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The Old Clubhouse Pub and Restaurant

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4.5
49 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub

The Old Clubhouse Pub has been the site of good times and warm welcomes since 1876 when it served as the original clubhouse of the Machrihanish Golf Club back in the days of Old Tom Morris. The atmosphere at The Old Clubhouse is one of a relaxed old-world style golf pub serving up delicious pub food and gourmet dinner offerings before becoming the site of nightly revelry for locals and guests alike. The meticulously restored interior has been masterfully crafted to recreate the pub as it may have looked more than 100 years earlier. As regulars and visitors will attest, the pub food and drink here are truly some of the finest you will find.

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Booked 3 times today

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Menu

Ciabattas, Sandwiches & Wraps

£7.95. Add a cup of Chef's Soup of the Day - £2.25. Served with coleslaw or salad and hand-cooked crisps. Choose from the following fillings

  • Tuna Mayonnaise

    • Classic Och BLT

      • Chilli Chicken & Cheese

        • Roast Ham Salad

          • Turkey & Coleslaw Salad

            Baked Potatoes

            £8.25. Our in-house baked potatoes are served with your desired filling and dressed garden salad

            • Tuna Mayonnaise

              • Cheese & Coleslaw

                • Cheese & Baked Beans

                  • Mac & Cheese

                    Specialty Fillings

                    £9.25

                    • Haggis, Peppercorn Sauce & Campbeltown Cheddar

                      • Chinese Chicken Curry

                        • Prawn Marie Rose

                          Last updated: 1 February 2022

                          What 49 people are saying

                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                          4.5
                          4.5 based on all time ratings
                          • 4.6Food
                          • 4.5Service
                          • 4.5Ambience
                          • 4.4Value

                          NoiseModerate

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                          1. GS

                            GordonS

                            Argyll

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined 7 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Visited the restaurant for dinner which is normally a go to when we visit kintyre. Again it didn't disappoint, the meals we ordered were great, portions being ample. The staff were also pleasant and attentive, making sure we were okay during our visit. Thanks again.

                          2. T

                            Thetwojays

                            Edinburgh

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on 12 May 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            My sister and I were at the Old Clubhouse for a meal for her birthday. From the welcome to the food, everything was lovely. Food delicious - salmon dish and Vietnamese curry! Great service from Graham and Kayleigh - a lovely relaxing night.

                          3. ND

                            NicoleD

                            Argyll

                            2 reviews

                            3.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on 1 May 2022

                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                            This was always a firm favourite place of ours, but I have to admit, it wasn't the same as it used the be! All the staff - lovely and friendly as they were!! - appeared to be new and clearly hadn't had the proper training from management - an issue identical to the sister business the Royal Hotel. We were really disappointed to be honest. The pizza was pale and tasteless. Vietnamese curry was excellent though! I will still return, but maybe not as quickly as we have once would have.

                          4. NM

                            NeilM

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 17 April 2022

                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                            Been to the Old Clubhouse many times, the food is good, service was very good as always. Was pretty quiet that day when we visited but it doesn’t have loud music at any time, they even have the log fire on in winter. Would recommend it without hesitation.

                          5. JG

                            JacquiG

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 16 April 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Good service, good food, friendly staff. A good all round afternoon

                          6. KB

                            KennethB

                            Glasgow

                            2 reviews

                            4.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on 16 April 2022

                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                            Excellent service staff very friendly and helpful and the food was excellent

                          7. SL

                            SheenaL

                            Argyll

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 4 May 2021

                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                            The meal was lovely, but being so close to the fishing ports I would have liked a few seafood special dishes.

                          8. DC

                            DavidC

                            Glasgow

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 30 April 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Very accommodating, arrived early and they managed to seat our party. Haggis nachos were outstanding. Srvice was first class and really enjoyed the experience.

                          9. MM

                            MargaretM

                            Argyll

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on 11 January 2020

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent meal served by a very attentive waitress

                          10. JM

                            JohnM

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 5 January 2020

                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                            Lovely setting, good food & very attentive & welcoming staff

                          11. GS

                            GordonS

                            Argyll

                            4 reviews

                            5.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on 19 December 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We have been a few times to the Auld Clubhouse and always had great food. The staff are always attentive too. Definitely would recommend.

                          12. M

                            Merlin

                            Argyll

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 23 November 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent food very friendly staff Very good value for money. Have never had a bad meal in this pub

                          13. ND

                            NicoleD

                            Argyll

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on 1 November 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Always lovely food, great service, great prices and a lovely atmosphere. I love the crackling fire!

                          14. CR

                            CathR

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 20 September 2019

                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                            Relaxing meal with friends. Andrew Barr was our waiter for the event no and was an excellent host. Food hot and cooked to perfection. Cheesecake was delicious.

                          15. EH

                            EricH

                            Hawaii

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on 25 August 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great service, friendly staff and super delicious comfort food.

                          16. j

                            johno

                            Los Angeles

                            10 reviews

                            5.0

                            10 reviews

                            Dined on 16 August 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            great wee venue for there area, lovely food and great service from all the friendly staff

                          17. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Argyll

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 6 August 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Fabulous place to relax and eat.

                          18. C

                            Cccccccccccbbbbbbbbbbbbb

                            Bath

                            6 reviews

                            3.0

                            6 reviews

                            Dined on 30 July 2019

                            overall3food3service4ambience4

                            Good atmosphere pleasant surroundings. Table was clean and service very good throughout the meal. Food was tasty rather large portions which can have the opposite effect to being welcomed.

                          19. JT

                            JohnTh

                            Argyll

                            2 reviews

                            4.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on 26 July 2019

                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                            If it’s pub grub in nice surroundings you’re looking for then The Old Clubhouse is great. If your looking for White tablecloths and wine waiters then look somewhere else.

                          20. JS

                            JuneS

                            Argyll

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 26 July 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Very enjoyable dinner on Friday, July 26th. The staff were very professional and friendly, our meals excellent, well prepared and presented. The scallops as a main course were delicious and the Peterhead haddock and chips also given 5 stars. Can highly recommend and look forward to a return visit in the future.

                          21. FF

                            FoodieFan

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 15 July 2019

                            overall3food3service4ambience3

                            Familiar local pub grub but pricey for what is on offer.

                          22. GT

                            GordonT

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 6 July 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Just love this place.dood always excellent and a fabulous setting

                          23. ST

                            SachaT

                            Argyll

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on 20 June 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Wonderful place with great service. The Food is lovely and made by a funny chef

                          24. K

                            Kintyre29

                            1 review

                            1.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 13 June 2019

                            overall1food2service1ambience1

                            Very disappointed, usually our favourite place to go. Booked through opentable & requested a window seat as we had family visiting from down south, we wanted a nice view. What we got was a dingy dark 'snug' which was smelling of bleach from round the corner where housekeepers keep their cleaning products and freezing with the back door lying open. Attitude from the Male waiter wasnt acceptable when I asked about the window seat, local or not I'm still a paying customer and should be spoken to the way he spoke to visitors. Standards have dropped vastly since management has changed.

                          25. MM

                            MargaretM

                            Argyll

                            3 reviews

                            2.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on 8 June 2019

                            overall2food5service3ambience2

                            Great meal but the noise of other diners spoilt the whole experience as tv was on with football on and a lot of shouting going on

                          26. GB

                            GemmaB

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 27 May 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Good food with large portions. Great view and service. Certainly one to use.

                          27. R

                            Robbie

                            Glasgow

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 16 May 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Food was outstanding with a view to match. Waiting staff knew their food well and recommended what portion sizes to go for. Best nachos I’ve ever had !

                          28. CC

                            ColetteC

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 28 April 2019

                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                            Great views of the 1st hole on the golf course as well as the ocean. The staff were great, helpful and very friendly.

                          29. RP

                            RhodaP

                            Argyll

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 12 April 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The reason for 5 stars overall is that the whole package was excellent and I would definitely recommend to friends and family.

                          30. LM

                            LeslieM

                            Argyll

                            4 reviews

                            5.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on 2 March 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            It was my grand daughters birthday. They had a banner up for her nice touch. The meal as always delicious. Everyone enjoyed. Too much food. Not a bad complaint,service was explicable staff very attentive and pleasant. Enjoyed our night.

                          31. LM

                            LeslieM

                            Argyll

                            4 reviews

                            5.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on 26 January 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            As usual service can't fault it.food excellent ,the staff were very attentive and pleasant always recommend the old clubhouse for something to eat. There is a local bus service which runs frequently.

                          32. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Argyll

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on 20 October 2018

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Frequent visitor, as always Great service from Sarah & Brooke and the food good as always !

                          33. PB

                            PaulB

                            New York Area

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on 8 September 2018

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Food was really terrific and reasonably priced. All very fresh and hot. The whisky list was decent and fairly priced. A nice spot to be on a cold and rainy evening.

                          34. LM

                            LeslieM

                            Argyll

                            4 reviews

                            5.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on 8 September 2018

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Yet again we were not disappointed by our meal. Service was prompt very attentive.

                          35. LM

                            LeslieM

                            Argyll

                            4 reviews

                            5.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on 1 September 2018

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            From the moment we arrived the the girl was very courteous and nothing was a problem.Meal was delicious (too much).will definitely be back.

                          36. C

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                            Bath

                            6 reviews

                            3.0

                            6 reviews

                            Dined on 23 August 2018

                            overall3food3service3ambience2

                            We have visited this "local" restaurant a number of times and have always had good service. This time, after enquiring at the beginning of ordering what the "quiche starter" was, and being told it was broccoli and cheese, found the ones served contained ham - I don't eat meat. It was changed reasonably promptly without fuss, but it still put a slight dampener on what was otherwise a good evening.

                          37. JM

                            JohnM

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 19 August 2018

                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                            Pleasant traditional building and Victorian styled interior, close to the beach for an after-dinner walk. Reasonable menu and agreeable staff.

                          38. W

                            Woody

                            Argyll

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 17 August 2018

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Had two wonderful meals while spending the week in Scotland with the family. Would recommend it, great food and service was excellent.

                          39. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Argyll

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on 31 July 2018

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Lovely Service, Table with a View (Table 8) Tasty Good sized Portion Food. I had the Scottish pastrami Sandwich a must try! My wife and son had the macaroni cheese made with local cheddar cheese, her favourite Mac & Cheese she's had. Will be back. Great Staff and Atmosphere!!!

                          40. K

                            Kerryberry88

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on 22 July 2018

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent service and food was amazing and such a beautiful setting.. highly recommend.

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                          The Old Clubhouse Pub and Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

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                          Booked 3 times today
                          Google Map for The Old Clubhouse Pub and Restaurant

                          The Village at Machrihanish Dunes Machrihanish, Argyll and Bute PA28 6PT

                          Additional information

                          • Area

                            Machrihanish

                          • Hours of Operation

                            Daily 12:00–21:00

                          • Cuisines

                            Pub, Mexican

                          • Dining style

                            Casual Dining

                          • Dress Code

                            Casual Dress

                          • Parking Details

                            Hotel Parking

                          • Payment Options

                            AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                          • Additional

                            Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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