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The Tipsy Laird

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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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68 High Street, Kingussie PH21 1HZ, Scotland
+44 1540 661334
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Newtonmore, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a bar lunch with family the bar manager Dave was very friendly and helpful, The food was good and reasonably priced would recommend to anyone.

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Thank JENInvernessshire
Kingussie, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Tipsy Laird has recently reopened with new people running it. We went for a family meal on a Sunday evening, and I booked to ensure a table as it has been very busy there recently. I ordered the fish and chips, which was lovely. The rest of my family ordered lasagna, soup and macaroni cheese. All meals were enjoyed,... More 

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Thank Rosie69k
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Opened up again with new management , very clean and friendly , great atmospere with lots of locals , well worth a visit

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Thank Paul V
TipsyLairdManagement, Owner at The Tipsy Laird, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, Paul V! We are absolutely delighted with the response from the locals and tourists since we've opened the doors. It's a fantastic wee pub and we hope our customers can enjoy it for many, many more years to come!!! More 

Seychelles
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

only one visit in 2014,but a great experiencie,really wanted to try again,but it has now closed down,there are not many eateries in kingussie ,and none of them we really fancied on this day((17/6/2016) ,so we went home and and cooked dinner.what a shame,all the best to the ex proprietors.

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Thank lolita l
TipsyLairdManagement, Owner at The Tipsy Laird, responded to this review

Dear Ewa, Thank you for your review. I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that the Tipsy Laird has reopened under new management. We were closed for approximately a week for maintenance and opened the doors again on the 5th August, 2016. We hope to see you again soon!! More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Has closed down. Don't go here it is no longer open and the shutters are down. Was probably good last month.

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Thank John M
TipsyLairdManagement, Owner at The Tipsy Laird, responded to this review

Hi John, I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that the Tipsy Laird has reopened under new management. We were closed for 5 days for maintenance, and reopened on 5th August. Hope to see you in again soon!!! More 

Penicuik, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Tipsy Laird on a Thursday night as there is a jam session, when we arrived there were three musicians and not many punters.A half hour later the musicians had increased to eight and the pub was full. Turned into a great night, enjoying the cask beer as much as the music. Really friendly staff and locals alike.... More 

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Thank mike a
Leiden
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As the previous reviewer noted, this charming pub is now closed. I visited during its final week and had a wonderful experience, both for the delicious dinner I had and for the pub itself. Locals would gather here each week to play traditional music, which you could enjoy along with your pint of local ale. The owner was charming and... More 

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Thank amorifera
Anstruther
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145 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We initially tried to visit this pub on a Tuesday lunchtime….but it was closed. Having eaten elsewhere in the evening, we noticed that The Tipsy Laird was open, so we popped in. Whilst friendly enough, the owners/managers seemed totally tied up in their own affairs, which seemed to be leaving the pub soon! No surprise, then, that there was a... More 

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Thank Stuart K
TipsyLairdManagement, Owner at The Tipsy Laird, responded to this review

Dear Stuart, Thank you for you review. As of the 31st July, the Tipsy Laird is under new management. We were closed for a few days for essential maintenance, but have been open since the 5th August. Hope to see you in again next time you're in the area!!! More 

Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We called in for a drink and to listen to the live music. It was a fabulous experience listening to all the local musicians and talking to the locals! Sadly they had run out of ice so I couldn't have a G&T (being Australians, we had a giggle about that!) but was well worth a visit anyway!

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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

The best seats are at the front of the pub, but we were told that these are reserved for dog-owners and stuck (with most other diners) in a dark, narrow-gutted room down the side. Later we rebelled and moved to seats at the front. A dog-owner arrived to be told "No dogs"! Odd barman. Erratic service and big row with... More 

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Thank spoons m
TipsyLairdManagement, Owner at The Tipsy Laird, responded to this review

Dear Spoons M, The Tipsy Laird is now under new management, as of the 31st July. After a few days of maintenance and setting up, we opened on the 5th August. We sincerely hope that you will give the pub another chance and pay us a visit next time you're in the area!! Many thanks, Lisa & Dave Copland More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 High Street, Kingussie PH21 1HZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aviemore and the Cairngorms  >  Kingussie
  • Phone Number: +44 1540 661334
Description
A newly renovated, traditional village pub in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park with a great range of local Malt Whiskies & Cask Ales, and a fantastic bar menu, with daily specials. The Tipsy Laird boasts a stunning South facing beer garden, perfect for lunch on a weekend or a quiet pint in the evening. Or if you prefer the indoors, we have plenty of seating in the bar & restaurant areas, with a roaring fire for the winter months. The Tipsy Laird is family & dog friendly, although please note persons under the age of 18 (this includes babies) are not permitted on the premises after 8pm unless consuming a meal.

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