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The Cairn Hotel Restaurant

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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
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Main Road, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3AS, Scotland
+44 1479 841212
Today
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have eaten here a few times when in the area and have never been disappointed. Last visit I had the tempura prawns, large portion size and excellent quality.

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Thank dru77
Bedford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed for 4 nights, was made to feel very welcome by staff and locals as it is the local pub too. Great food, evening meals were great and breakfast great. Staff were very helpful with local knowledge and places to see and things to do. Great place to start exploring the Highlands and the Cairngorms. The pub has a great... More 

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Thank Guffers
Braintree, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in a local B&B "An Sealgair" and the owners recommended this resturant. It was a Saturday night and was busy, but well worth the wait. Great food and service. Great local beer, try the Wayfairer.

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Thank Mark G
Peterhead, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a bit wary of stopping in for lunch but it was on our list as it is dog friendly! Our dog wasn't made as welcome as she was in other restaurants around Aviemore however it was a nice place to stop none the less. The food was amazing!! Probably the best meal we had on our whole stay!

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Thank SJ1903
Seaside, California
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97 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a foodie, a cook and difficult to please. I did not expect The Cairn Hotel Restaurant to be anything but acceptable. I found it to be very good indeed. The chef was very knowledgeable with his sauces and flavors. An excellent meal at a fair price. Wonderful! I would return and that is the best compliment a reviewer... More 

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Thank Martin C
Scotland
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge portions of deliciously cooked food with efficient friendly service. Had read the great reviews and were in no way disappointed. Nothing fancy but very relaxed and great for families or couples.

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Thank Deedavybreaksaway
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We left landmark, absolutely starving. drove past this place and hopped in. a bit underwhelming at first, was told "we don't server until 5.30" (it was 5.20 - how about showing us the menus?). However the grub was fantastic. I had the goulash and wife had the game pie. kids has the usual type of stuff but they said it... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting from the US and our B&B host recommended this restaurant for Sunday night. It was excellent pub food. My husband had the hamburger and it was the biggest and best ever. My son had chicken curry and it was delicious. I had the Sunday roast with Yorkshire pudding and it was fabulous.

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Thank Jsfarmer
Laurieton, Australia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Evening meal at the hotel was tasty & good value. Staff were very courteous & helpful behind the bar. Recommend to any travellers.

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Thank style7
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We come here most weekends for a few drinks and often a meal and I can say that this is a great wee pub and Carrbridge would not be the same without it. The food is consistently good and the menu changes regularly which keeps things interesting for us locals who eat here regularly. The cost of the food is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 23
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3AS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Aviemore  >  Carrbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1479 841212
Description
An authentic highland inn, offering a rustic friendly ambiance to provide a genuine taste of highland hospitality.

Our food is wholesome homemade cuisine using the best local, seasonal ingredients to create a gastro-pub style menu coupled with a relaxed and friendly standard of service.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?