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The Old Forge

Inverie, PH41 4PL, Scotland
+44 1687 462267
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good17%
  • Average11%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible26%
Travellers talk about
“seafood platter” (32 reviews)
“fillet steak” (10 reviews)
“stew” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish
$$ - $$$
Inverie, PH41 4PL, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 488 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wasted opportunity. The potential is still there, but there is a real edge to JP. In such a small and special location and community, why wind up your customers. Career change needed. Beer was fine but limited choice and yes in UK we expect...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a difficult one, food/wine and service were excellent however no atmosphere and wasn't busy, basically just the owner and chef running the place. Opening hours are very limited and the menu was equally limited, in fact even more limited as there were no...More

4  Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were wary of visiting the Old Forge having read previous reviews, but were actually pleasantly surprised. We had the fish soup followed by the fillet of beef, and both dishes were very tasty. Yes, the menu is more expensive than pub grub fare, but...More

Thank Kitteekat21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not the place it used to be. Limited opening times and small menu with a big price tag. Beware of the price of some of the malt whiskies on offer. £24 for a double measure is truly eye watering. The pub should be the hub...More

6  Thank JayneWoroch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Back after two years. This is still a must visit. I am a fussy pup and this place was spot on. Food good. Setting unbeatable.

2  Thank Sophie E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can see from the other reviews that this is an odd pub. We were interested to see what we would find after reading other reviews. It can be a long way to the nearest alternative for eating so you might not get much choice....More

2  Thank reluctanttraveller47
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

I recently visited The Old Forge as I had it on my 'Adventure list'. I loved it, the food was amazing and the owner was really friendly. He sat me in the best seat with magnificent views. I asked for food recommendations and the soup...More

3  Thank Sassygirl1971
Reviewed 27 August 2017

On recent trips to Knoydart, a visit to The Old Forge was always a delight - now a nightmare! Place is filthy, food is shocking and the service is shocking. Landlord is rude and needs to do a serious crash course in customer relations. Did...More

10  Thank elizabeth s
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Menu was limited -we had booked there for 2 nights and paid £20 a head deposit.Really didn't want to eat there the second night but did due to deposit.for 9 of us.Same soup and specials the second night. The waiter ?owner was very rude and...More

11  Thank Carolyn H
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Tony and I were wandering round Mallaig, a bit lost in the rain, when we met Jane from the Knoydart Ferry booking office who said "Why not take the ferry to Inverie and go for a pint in the Old Forge Inn? It's the remotest...More

3  Thank julieaitken
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Inverie, PH41 4PL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Knoydart
  • Phone Number: +44 1687 462267
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: We will be closed for heavy maintenance the 21st, 22nd and 23rd on August 2017 .
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