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Loudoun Hill Inn - CLOSED

Strathaven Road, Darvel KA17 0LY, Scotland
01560 320275
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Loudoun Hill Inn was established in 1869, and is situated opposite the famous Loudoun Hill which sits at the top of the Irvine Valley in East Ayrshire, Scotland.Gordon and Ann Lennox have been working in the licensed trade in Ayrshire for some years and their partner Alex Burns is a top chef, having worked at Gleneagles and as a head chef for Raymond Blanc at Le Petit Blanc in Cheltenham.

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English first
Darvel, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Not sure why this place is still up here, it's been closed since at least 2011 - I took a date there in March that year and it seemed to have closed down not long afterwards. They probably bankrupted themselves building extension for the cafe and visitor centre just before the recession really kicked in and I don't understand why... More

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Darvel, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This restaurant has been closed for some time now.Just in case anyone is planning a visit......they will find that the place is completely shut, including the coffee shop and visitor centre

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scotland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

having first visited here for lunch 4 years ago after having been in crosshouse hospital found it very nice and always made a point of stopping here on my follow up appointments but last year it was closed only snack cafe open which was very disappointing as we had purposely meant to go there so had not looked for anywhere... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012 via mobile

Visited a couple of times now and will never be back!! Their attitudes to families is disgusting & everyone who I know that have visited have made the same comments & noted the restaurant has been empty. The food is okay but when your in a place where your not welcome as you have your children there it makes it... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

My partner and I visited this restaurant for first time, and it certainly won't be our last. Food was delicious, well presented and very reasonably priced. Staff were extremely pleasant and attentive. Surroundings were intimate and music was just at right level, allowing for conversation. Only negative I can give is, toilets are up a flight of stairs which may... More

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Edinburg, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

Excellent restaurant, food was to die for and wine was excellent it was nice and quiet, i like hte fact they dont allow children into the main restaurant area. Will be going back here on my next visit to Darvel.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

This was a random find on a drive from Whitelee Wind Farm back to Edinburgh. We were warned they'd just seated two tables of 10 so food could be slow, but it was only about 25 minutes, faster than some places. We also got complimentary warm rolls with butter and rosemary oil while we waited, which were just enough to... More

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overijse
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

I first visited Loudoun Hill Inn when staying a week in a nearby B&B in September 2010. It was the owners of the B&B who recommended that I try it for dinner one evening as being very good value for money. At the time, I had no intention of including it in the tour I was there to organize for... More

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scotland
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88 reviews 88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

went for meal at 6 oclock went for meal deal which was on at that time good value service good would reccomend

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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011 via mobile

I agree with previous comments. The man described who i believe is the owner is very unwelcoming especially to families. Childen only allowed in at set times, even when there is not another person in the restaraunt. In this day and age i wouldn't hav thot anyone was in a financial state to turn anyone away. Also on a very... More

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