“Oh-ho-ho Yes, I'm the Great Pretender" Ah, yes, The Platters."
Trip Advisor review by Arthurlonius, London, June 2015. Rated 5/5.
"We have an anonymous Land Rover salesman in Glasgow, who spoke from only one side of his mouth, to thank for this recommendation. Being stupid southern city folk, we assumed we could drive 125 miles on the M8, straight to Oban and then get back in time for lights-out at Hotel Ells Bells in Edinburgh, but we soon realised that it was 125 miles of the slowest, yet most scenic B roads, along which we have ever driven. We were running terribly late and our smug, school-marmy-sounding sat nav was indicating an arrival time well after last orders.
Thankfully, the delightful people at The Pierhouse took our food and dessert orders en route, just as I took off over a hump back bridge somewhere in Ayrshire. We also managed to secure a room with two put-you-up wotsnames for our two little Hogwarts, both of whom had turned a lighter shade of pale by the time we reached Oban. On arrival at 10pm we received a warm greeting at the door from the delightful Nicky, whose Scottish ancestory can be traced back to Midhurst.
A marvellous seafood platter (oh-ho-ho-yes) was presented, as we took off our newly acquired Harris Tweed jackets, plus fours, sock suspenders and Basil Rathbone hats. We had an extra lobster thermidor and chips for good measure, followed by something called a Rosemary Clooty Dumpling.
It was truly splendiferous experience and the most freshly prepared food we have ever eaten, topped with some after dinner minty Gaviscon and a walk along the little pier in the moonlight, just to practise breathing techniques and contemplate trying to lay flat. We have never ever before made a 250 mile-round trip, just for dinner, but this one was worth every mile.
I am aware the proprietor of The Pierhouse expects succinct reviews with good grammar from his students, but I make no apologies for the verbosity of this contribution or for the corny remarks herein.
Top marks to The Pierhouse."
Thank you Arthurlonius - for this lovely review, but most of all for providing us with such an entertaining read! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Pierhouse .....and hearing more travel tales.
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