were disappointed, very tasty food and good sized portions. We stayed... More 

Thank Jerry H
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an evening meal here and found the food and service good. A;though the pub was busy we did not have to wait long. The menu has a reasonable number of choices and there is a specials board too. The fish and chips were particularly good. Reasonable prices too.

Thank sasScotland
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109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a drink and meal at this pub. Food was very good with reasonable choice and acceptable prices. I had the venison casserole which was tasty and filling. The fish and chips looked huge ! Right in the centre of the village and an easy walk to the majority of guest houses

Thank shifty8934
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great pub, with great food and a brilliant gantry. This was a recomendation by one of my friends and boy did he tell the truth. Staff are first class. Highly recomended.

Thank David S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Lock Inn for dinner during our holiday. Couldn't believe our luck - great staff and welcome, log fires and a group of musicians playing. It got better when we saw the menu and the local beer - aptly named after the town. The food was delivered quickly - the portions were very generous and they were... More 

Thank Gary H
Kelso, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Needed somewhere for lunch and liked the fact that it was busy, which is usually a good sign. We were not disappointed. 2 of the party had the Cullen Skink, which was delicious. The other 2 had chips which were also great. This pub was also dog friendly which was great. It also had the open fire on and going... More 

Thank charlie c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4AU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Loch Ness  >  Fort Augustus

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Haddington, United Kingdom

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?