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“Good food, with great service.”

Highland Laddie Inn
Ranked #4 of 36 Restaurants in Wigton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$19
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: we are situated on the beautiful Solway coast, an area of outstanding natural beauty. we try to keep our supplies local when we can. haafnet fishing in the summer brings fresh Solway salmon, sea trout and sea bass. we have a wealth of local wildlife, a vast amount of sea birds. we are also on the roman wall walk. in 2013 we also started bed and breakfast accommodation. so come and try us.
Reviewed 26 November 2012 via mobile

First time in the pub, found a really good menu choice with something to suit everyone. Food was very well cooked and presented and portions were generous. The owner makes you very welcome.

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Thank Ingy56
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Reviewed 7 November 2012

If the Highland Laddie Inn had been around in Roman times then Hadrian would surely have marched in for a meal. Today it’s the Roman Wall walkers (and the locals) that fill the restaurant along with the tourists who visit this area of outstanding natural beauty. Its reputation draws celebrities too, including Jean-Christophe Novelli who featured the restaurant in his latest cookbook.
So Pat and I jumped at an invitation from proprietor Mark Messenger. Glasson is a tiny North Cumbrian village on the Solway Firth and the pub has been there for 300 years – log fire, traditional decor, solid furniture and a welcoming barmaid.
A neat dining room is tucked away but is still within earshot of the jolly banter in the bar.
The menu has all the regulars but at remarkably low prices. A winner is the Senior Citizens menu – smaller portions at an even smaller price (why has no-one else thought of this?).
But the big attraction is ‘The Specials’ and when we were there the excited whispers revealed that these were Sea Bass, Sea Trout and Salmon. Mark explained that these were ‘when available’ because they were caught in the nearby Solway estuary by the Ancient Viking method of Haaf Net fishing. You can try this out by joining Mark in the tidal waters as part of a holiday package which includes a delicious fish dinner afterwards. Both are experiences you’ll never forget.
I had poached Sea Bass and Pat had grilled Sea Trout both served with chips and salad – no frills! We have never tasted better.
The pub isn’t residential – visitors stay in hotels nearby but come to the Highland Laddie to dine. I asked Mark why this was and without a trace of immodesty he said: “Because the food’s good!”

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Thank Tonyuke
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Reviewed 6 June 2017
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