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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
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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Good for:
Large groups

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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 7
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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
DRINKS WITH FRIENDS

Had a great night here whilst stopping in Kingussie. Staff and locals were very friendly with a nice atmosphere in the bar . Nicely decorated too .

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Roz H
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Leicester UK
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This bar is under new management which is genuinely not a bad thing, its an honest salt of the earth and good old fashioned pub. Very family friendly which is a nice change of pace for the area, and the new owners seem to have good experience of catering to a mixed clientèle. i wonder if other reviewers are maybe... More 

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Leicester UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Had a great night here whilst stopping in Kingussie. Staff and locals were very friendly with a nice atmosphere in the bar . Nicely decorated too .

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great village pub. The new decor is tastefully 'Scottish' with a log burner at each end of the room which enhances the welcome. The food, tradition pub fare is just right; Good value and good tasting. The staff went out of their way to source the wine we wanted. I hope some of the the other reviewers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely refuge from the snow in this friendly pub with Cairngorm Brewery beers and ales. They didn't mind us bringing in our bags and shopping so it was very handy for us. Didn't try the food - maybe next time...

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We recently popped into this pub (twice) on our travels through the Cairngorms. We were greeted by lovely staff serving good food (especially the desserts!) The Landlord was amazingly helpful in recommending great destinations to visit in the Highlands, all of which did not disappoint! If you're in Kingussie, pop in for a pint or something to eat and find... More 

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Forres, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

From outside, it looked quite dark, which put me off a bit. However, when I went in, it was lovely. Lots of choice of comfy seating, and friendly staff. Had fish and chips which were really nice. At £8.25, I think this is the least I have ever paid for eat in fish and chips. It is dog friendly -... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My husband our Kerry Blue Terrier Alfie and I Visited this lovely pub in Kingussie 26th Feb 2015 when our car broke down and was being repaired in the Gow's Garage opposite (the garage was excellent too!). Our day had been ruined by car problems on our holiday, it was snowing a blizzard and as it was 2.45pm we didn't... More 

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Visited with family on a midweek evening having checked out the menus on the website. Turns out that the kids menu doesn't actually exist nor does the early bird menu so we had to choose from the main menu (eg. £11 for scampi and chips). It was reasonably busy, but the service seemed very disorganised (have a feeling some of... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Firstly let me apologise for your average dining experience and the problems with the online menu. We have just taken over the Tipsy Laird within the past two weeks and have had to hit the ground running so to speak. We have not yet updated the online menus or the website due to lack of... More 

Kingussie, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Hmm hope it re-opens soon it was a great lunch time food pub. Two real fires and daily papers. No English beer.

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

The Tipsy Laird re opened its door on 10 February 2015 after a short closure because of change of owners. Our hours of opening are; 12 noon to 12 midnight Monday to Wednesday 12 noon to 1 am Thursday to Saturday 12.30 to 12 midnight Sunday Food is served from 12 to 3 pm and 5pm to 9pm (last orders... More 

Methil, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

I was in the tipsy Laird last night and what can I say fantastic dab entertainment food Is great and the atmosphere is great good prices too

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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 10 - 22
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?