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Cawdor Tavern

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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free
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Cawdor, Nairn, Scotland
01667 404 777
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Perth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

popped in here with the kids for lunch i ordered a cool drink and passed on the starters but went for the main course. i ordered beef olives stuffed with black pudding and haggis served on mash with onion gravy and veg the food was super i was struggling to finish the meal so i am glad i never wasted... More 

Thank Maurice A
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Back to Cawdor Tavern after several years. Fewer customers than of old, menu hadn't changed much, food was good still. Service could have been better, asked for the bill twice and waited for it for ages. Probably won't hurry back.

Thank 1916JR
Forres, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having eaten here before I have to say a recent visit didn't feel up to their usual standard. We knew it was going to be busy so nobody minded waiting. The food was generally fine but not exceptional. My biggest disappointment was over the service - not that we weren't looked after, we were, but it felt distant and I... More 

Thank highlandlady909
Bogota, Colombia
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184 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in the small village of Cawdor and a stones throw from the Castle you will find this beautiful restaurant serving the most wonderful local fayre, we received a very warm and welcoming greeting on arrival by the entire staff and then enjoyed some very well cooked and presented dishes. Well worth a visit should you be in the area... More 

Thank Chris G
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in late Saturday evening on our way back from Forres. The food was amazing - definitely the best we had tasted so far on our Scotland trip.

Thank Mairi M
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the castle we drove into Cawdor Village and visited here for lunch. This was hands down the best meal we had during our week long stay in Nairn. The place looks lovely from the outside, its cosy inside, has a lovely menu and also does some locally brewed ales. Highly recommended.

Thank Apostoles H
Motherwell, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here after spending a nice hour or two at cawdor castle. The meal was really delicious. Despite being fill in honestly couldn't stop eating. The pub is a typical country pub and it has a brilliant atmosphere. I would highly recommend it for a pub lunch with traditional Scottish food on the menu.

Thank LinziHW
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate in The Cawdor Tavern and found a very nice homely pub, the food was tasty with a nice selection and well cooked

Thank Ann N
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went around Cawdor castle and on the way home came via this tavern. Great service, food was excellent and free wifi. Highly recommended.

Thank NikiMollie
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've heard great things about this place, so we travelled out last week for a lunch for a birthday. So glad we did. Great food, service, atmosphere, lovely traditional pub in a beautiful village. Will definately return soon.

Thank JohnBeds

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $29
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cawdor, Nairn, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Nairn
  • Phone Number: 01667 404 777
Traditional country pub and restaurant serving modern Scottish food with flair. Situated in the beautiful conservation village of Cawdor, close to the famous Cawdor Castle, Cawdor Tavern offers a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere to enjoy a simple bowl of home made soup or full three course meal all made from fresh local ingredients.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?