Review on The Kilberry Inn

Originally a traditional 'but n ben' cottage and later the local post office, this remote inn (with a red telephone box attached!) is on a scenic – but tortuous – single-track road between the fishing village of Tarbert and Lochgilphead at the head of Loch Fyne. The views across to Gigha and the Paps of Jura are simply breathtaking.

Current licensees Clare Johnson and David Wilson have preserved the inn's quarried walls, beams and log fires but have raised its profile as a pub/restaurant with letting rooms (a blessing, given the out-of-the-way location).

The kitchen prides itself on procuring the best local produce available, including creel-caught crabs from Loch Fyne, wild venison from Islay, meat from Ormsay Estate, black puddings from Stornoway and much more besides. The seasonally changing menu could feature Sleepy Hollow smoked salmon with lemon and lime crème fraîche, beef cooked in Highlander Ale, and stir-fried monkfish with peppers and pak choi, plus desserts ranging from chocolate crème brûlée with raspberry sorbet and pistachio tuiles to bread-and-butter pudding.

Cheeses are patriotically Scottish, and the Kilberry Inn is also noted for its range of whiskies, local speciality bottled beers and comprehensive wine list.

The Kilberry Inn is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA Guide

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Scottish / Gastro pub


Clare Johnson

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00pm - 2.00pm Thu-Sun
Dinner: from 6.30pm Tue-Sun

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at The Kilberry Inn

  • Private parties
  • Family Friendly


Accomodation is available, (4 rooms)


The Kilberry Inn
Argyll and Bute
PA29 6YD

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