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The Tipsy Laird

Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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68 High St, Kingussie PH21 1HZ, Scotland
+44 1540 661334
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank amorifera
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139 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Stuart K
Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

1 Thank shostie
London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank spoons m
TipsyL61, Owner at The Tipsy Laird, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am sorry that you did not enjoy your visit. In answer to your points raised. The area to the front of the pub is reserved for dog owners usually, however if there are no tables available in the restaurant area diners will spill over into this area. In the case of your saying... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've eaten bar lunches here before, and enjoyed them, so thought we'd give it a go for an evening meal. Food and drink were lovely, and sensibly priced, though the service left a bit to be desired as one bloke was looking after the bar as well as the restaurant part - though he couldn't be faulted for being hard... More 

Thank Gasman1874
San Antonio, TX
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I recently spent two nights in charming and teeny-tiny Kingussie on a vacation throughout Scotland. The TL checked all of the boxes - hearty food, local charm, and a selection of great Scottish beers. The menu is diverse and offers both Scottish favorites and other hearty meals. I opted for the veggie lasagne and my husband went... More 

Thank lisaj816
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good simple reasonably priced food and real ale ideal after a long journey good service and friendly.

Thank david j
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was lovely and the decor inside was very warming however, the staff were a little off-putting. We were trying to get inside, but there was a man standing in the doorway smoking which was very off putting. Turns out the man in the doorway was the man behind the bar and was constantly going out to the doorway... More 

1 Thank ShieldMaiden20
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

we went here for dinner whilst passing and were impressed with the welcome from the landlord. On enquiring what dairy free options they had on the menu, he went to fetch the chef, his wife who was dairy intolerant herself so the choices were very good. We had the pie with their "secret" recipe and it was gorgeous.

2 Thank Bob C
Lenham UK
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We were staying in Kingussie and were looking for somewhere within walking distance to have an evening meal. The Tipsy Laird sounded interesting and it was. After choosing from the menu we were told they had run out of gas and as such we could only have food cooked by other means. So we reordered from the somewhat restricted menu.... More 

Thank Grey_hairLenhamUK

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $22
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 High St, Kingussie PH21 1HZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aviemore and the Cairngorms  >  Kingussie
  • Phone Number: +44 1540 661334
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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