Keel Row

Fionnphort, Fionnphort PA66 6BL
$$ European

The Keel Row is a pub with a restaurant in Fionnphort on the Isle of Mull, with views across to the island of Iona. Our kitchen specialises in the use of local produce to create delicious plates of food. Our bar serves beers brewed in Argyll as well as more familiar ales from further afield.
Please check the website for opening hours as these are seasonal.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Booking in the restaurant is from 5.30pm – 8.30pm, the restaurant closes at 10pm. Please vacate your table within 1 hour 45 minutes to accommodate later bookings. To ensure our best service, bookings are limited to 6 people. For larger parties, please make more than one booking or email us at [email protected] Lunches and meals in the pub are not reserved and are subject to availability. We regret that dogs are not allowed in the restaurant but are welcome in the pub.

Business Info

  • Address: Fionnphort, Fionnphort PA66 6BL
  • Cross Street: Isle of Mull
  • Cuisine: European |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01681700458
  • Features: Full Bar, Ocean View, Outdoor Seating, Working Fireplace, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Dining Room 17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
Dining Room 17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
Dining Room 17:30 - 22:00
Friday
Dining Room 17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
Dining Room 17:30 - 22:00
Sunday
Dining Room 17:30 - 22:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.55 out of 5 stars based on 202 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 20, 2022
Julie J.
We ate here twice during our stay. Staff very friendly, food delicious, view to die for. Live music on the Wednesday we were there. What more could you ask for.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 07, 2022
Rob M.
Very nice evening meals. Mussel starter was immense. Good value, and lovely staff.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 06, 2022
Jan-Hendrik P.
Great food with a very good value for money. The mussels main is a pretty sizeable portion. even though the place was very busy, service was great. We're already looking forward to our next visit.

Overall: 10/10
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May 28, 2022
Dorothy T.
We have eaten twice at the keel Row this week. The staff were very friendly and very efficient. The food was amazing , especially the Sea food lasagne. A good choice of wines. Everything reasonably priced. Only disappointment was that they had run out of Whitetail gin!!!!!!! The Keel Row has a lovely relaxed ambience with ample free parking nearby. Essential to book.

Overall: 10/10
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May 27, 2022
Matthew C.
Great pub and restaurant thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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May 15, 2022
Una M.
Under new management … a community venture … doing really well. Food plentiful, hot and home made. Staff pleasant … even if still trying to master the new technology. I wish them well in their venture and look forward to seeing how things are going when I am next back on Mull (later the year hopefully and certainly 2023).

Overall: 10/10
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May 13, 2022
Vicci J.
A fantastic pub and restaurant run by the local community. Great service and delicious beers on cask and keg. Menu was small but varied with vegan options. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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May 09, 2022
Judith W.
Excellent on all respects. Well done,the consortium!

Overall: 10/10
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May 05, 2022
Iain S.
We ate and drank at the Keel Row on our two nights in Fionnphort. The service was friendly and kind and the food fresh and tasty (I particularly enjoyed the delicious Inverlussa mussels and the aubergine ratatouille). Supping Loch Fyne Ale, we were entertained by top quality local musicians in a community run pub environment. We wish the locals every success with this and very happy that they have such a place to go themselves.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 30, 2022
PAUL N.
Enjoyed two meals at the Keel Row. Both times great. The window view across to Iona is spectacular, the service was friendly and timely, and the food was so good especially the sea food options! And I'm so impressed with the little consortium startup of locals who seek to ensure that this pub more than survives but thrives in these tough times. I wish you well throughout this season. and beyond.
Business Response:
Many thanks for your comments and good wishes - we're glad you enjoyed the restaurant!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 29, 2022
Marlene A.
Food was excellent, we all had different starters but same main - beer batter fish which was delicious. Staff friendly and welcoming Highly recommend

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 28, 2022
Margaret L.
Excellent menu and beautifully cooked.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 19, 2022
Tony J.
It was a delight to be able to eat out in the Keel Row again after so long. The food was delicious and the atmosphere warm and welcoming.

Overall: 9/10
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Jun 17, 2022
Phil J.
Good menu selection. Good service. Good beer. Food nice and hot. Thanks

Overall: 9/10
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May 07, 2022
Mary B.
Nice surprise to come into a welcoming bar with log fire burning and friendly atmosphere. Service with a smile from all the lovely helpers.

Overall: 9/10
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May 06, 2022
Sue W.
Staff friendly, welcoming and efficient. Good wholesome food nicely presented.

Overall: 9/10
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Apr 30, 2022
Mark D.
Great place to eat -need to book ahead

Overall: 9/10
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Apr 27, 2022
Julie W.
Lovely starters (langoustines tails and black pudding fritters) and main courses from the specials menu curry and pizza. We were too full for a dessert. Service was great we didn't get a window seat therefore a 9 but I could still see the sunset over the beach and hills.

Overall: 8/10
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Jun 20, 2022
Sophia E.
Great Atmosphere, Great Food, Great Service, the Lemon Posset was fab!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
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Jun 18, 2022
Jane S.
Very limited vegetarian choice.

Overall: 8/10
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Service: 8/10
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Jun 15, 2022
Barbara M.
Overall, good. Food excellent. The room is very noisy, which I guess can't be helped. At times I had problems in conversation. It was a very long wait for food. Again, that probably can't be helped, as things are freshly cooked, which is good. Perhaps the staff could keep customers informed about how their order is doing? Overall, I would have no hesitation to recommend Keel Row to others for a meal. Well done!

Overall: 8/10
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May 26, 2022
Heather C.
Could have done with a warmer reception. We had booked but no one welcomed us and we were left in limbo until our table was ready. Pleasant staff and our drinks and meal were served with a smile.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
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Value: 9/10
May 17, 2022
Merry S.
Keel Row is a lovely restaurant with a good view over to Iona. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was good! We went there twice recently and both times it was very busy, with large groups, so did have to wait quite a while for our food, which wasn’t a problem for us but possibly could have been for others. We’d definitely go there again. Thank you, we really enjoyed it.

Overall: 8/10
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May 14, 2022
Simon B.
Really good service, thank you to our lovely servers!

Overall: 8/10
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May 12, 2022
Tom D.
Lager was flat , everything else spot on

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 24, 2022
David H.
A new venture being embraced by very welcoming and helpful staff which encouraged us to eat there all three nights of our stay. The beer was good. The food was a bit mixed. Soup, Burger and curry excellent. The portion of fish was disappointing. Not very substantial. The cheese platter was pretty grim. Only two cheeses. A blue cheese and lumps of cheddar. Both strong and salty with an inappropriate caramelised onion relish. The booking system would be okay if the, staff could access it. Standing at the bar, or sitting in the restaurant and having to do “ a do it yourself booking” is not great for the older customers. However, early days. Great staff. I hope they do well.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
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Value: 8/10
Apr 23, 2022
Gavin B.
Lovely food - really enjoyed the cobbler but some more veg. Would improve the dish

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 19, 2022
Darren C.
It was lovely to be in a welcoming local venue. The menu was increasingly restricted, but, what we had was very good.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 6/10
May 28, 2022
Alyson P.
Staff were great and had lovely sense of humour. Lasagne ( special) much too oily and needed more tomato flavour. Salad was too small and no dressing on it or offered.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
May 21, 2022
Karen J.
Really enjoyed the views, staff friendly, food and choices good but the service was rather slow.