A friend and I visited the Fintry Inn for a meal on the evening of Sunday 15th December 2013.
We both had the haggis and black pudding starter, which was ok but only luke warm.
For his main course my friend had macaroni cheese, which was very heavy, sticky, bland and unappetising, and only warm rather than hot. Some sort of herbs or spices seemed to have been sprinkled on top of the macaroni, presumably to give it a bit of taste, but only succeeded in making it less palatable than it already was.
For my main course I chose the steak and ale pie, which sounded really delicious on the menu, but was very disappointing when it arrived. I was expecting a pastry pie filled with chunks of meat and gravy. What I got was something like a Cornish pastie filled with shredded meat of some description and no gravy. When I asked for some gravy to moisten things up a bit I was presented with a jug of thin watery chicken stock because the chef didn't have any beef gravy and presumably didn't know how to make some.
I gave up when it came to ordering a sweet, but my friend tried the banana fritters which were nothing startling, rather dry and uninteresting with one scoop of cheap tasting ice cream.
A lot of money must have been spent refurbishing the restaurant at the Fintry Inn because it's now a really attractive room compared to how it was before. The food however leaves a lot to be desired judging from what we experienced during our visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small public Free house & Restaurant with microbrewery. Great local cask ales and food with a focus on local and seasonal produce. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Fintry Inn Scotland