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Old Loans Inn

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Main Street, Loans,, Troon, Scotland
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: This establishment is already listed under accommodation but is also a...
This establishment is already listed under accommodation but is also a popular restaurant in the town.
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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lovely Grub

Visited for the first time with the parents-in-law and their best friends. Decor inside was lovely and interesting, nice to read about the renovation work that has been done. Upon being sorted we were informed that the fish and chips had only 3 portions left, the parents bagged a couple of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Welovewine81
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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236 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Proper Steak and Ale pie with mash and veg, scrumptious!! Washed down with a couple of glasses of a tasty Merlot!! Banoffee Cream Cheescake to finish, marvellous !

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Visited for the first time with the parents-in-law and their best friends. Decor inside was lovely and interesting, nice to read about the renovation work that has been done. Upon being sorted we were informed that the fish and chips had only 3 portions left, the parents bagged a couple of portions at that point. (They assure me that it... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Very tasty meal, veggie option was the best that I have had in a long time very friendly staff and great service, will be back

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Only went here after reading Tam Cowan's review. However was disappointed with food and staff. Arrived and staff took ages to get us seated sent steak back twice and the dessert was a pitiful portion for one and other stale. Then they tried to stitch us up at bill. Then girl tried to be cheeky as refused to tip as... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Very tasty meal from here off the light bite menu . 2 courses for £12 can't beat that especially in a top class restaurant .

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Been here twice now and the food is very good with a large menu to choose from, plus a specials board. I had the vegetarian option, my dad had fish & chips and my mum had chicken tikka and we enjoyed it very much. The staff are all very friendly and although it was a busy Friday night, we were... More 

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Prestwick
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Busy and a bit noisy with families Good food and enthusiastic service. Very large portions Part of a chain of Ayrshire hotels and restaurants

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We were passing through and decided to pop in here for lunch. I was quite disappointed with this visit. I had the pate to start however this was solid and just been taken out the fridge, my main course was a beef and ale pie which was so runny it was like a soup and lacked any real taste. One... More 

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gill_campbell, Manager at Old Loans Inn, responded to this review

I am very sorry you were disappointed with your food on your recent visit, please be assured that I will address this with our kitchen team as we usually receive very positive feedback for our pate and our range of pies. I hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again and restore your faith in The Old... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We were at the Old Loans Inn tonight for a family birthday meal. We chose this restaurant because all previous visits have been very enjoyable. However, tonight was a mixture of good and bad. When the main courses were brought to us the veg on one of the dishes was cold and the liver on another dish was quite clearly... More 

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gill_campbell, Manager at Old Loans Inn, responded to this review

Further to your visit and your direct email. A letter has been posted to you and I hope we get an opportunity to restore your faith in The Old Loans Inn. More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Since this place has been refurbished a few years ago it's actually quite a nice place to go. A lot better than it's counterpart The Gailes in Irvine.

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gill_campbell, Manager at Old Loans Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, SimpsInns fully refurbished The Old Loans Inn a few years ago, and it is an even more popular destination for locals and visitors, whether just eating in the restaurant or enjoying a leisure break in one of our boutique bedrooms. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Loans,, Troon, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  South Ayrshire  >  Troon

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children

Description

This establishment is already listed under accommodation but is also a popular restaurant in the town.

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