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Ferry Boat Inn Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Scottish, Seafood
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Shore Street | at The Ferry Boat Inn, Ullapool IV26 2UJ, Scotland
+44 1854 612366
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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1,545 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 549 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for lunch here after several months away from Ullapool and were pleased to find that standards were consistent. The inn is in a superb location right on the loch-side. We had a window table and had marvellous views especially as there were snow-clad mountains in the distance. At lunchtime the inn serves soups and a range of casual... More 

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Thank profjoypc
London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like this pub. I know the hotel has lousy reviews. I see that the food may be a bit hit and miss. But if you want to sit in a pub that feels like a big warm welcoming room with a fire, a bar with very striking barmaid, and an amazing view from the window, I think it has... More 

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Thank Floripano
UK
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347 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Food was OK with some of the specials sold out - they were the draw for us but 'settled' for other menu items. Leans towards local seafood cuisine as you might expect. Selections were nothing special - distinctly average. Dining area was adjacent to smelly toilets which wafted in every time someone opened the door. For this reason alone would... More 

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Thank Brooska
Dingwall, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We have eaten here on several occasions and always found the food to be good, especially the fish chowder and other fish dishes, so in general I would always recommend it. However on this particular occasion we went for dinner, entered the bar and were met by a really strong smell of urine. We mentioned it to the lady at... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

food eat if you cant find any other place. Seafood not bad service ok, hotel very poor overall. will never go back and stay but may eat if pushed

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Mintlaw, Scotland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Title says it all really. Along with our table being by the fire escape, which locals use as a general exit.....my partner actually had to stop eating and move to let 4 of them leave!!! Rude!!! Bar staff stood and watched, disinterestly - sums the place up really. Won't be back.

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Thank Claire R
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Was visiting Ullapool and popped in for a coffee and snack.Obviously very quiet as it was the closed season.We had starter mussels and soup as a snack. Both were okay.Seemed a good atmospheric pub, which I am sure is a popular haunt for many.Nice touch with the open fire.Great views of the loch and hills worth it for them alone.

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Thank Richard G
Pecs, Hungary
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Warm welcome, live fire, excellent local food and good beer. Do you need more? Well there is also a view of the sea and hills.

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Thank grahammari
United Kingdom
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184 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We didn't even eat here but this pub caused some interesting debate between my wife and I!! Stayed in Ullapool (which we loved) whilst on an NC500 adventure. Arrived from Durness late afternoon and dropped into this harbour front old pub for a quick drink. I was delighted to find Brewdog on draft ( the only pub we found en... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Popped in a for a drink while staying in Ullapool. Great atmosphere and really good live music. A 'Johnny Cash Duo' (with only Johnny) who was surprisingly good. The Ferry Boat Inn has hardly changed since I was first there in the 1970s. We didn't eat but the food looked yummy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Scottish, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shore Street | at The Ferry Boat Inn, Ullapool IV26 2UJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Ullapool
  • Phone Number: +44 1854 612366

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