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The Old Forge

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Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish
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Inverie, PH41 4PL, Scotland
+44 1687 462267
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

As literally the only pub/restaurant on the peninsula, this pub has a 'captive' clientele of tourists. This would explain how it's managed to persist despite its rude owner. Our first interaction was to be told off for ordering our drinks in two batches rather than all at once. Food was OK but rather pricey for what it was.

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Thank LukeSurl
Antananarivo
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The extraordinary local boycott of Knoydart's only pub in silent protest at the landlord's reputed bad temper might take you by surprise. But it won't take long for a visitor to appreciate the rationale for this seemingly extreme reaction to one of Britain's most ill-mannered of publicans. After the long walk in from Kinlochhourn we were astounded to be told... More 

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4 Thank madagasikara
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having walked to the village across Knoydart with 5 pals ( all guys in their 60's ) we hoped after 4 days for a nice reception and maybe a meal. The pub opened about 3pm as advertised and we entered and I asked if there was a possibility of food? ( understanding it might be fully booked ) However was... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always like to make my own mind up about a place. Reviews are fine but you need to see something for yourself as one man's joy can be another man's pain. I had visited the Forge 15 years ago and had re-collections of a friendly pub where locals and tourists mixed pleasantly together. I can't remember the food being... More 

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4 Thank Camb0
Amersham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub was everything we had hoped for and more. We'd spent two days hiking from Glenfinnan to Inverie to end our trip at the famous, Old Forge. When we arrived we were immediately served 4 pints of "RemoteNess" by the busy but friendly landlord and shown to our table in the restaurant section. As our dog snoozed next to... More 

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1 Thank PhilCorn81
horsham
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

See my other review of The Gathering for more, but it seems as if something isnt quite right at The Old Forge. The Belgian owner seems to have achieved a boycott by locals and some of the visitor reviews arent too good either. Which is a shame, because it has one of the most amazing locations of any pub and... More 

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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back from Inverie in Knoydart. Fantastic place with breathtaking scenery. The Old Forge is a great pub with fantastic views across the bay. Pity about the owner. He will need to change his ways or he will end up with no business. This pub was renowned for people returning year after year because of the hospitality, the music and... More 

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2 Thank James A
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place from 1st May till 5 May with a walking group. The Old Forge always had good memories for us but since the new Belgian owner took over the place is now the last place you want to visit. He is so arrogant he can't keep his staff. The guy is so obnoxious it's a wonder the foundation... More 

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked from Cluanie via Kinloch Hourn and Barisdale to Inverie, and were not disappointed by our experience at this legendary establishment. We were warmly welcomed and after choosing our drinks were seated by the window at a reserved table with an amazing view. The menu is not extensive but this is hardly surprising for such a remote place. My... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After walking three days across Knoydart from Glenfinnan, we were looking forward to treating ourselves to a meal at the Old Forge......oh dear, should have turned round and left straight away....no welcome, just a flick of the eyes to the sky when we asked for a glass of water as well as two pints......the beer was good but the food...cold,... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?