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The Canny Man

££ - £££, British,
1 Beith Road | Lugton, Kilmarnock KA3 4ED, Scotland
+44 1505 850510
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak pie” (21 reviews)
“potatoes” (14 reviews)
“cullen skink” (7 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1 Beith Road | Lugton, Kilmarnock KA3 4ED, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Unfortunately the Cullen Skink was already sold out, when we arrived, but the food we had was very nice and the portions were enormous. We weren't able to manage a dessert.... The seating was comfortable and we stayed for quite a long time.

Thank Gudrun A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All five of us enjoyed our meals, chicken tikka, sweet & sour chicken, lamb stew x 2, & pork escallopes. We had to wait a little while as the restaurant had been very busy, however, the waiting staff kept us informed and were clearly keen...More

Thank JohnMW21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on Friday night, and the restaurant was relaxed and warm. Seated straightaway and served quickly. Times between courses wasn't long. Food was delicious and ample portions and hot. Chicken pie was great.

Thank Wityscreenname
Reviewed 14 August 2017

A family favourite place to eat , daily specials, friendly helpful staff, A play area for the children.

Thank 19,491,967
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Great welcome on arrival . Lovely place ..... Then the food arrived . One lasagna , one macaroni . The plates were so hot they were over cooking the food . So disapointed the prices are way to high for pub grub .. The price...More

1  Thank Catherine M
manager c, Manager at The Canny Man, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Catherine M, Thank you for your review on trip advisor. I am sorry that you found the plates to hot and the prices to expensive. Most main courses are prices around £10 and a macaroni cheese is priced at £9.25. We also serve an...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

A friend took me and a former mutal colleague to an evening meal here last night. She recommended it highly, and her recommendation was 100% accurate. We all had lovely meals-I had the scallops to start (very tasty), but the main course of lork loin...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely restaurant, relaxed atmosphere and rally lovely friendly waitresses 👨🏻‍🍳👩‍⚖️ Starter : Goats Cheese with Red Onion Jam. Strawberry black pepper salad with balsamic vinegar...... yum!!!! Burger : beautifully seasons and a big chunk of lovely burger. Even the side salad was perfectly dressed Pizza...More

Thank ajfkelly
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

It changed owners in the last year or two and it is so much better now. The staff are all friendly and the service is quick. We didn't have long to wait between courses and it was busy, so that was a definite bonus.More

Thank TGB42344
manager c, Managing Director at The Canny Man, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Dear TGB42344, Thank you for posting a review on trip advisor. The Canny Man has been under the same ownership since 2007 and is privately owned. However a new General Manager was appointed a couple years ago. Thank you again for your kind words. Yours...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Very good indeed. Massive burger wich was definitely not shop bought. Cullen Skink was lovely however needed quite a bit of seasoning. The surroundings were lovely and the service was excellent. 09/10.

Thank Ewen M
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Was delighted with my meal will definitely be back in the future highly recommend couldn't fault them for anything

Thank May A
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Yes. It is surrounded by fields.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Beith Road | Lugton, Kilmarnock KA3 4ED, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  East Ayrshire  >  Kilmarnock
  • Phone Number: +44 1505 850510
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Known for years as The Paraffin Lamp, this popular pub and restaurant has been extensively refurbished and relaunched as The Canny Man. Situated in Lugton, near Kilmarnock in Ayreshire, it is fast becoming a local favourite thanks to the welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff. The interior is a seamless blend of old and new, complete with traditional stone walls, wooden furniture, and modern patterned wallpaper. Head Chef Scott Neilson has put together a classic British menu, with some continental influences, and this is complemented by daily specials. With tasty steaks, oven-baked pizzas and some excellent fish dishes on offer, you'll be spoilt for choice. For lazy lunches,coffee and cakes by the log fire,mid-week dinners and Sunday lunch with the family.
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