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Cawdor Tavern

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
| Cawdor, Nairn IV12 5XP, Scotland
+44 1667 404777
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
| Cawdor, Nairn IV12 5XP, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 435 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Family meal out on Friday night. Three three course meals. Every course was delicious. Definitely worth the drive out.

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of my favourite places in the area. Great food and excellent service. With the open fire, especially cosy in the winter, but also a lovely area to sit outside in the summer. Love the fish bake.

Thank 721delphy59
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch with my cousin today at Cawdor Tavern. The food was exceptional. The bread is to die for. The whole meal was one of the best I’ve had in ages. The staff are really friendly and efficient. Well done Arlene and co.

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were surprised at how good the food was at this slightly out of the way country restaurant in Cawdor. Great vibe and delicious beers. Highly recommended.

Thank Promethean99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First night of a family holiday got off to a poor start here. Slow to take our order and then even slower - forty five minutes - to produce the three meals. The meals were then brought out slowly, one at a time, by a...More

1  Thank square93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Near to Cawdor Castle outside of Inverness. A restaurant with plenty of character and well presented food to make for an enjoyable meal. Worth the visit.

Thank Rob D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in for a drink after being out and about the surrounding area for the day. A good selection of beers on offer and the usual gins and wines now expected. Booked a table for an evening meal later in the week which was fine....More

1  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful old tavern, good food and friendly service made this a really nice lunchtime experience. I tried the ciabatta role with tempura anchovies - a really interesting and tasty combination

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great afternoon spent with great friends. Food as ever was plentiful, well presented and most enjoyable. The staff were a little thin on the floor and time waiting for service was impacted a little. This would however not deter me from returning or recommending this...More

Thank Highlander17
Reviewed 17 May 2018

What a delightful Steak and Ale pie, truly delicious with more than ample tender steak and trimmings, very filling. Partner, Fish and Chips, lovely crispy batter and well cooked fish a delight to eat. Just a super old worldly place, staff very very pleasant and...More

Thank hlporter38
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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$ 29
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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