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The Tayvallich Inn

Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
+44 1546 870282
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (29 reviews)
“seafood” (44 reviews)
“pea puree” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on way back from a short stay at the excellent Crinan Hotel. The sun was shining and Tayvallich was looking it's best. The Tayvallich Inn overlooks the bay dotted with boats moored on the still waters. We sat on the outside terrace and...More

1  Thank Bill F
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We've been travelling to the west coast of Scotland regularly for 15 years and the Tayvallich Inn is a regular visit for us. Simple menu, with loads of emphasis on seafood. There are other choices of course and even a kids menu. Friendly staff, good...More

Thank Xxzarr2014
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

After a great day cycling, walking, rock-jumping and climbing, we needed somewhere good for dinner. We had a table at the Tayvallich Inn overlooking the water; the service was first class, the menu good, the food first class, the atmosphere relaxing. A perfect end to...More

1  Thank Sheila G
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The recent change of ownership has enhanced what was already an excellent eating place. This village Inn is popular with locals, regular visitors and tourists. The focus on excellent quality ingredients, with the shell fish landed from fishing boats in the bay, is accompanied by...More

Thank janeyp111
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Visited on a lovely sunny afternoon. They stopped serving food at 2.30pm but as we arrived at 2.33pm they offered us a limited but adequate menu - the fish and chips were brilliant. Staff very friendly. Very comfortable bar area.

Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

What a great place. The scenery is Scotland at its best. The Inn is located right across the road from the shore giving great views across the bay. Inside, it has a modern nautical, beachside theme giving it a fab ambience. The beers are a...More

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This is our second visit last time 10 years ago when we stayed just up the path, it was great then. This time I had scallops in sweet chilli I was not disappointed. The meal was not cheap but as far as I'm concerned value...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We dropped in at the Tayvallich Inn for a dinner while on a short break in February. The owners had just taken it over and were re-decorating the restaurant, so we ate in the bar. The food and wine were excellent, and our hosts Brian...More

Thank charlesandsarah
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Perfect place to chill. Views are stunning. Food is lovely. Heverlee lager they serve is really nice,Tayvallich villiage is small but everything you need while on a short break, everyone's friendly.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We stopped off at the Tayvallich Inn for lunch on our easter break and were not disappointed, great, fresh food and a warm welcome, bit out of the way for us to be regular visitors, however, if back in the area, we will be sure...More

Thank jacquesblanc
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5 August 2016|
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Response from Scottish21 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know. Only stopped for coffee in the afternoon.
15 August 2015|
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Response from 56eredine | Property representative |
Hi Trish. Dogs are welcome out with meal service times
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Lochgilphead
  • Phone Number: +44 1546 870282
  • E-mail
Situated in the picturesque village of Tayvallich on the shores of Loch Sween, the Inn overlooks the beautiful natural harbour of Tayvallich bay. At the heart of this small and vibrant community, the Tayvallich Inn has always been a popular meeting place for sailors, holidaymakers, more recently kayakers and all who enjoy our warm hospitality and good food. Established over 30 years ago, the Tayvallich Inn specialises in fresh, locally caught seafood, much of which is landed on our doorstep from the cold, pristine waters of the sound of Jura. Along with seafood we serve other fresh produce, sourcing locally where ever possible.
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