The Oystercatcher is a relaxed, contemporary pub & restaurant on the East banks of Loch Fyne. After some renovation, we are now open under new management.
You can expect a friendly welcome and lovingly prepared, locally sourced food: we are proud to showcase the pantry of the Cowal Peninsula and Argyll. On the menu you'll normally find Ballimore Oysters and Evanachan cheese both from within a mile, local mussels and crab, and meat from the surrounding farms of Loch Fyne.
In our bar we have a wide selection of Scottish beer as well as an extensive list of single malt whisky and small batch gin.
All this can be enjoyed in our restaurant, dog-friendly bar or loch side in the outdoor dining area.
M - 12 - 3 Tu - Thu - closed
Fri-Sat - 12 - late
Sun - 12 - 8pm (food served until 7pm)
Food served 12-3 & 6-8 (12-7 on Sundays)
23rd - 12 - late
24th - 12 - late
25th - closed
26th - 3-late
27th-30th - 12 - late
31st - 3 - late
We will be closed all of January. Re-opening in February with hours to follow closer to the time.
The local volunteer pier association provide ten moorings and a pontoon for public use just beside The Oystercatcher; the perfect stop off while exploring Argyll by sea.
There is no set charge for use of the moorings, but donations towards maintenance are welcome and can be left in the bar or donation box by the pontoon.
From Glasgow Via Ferry
Take the M8 west out of Glasgow, travel past Greenock on the A78 to Gourock and head for one of the two signposted ferries which have frequent and regular crossings to Dunoon. The Oystercatcher is about 23 miles from Dunoon. Travel north along the A815, turn left onto the B836 and then right onto the A886. Finally, follow the sign left to Otter Ferry.
From Glasgow by road
From Glasgow follow the A82 passing Loch Lomond and follow the road which veers left at Arrochar and turns into the A83. Turn left onto the A815 to Strachur then take the A886 and B8000, (sign posted scenic route) to Tighnabruaich along the shore of Loch Fyne to Otter Ferry.
Address - The Oystercatcher, Otter Ferry, Tighnabruaich, PA21 2DH.
The Oystercatcher itself does not offer accommodation, but we have a few recommendations:
The Cottage - part of a cosy farmhouse, the cottage can take up to four guests and is within walking distance of The Oystercatcher.
Oystershell Lodge - just a few minutes walk from the bar, this self-catering chalet sleeps two to six guests and has stunning views of Loch Fyne.
Kilfinan House - featuring a hot tub, sauna, games room and beautiful gardens, Kilfinan House is perfect for large groups or families.
Botanica Rooms - four spacious rooms set above an excellent restaurant are available to rent in the nearby village of Tighnabruaich, about 20 minutes drive from Otter Ferry.
Check out Argyll's Secret Coast for more ideas!
Unfortunately we can't take lunch bookings for groups under 10, but dinner bookings are highly recommended for groups of all sizes - please call 01700 821 229 to avoid disappointment.