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Old Forge, Inverie

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Went to this pub mid October. Whilst the food was good and the staff very friendly, it was very disappointing that they would not light a fire or turn the heating on. Having spent close to 600 in this establishment our experience was marred by having to eat our dinner with hats and coats on. Certainly wouldn't rush back but location is stunning. If The Old Forge had any competition maybe they would look after their guests better. Hopefully when it is sold it will be to better owners.
tutboy - 22 Oct 2010 20:48
This pub appears in the national press today due to it being the remotest pub in mainland Britain and because it is for sale. Offers above 790k are invited.

wirraldrinker - 12 Aug 2010 10:27
Went here last week, don't expect a vast range of ever changing beers, there's just 2 handpumps. When I was there Caledonian Deuchars was on and very acceptable it was too, after all to be able to drink any real ale in Britains remotest mainland pub is a bonus. The views over Inverie bay are spectacular and the location is made all the more exciting to get to by the 45 mins ferry ride from Mallaig.
I stayed overnight in a well appointed bunkhouse, the 'Old Byre' 10 mins walk away, and ate in the pub in the evening where the seafood was fantastic, if a little expensive, but then the costs of bringing in everything by boat are the reason for that.
The locals were friendly and a smattering of walkers made up the rest of the pubs drinkers. I enjoyed watching a selection of the locals rusty and totally non mot'd vehicles come and go outside, once shipped over they must run them into the ground as there is no garage here.
Fantastic place, I will be returning again this Summer....
Hodge1 - 21 Jun 2009 08:24
took the ferry from Mallaig- spent most of the day in this great pub..

Sadly no Real Ale is on in the winter- but the staff and owner were very friendly and we had a great lunch- fresh of the boat that morning... the real fire was on and the music was a CD that was recorded live in the Old Forge itself.... a brill day...I could spend several days in this cosy place.
Pour1Malt - 16 May 2009 12:52
We also took the boat to visit this pub on Wednesday this week. By doing this you get to spend 4 hours in the pub, unless you fancy a hike. Initially we were the only people here, until a few of the walkers popped in for lunch before the return boat. I also had the venison burger, which was fine. The meal selection was poor at present. Although the owners were preparing a bigger menu in time for the summer peak. There were 2 real ales - Greene King IPA and Glenfinnan The Standard Ale. It's nice to say we've been there (and literally bought the t-shirt), but the pub was nothing special. It's the trek here and the views both from the boat and from Inverie that make the pub a little special.
blue_scrumpy - 20 Mar 2009 19:05
This pub is the most remote in mainland Britain. To get to it requires a boat trip from Mallaig or a sixteen mile hike from the end of the longest dead-end road in Britain. Our visit was during the day and the customers were mainly tourists but I'm told it can get quite lively in the evening. The ales available on my visit were Old Speckled Hen, Abbot and Red Cuillin (from the Isle of Skye brewery). My companion and I plumped for the Red Cuillin which was very drinkable. We also had lunch there, which was typically Scottish pub fare in that it was distinctly average. My venison burger was undercooked, and my friend's fish and chips was so-so. I will certainly pay a return visit one day.
holbornboy - 16 Jul 2008 11:02

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