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The Village Inn

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British, Pub, Scottish
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5 Stirling Road, Dunblane FK15 9EP, Scotland
+44 1786 823911
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Description: Pub

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Loved it - thanks Lori !

Arrived in Dunblane on a dark drizzly Thursday afternoon. Only a few yards from the railway station walked into the Village Inn. Might as well have been in the Med in the height of summer so warm was the welcome from Lori. To describe her as barstaff/waitress would be a dishonour. Customer service... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
MaccaGlasgow
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glasgow
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glasgow
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived in Dunblane on a dark drizzly Thursday afternoon. Only a few yards from the railway station walked into the Village Inn. Might as well have been in the Med in the height of summer so warm was the welcome from Lori. To describe her as barstaff/waitress would be a dishonour. Customer service "Legend" would be more accurate. Couldn't possibly... More 

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Thank MaccaGlasgow
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I had dinner at the village during an overnight stay at dunblane .the staff were friendly .service was great .the food we had was 1st class .10/10 from us for the village inn

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Thank lynnmuir
Mellor, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly pub. Stayed all afternoon watching tennis. Dogs allowed in as well. Enjoyed a meal at teatime and felt fully refreshed for the long drive home. If you like small and traditional then give it a try.

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Thank Nick M
Gavin P, Owner at The Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We show live sports all day so you can catch all the latest games or tennis etc while you enjoy a pint or a meal. We hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a couple of refreshments here on a cold day, staff very friendly and helpful, warm cosy pub.

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Thank DAVIEBOY49
Gavin P, Owner at The Village Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We are pleased to hear you found our staff friendly and helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am so glad that we stumbled upon this place in passing through Dunblane on our way home from a day in Perth. We went in to be greeted at the door from a lovely member of staff (sorry we didn't catch her name) and seated with menus straight away. Service was fantastic and prompt. We had a lovely meal... More 

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3 Thank HolidaymakerAug2012
Gavin P, Owner at The Village Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and that you received fantastic service. We look forward to welcoming your relatives at the end of the month and also yourself on your next visit. More 

East Kilbride, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place whilst staying at the Dunblane Hydro. Amazing food, great service and the prices are very reasonable. Would definitely recommend to anyone and we will be returning. Dog also allowed in the bar area.

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1 Thank Ej01355
Gavin P, Owner at The Village Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. It is always nice to receive feedback from our customers. We welcome all friendly dogs in our bar area and even their owners if they are well behaved too... We look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Aged 82 and leaning on my stick, I stepped in at 10.54am with my wife and daughter on a stormy wet day ('coffee served all day') and asked if we could have coffee and return later for lunch. 'We are closed until 11' was the greeting. We asked if we might sit there for the 6 minutes until they 'opened',... More 

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1 Thank JohnFARankin
Gavin P, Owner at The Village Inn, responded to this review

I have looked into this and unfortunately none of our staff recall an elderly gentleman coming to the door a few minutes before opening so can only assume you have got the wrong place. We hope you do come and visit in the future and sample some of our lovely home cooked food. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at Dunblane Hydro and went a walk into town.. Stumbled upon this wee place where we had a couple of drinks and a light lunch! Staff were brilliant and prices even better! Would definitely recommend a wee trip in here if visiting!!

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Thank carrkr
Gavin P, Owner at The Village Inn, responded to this review

Thanks . It is lovely to hear such positive comments from our customers. We hope to welcome you back in the future. More 

Cumnock, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

What a meal stuffed is an understatement will certainly be back. I had Gammon steak husband had rump steak wow managed sticky toffee pudding just. A great friendly pub lovely guy who served us

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3 Thank Wendy Y
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

While the decor and atmosphere is what you'd expect from a village inn, the food offering was way more than we could have hoped for. Generous portions, incredibly tasty dishes and great value for money. The chicken fajitas was amazingly tasty and my partner declared his Sunday roast to be excellent. Will definitely eat here again. Who needs fancy restaurants... More 

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Thank edels

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Stirling Road, Dunblane FK15 9EP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Stirlingshire  >  Dunblane
  • Phone Number: +44 1786 823911

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 38
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

Description

Pub

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