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Tailrace Inn Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Riverside Road, Kinlochleven PH50 4QH, Scotland
+44 1855 831777
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Macaroni cheese is the bomb 👌🏼 lovely home cooked food. Great choice. Friendly staff. Lovely wee pub.

Thank CeeCee1684
Tenerife, Spain
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Called in here after walking from Kingshouse in Glencoe on the West Highland Way, if I could, I would award it 3.5 as I was torn between giving it 3 or 4. It's a local pub, everyone was friendly and although there were plenty of locals drinking at the bar (and why not?) we weren't made to feel like outsiders.... More 

Thank TenerifeRambler
Oxford, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Been there a couple of times, first tiem a few years back with teen son, second time this year after doing the climb in the Ice Factor (see separate review). Materially, food etc. wise, both visits were identical, but the first was extremely memorable. First off, unless the Bothan at The Powerhouse has re-opened, it's the only hostelrie in Kinlochleven... More 

Thank mikedmeechan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The food was tasty after a hard day's walking but I visited with my young son and it had a definite pub feel to it with locals standing around the bar. Everyone was friendly enough but it may not be your first choice if you're with a young family, although it was a Friday night.

Thank Fraser H
Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here in the middle of a traveling day. Bar food was good and filling. Staff was friendly. It was nice to use the free wifi too.

Thank AdventuresomeHobbit
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Average pub grub, friendly staff, average beer selection. Locals can be off putting. Has a good jukebox only on if sport not dominating the tv though

2 Thank JW_Graham
Burnsville, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a coffee and bite to eat after walking about 8 miles on the west highland way. Lovely server, good filling food, dark room but the quiet was nice. We heard it gets quite raucous in the evening.

Thank menkeMN
Flint, Michigan
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Food was very good. Came out hot and fast! I would recommend the steak and ale pie. The beer selection was excellent. A place were folks bring their dogs and all were well behaved.

Thank Pearadella
Bath, Maine
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We chose to eat at the Tailrace Inn as it was on our way back from a long walk. The bar was large and friendly. It was fun to see dogs in the place - not something you'd see in the US! Our food was reasonably priced and tasty. Would recommend. Thank you!

Thank suecolewine
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Great Inn at the end of the Kinlochleven path of the West Highland Way. Friendly staff and regulars. Clean big room and bathroom. Nice pub food to fuel up for the rest our walk.

Thank Ipster72

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riverside Road, Kinlochleven PH50 4QH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Kinlochleven
  • Phone Number: +44 1855 831777

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