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The Cairn Hotel Restaurant

Main Road, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3AS, Scotland
+44 1479 841212
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (15 reviews)
“fish and chips” (14 reviews)
“sunday roast” (6 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Road, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3AS, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 247 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here 2 nights and the food was excellent. Pleasant , friendly, efficient staff, serving delicious food. Friendly atmosphere too. Highly recommended.

Thank James M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food and very friendly staff. Down side was sometimes the time we waited for the food. Would definitely recommend the fish pie

Thank Pamt0507
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very popular spot, so don't expect to get a table immediately, especially as a larger group (we were five). The staff was nice enough but they were very busy, and we had to wait quite a while to get our food. It...More

Thank Karol_Paris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

proper pub, proper bar food, simple but done well, fish and chaps, steak and chips, easy really, but so many get it so wrong, but not here, served with a smile and a bit of banter, thanks guys, Oh and I forgot, the cask beers,...More

Thank robv12
Reviewed 15 September 2017

If you stay at Carrbridge Hotel you would be best advised to eat at the Cairn Hotel Restaurant. The bar food and restaurant food is good and the staff are very friendly and keen to accommodate your needs . The actual dining tables would benefit...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We went here with two kids and were very impressed with the quality and quantity of food. Upon entering, we were afraid we wouldn't get a table and the pub was really hopping. They do have additional seating in other rooms and we quickly found...More

Thank Bob999
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Having telephoned the day before and reserved a table for 7pm, we duly arrived and were baffled to be told by a surly barmaid that, "We don't reserve tables"; she said if we wanted to eat we would have to wait for a table. There...More

Thank Nigel J
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This pub had a brilliant atmosphere. It was one of the most friendly places we have ever eaten out with the kids. A group of 9 of us were comfortably accommodated in the bar area and our 3 dogs were allowed to come in too....More

1  Thank Aileen B
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

When we arrived at the Cairn Hotel the exterior looked a little tired, but there were lots of people enjoying a drink outside in the sunshine so we thought it was worth going in for a bite to eat. We were not disappointed, the food...More

Thank Shazzza25
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Easy to find, with a great park right beside it. Dog friendly, great service. Really good value for money, my plate was overflowing and that was only from the lunch menu. There's a couple of wee studios/gift shops to look around too. Loved it.

Thank Susan S
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25 June 2017|
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Response from Bigman2012 | Reviewed this property |
I'm fairly certain that they have local steak and if not there is a steak house in the village
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3AS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Aviemore  >  Carrbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1479 841212
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An authentic highland inn, offering a rustic friendly ambiance to provide a genuine taste of highland hospitality. Our food is wholesome homemade cuisine using the best local, seasonal ingredients to create a gastro-pub style menu coupled with a relaxed and friendly standard of service.
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