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“Good Food, Good Service, Great Start”
Review of The Fintry Inn

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The Fintry Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Fintry B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Stirling
1 review
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“Good Food, Good Service, Great Start”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

We have visited the fintry inn on 4 separate occasions since the review in the Sunday Herald. On each occasion we (4 of us) have each ordered something different on the menu including sampling the special. On each of the 4 occasions the food has always been top quality and reasonably priced. There were a couple of items on the specials menu that were new to us, such as the soup of the day which was Borscht on one occasion, but the chef was more than happy to explain what it was and to give us a sample before we ordered. Much appreciated.

We were surprised to see the comments that the food was burnt and inedible from the previous reviewer. On all the occasions that we have visited our experiences have always been exceptional, and 2 of us have had the steak and ale pie on two separate occasions and it has always been cooked to perfection with steak that melts in your mouth.

We have never eaten at No.16 but if the food is as good as we have experienced recently in the Fintry Inn perhaps we should give it a try. However given the rural location of the Fintry Inn we will keep coming back for a while yet as we can’t currently fault it for its food and service.

Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2012

Had a quick stopover at fintry inn, mostly after the good review in Sunday herald to see what it was like. Menu and specials looked good but only had time for coffees and oatcakes and the trout mousse, and also the oatcakes and cheese. Nice quality affordable coffee. Excellent trout mousse. 3 great cheeses (better than a lot of Glasgow restaurants!). And good quality oatcakes. Simple side garnish. Overall very pleased. Tho noticed next table had a very burnt pie on a plate. Was thinking of going back so checked out other reviews, seems burnt crusts are normal, hmm. However, my experience was good but limited but would try again as menu still appeals. Service good. Bill low. Pub toilets. But happy customer :)

  • Stayed April 2012
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

Following a glowing review in the Sunday Herald (god knows how) we decided to give the Fintry Inn a try. What a disappointment. The last TA reviewer got it spot on as every dish was overcooked to say the least. Calamari like burnt crisps, Steak & Ale pie black and the kids' chicken goujons were fit for the bin. No excuses for the kitchen, as the restaurant was very quiet. The fact that these dishes managed to get the OK from the chef before leaving the kitchen is very alarming. After pointing this out, the chef offered us some drinks on the house. No thanks, a reduction in the bill for sub-standard food was required. After a long drive home to Bearsden, I actually felt quite angry and cheated, considering the 5 of us could have had a lovely meal at No16 instead for the same money on their early evening menu. Very disappointed. How this place managed to get such a good review recently is beyond me. After reading the last TA review (unfortunately after we had been), it's stopped me giving them another chance as it obviously wasn't a one-off. What a shame, as it looked great from outside on a lovely spring evening. P.S. The young waitresses were very courteous, albeit embarrassed by the kitchen's performance.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2012

We read the rave review in the Sunday Herald about the food etc and made a 50 mile round trip thinking we would have a very special lunch. It was not a good experience. The greeting on entering was the only plus point. The squid starter was as described but downhill from then on we waited some time for our main courses and when they came could see why as both were overdone and looked scorched or had been re heated. The burger was small in a huge plain bun, the kind you buy very cheaply in a supermarket. The pastry on the pie was burnt and the meat was eked out with mushrooms ( not mentioned in menu). The vegetables were scorched and the potatoes overlooked. We didn't wait for dessert! The interior is also quite 'down at heel' and needs an upgrade, especially the toilets. Not our idea of a cosy country pub!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2012

This pub was full of locals when we arrived. You could tell by the interior decor that the food wasn't going to be 5 star but my partner and I were starving and the old mill inn at Killearn was closed (The old mill inn is superb pub food) so we had no option. It was our first time and our last. The seating area through the back was dead and for some strange reason the music from the speakers had only 1 track and it was on repeat, repeat , repeat , repeat.......oooops and i also forgot to mention the repeat, repeat. We thought we were going crazy. The food was not good. The chips were over done and were like mini bread sticks. The fish was burnt and my burger roll was toasted until it was dry and cripsy. Was like eating a burger between 2 cream crackers. Sorry but id advise you against going unless you daily food intake consists of freezer food from iceland.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 20, 2011

Have not stayed at the B&B but have visited the Inn a few times - a great wee run out. The fire was brilliant after a walk in the rain, the barman great and the food amazing, Have also been to a Christmas special ceilidh night and an informal music jamming session, both were packed with fun - and even more good food. Its a real village atmosphere and people are friendly and staff helpful. Wouldnt miss it anytime I'm out Fintry direction.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Fintry Inn
Address: 23 Main Street, Fintry G63 0XA, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Stirlingshire > Fintry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Fintry
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small public Free house & Restaurant with microbrewery. Great local cask ales and food with a focus on local and seasonal produce. ... more   less 
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The Fintry Inn Scotland

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