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The Jockey Club

#37 of 127 Restaurants in Ayr
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
British, European, Scottish
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Western House 66 Craigie Road | Craigie Road, Ayr KA8 0HA, Scotland
+44 1292 294980
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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a meal here while staying in hotel good food at a good price Only small complaint was the potato in the cullen skink was hard which is a basic error for a restaurant of this standard, however it will not stop us going back

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Thank rab2435
WesternHouse014, General Manager at The Jockey Club, responded to this review

Good morning rab2435 Thank you for leaving a review on our page. I am sorry to see that the Cullen Skink was not to standard and this will certainly be passed onto our Chef. Kind regards Gary White Hotel General Manager More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

See my review of "Western House". This is a place to go if you wan high standards and superb service.

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Thank Suntravellers65
WesternHouse014, General Manager at The Jockey Club, responded to this review

Good morning suntravellers65 Thank you once again for your review. I'm glad to see that you enjoyed your visit. Kind regards, Gary White Hotel General Manager More 

ayrshire
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Family Xmas Dinner paid £500.00 for 7adults 1child.Disaster food frozen not just cold plates cold,no kids menu he got served Mac/cheese disaster more canteen than restaurant free btl wine for inconven

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1 Thank amimaj
WesternHouse014, General Manager at The Jockey Club, responded to this review

Good Morning Amimaj I am sorry to see that your experience did not match the positive experience that all our other guests reported. I am now in conversation with you in regards to the above. Kind regards Gary White Hotel General Manager More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

What can I say clean fresh beautiful. .perfect for a Xmas break. You can even.a must to do on your bring it pet

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Thank Cheryl S
WesternHouse014, General Manager at The Jockey Club, responded to this review

Good morning Cheryl S Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed the Jockey Restaurant. Unfortunately we do not accept Pets in the Restaurant or Bar areas, however i assume you are talking about the pet friendly bedrooms we have in the hotel. Kind regards, Gary White Hotel General Manager More 

Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We were able to book an early dinner to allow us to attend the theatre. There was a good choice of dishes on the menu and there were well priced house wines. The staff in the restaurant were friendly and helpful. Our table over looked la escaped gardens and had a pleasant atmosphere.

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Thank Jacquie M
WesternHouse014, General Manager at The Jockey Club, responded to this review

Good evening Jacquie M Thanks for the review of our restaurant. I am really pleased to see that your enjoyed your experience and service. We hope to see you again at Western House. Kind regards, Gary White Hotel General Manager More 

Irvine, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

we had breakfasts and dinner at this restaurant. the food is delicious and well-presented, the staff are very friendly, professional, and competent. the ambience in the restaurant is very pleasant. toilets are impeccable. all-in-all superb.

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Thank joseph d
WesternHouse014, General Manager at The Jockey Club, responded to this review

Good evening joseph d Great to read you had a very good experience in our Jockey Club restaurant and that the staff and food were to your expectations. Thanks for the great review and we hope to see you when you return to the hotel. Kind regards Gary White Hotel General Manager More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had dinner here and then breakfast the next morning. The food at dinner was good, everyone in the group was very impressed. We each had three courses (plus an unexpected free amouse bouche of battered black pudding!) covering a wide range of the menu and all of us enjoyed our dinner. I had potato and leek soup, which was... More 

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Thank Paul G
WesternHouse014, General Manager at The Jockey Club, responded to this review

Good evening Paul G Thank you for the excellent review. Great to see that you enjoyed both breakfast and dinner in the Jockey Club We hope to see you again soon Kind regards Gary White Hotel General Manager More 

Portstewart
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Food really good - staff the friendliest and most helpful I have ever met, staff throughout the hotel were the same.

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Thank Anne M
WesternHouse014, General Manager at The Jockey Club, responded to this review

Good morning Anne M Thank you for the review. Great to see that you were well looking after and you enjoyed your meal. Kind regards, Gary White Hotel General Manager More 

Wigan, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We stayed here over the festive period and were not disappointed. The food was amazing with generous portions. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff who catered for one very awkward Vegan who doesn't like salad or mushrooms! We enjoyed it so much we are going back again for next Christmas. Thanks.

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Thank Cath T
WesternHouse014, General Manager at The Jockey Club, responded to this review

Good morning Cath T Thank you for leaving such a great review regarding your experience at Christmas. I am pleased to see that you had a great time and that even your Vegan guests enjoyed their visit. We look forward to seeing you again this Christmas. Kind regards, Gary White Hotel General Manager More 

London
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228 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

The food here is excellent along the service. I have eaten here on three occasions, each time it has been of a very high standard and very competitively priced. The service is swift and very friendly, the surroundings are very comfortable and all within a budget.

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Thank FirmfriendsLondon
WesternHouse014, General Manager at The Jockey Club, responded to this review

Good afternoon FirmFriendsLondon Thank you for your excellent review. Great to see you enjoyed the Jockey Club and that it consistently maintains a high level of service and food standards and great value. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Gary White Hotel General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
Cuisine
British, European, Scottish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Western House 66 Craigie Road | Craigie Road, Ayr KA8 0HA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  South Ayrshire  >  Ayr
  • Phone Number: +44 1292 294980
  • This restaurant is at Western House Hotel
Description
Set in the grounds of Ayr Racecourse, The Jockey Club is the Restaurant for the Western House Hotel. The intimate dining room can only seat 32, but what is lacking in size is more than made up for with the food. The Award Winning team of Chefs under Paul Cuthbert go to great lengths to bring the freshest seasonal ingredients to the table. The extensive wine list contrasts Old World Classics with Premium New World Wines meaning every taste can be catered for.The Jockey Club is open all day for breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner from 7.00am until last orders at 9.30pm.

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