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Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for the first time for a family meal. Food is the standard fare, but none the worse for that. Staff friendly and efficient and meal was reasonably priced too. A decent destination for a meal in homely surroundings, but not really for a 'special' occasion.

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MHMHolding, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments.

Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2016

A first time visit for me and a return one for my other half, we received a very friendly welcome from the lady behind the bar and we were given menus quickly by a gentleman after we found a free table. We both chose to have the mixed grill after reading the menu and I was delighted to see that...

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MHMHolding, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and it's always good to hear that someone would like to return.

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Really nice place very clean pub and friendly staff spent a few afternoons here over our week in Nairn will call in again when we are back in Nairn,on our best pub list both I and the wife enjoyed the view from the beer garden

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MHMHolding, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Thank you. Delighted to hear that you would call in again.

Yorkshire
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I was pleased with my Room at The Havelock (Room 5), huge 4 Poster Bed, nice big roomy Bathroom, Shower in Bath Tub, so no cramped space showering. Nicely decorated with comfy chairs. My only minor gripes with the room is that the wooden floor was more than a little dusty in places, so not thoroughly cleaned, clean in other...

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MHMHolding, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed feedback. We do appreciate your helpful comments on areas where we can improve.

Alexandria, Scotland
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We booked The Havelock Hotel (a pub with rooms) for two nights, on a room only basis. We were a little early on arriving, but got the car parked in their parking area and checked in immediately. There is no reception as such - you go through to the bar/lounge area, and speak with a member of staff, who checks...

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MHMHolding, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Many thanks for your detailed and thoughtful review. Your feedback is much appreciated.

Nairn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely food. Friendly service. Great place! Nice selection on their menu but I love their specials board - always something different. Restaurant area is an ideal if you want a more relaxed atmosphere. The bar area can be quite busy but a great spot. Highly recommend.

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MHMHolding, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

We can't ask for more than to be "highly recommended2 - so your comments are very much appreciated. Thank you.

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights as we watched the Scottish Open golf. Room was good, staff very welcoming, breakfast (served just 2 doors down at their sister hotel) was very good and the Havelock itself a good pub serving decent food. This is an unpretentious venue that delivers good quality accommodation, decent beers and pub food in a good atmosphere.

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MHMHolding, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments which are much appreciated. We are essentially a "pub with rooms" but aim to be a good one! I'm pleased we delivered on that.

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We were in the Havelock several times during our holiday. We found the staff very friendly . We ate there on the the last evening an the meal was very nice. We also found the service very good especially by Donald.

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MHMHolding, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us repeatedly during your stay in Nairn. I'm glad you enjoyed the Havelock. Your comments are much appreciated.

Glenrothes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We found this wee gem by accident. Lovely wee pub. We had food on the first night lasagne was amazing. It was so good we returned the next evening for the steak night we had the most amazing steaks. Onion rings great and the skinny fries were great. Good value for money and we will def be returning. Hosts were...

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MHMHolding, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

I'm pleased you received a friendly welcome at the Havelock and enjoyed the food too. Thank you for your lovely comments.

Stonehaven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

We were in Nairn for a night before a competition in Inverness.We arrived just before 4pm and after settling in to our room elsewhere we decided to find somewhere to eat.It was a Saturday and we were expecting most establishments to be open all day.We couldn't find any places serving meals all day but we're recommended to try the Havelock...

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MHMHolding, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. We're known for our great value pub grub, but our fresh pizza and great Scottish steaks are worth trying too.

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Havelock is a small pub hotel located close to the beach in the popular seaside town of Nairn. Owned by Nairn locals, Gordon and Morag Holding, it has a welcoming, informal atmosphere. The Havelock serves good quality traditional pub bistro style food. It has 5 en suite bedrooms, most with baths and some with sea views. Under new ownership since August 2015, much of the hotel has been recently refurbished. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Havelock

Address: Crescent Road, Nairn IV12 4NB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Nairn
Price Range: RM263 - RM527 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Lovely food good beer and worth a visit.x”
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“Room 5, posted bed, great views! Haddock in the restaurant was a bit dry n overcooked”
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“The large bathroom in room 3 has a noisy pump system so avoid it if you don't want the noise. Didn't spoil it for us though.”
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“rm 1 and 3 .rm 1 for the warmth and view,rm 3 is huge”
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