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Cawdor Tavern

Cawdor, Nairn, Scotland
01667 404 777
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Ranked #7 of 35 Restaurants in Nairn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $36
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Traditional country pub and restaurant serving modern Scottish food with flair. Situated in the beautiful conservation village of Cawdor, close to the famous Cawdor Castle, Cawdor Tavern offers a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere to enjoy a simple bowl of home made soup or full three course meal all made from fresh local ingredients.
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Scottish Borders
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126 reviews 126 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I often visit this quaint tavern as it serves the most delicious food in a lovely country inn atmosphere. The menu is varied with many daily specials at reaonable prices. I had pre-booked our group of 11 in for lunch and the service and food was excellent.They make the most delicious soda bread to go with the soup. Well worth... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Service was a little slow but the food was good and hot. Friendly staff and really nice inside. We enjoyed it.

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

we come here regularly and it is always excellent. I have taken, in older age, to ordering 2 starters, rather than a main course, so that I also have room for a delicious pudding. Our smoking friend enjoyed the fact that she could sit nearby in the sun and was not banished to a dull corner. The real ale was... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Had dinner here with friends. Four of us, we had starters and mains plus two bottles of wine. Everything was perfect. The food was delicious, the white wine chilled to perfection and the red just right. The service and staff could not be faulted. We will certainly be back. Thanks to all at the restaurant for making it a great... More

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York, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I, one of a party of three, visited on three occasions within a week on an evening and at lunchtime. The food choice was very good and the standard of presentation was excellent. The service was quick considering how busy it was and the staff were very attentive on all occasions. The prices were very reasonable and it worked out... More

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had lunch here after touring Cawdor Castle. All 4 of us enjoyed the food with the woodpigeon and smoked fish plates being particularly noted. We also shared 2 desserts that matched the quality of the main courses. Adding to our enjoyment was the very well done cozy pub decor and the attentive and friendly service. It was a wonderful... More

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York, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

After a good walk along lovely Nairn beach, a hearty lunch was in order and the Cawdor Tavern did not disappoint. It's great that dogs are welcome in the bar area - where there is a pool table incidentally. There's a good choice of food on the menu, plus specials, and we were spoilt for choice. We all chose different... More

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205 reviews 205 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had drinks on a rainy evening the first part of August, 2014 at the Cawdor Tavern. It was a splendid time. Great bar staff, warm and cozy atmosphere. Laughter from our friends. I wish we lived closer and could frequent this place. Until next time, thank you for a lovely Northern Scottish pub evening.

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Forres, United Kingdom
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55 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Nipped in for lunch the other day with a mate. Took the dog in the pub side, which was a bonus, as the sun suddenly came out and the car was boiling. We both had ham and cheese sandwiches. I always dread buying anything with ham on, as 99% of the time it is wet processed stuff. The ham was... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

were on holiday in Nairn and went there most nights the food was delicious especially the trio of puddings as a starter the fish was to die for it was so fresh the staff were very attentive and couldn't do enough for you wish we stayed nearer and we could go oftener

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CHRISTINE S, Owner at Cawdor Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your visits. So glad to hear you enjoyed it and came back again. We look forward to welcoming you back next time you're in the area. More

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