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At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

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.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 21 Nov-Feb
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11am-mdnt (Sun 12-12)
  • Lunch opening: all wk 12-2.30, summer 12-4.30
  • Dinner opening: all wk 5-9.30

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: 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

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Just off A832, near harbour at south end of village

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