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“More wine bar than inn”

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Souter Johnnie's Inn
Ranked #21 of 53 Ayr B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ayr, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“More wine bar than inn”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Visited the newly refurbished Souter's yesterday for a visit out of curiosity. Although the interior has lost much of it's character it had pre fire it has retained great service and great food. The large vaulted ceiling has been replaced with a mezianne floor, presumably to accommodate more diners (although this may be a fire regulation) . Dining areas are bright and to a very high standard, I was just expecting a slightly refurbished version of the old place.

Overall I would say if you are new to to Souters you will love it and if you had visited pre fire don't expect the same ambience the old building provided.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Auchinleck, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2014 via mobile

We visited Souter Johnnies on Thursday afternoon for lunch,the food and service were very good,it has been very tastefully renovated,I am allready looking forward to my next visit,well done.Also there is a shop which sells some lovely desserts and hand made chocs!!!! Go on spoil yourself....

  • Stayed February 2014
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

Lunch today.
Had high expectations as this restaurant has re-opened and was always a favourite. Menu vas varied with some appetising dishes. Food was great from a slightly overpriced menu in my opinion. Hardly service with a smile and staff not that attentive. Took too long to take our order and initially only interested in what we wanted to drink. Won't be hurrying back.

Stayed February 2014
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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

Went for coffee this a.m. to see Mr Costley's new premises and we weren't disappointed. Décor lovely, staff lovely & we will definitely be back after studying the menu! Well worth a visit and can't wait to return to sample the menu.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

Found this delightful place on way to Turnberry. Stopped for a quick lunch and was not disappointed. Food, service and surroundings were excellent. Pity it is nearly a 2hr drive from Edinburgh. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Stranraer, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

First visit after re opening, the place was brighter but not quite as homely as the previous Souter's, the food was very good, but preferred the atmosphere of the old pub. The new Souter's is aimed more for passing trade than special events.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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glasgow
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Reviewed 30 October 2011

Took my ma here for her birthday as it was handy for her, nice staff but if you seriously think that 2 green beans, a spoon of turnip and 2 potatoes constitutes vegetables then you really are having a laugh at customers expense. Cozy enough pub, and they do try to do interesting food but better to offer less choice and not skimp.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Souter Johnnie's Inn
Address: 47 Main Road | Kirkoswald, Ayr KA8 0LQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Ayrshire > South Ayrshire > Ayr
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Ranked #21 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Ayr
Number of rooms: 21
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Souter Johnnie's Inn Ayr, Scotland

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