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The Tipsy Laird

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68 High St, Kingussie PH21 1HZ, Scotland
+44 1540 661334
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12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Description: A newly renovated, traditional village pub in the heart of the Cairngorm...
A newly renovated, traditional village pub in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park with a great range of local Malt Whiskies & Cask Ales, and a fantastic bar menu, with daily specials. The Tipsy Laird boasts a stunning South facing beer garden, perfect for lunch on a weekend or a quiet pint in the evening. Or if you prefer the indoors, we have plenty of seating in the bar & restaurant areas, with a roaring fire for the winter months. The Tipsy Laird is family & dog friendly, although please note persons under the age of 18 (this includes babies) are not permitted on the premises after 8pm unless consuming a meal.
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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 10
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Pub for Dinner

We'd passed the Tipsy Laird many times but never stopped until this last trip. We will include it in our future visits to the area. The dining room is pleasant but unremarkable. The food was tasty and plentiful. but it was our waitress who made the experience a joy--she was friendly and very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2015
Bob J
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Canby, Oregon
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Suffolk
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just to confirm my previous review, this place is still the best in Kingussie. Friendly hosts, and the food was even better than last time, good choice, good food (I hear the meat comes from Gow's along the road). So good we ate two evenings here.

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1 Thank Doogle1808
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

A little gem on Kingussie's main road, the staff and locals were very welcoming and friendly. Our 5 year old can be a bit of a handful at times however they were excellent with him and made us feel at home. Dinner menu is varied and our food was locally sourced, home cooked and delicious. Will definitely return to this... More 

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2 Thank Derek L
Denton, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

This was the only place open on Sunday. Easy parking, friendly service and good Scottish food. Love Kingussie and the Tipsy Laird.

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1 Thank Carrielynn606
Canby, Oregon
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295 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We'd passed the Tipsy Laird many times but never stopped until this last trip. We will include it in our future visits to the area. The dining room is pleasant but unremarkable. The food was tasty and plentiful. but it was our waitress who made the experience a joy--she was friendly and very efficient. Tipsy Laird would be a do... More 

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1 Thank Bob J
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We were travelling with a youngster so we weren't sure if he would be allowed to eat in the pub in the evening as many pubs don't allow children in after a certain time but we were warmly welcomed (having been refused service in the pub further along the road) and the staff took time to talk to the wee... More 

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1 Thank Kilpatrick2014
Dundee, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

good food ,good service friendly staff.comfortable inside. We had never been before but will certainly go back. Go on a yearly trip with friends going again this year in November .so we will be in for some snacks and a few drinks.Would certainly recommend to other people.

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Thank 936DIANE
Leslie, Fife, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This is in the middle of Kingussie. We have visited for a drink in the evening. The meal at lunchtime was very good and was reasonably priced.

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Thank Robert P
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We were looking for somewhere to eat and this looked to be the only place open in the whole village. We were made to feel most welcome and nothing was too much trouble for them, the food was freshly cooked and absolutely scrumptious, and it was not expensive,well worth turning off the A9 to call in here.I highly recommend this... More 

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1 Thank Terry R
Fajara, Gambia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Not top class, but certainly value for money. Can't complain at all about the service and food on offer. And if available, try a pint of 'Autumn Nuts'. Absolutely delicious!

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Thank Malcolm N
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Popped in during a stay in Kingussie & what a fabulous atmosphere this pub had. It was a Saturday night & there was a guy singing & playing guitar- he was absolutely fantastic. The staff were very friendly & attentive. We didn't have food, as we had already eaten, but the food we saw passing looked tremendous & beautifully presented.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 68 High St, Kingussie PH21 1HZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aviemore and the Cairngorms  >  Kingussie
  • Phone Number: +44 1540 661334

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 25
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

Description

A newly renovated, traditional village pub in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park with a great range of local Malt Whiskies & Cask Ales, and a fantastic bar menu, with daily specials. The Tipsy Laird boasts a stunning South facing beer garden, perfect for lunch on a weekend or a quiet pint in the evening. Or if you prefer the indoors, we have plenty of seating in the bar & restaurant areas, with a roaring fire for the winter months. The Tipsy Laird is family & dog friendly, although please note persons under the age of 18 (this includes babies) are not permitted on the premises after 8pm unless consuming a meal.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?