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The Old Inn

GAIRLOCH, Highland, IV21 2BD

Specialising in freshly landed local seafood, Highland game produce, Scottish real ales and live folk music, The Old Inn is below the majestic Torridon Mountains, just inland from Gairloch's little harbour. Superb walks to secluded bays and wooded crags, and ravishing views across to Skye and the outer islands abound. Owner Alastair Pearson brews several beers on site, as well as stocking some from other Scottish micros and sometimes English breweries too. The pub also smokes its own meats, fish and cheese, and bread is baked in-house. Start with a pot of spinnies (spiny squat lobster tails) that's a West Coast delicacy, followed by haggis cairn, neeps, potatoes, Drambuie cream and oatcakes; or spinach and ricotta cannelloni with salad. Specials might well include seafood risotto; langoustine and calamari platter; venison steak; and home-made shepherd's pie. Cath's award-winning clootie dumpling - a rich whisky flavoured fruit pudding - makes for a rewarding dessert.

Further information

Tel: 01445 712006
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

The Old Inn The Erradale, The Flowerdale, The Slattadale, Mike's Mild & Blind Piper, An Teallach Beinn Dearg, Crofters' Pale Ale & Suilven, Cairngorm Nessie's Monster Mash, Trade Winds & Wildcat


All day all week
11am-mdnt (Sun 12-12)


21 Nov-Feb


Children welcome.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.



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Just off A832, near harbour at south end of village

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