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The Failford Inn

££ - £££, British,
Failford, Failford, Mauchline KA5 5TF, Scotland
+44 1292 540123
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“steak pie” (13 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
“haggis” (7 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Failford, Failford, Mauchline KA5 5TF, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here before heading back to our accommodation after walking to the nearby Cove. We received a warm welcome and the hospitality extended throughout our meal. Dogs are welcome in the beer garden and in the bar, but not the restaurant. There is a...More

Thank Amyelll
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is great value and highly recommend the steak pie, we all loved it. There is a bar area for dogs but it was full so we were allowed into the bank restaurant as it was too cold and wet for the beer...More

Thank Maps658828
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really tasty steak we all enjoyed it, took the dog in too and there's a whole bar for people with dogs. Cheap meals 9.95 each for the main meal. Only downside is the parking opposite there's not alot of spaces and it was abit of...More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Great pub if you like something off the beaten track with nice scenary. Took the dogs here and they could sit in the bar or out the beer garden at the back of pub. Food was spot on and service and staff were above expectations....More

Thank Kingj462
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We had a meal on Sunday. Food was good and the bar staff were friendly, entertaining and gave us lots of tips on what to do in the area. They were great with the dog too.

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 12 July 2018

On holiday in the area and arranged to meet friends here at 12.30pm for lunch. We turned up at 12pm, advertised as the opening time on fb, after a long walk with our dog. Waited until almost 1pm and pub never opened. Disappointed!

Thank Rachpaton
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Best lunch by a country mile! Superb home made menu, fantastic and friendly attentative staff. Beautiful setting with the beer garden by the river....will be back soon!

Thank fritzmac
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Popped in for dinner 2 adults and a child. Shown to a table by a nice young waitress. Menus and drink order taken. £1.20 for a soft drink is amazing value. Dining room nicely laid out. I’d like to see some art or photos on...More

Thank dmax66
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Tried the inn for a Sunday meal, in the beer garden, food was lovely, nice staff, we had scampi, and steak pie, big portions, beer garden great and lovely view of river.

Thank robertayr721
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Enjoyed our tastey meal here ,sitting in the lovely garden overlooking the river . My partner loved his steak and ale pie here .

Thank Joy B
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Alan M
10 January 2018|
Response from davidalton2017 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about winter opening times.Best give Sara a ring on 01292 540123 I am sure they would be happy to see you.
27 September 2017|
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Response from Sara S | Property representative |
hi, yes we are open saturdays from 12pm, serve meals all day and also have a snack menu available untill 5pm. if you would like to give us a call to book and gaurentee you table as saturdays can be quite busy and dont like t... More
9 March 2017|
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Response from frances w | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$14
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Failford, Failford, Mauchline KA5 5TF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  East Ayrshire  >  Mauchline  >  Failford
  • Phone Number: +44 1292 540123
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The Failford Inn is positioned within a late 19th century terrace in the sleepy, picturesque hamlet of Failford in South Ayrshire. it is a traditional County Inn with a cosy bar, dining room, restaurant and beautiful riverside beer garden which sits on the banks of the beautiful River Ayr.It is a perfect spot for lunch, dinner, or simply a thirst quenching drink after a mornings fish or a walk along the River Ayr Way. The Failford Inn welcome children and dogs. Please contact us for more information or for reservations.
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