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Boat Yard

Largs Road, Lochwinnoch, PA12 4JF, United Kingdom | 01505 843848 | Website


Refurbished restaurant, formerly called The Loch House



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This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Walking Aid, Wheelchair


The refurbishment has improved disabled access at the entrance and in the interior.

Transport & Parking


There is a large tarmac car park with some Blue Badge spaces near the entrance.



The steps at the front door have been removed. There was previously a narrow ramp but now the whole entrance has a very gentle slope up to the doors. The interior is now all level, whereas formerly some tables were up steps. We did not investigate the outside seating so I'm not sure if it is accessible.



Roomy enough for wheelchair user and assistant. It is also the baby change. Grips on both sides. Previously you had to get a key from staff but now it is open. The red cord was so tightly knotted up that I could not release it.



Staff at the restaurant were very good. However, I emailed the owners before we went to check that the refurbished toilet had grips on both sides and got no reply. (I feel I need to check as two places we used to visit are now not an option because when their toilets were refurbished they removed one of the grips and my relative cannot manage with only one.)

Anything else you wish to tell us?

After eating here we like to drive the mile or two down to the loch at Lochwinnoch which I've shown in the last picture. This is not the nature reserve (which others have reviewed) but the public parking near the village. It's a very pleasant place to watch the wild life. There is a cafe and the car park has an accessible toilet (grips both sides.) The toilets in the cafe itself have been closed. The loch is part of the Castle Semple Country Park and there is further information e.g. about cafe opening times on the the Clyde Muirsheil website.


Boat House Restaurant The dining area Accessible toilet Accessible toilet Disabled parking space Ducks on a path

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