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Ullapool pub grub

Ullapool pub grub


Postby Graeme D » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:23 pm

Anyone got any first hand recommendations for the best place for a pub meal in Ullapool? I am very familiar with the local chippy but think that may not cut it with Mrs D for a night out in the 'pool next week! :lol:
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Re: Ullapool pub grub

Postby Mal Grey » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:28 pm

I've always enjoyed the Ferryboat Inn. Decent pint too.
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Re: Ullapool pub grub

Postby Sgurr » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:27 pm

Try the Seafood Shack. meant to go there for my Graham Compleation on Stac Pollaidh, but it was booked out, Ferry Boat Inn doesn't open on a Monday in October (or didn't) so we ended up getting pizza and fish and chips in The Frigate. Comes of waiting for decent weather instead of just going.
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Re: Ullapool pub grub

Postby Caberfeidh » Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:10 pm

That place next to the ferry terminal, with all the windows. Can't remember the name. I may have been drinking... Kettle of mussels, lovely.
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Re: Ullapool pub grub

Postby willsdad » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:38 pm

Take a drive out onto the Coigach peninsula and go to 'Salt' in Achiltibuie.
Well worth the drive. You won't be disappointed!

Might be an idea to book though.
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Re: Ullapool pub grub

Postby mynthdd2 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:44 pm

Agreed - Very Boat Inn but book in advance
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Re: Ullapool pub grub

Postby yellowbelly » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:17 pm

The Arch Inn was very good when we went a couple of years ago. Gets very busy so best to book or arrive early.
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Re: Ullapool pub grub

Postby mynthdd2 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:42 pm

Alternatively...leap on a Calmac to the Western Isles and wolf down their excellent grub
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Re: Ullapool pub grub

Postby Sunset tripper » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:59 pm

Caberfeidh wrote:That place next to the ferry terminal, with all the windows. Can't remember the name. I may have been drinking... Kettle of mussels, lovely.


The seaforth? You used to get a pint of prawns there and I love seafood. Typical pub grub with some seafood dishes.

The Arch Inn good also. The FBI I find a bit cramped but good food. The Morefield always had a good reputation but I haven't been there for years.

A friend recently recommended the Ceilidh Place though I haven't been yet.

Decisions decisions :D
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Re: Ullapool pub grub

Postby Steve B » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:48 am

I would suggest the Ceilidh Place. You would need to book in the season but I would expect it to be quieter now. On occasion they have some musicians, good beers too.
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Re: Ullapool pub grub

Postby Lightfoot2017 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:17 pm

Avoid the Seaforth Inn. Had a terrible meal there a few weeks back. Just awful.
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Re: Ullapool pub grub

Postby Graeme D » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:46 pm

Had a pint in the Arch Inn a few years back but never ate in the place. Might check that out again. Sounds like the Seaforth is one to avoid though! Thanks for all the suggestions. All I need now is for someone to sort the weather out! :lol:
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Re: Ullapool pub grub

Postby Caberfeidh » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:59 am

Lightfoot2017 wrote:Avoid the Seaforth Inn. Had a terrible meal there a few weeks back. Just awful.


That's a shame, it used to be good. These places hire and fire chefs like nobody's business so they must have got rid of the good ones and got in a duffer to work for peanuts.That will backfire on them...
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Re: Ullapool pub grub

Postby Sunset tripper » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:58 am

Caberfeidh wrote:
Lightfoot2017 wrote:Avoid the Seaforth Inn. Had a terrible meal there a few weeks back. Just awful.


That's a shame, it used to be good. These places hire and fire chefs like nobody's business so they must have got rid of the good ones and got in a duffer to work for peanuts.That will backfire on them...


Some of these places it depends when you go also unfortunately. The seaforth is a drinking place and I have been in on a weekend night when food is being served also. Gets a bit hectic and it didn't look a great dining experience :D.
I've been in when it was quieter and was always decent pub grub. Some places need to decide if they are a pub or a restaurant I think. It's a hard balance but sitting outside in the sun with a pint glass full of beer and another full of fresh shell on prawns ~ it doesn't get much better than that.
Though a kettle of mussels sounds pretty good too. :D
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Re: Ullapool pub grub

Postby Caberfeidh » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:58 pm

Sunset tripper wrote:Some places need to decide if they are a pub or a restaurant ...


Too right ~ I see the Sligachan on Skye has turned to table service. Not sure how that will go with loads of thirsty hikers and climbers needing vast quantities of beer//cider etc. And it's a vast barn of a place.
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