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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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12:00 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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
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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    Very good
  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very casual pub with good comfort food

Not for the foodie or the diner who expects crisp linens, this is a place to relax with a pint and then dig in to a generous plate of good pub grub. The bar is at the front of the house with a long dining area off to the right. A couple whom I guess to be husband and wife... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Ian M
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Picton, Canada
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  • Large groups
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Picton, Canada
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Not for the foodie or the diner who expects crisp linens, this is a place to relax with a pint and then dig in to a generous plate of good pub grub. The bar is at the front of the house with a long dining area off to the right. A couple whom I guess to be husband and wife... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Lovely pub with a local country feel, we had lasagne and haggis that were both enjoyed. Friendly service and nice atmosphere.

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Suffolk
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Probably the best bar meal in Kingussie, but it has shut down a couple of times in the last year or so, so do check it is actually going to be open if you plan to visit!

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Chanced upon the TL while wandering past with my dog. I was off to the Co-op for supplies after finding out that my 'dog-friendly' hotel was only dog friendly about the room but not anywhere else. I was contemplating Pot Noodle for tea... Tipsy Laird to the rescue... There was a dish of water for the dog and a friendly... More 

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Barrow Upon Soar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We stayed at the Sutherland Guest house who recommended the Tipsy Laird so we called in and weren't disappointed. Lovey landlords, friendly pub for all

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Stayed in Kingussie in August, walked across to the restaurant, it was closed on Monday (day I was there), strange for the high season and there was a for sale sign on the building, Cant comment any more, went elsewhere.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

its a nice pub like atmosphere - the food was good but I was expecting a lot more. The prices are similar to down in london and you can get better food for that price in london. As i was up in scotland, I was expecting much more for the price I pay so was a little bit dissapointed. But... More 

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Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We couldn't get a meal at the Columba hotel because we had our dog but the Tipsy Laurd welcomed our dog with a bowl of water. Food was lovely and we enjoyed the atmosphere and the owners were very friendly. Pay a visit you won't be disappointed.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Unfortunately, when we went to go there, we discovered it had closed down. I don't know if it has re-opened at all under new ownership.

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very friendly and welcoming to all of us and our dog. Food was fantastic, I would recommend the pie and my son would recommend the venison burger. Water bowl given to our dog as well. We will be going back there again!

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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 - 26
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?