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cochrane inn

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43-47 Main Rd | Gatehead, Kilmarnock KA2 0AP, Scotland
+44 1563 570122
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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17:00 - 21:30
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited again recently and enjoyed the best T Bone steak I have had for quite a while, cooked by chef Boydie. Front of house and general organisation was as efficient as ever. Sorry to hear that Amy was moving on, so best wishes to her with the next venture.

Thank MikesfromBath
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have not been at a Costley establishment for a few months. Took a friend to the Cochrane Inn for lunch expecting the usual high standard of service. Was sorry to have both waitress and drinks attendant stretch over my already served meal and drink to serve one of my companions even when there was free access around the table. The... More 

Thank lillian836
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a lovely lunch here, warm and cosy wee place, plenty to choose from menu, service, was great very attentive, will be back x

Thank Sandra T
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great food great service cosy place sometimes a bit crowded as it is small good choice of food lovely sunday lunch and good deals at lunchtime

Thank Sandra A
Ayr, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great choice and good service. Piping hot food served with a smile. Busy bar venue. Booking is a must.

Thank _jbm4y
South Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had really decent lunch here.. Food very nice and good selection. It's an country side inn with lots of nice touches. Would definitely return.

Thank C1374NYwilliamb
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very reasonable and lovely lunch while waiting on the children having their cook lesson at the local cook school. Highly recommended!

Thank Kirsty M
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat at the cochrane quite frequently but haven't been since Autumn. I always have chicken schnitzel, this time it was different from previous visits. The food was good but I was disappointed. The staff as usual were friendly and obliging. I mentioned the change in style to one of the ladies and she spoke to chef who is new... More 

Thank Angela J
Irvine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in on a busy Sunday evening whilst our son was at a birthday party and have to say the food was delicious and the service & surroundings were excellent. We're already planning our next visit and can highly recommend the Cochrane Inn to everyone.

Thank Mark_Kfam
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice, modern country pub-style interior. Friendly staff and was good value for the excellent quality of food. No complaints and would definitely go back.

Thank Derek T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$51
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43-47 Main Rd | Gatehead, Kilmarnock KA2 0AP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  East Ayrshire  >  Kilmarnock
  • Phone Number: +44 1563 570122

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?