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Lairhillock Inn & Crynoch Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Scottish, Brew Pub, Pub, Gastropub
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5 Stonehaven | Near Stonehaven, Aberdeen AB39 3QS, Scotland
+44 1569 730001
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always come here if we are wanting a guaranteed lovely meal. I'm in love with their coconut chilli prawn starter/main and have it every single time!! Would definitely recommend!

Thank Sam B
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 20, 2017

We used to love coming to this out in the middle of nowhere place; especially in winter with the fire going. We were group of friends or with family. Hadn't been for a while and returned with friends to a disappointment. The food has gone down in quality and the service we experienced was abrupt, disinterested and forgetful. Dry wrinkled... More 

1 Thank aberd0nian
NE Scotland
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Have been here several times in the past but not for a long while so thought we'd pop in for lunch as in the area. Although food was good,the male waiter bordered on rude and was if we were a nuisance for having come in. He didn't come back after we'd received our food to ask if everything was ok... More 

2 Thank Beanos
Troon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2017

The staff are great, good food and the service is excellent but the owners appear to have been trained by Basil Fawlty. Forget the welcoming fire in the bar and don't even think of encouraging new business. A pity because it was, and could be, the best country pub/restaurant in NE Scotland.

4 Thank hywele244
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2017

If you plan to go to the Lairhillock on a Saturday evening arrive early to get a table as you cannot book unless you are a party of 6 or more. We arrived at 6.45 pm to a very busy restaurant but managed to get a table for 4 in the conservatory. Service was good however let down by the... More 

Thank Neil H
Seez, France
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

It's years since I have been in past here but today while out in business calls I popped in for a quick bowl of warming soup and a refreshing drink. The lovely country pub atmosphere dining room is still very much the same which is great as change wouldn't lend it the same charm but I was delighted to see... More 

Thank Barry C
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2017

The food and service were excellent as always, we've been coming here for many years and it never lets us down. Keep up the great work.

Thank BForbes2013
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017

Alas, Rude Service Spoiled the Taste of the Delicious Food We visited recently, our second time, as part of a large group of friends (12), including 4 young kids. The food was tasty gastropub spread — impressive for the most part and above average in this space I would say. The waiter though, was dismissive and indignant throughout our dining... More 

6 Thank 562gfr
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2016

Have been several times for Christmas meals with work. The food and service has been fantastic every time!

Thank 401Kill
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

We've been to the Lairhillock many times before over the years and it has always been good with fresh cooked food and reliable service. We haven't been for a while so thought we'd go back. We arrived early at 6pm as you couldn't always book here in the past, however we saw a number of tables already booked although there... More 

Thank Wyrdbrother

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50 - $199
Bar, British, Scottish, Brew Pub, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Stonehaven | Near Stonehaven, Aberdeen AB39 3QS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen
  • Phone Number: +44 1569 730001

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