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The Cairn Hotel Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
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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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Perth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were expecting and hoping for tasty pub grub but got so much more! Fantastic friendly efficient service lead to beyond - expectations tasty food! Definitely value for money. Fish and chips were excellent. Crisp batter and fresh delicious fish. Lovely wine and beer. Cosy bar area.

Thank FamilyD55
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere menu had something for everyone,food very good and attentive staff,if we were in the area again we will go back.

Thank catherine65
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful traditional Scottish pub, restaurant and inn. The food is very good quality with a good choice of drinks including local real ales. Friendly staff and locals. I love the real log fire! Very cosy!

Thank terrycathrine
Stirling, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family has been travelling to Aviemore and the surrounding areas for a holiday twice a year, every year, for the past 30+ years. I can confidently say that the Cairn is one of our staple favourites and is one we always reserve at least one night of the week to come and eat at and have some drinks. Don't... More 

Thank HonestTeen
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154 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice while staying at Lochanhully and enjoyed it both times. The choice is reasonable but the quality is good and the prices fair

Thank simonshearer
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice varied choice of excellent dishes, good portions, and all made with locally sourced ingredients, served promptly by very friendly staff. It's a traditional style bar, with a real fire (so can take a wee bit to warm up on a cold day) creating an atmosphere that's warm in both senses of the word. We'll be back.

Thank Gasman1874
Halifax, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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

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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, Gluten Free Options
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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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