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The Shower of Herring Restaurant and Bar

Melfort Village, Kilmelford, By Oban, Argyll, Scotland PA34 4XD
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Exterior of The Shower of Herring

Welcome to The Shower of Herring
Restaurant and Bar

The Shower of Herring Restaurant is set in the heart of Melfort Village, a small holiday village nestled in the hills and oak woods at the head of Loch Melfort, Argyll, Scotland.

Established in 1987, the Shower of Herring restaurant has become a very well respected restaurant in the Oban area.

The Melfort Club has recently taken over direct control of operating The Shower of Herring Restaurant and Bar, overseen by General Manager, Christine Roberts.

We have a totally new Gastro Pub Menu, specially tailored to our members' and guests' requirements, with themed suppers and music on Mondays and Thursdays. If you just fancy a drink then you are very welcome too! Our new young chef has loads of ideas and is looking forward to cooking for you. Our friendly front-of-house staff have been honing their skills to keep you served and happy throughout your visit!

We are sure you will enjoy the comfort of the new seating arrangements in the bar area, with high bar stools, comfortable wicker seating and low stools - sure to tempt you to relax, enjoy a drink with friends and family, and sample our Bar Sharing Menu. If you're dining at the Shower of Herring, you will appreciate the ambience of the welcoming dining area, resplendent with tablecloths, candles and original artworks!

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Experience the new fresh atmosphere, welcoming staff - pop in for a drink or sample our tasty Bar Menu!


"Appreciated the helpful staff at the SOH who made our meal very enjoyable"

"Good Food, reasonably priced. Staff very pleasant."