We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Village Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Scottish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
46 Bay Street, Fairlie KA29 0AL, Scotland
+44 1475 568432
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 127: English reviews
West Kilbride, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live in west kilbride, just 5mins from village inn fairlie. This was always a pleasant place to eat except for the noise however it closed down some time ago. Happily it has now reopened under new management and now offers a very high standard of food with a very variable range of menu. To suit all pockets sadly the... More 

1 Thank Phyllis H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went out for a late Sunday lunch and was very disappointed. We were shown to a extremely wobbly table, I mentioned it and all she said it was the floor, never moved us. We then ordered drinks and starters & main course. The starters and drinks arrived within 10mins, they were ok. We then waited one hour for main course... More 

1 Thank Linda C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
689 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only looking for a coffee however I was made very welcome and the staff have a great sense of humour - asked for a view of the sea and they showed me the seaside mural :-) Very good deals on the menu with British, Spanish, Indian, etc available. Will be back for a full meal and will enjoy the outside... More 

Thank Rossergruffydd
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended yesterday with my wife. Great value for money, had three course meal, which turned out to be chicken pakora and bhoona for about £7.50 each. Certainly tickled our taste buds. Our day was only soured by the couple next to us whom we overheard hatching a plan for money off their meals, despite hoovering up their curries like a... More 

1 Thank Johnnymath
Largs, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to the Village Inn and unfortunately was a disappointing eating experience. We ordered Indian food (chicken pakoras followe'd by curries). Unfortunately the food was not hot enough and the Nan bread accompanying the currie was undercooked and doughy.To be fair the final bill was discounted when we complained, but the whole dining experience was poor.

Thank andrewdjackson
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was greasy and expensive. I paid above £8 for scampi that most definitely came straight from a freezer. Dirty, wilting salad. My partner's haggis has given him a stomach ache and I feel nauseous and couldn't finish my dinner. Ed Sheeran - 'Shape of You' played loudly, ON REPEAT. And the blonde waitress was aggressive. I understand if this... More 

3 Thank Al H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Re-opened after a few months closed but now excellent food and very good prices. Choices of traditional menu, special offers, steaks, curries, etc. Currently (March 2017) opens at midday but may become 11am soon. Highly recommended !

3 Thank Chris C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2016

Had lunch with my partner and his sister and brother in law. We all had the fish which was excellent. Would visit again.

Thank annefraser77
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2016

My Husband and I, along with my mother, stayed in the apartment above the village Inn for 4 days recently. During our stay, we had our evening meal in the restaurant in the pub below, The Village Inn. it was mid week so was extremely quiet, however, the food was absolutely beautiful, varied and plenty on your plate. The best... More 

Thank JaneSoriente
Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
219 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2016

Went for the early evening meal ( up to 1900 ) Good helpings with very pleasant service would have been 5 star but there was a group in and the noise level was high. The waiter offered to move us through to the front which was much quieter.

Thank neepdocker

Travelers who viewed The Village Inn also viewed

Fairlie, North Ayrshire
Largs, North Ayrshire
Largs, North Ayrshire
Largs, North Ayrshire
Largs, North Ayrshire
Largs, North Ayrshire

Been to The Village Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $26
British, Scottish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
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
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Bay Street, Fairlie KA29 0AL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  North Ayrshire  >  Fairlie
  • Phone Number: +44 1475 568432
The Village Inn is the ideal place to bring your family and friends for a truly memorable dining experience. Situated in the small village of Fairlie on the North Ayrshire coast approximately 3 miles south of the seaside town of Largs, the Village Inn family bar and restaurant is easily accessible from the A78 and has ample parking. Traditional, wholesome food and drink with something for everyone From the moment you walk through the door you will feel the welcoming family atmosphere. Our team of experienced and helpful staff are here to cater for your every need, whether that is simply a drink from our great range of beers, real ales, wines and spirits or a freshly prepared meal from our à la carte lunch and evening menus. You will be delighted by the choice and variety prepared daily by the Village Inn kitchen.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Village Inn staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?