Furnace Inn, Furnace, Argyll and Bute [now closed]

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Lovely little bar with friendly staff. Two real fires to keep you warm and cosy.

on Tap
Crannog, Highlanders, Bulmers, McEwans, 80 shilling, Strongbow, John Smiths, Guinness and Fosters.

Good Whisky selection too

Toilets were modern and clean

Food selection looked good with locals coming in for some food – Soaves Ice Cream, Lamb Curry, Gammon Steak, Smoked Haddock and Stornoway Black Pudding.




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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  1. brian law

    may i suggest you try The furnace inn, furnace , argyll we travel quite a lot in argyll and visit this pub all the time the food is amazing ,great portions, goood value for money and fantastic service then pub is run by the owner john mathers and it s him self that does the cooking so go have a visit ………

  2. Bill Crowther

    Just arrived back from a self catering holiday about a gentle lochside mile’s walk away from Furnace. Was really looking forward to spending time throughout the week in this pub. Was informed by a local in the post office however it no longer does food and is only open on weekends. As the only pub around for miles I was very disappointed that internet sites and even our landlady hadnt been updated. Further consideration to our holiday location choice would have been on the cards for certain. Consequently many nights either sat in our cabin or a journey into Inverary (which is also poorly serviced by drinking establishments) and one of our party unable to drink as public transport is rubbish and therefore involved a lengthy car journey. No respite from midgies and lack of local distractions/entertainment of an evening. We were really relying on this pub but never got to even see it open!!!

  3. brian

    as a good friend of the pub owner i must say you need a reply bill crowther to your comment the pub is now closed due to lack of support by the local community and in actual fact the nearest public house is in inveraray the owner kept it open for as long as humanely and fiancially possible and if he had recived the correct comunity support im in no doubt it would have been open but when u run a business and the locals would rather sit in the house and drink beer out of cans what do you expect now they have no pub and have to travel themselves for beer or go to the local post office….

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