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The Jockey Club

#38 of 126 Restaurants in Ayr}
$$ - $$$British, European,
Western House 66 Craigie Road | Craigie Road, Ayr KA8 0HA, Scotland
+44 1292 294980
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“salad” (3 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, European, Scottish
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Western House 66 Craigie Road | Craigie Road, Ayr KA8 0HA, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 66 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful menu choice in a very atmospheric setting. Friendly knowledgeable staff who were very attentive. Excellent food. Had lovely fresh cooked breakfast the next morning.

Thank Ian F
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Ate dinner and breakfast here and both were superb. Lovely friendly waiting staff . Offered an amouse bouche to start, then main meals of a trio of chicken which was gorgeous and my husband had a lovely salmon dish. Lovely wjne and a wonderful cheseboard...More

Thank bruntonmamma
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Food wasn't bad but the service was poor and we were very definitely secondary to the massive wedding reception in the hotel.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

Great service and food nothing too much trouble Attentive staff & good food We stayed here for 5 nights and ate at a lot of places and this is up there with the best so why eat out Most restaurants seem to be catering for...More

Thank Claire777
Reviewed June 12, 2017

Calling in for a snack and a drink one evening with the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland who was a Guest at the hotel, we were horrified when the young barman explained apologetically that there was no corkscrew to open...More

1  Thank Fraser A
WesternHouse014, General Manager at The Jockey Club, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2017

Good morning. Thank you for leaving a review on your recent visit. I am mortified that one of our restaurant team would has said this and i have dealt with the matter. I have also passed your comments onto our chef in regards to the...More

Reviewed February 27, 2017

Had a meal here while staying in hotel good food at a good price Only small complaint was the potato in the cullen skink was hard which is a basic error for a restaurant of this standard, however it will not stop us going back

Thank rab2435
WesternHouse014, General Manager at The Jockey Club, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2017

Good morning rab2435 Thank you for leaving a review on our page. I am sorry to see that the Cullen Skink was not to standard and this will certainly be passed onto our Chef. Kind regards Gary White Hotel General Manager

Reviewed February 2, 2017

See my review of "Western House". This is a place to go if you wan high standards and superb service.

Thank Farnorwest
WesternHouse014, General Manager at The Jockey Club, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2017

Good morning suntravellers65 Thank you once again for your review. I'm glad to see that you enjoyed your visit. Kind regards, Gary White Hotel General Manager

Reviewed December 30, 2016

Family Xmas Dinner paid £500.00 for 7adults 1child.Disaster food frozen not just cold plates cold,no kids menu he got served Mac/cheese disaster more canteen than restaurant free btl wine for inconven

1  Thank amimaj
WesternHouse014, General Manager at The Jockey Club, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2017

Good Morning Amimaj I am sorry to see that your experience did not match the positive experience that all our other guests reported. I am now in conversation with you in regards to the above. Kind regards Gary White Hotel General Manager

Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

What can I say clean fresh beautiful. .perfect for a Xmas break. You can even.a must to do on your bring it petMore

Thank Cheryl S
WesternHouse014, General Manager at The Jockey Club, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2016

Good morning Cheryl S Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed the Jockey Restaurant. Unfortunately we do not accept Pets in the Restaurant or Bar areas, however i assume you are talking about the pet friendly bedrooms we have in the hotel....More

Reviewed October 15, 2016

We were able to book an early dinner to allow us to attend the theatre. There was a good choice of dishes on the menu and there were well priced house wines. The staff in the restaurant were friendly and helpful. Our table over looked...More

Thank Jacquie M
WesternHouse014, General Manager at The Jockey Club, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2016

Good evening Jacquie M Thanks for the review of our restaurant. I am really pleased to see that your enjoyed your experience and service. We hope to see you again at Western House. Kind regards, Gary White Hotel General Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$9 - $30
Cuisine
British, European, Scottish
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Western House 66 Craigie Road | Craigie Road, Ayr KA8 0HA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  South Ayrshire  >  Ayr
  • Phone Number: +44 1292 294980
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  • This restaurant is at Western House Hotel
Description
Set in the grounds of Ayr Racecourse, The Jockey Club is the Restaurant for the Western House Hotel. The intimate dining room can only seat 32, but what is lacking in size is more than made up for with the food. The Award Winning team of Chefs under Paul Cuthbert go to great lengths to bring the freshest seasonal ingredients to the table. The extensive wine list contrasts Old World Classics with Premium New World Wines meaning every taste can be catered for.The Jockey Club is open all day for breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner from 7.00am until last orders at 9.30pm.
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