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Cawdor Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Cawdor, Nairn, Scotland
+44 1667 404777
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a pint around lunchtime. Was very quiet as it was winter when we visited. The young barman was not overly charming but efficient enough. The ambience was peaceful. Beer good. A little underwhelmed overall.

Thank TheBillionaire007
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Family evening meal for 4 - including two elderly people. Staff could not have been more helpful re their specific needs and wishes re portion size, likes and dislikes. Food very good and freshly cooked and plenty of variety. Owner of the Tavern has a connection with the Orkney Brewery so lots of that brewery's products for sale, which was... More 

Thank Laurie S
Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

went a for a dinner her to have a catch up with old friends. I grew up in Cawdor and this used to be the place to go. In the nicest possible way they need a new Manager. The women whom I have heard form other people has been there for years was not very welcoming, said she would bring... More 

1 Thank Slatly
Manchester, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Dined here on recommendation but in all honesty it was average at best. Spacious place and well signed Food-main course £12.95 for fish and chips served with peas and tartare sauce. No better than average although the home made sauce was delicious. The other meal taken was the three sausage starter £5.50 with chips costing £4.25-again an average dish. Food-dessert... More 

1 Thank James B
Chabanais, France
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Old fashioned tavern in lovely countryside. Good parking. Excellent menu and food and good beer. Cheery staff.

Thank Craig M
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

My wife and I were invited to a Sunday lunch at the tavern and the food, atmosphere and service were excellent. This was our first experience of the Tavern and we will definitely be back. The food was first class and I can personally recommend the trio of puddings, the roast beef and the pavlova. A delightful place to eat,... More 

Thank Stuart H
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Dropped in for lunch last week. Father-in law chose battered haddock from regular menu whereas I plumped for a Camembert cheese and wild mushroom tart from the Daily Specials. Fish portion was normal and filling. However the tart along with dauphinoise potatoes was a very small plateful and didn't merit being classed nor charged as a main course. I left... More 

2 Thank John J
Inverness, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Visited here for lunch today, food was fantastic, very good service and waiting time between courses just right. Only point I would make would be it would have been good to have the open fire going, or at least the radiators on. Will definitely be back again soon.

Thank Ian D
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Couldn't be bothered to cook tea so went to Cawdor tavern we had a warm welcome from Michael, we ordered our drinks and food and only had a short wait for our delicious pate starter followed by our main course which was delicious the service and food was really good and large portions.

Thank Jan W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Visited here with my father today. Very warm and friendly atmosphere with excellent staff. The male waiter we had was so informative of the menu and made us feel very welcome as did the lady at the bar who took us our bill. She gave us a lovely seat by the fire which was most welcome. This is a very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $27
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cawdor, Nairn, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Nairn
  • Phone Number: +44 1667 404777
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?