The Famous Tartan Tavern
The Famous Tartan Tavern
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  • Jay
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great pub. That’s all you need to know.
    I really don’t want to tell anyone about the BEST pub in Oban, but here I am. Leave the British tourists at the pub by the pier (also a nice place and live music) and hang out with locals who welcome you with open arms. Just really great people and the real Oban you’re looking. It’s a drinking pub, so be ready to get saucy.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Alex C
    Dundee, United Kingdom281 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Traditional Scottish Boozer
    Traditional Scottish Pub. Small, comfy, welcoming. Good selection of beers and spirits, decent prices. Very clean, bar staff very friendly. Sports on the telly. Recommended. We will definitely be back.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Iain H
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Swing hammer swing pub.
    Old fashioned Scottish boozer. These have all but died out in Scotland replaced by "quirky and zany" hipster joints. The site of dedicated smokers outside is a sure fire sign you've got the genuine article. Noisy, bright and boozy. Loved it.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 22 August 2023
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Iain Campbell
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Really friendly place that apparently has changed landlord lately. I have absolutely no idea what it was like before, but it is very welcoming now. The rugby was on and it was a good atmosphere, even for 2 English guys. Which we weren’t!
Written 27 February 2024
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Graham F
Edinburgh, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Atmosphere amazing and you are made to feel so welcome. Guys that run the place go above and beyond.
Written 17 October 2023
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John M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Visited a couple of times and had a good laugh with the boys behind the bar. Will definitely visit again the next time we’re in Oban.
Written 19 September 2023
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Iain H
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Old fashioned Scottish boozer. These have all but died out in Scotland replaced by "quirky and zany" hipster joints. The site of dedicated smokers outside is a sure fire sign you've got the genuine article. Noisy, bright and boozy. Loved it.
Written 22 August 2023
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Alex C
Dundee, UK281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Traditional Scottish Pub. Small, comfy, welcoming. Good selection of beers and spirits, decent prices. Very clean, bar staff very friendly. Sports on the telly. Recommended. We will definitely be back.
Written 12 August 2023
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Jay
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
I really don’t want to tell anyone about the BEST pub in Oban, but here I am. Leave the British tourists at the pub by the pier (also a nice place and live music) and hang out with locals who welcome you with open arms. Just really great people and the real Oban you’re looking. It’s a drinking pub, so be ready to get saucy.
Written 11 August 2023
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eli g
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
alright pub if there are no other options. the hours they have listed online are wrong though. they seem to just open/close whenever they feel like it
Written 5 August 2023
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Adam M
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
OK, but definitely nowhere near the best pub in Oban. Nothing on handpump, and very limited selection of drams. Seems like the place for a lager while watching the footy.
Written 3 June 2023
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Alex
Bradford, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Excellent little tavern with good local atmosphere. Had a great night with some good laughs.

Good selection of whisky as you’d expect.
Written 20 May 2023
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claire e
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Lovely wee family run pub. Went in for one drink and ended up staying for a few. If we hadn't been travelling home the next day we would have stayed all night. Erin (one of the family members) was a lovely lassie and made us feel very welcome. Only pub in Oban that seemed very down to earth and lively. Glad we stopped in and will most definetly be back to this wee hidden gem if we're up this way again.
Written 26 February 2023
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