The Oystercatcher 
Otter Ferry

2021 Travellers' Choice Award Winner  

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Hi Everyone, we just want to thank everyone for their continued support, at the moment we understand that some people are being disappointed due to being booked up so far in advance, but keep trying as we sometimes get cancellations. 

COVID UPDATE: We just wanted to pop a little reminder that we continue to enforce covid procedures, it is still a requirement to wear a face mask inside unless you are exempt, we also encourage social distancing and have currently kept seating small to make sure people have enough space between tables. We are asking if you are in groups of over 6 people to do a Lateral Flow Test before arrival & if you are feeling unwell or have been in contact with anyone with COVID to stay home so we can all stay safe in this difficult time

We want to say a massive thank you to everyone that has joined us or taken the time to pop by and say hello! 

Please bear with us as we are still trying to find our feet and currently only have one chef, Steve, he is doing a fantastic job with the help of wonderful Madelon. We are now down to a team of 3!

Steve & I just want to give a massive thank you to our great team, its not easy when change is afoot but we think they are doing a great job & we wouldn't be able to do it without them!! 

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Welcome to The Oystercatcher Otter Ferry 
If you would like to book a table with us, please call or email us on the details below 

Booking is a must for Lunch & Dinner

Telephone: 01700 821229
Please note, we will now be taking a deposit for bookings over 6people of £10 per person, this is due to the number of people not turning up to bookings

Please note: We are closed 6th Jan  - 31st Jan 2022
We are looking for staff, so if you would like to join a fun & exciting team, with gorgeous views, great rate of pay, possibility of accommodation if required then please get in touch, we are looking for a full time front of house, bar tender & a sous chef. 

Send your cv and telephone number to

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The Oystercatcher Otter Ferry is part of the wonderful 'Scotland's Secret Coast'. After a woodland and moor filed route along the 10-mile single-track road, you look upon the beautiful and unspoilt view of Loch Fyne. On the left, you will see the whitewashed, yellow doored pub sitting perfectly next to the lapping lochside. 

The pub is part of the Ballimore Estate ancestral seat of Clan McRae of Cochran, which include the fantastic Ballimore House which in all its glory overlooks Loch Fyne and the Baillimore Oyster Farm. 

The pub... we have a stunning garden that's situated on the front of the building overlooking the stunning view of Loch Fyne. During the summer months, you will see many boats mooring on the loch, and if you're lucky you might even spot a seal or two. When it's cold and grey outside there is a cosy bar with a log burner to enjoy dinner or just a glass of wine. 

We are a dog-friendly pub having two of our own, Lilo & Stitch, currently, only 6 months old they are two balls of life and absolutely loving their Scottish lifestyle... you may catch a glimpse of them playing in the garden. 

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Catch of the day

Our Menu is a balance of classic pub dishes and the 'Catch of the day'

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We pride ourselves in making sure we have tasty classics using the array of incredible locally sourced & sustainable produce, from locally sourced venison to make into a delicious game pie or the hand-dived scallops fresh from the loch that sits outside our window.

Our attitude to food is a nose to tail concept, reduce waste to a minimum and only use sustainable produce, that we know has very little impact on the wonderful landscape we surround ourselves with.

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Local & Sustainable

The area of Argyll is teeming with life, just along the loch heading towards the beautiful town of Inveraray, there is a great farm brewery called Loch Fyne Ales, not only do they supply fantastic & tasty beers, larger's and IPAs, but they also rear a heard of Red Deer for venison, 27 highland cows along with two bulls - Freddy & Seamus and also with these gorgeous fluff balls they have around a 100 sheep.


On the opposite side of the loch, there is Prentice Seafoods, supplying locally caught, lobsters, prawns, brown crab, velvet crab, king scallops, and squat lobster tails.

Ballimore Oysters always have a home on our menu, with the Oyster farm being located 5 minutes along the estate it would be rude not to, you can't say fresher than that, they are beautiful and plump.

Doesn't that all sound absolutely fantastic! Teamed with a rich, hearty glass of red or a crisp, chilled glass of white. 

2021 Travellers' Choice Award Winner 

Here at The Oystercatcher, we are lucky enough to have won the 2021 Travellers choice award winner, we are in the top 10% of restaurants worldwide and we are very proud of what we've achieved. 

We just want to thank our wonderful staff who have worked so hard to provide a great service for everyone who has taken the time to join us at The Oystercatcher 
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