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The Cairn Hotel Restaurant

) #2 of 4 Restaurants in Carrbridge $$ - $$$ , British,
Main Road, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3AS, Scotland
+44 1479 841212
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
6 days ago
“Excellent food and Pleasant Staff”
6 days ago
“Great food in a buzzing atmosphere”
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Road, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3AS, Scotland
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Reviewed January 3, 2017

Ate here over the weekend, the food was lovely! My fiancé had venison and it was pink and cut like butter! Beautiful! The pub was nice a cosy and the staff we friendly! definitely pop in if you're ever in Carrbridge

Thank Claire H
Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Traditional comfy pub,open fire,dog friendly,and excellent food.I particularly recommend the wood pigeon and black pudding starter,it was so good we're wondering how soon we can get an excuse to pass through Carrbridge again.

Thank Joan H
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Great food! Great whiskey and beer selection. Great ambiance. Many locals to chat up! The fireplace adds a great warmth to the room and a pool table to boot!

Thank Caffree
Reviewed November 23, 2016

We missed this hotel and came back as it's in the Good Beer Guide and my husband wanted a visit. although a bit tired inside the staff were very friendly and pleasant and the bar was full of people. We asked for a table and...More

Thank june a
Reviewed November 17, 2016

Nice drink in bar waiting for a table. 3 out of 4 went for the Scottish Buffet, unusual combinations but tasty and good value. Youngest daughter had scampi, big portions. too full for dessert. went to pub next afternoon for a drink. staff in pub...More

Thank lizd510
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

I must say the person that was serving was lovely and friendly but the food not that nice! I had spaghetti carbonara I can honestly say it a first with surprising mushrooms in it. On the menu it didn't say that there was any in...More

Thank Mcqueenhair
Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

We visited at Halloween during our stay at the Sky Mountain Lodge. Best pub food I ever tasted. Traditional cozy Scottish pub. Brilliant. Anytime I'm in that area I pop in everytime.

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed November 6, 2016

I have visited this place several times over the years, but on my annual visit to Aviemore, I visited again. The doors were locked when we arrived (we were five minutes early) but we were eventually let in. Very sad that the fire wasn't lit...More

Thank Nibbs007
Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

I feel I'm being a bit harsh giving 3 stars but that's solely on the food. Reason being I ordered the game kebabs with feta salad and on arrival the meat was barely warm and very dry, definitely not cooked fresh. I asked for more...More

Thank Darrenkusz
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Was in the area for the week. And we came here twice. Really good value for money and the food was really good. All staff were friendly and it has good parking on site. Selection of alcohol was also great. I stuck to the Stella...More

Thank alrth
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3AS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aviemore and the Cairngorms  >  Aviemore  >  Carrbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1479 841212
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An authentic highland inn, offering a rustic friendly ambiance to provide a genuine taste of highland hospitality.

Our food is wholesome homemade cuisine using the best local, seasonal ingredients to create a gastro-pub style menu coupled with a relaxed and friendly standard of service.
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