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Village Inn, Arrochar

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You feel like you've reached the end of the world, when you reach Arrochar. We arrived along the roller coaster like road from Helensburgh and Rhu after passing the nuclear submarine base and its accompanying protest camp. The Village Inn is a lovely building with multiple rooms. We ideally wanted to eat. But they had no tables available until 9pm on this Sunday evening. Houston Blonde Bombshell, Isle of Arran Red Squirrel and Caledonian Deuchars IPA were the ales. Well worth a visit. The views over the loch are stunning. The midges are less so!
blue_scrumpy - 18 Jun 2014 21:28
Agree with below, was served by a charmless redhead with pigtails and tattoos down one arm, why be in a service industry with a stinking attitude. The ale was good as always but i didn't eat this time as the lass behind the bar put me off, I went to the chippy down the road instead. I will be back though as I like the location looking over Loch Long and the Fyne ales, I just hope it was an off day.
Henners - 15 Aug 2012 19:27
What a shame, a super place with real charm and a great range of beers, if they could get at it. The guy in front of me had ordered a pint, it took the barmaid about 100 pulls of the pump and 5 mins to get close to it, the next customer almost apologeticly asked for one, or an alternative if it poured better, 'makes no difference' she replyed in a huff and started to her task. I understand it wasn't her fault the beer engines didn't work, but don't take it out on the customers. I was made to feel most unwelcome and I only wanted a cooking lager and a coke.
fetchman - 14 Aug 2012 11:32
Visited 20th May, four real ales on but when the best of them is Deuchars IPA you know you're not in for a great time. Bar gloomy, and only one table has a view out of the window. An oasis in a beer desert but not worth a special trip.
davercox - 27 May 2011 09:33
Lovely pub in a beautiful setting right on the loch. We went here on a blustery, wet day and it was a great place to while away a couple of hours waiting for the rain to let up a bit so that we could get out for a walk.

Good selection of ales from the Fyne brewery and one from the An Teallach brewery as guest. Food was very good but, like most Scottish pubs and Inns, could do with more veggie food on the menu.

With the rain not letting up - and on one of the staff's recommendations - we decided to drive later over to the Fyne brewery and spent an hour over there instead of going for a walk.
littledrummerboy - 6 Oct 2010 12:09
Nice pub with a good choice of beer. Sadly the restaurant was full, they don't serve food in the bar, and we needed to eat, so we didn't stay long.
stymaster - 27 Sep 2010 09:26
Excellent selection of Loch Fyne ales. 3 hand pulled beers on, all well kept and worth sampling. Food average pub fare. Friendly welcome. Definitely recommend calling in if in the area.
atty - 7 Dec 2009 21:40
had a good meal here in Dec 08... oddly the pub is not dog friendly even though it looks like a place that would be, no Real Ale was on either.

Good malt whisky selection- good food and friendly staff.
Pour1Malt - 16 May 2009 12:56
visited arrochar in april 2007.
this pub is a traditional-styled village bar by loch long, aimed at attracting quieter custom.
it is set back from the lochside road, and tastefully done out with a couple of bars, outdoor garden seating at the front facing out over the loch.
lovely view.
very impressive selection of whiskies.
handful of beers, including belhaven best.
pleasant any time of year, I would say.

reynard - 1 Jul 2008 13:48

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