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Cawdor Tavern

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
| Cawdor, Nairn IV12 5XP, Scotland
+44 1667 404777
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak pie” (13 reviews)
“haggis” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
| Cawdor, Nairn IV12 5XP, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here on many occasions but would have to say we were disappointed this evening. Service was slow and other than the owner a smile seemed to be a bit of a struggle to produce. But biggest disappointment was the fish and chips....More

2  Thank Rod M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Come here from time to time and it’s always good and yesterday it was a nice sunny day so thought here would be best so we could sit outside and get food and drinks. Really enjoyed it. Full recommend to anyone. Be back again soon.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Two tables being served before us so nearly empty !! There were two waiters on. We ordered drinks then another couple came in, we then ordered the roast off specials board and fish and chips. The other couple also ordered fish and. chips. Their food...More

2  Thank Chappers22
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

First visit to this lovely olde world country inn. Steak pie was amazing as was the fish and chips followed by sticky toffee pudding and apple pie and ice cream. Would highly recommend. Front of house staff were also lovely. Many thanks for a lovely...More

Thank ScotsPeter
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Have been several times in the past, but this was the first time we were accompanied by our neighbour and her husband. We were greeted by a lovely log fire which was very welcoming on a cold and frosty day. The menu was extensive and...More

Thank Nick F
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We are regulars at the Cawdor Tavern, and the food is always superb. I knew I would need to book for a special occasion, which I did. All tables were set out exquisitely, and they were clearly well prepared for the rush of Mother’s Day....More

Thank Danielle M
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Every time we go back to stay at Cawdor we have at least four meals at the Cawdor Tavern. The food is always very good with a varied menu and excellent, laid-back service. There's also an excellent wine list. We especially love the Scottish fare...More

1  Thank Wurlitzerman
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Tonight we ate at the Cawdor Tavern after ordering the Sunday Roast and double checking that it was available we were served something that wasn't the roast as it was unavailable due to it having sold out. The alternative we queried and a genuine apology...More

2  Thank daniel m
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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$ 30
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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