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The Old Clubhouse Pub and Restaurant

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4
62 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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2 people

7:00 PM


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4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. J

    Jezza

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

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    Portions very substantial. Service warm, friendly and efficient. The Old Clubhouse itself relaxing with a great outlook. Good value.
  2. RW

    RuthW

    Argyll

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Enjoyed the food. A decent pub meal. There isn’t much choice of places to eat at Machrihanish but I’m glad we ate here rather than driving to Campbeltown to find a restaurant.
  3. MM

    MikeM

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner at The Old Clubhouse last night with my wife and 3 kids. The menu is pretty typical of pub fare - burgers, fish & chips, steak pie etc - and reasonably priced. We ordered whitebait and chicken tenders from the starters and fish & chips and a couple of burgers from the mains. The portions are generous, the food was very tasty indeed and the service was efficient and friendly. The pub has a lovely cosy atmosphere and a cracking location. We really enjoyed our evening and look forward to visiting again soon.
  4. SR

    ShirleyR

    Argyll

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    The young lady that served us was not very friendly, very quiet and not very helpful. We asked twice about ordering deserts and she basically just walked off. After waiting half an hour we managed to catch the eye of another member of staff who was helpful and took our order no problem. The food was excellent and could not fault anything else.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food options and quality were disappointing
  6. J

    Julie

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great location, fairly standard pub food menu but we’ll presented, good service and atmosphere.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Service was poor mainly because the staff weren’t keen to welcome their customers. It was disjointed. Cutlery and condiments given after the food was served. No i formation that it was table service. Food passable. My husband and I left a fair amount uneaten on our plates and the server never asked why. We never complained as we felt it wasn’t worth it.
  8. H

    Holly

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The starters were very flavoursome but on the large side. The main courses were very average- chicken goujons were over done, the red curry was poor and the prawn fajitas included what tasted like jar bought guacomole and salsa. Waitress spilled a tray of drinks on the people next to us. The pub needs an interior upgrade as it looks tired and worn- food expensive for what it was ( apart from the starters )
  9. MC

    MichaelC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The Clubhouse is a lovely place to visit. Cost and welcoming. The Haggis Nachos are fantastic and we’ll definitely return. My only gripe is the pizzas. We had 2 Buffalo chicken pizzas but they were not remotely buffalo chicken flavoured. And the pizza bases were clearly average shop-bought, straight out the freezer numbers. Cardboard texture, sadly. All 3 of us left about half. My daughter also had a knickerbocker glory for dessert which she loved.
  10. CL

    ColinL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Service friendly, food really not great. Not great value for money either
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Argyll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service , have used this restaurant every time we are on holiday
  12. R

    Roddy

    Argyll

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Decent food, nice place. Staff let it down by forgetting a drink then taking at least 15mins to bring a glass of wine meaning we'd finished the meal by time it came.
  13. I

    Iluvtoeat

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always great and good pub food, we visit every time.
  14. GS

    GordonS

    Argyll

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    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.
  15. T

    Thetwojays

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 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.
  16. ND

    NicoleD

    Argyll

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 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.
  17. NM

    NeilM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 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.
  18. JG

    JacquiG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service, good food, friendly staff. A good all round afternoon
  19. KB

    KennethB

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service staff very friendly and helpful and the food was excellent
  20. D

    Daisy

    Argyll

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The meal was lovely, but being so close to the fishing ports I would have liked a few seafood special dishes.
  21. DC

    DavidC

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 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.
  22. MM

    MargaretM

    Argyll

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal served by a very attentive waitress
  23. JM

    JohnM

    Argyll

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely setting, good food & very attentive & welcoming staff
  24. GS

    GordonS

    Argyll

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 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.
  25. M

    Merlin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food very friendly staff Very good value for money. Have never had a bad meal in this pub
  26. ND

    NicoleD

    Argyll

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always lovely food, great service, great prices and a lovely atmosphere. I love the crackling fire!
  27. CR

    CathR

    Argyll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 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.
  28. EH

    EricH

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, friendly staff and super delicious comfort food.
  29. j

    johno

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great wee venue for there area, lovely food and great service from all the friendly staff
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Argyll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous place to relax and eat.
  31. C

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    Bath

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 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.
  32. JT

    JohnTh

    Argyll

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 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.
  33. JD

    JunefraeDoune

    Argyll

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 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.
  34. FF

    FoodieFan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Familiar local pub grub but pricey for what is on offer.
  35. GT

    GordonT

    Argyll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just love this place.dood always excellent and a fabulous setting
  36. ST

    SachaT

    Argyll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place with great service. The Food is lovely and made by a funny chef
  37. K

    Kintyre29

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 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.
  38. MM

    MargaretM

    Argyll

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 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
  39. GB

    GemmaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food with large portions. Great view and service. Certainly one to use.
  40. R

    Robbie

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 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 !

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The Old Clubhouse Pub and Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for The Old Clubhouse Pub and Restaurant

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

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Machrihanish

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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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