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The Tipsy Laird

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Pub, Family Fare, Scottish
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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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
  • 24
    Average
  • 10
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Scots Pub

It is all you would expect from a scottisch pub with a good local brew, friendly bar staff , we even had live singing from local talent. Good pub atmosphere, where we weren't stared at by the locals!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It is all you would expect from a scottisch pub with a good local brew, friendly bar staff , we even had live singing from local talent. Good pub atmosphere, where we weren't stared at by the locals!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Up at kingussie for couple days, we looked forward to a meal at tipsy laird. We here 2-3 times a year and always rate the food as excellent. First impression of new landlord poor. When asked if still serving food we were told " yes, but you 'll have long time to wait" expected dining area to be packed, 2... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The place lovely but the food quality is very poor, everything is frozen. Because is not enough staff, you have to wait a lot.

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21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Having prior booked a table we were rushed through our meal! The food was average, didn't seem to be much local produce used in the dishes! Salt is required on the vegetables. Service equally average, we were not asked if we wanted additional drinks! Asked if everything was ok as soon as the dishes were placed down, so didn't even... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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177 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Run by very friendly and new landlord and lady, Helen and John, this is a good locals pub. There is a good food menu and we ate the Hectiors pie, lasagne, scampi and fish pie on the nights we visited which were all tasty. They serve local beers, the best of which I thought was the excellent Wildcat. The outside... More 

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Scotland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Stopped in Kingussie overnight and was encouraged to go there for my dinner. The band were playing and everyone seemed to be having a great time. My first choice, Hector's pie, had run out so I had the cottage pie. The kitchen and waiting staff seemed to behaving a disagreement about something. The cottage pie was excellent, if a little... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My Wife and I ate here a couple of nights ago on a recent visit to Kingussie. The place is nice,the staff were excellent and friendly. The menu was fairly extensive.My wife chose the Hector pie which although a little short on meat was apparently quite tasty. I chose their own Venison burger which sounded great. However when it arrived... More 

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TipsyL61, Owner at The Tipsy Laird, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and I would like to apologise that you were not 100% satisfied with your experience, we were incredibly busy and meal orders were staking up due to the sudden high demand for the dishes that took the longest to cook. However on checking the meal orders no table had to wait more than 30 mins... More 

Scotland
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29 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Good Honest Pub Food. We were in town for a few nights and found the Tipsy Laird after looking around. Externally needs a lick of paint but inside is warm and comfy. Food was hot and tasty and in the evenings the craic is good with happy customers well served by Helen and John, who apparently took over a short... More 

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New Cumnock, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Arrived at 5.30pm after 17 miles of the East Highland Way to find out that the new owners since February 2015 had no idea that 4 of us ( The Ayrshire Waysters ) had been booked to stay at the bunkhouse at the rear of the pub since October 2014. Previous owners had left no information of advance bookings. It... More 

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We called in here for a meal while on holiday here in Kingussie.The frontage of the establishment looks slightly dated,don't let that put you off.As soon as we entered we received a lovely welcome,made us feel totally at home right away. the staff were super,couldn't do enough for us,and were so nice to the grandchildren. The food was lovely,good choices... 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 11 - 23
  • Cuisine: Pub, Family Fare, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?