About
Us

Just a little bit about us... We are Phoebe & Steve, we have moved to the beautiful location of Otter Ferry from the Cotswolds (roughly 20mins from the historic town of Chipping Campden) both Steve & I have spent many years working in the hospitality trade and thought it was time to take on the challenge for ourselves & what a ride it has been. We moved to Scotland on the 19th May 2021, & took over the pub on the evening of the 20th May, It has been a fantastic experience and all the locals have been so welcoming, from checking in with us to dining with us.

We wanted to take on this challenge to provide us with a better future & what a location to do it in, we both have dreamed about owning a pub but unfortunately circumstances haven't allowed us, Steve unfortunately had to have live saving heart surgery in 2019 and that put plans back a little but finally that dream has come true, we are incredibly grateful for this opportunity and hope to uphold the pub's great community spirit and reputation

We look forward to welcoming everyone who has taken the time to join us on our adventure,

Many thanks 

Steve & Feebs 

 
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Otter Ferry 

A small village and former ferry port in Kilfinan Parish on the eastern shore of Loch Fyne, Otter Ferry lies directly 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Lochgilphead and 12 miles (19 km) north of Millhouse. A small ferry once linked the settlement with Port Ann or West Otter Ferry in Knapdale and steamers stopped here in the early 20th century. A pedestrian ferry operated until the late 1940s.

Just along the single track road past the pub, there is the Ballimore Osyster farm where we purchase all our oysters from, there is also the Ballimore House, a stunning two & three storey Scottish style house built by David Hamilton in 1832 & was added to by William Leiper between 1899-1900 and now residence to the Van Lyndens. This Beautiful house is surrounded by views as far as the eye can see...don't we all just wish we could live somewhere like that, but maybe you'll have to settle with a little piece by joining us as The Oystercatcher and soaking up the views with a cheeky glass of wine or a local ale. 

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The Bar & Restaurant

When you enter the pub you are welcomed into a cosy bar area with a huge log burner, the bar is stocked with plenty of Scottish Gins, whisky and wines. Off to the left of the bar is a small snug with another open fireplace, during those cold winter evenings this a gorgeous place to enjoy a tasty meal or a glass of the good stuff. 

To the right of the building, there is the restaurant, this is a beautiful and bright space, with wooden trestle tables, with views overlooking the Loch. If we're being completely honest with you, the views are amazing no matter where you are. 

To the front of the building, there is a green complete with wooden tables and views as far as the eye can see, we advise you to bring your coat if you want to sit outside as the Scottish weather is a little temperamental. Whatever the weather Otter Ferry and Loch Fyne always look stunning.