About Us

Back in 2015, Graham, born and bred in Tain, opened the doors to Platform 1864 – a Gastropub and Cocktail Bar on the North Coast 500. Platform 1864 is situated in Tain’s former Railway Station which shut down in the 1980s. For over 30 years the building lay empty and boarded up before Graham brought it back to life with an incredible restoration project using all local contractors who have a genuine and real connection to their town.

Now, nearly 10 years in the making, we are a multi-award winning establishment. We are proud to champion the incredible suppliers right on our door step with menus which boast some of the best Scottish cuisine there is. With an extensive range of drinks, breakfasts, your favourite pub meals, light lunch options and a stunning A La Carte section, our menus feature something for everyone.

The restoration project saw the team save many of the original features with a lot of donations from people who have memories of Tain’s former Train Station. The interior showcases various quirky rail travel themed items such as signage, framed original timetables and antique conductor’s bags. The wooden features and crisp light walls give the place a fresh, welcoming feel and really sets it apart from any other restaurants in the area. With a Beer Garden outside and a play area for children, Platform 1864 transforms from a family friendly lunchtime spot by day, to a trendy, modern cocktail bar by night.

We are open 7 days a week from 10am. You can get in touch through our website or via phone for further information on our food service hours. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you through our doors in the very near future.