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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%
Travellers talk about
“steak pie” (13 reviews)
“haggis” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
| Cawdor, Nairn IV12 5XP, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

1  Thank Chappers22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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

1  Thank daniel m
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Having been a regular over the last few years, things have gone down hill here a lot. We looked up their menu on line and picked our meal but when we got there, the menu was nothing like what was on the web site. Sorry...More

1  Thank Foodynairn
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Lovely lunch on Friday, this was a Lunch Special, 2 courses for £6.95 per person, amazing value, also so many choices, starters, mains and desserts, I had a slice of quiche etc. really really,good, for once I didn't have sticky toffee pudding (Tavern best stp)...More

1  Thank clachar
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

We were driving aimlessly around the area looking for a lunch, so this was a lucky find. Great friendly service. Veggie and, admittedly fewer, vegan options available and the kitchen were very helpful. 3 courses for £10. We both loved everything we ate. And the...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 20 February 2018

My hubby and I had lunch here for the first time, and we will be back ! The potato and leek soup was the best we have ever had. Both our main courses (fish /chicken with haggis) were SO SO GOOD. Well done Chef !...More

1  Thank hiya45
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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$ 32
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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