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Cawdor Tavern

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
| Cawdor, Nairn IV12 5XP, Scotland
+44 1667 404777
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“haggis” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
| Cawdor, Nairn IV12 5XP, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The woodburning stove makes for a welcome sight on a cold January day. We had the Cullen Skink which was very disappointing.. a thin milky soup made up mostly from potatoes and not much smoked haddock.. at £6.50 per portion, not very good value

1  Thank Georgie718
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely old fashioned pub, cosy fire and friendly staff. Try the chips, they were fab! Vegetarian main was a bit disappointing. The menu we were given was different to the one I'd looked at online which was disappointing as I'd made my choice and was...More

Thank CKAyr
Reviewed 9 January 2018

The location is delightful and the food is quite good but this place still suffers from being badly managed. There were four of us. Three starters arrived together, one came some time later. One person ordered a cappuccino after the meal; it never arrived. When...More

1  Thank Albert075
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

A wonderful selection of traditional Scots fare. Cooked and presented in wholesome and friendly manner. Skullen Skunk is superb! The Tavern is very local and retains all all the atmosphere and welcome to be expected in the Highlands of Scotland. Cannot be faulted, and very...More

Thank Gordon B
Reviewed 28 November 2017

The Cawdor Inn had an advertisement in the Nairnshire Telegraph for a bargain pre-booked Lunch at £6.95 for 2 courses. As my wife and i had a meeting out past Cawdor we decided to take up the offer. In the end we paid a wee...More

Thank Edward A
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Had dinner in the bar because we had the dog .Food ok but a bit pricy for what we had .A bar meal menu would have been better

1  Thank juneclubb
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We spent several days at Nairn and Cawdor Tavern had been recommended by friends, so we drove there for lunch. The place is really charming, club like atmosphere, lots of atmosphere. We entered the restaurant and were shown a nice table. We tried and enjoyed...More

1  Thank Celestialtraveler24
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We walked into the pub part of this restaurant around noon and liked the atmosphere so much we decided to have dinner there. The season is coming to an end so it wasn't crowded. We were seated in a booth by the fireplace. The service...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We came here after it was recommended by out host at Daviot Lodge. Glad we did. The liver pate was really good. Two of us had the smoked fish plate and it was absolutely the best smoked fish ever. Everyone else in our party liked...More

Thank Dale M
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Went here for Sunday lunch and wasn't disappointed the roast beef was good as was the pudding. Very traditionally Scottish with the furniture and tartan. Friendly welcome to an old Inn.

Thank DevonUkRosie
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1 September 2017|
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Response from Rory561 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are really welcome in the bar, not the restaurant. We never found it a problem at all, in fact the bar was quieter and cooler as it has French doors to the patio.
25 June 2017|
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Response from Linda E | Reviewed this property |
Lunch menu open times is, 12.00noon to 5.00pm. Sunday is, 12.30pm to 5.00pm. Dinner menu is 5.00pm to 9.00pm. 😊
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 31
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Cawdor, Nairn IV12 5XP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Nairn
  • Phone Number: +44 1667 404777
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Traditional country pub and restaurant serving modern Scottish food with flair. Situated in the beautiful conservation village of Cawdor, close to the famous Cawdor Castle, Cawdor Tavern offers a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere to enjoy a simple bowl of home made soup or full three course meal all made from fresh local ingredients.
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