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The Cairn Hotel Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Main Road, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3AS, Scotland
+44 1479 841212
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here over the weekend, the food was lovely! My fiancé had venison and it was pink and cut like butter! Beautiful! The pub was nice a cosy and the staff we friendly! definitely pop in if you're ever in Carrbridge

Thank Claire H
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Traditional comfy pub,open fire,dog friendly,and excellent food.I particularly recommend the wood pigeon and black pudding starter,it was so good we're wondering how soon we can get an excuse to pass through Carrbridge again.

Thank Joan H
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Great food! Great whiskey and beer selection. Great ambiance. Many locals to chat up! The fireplace adds a great warmth to the room and a pool table to boot!

Thank Caffree
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We missed this hotel and came back as it's in the Good Beer Guide and my husband wanted a visit. although a bit tired inside the staff were very friendly and pleasant and the bar was full of people. We asked for a table and were told we could go through to the restaurant which we did and sat down... More 

Thank june a
Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Nice drink in bar waiting for a table. 3 out of 4 went for the Scottish Buffet, unusual combinations but tasty and good value. Youngest daughter had scampi, big portions. too full for dessert. went to pub next afternoon for a drink. staff in pub and restaurant pleasant and friendly

Thank lizd510
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I must say the person that was serving was lovely and friendly but the food not that nice! I had spaghetti carbonara I can honestly say it a first with surprising mushrooms in it. On the menu it didn't say that there was any in it or I would not have ordered it. It over powered the sauce and made... More 

Thank Mcqueenhair
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We visited at Halloween during our stay at the Sky Mountain Lodge. Best pub food I ever tasted. Traditional cozy Scottish pub. Brilliant. Anytime I'm in that area I pop in everytime.

Thank Andrew R
Dorking, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I have visited this place several times over the years, but on my annual visit to Aviemore, I visited again. The doors were locked when we arrived (we were five minutes early) but we were eventually let in. Very sad that the fire wasn't lit on a cold winters day. The fire was the main attraction of this place for... More 

Thank Nibbs007
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I feel I'm being a bit harsh giving 3 stars but that's solely on the food. Reason being I ordered the game kebabs with feta salad and on arrival the meat was barely warm and very dry, definitely not cooked fresh. I asked for more of the sauce that came with it but I couldn't finish the first kebab because... More 

Thank Darrenkusz
Burnham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Was in the area for the week. And we came here twice. Really good value for money and the food was really good. All staff were friendly and it has good parking on site. Selection of alcohol was also great. I stuck to the Stella myself though.

Thank alrth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
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
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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