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Ghillies Cellar Bar & Bistro

$$ - $$$, , British
Newtonmore Road | Duke Of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie PH21 1HE, Scotland
+44 1540 661302
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (3 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
Pub, Bar, British, Scottish
$$ - $$$
Newtonmore Road | Duke Of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie PH21 1HE, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely looking hotel, we were staying in Kingussie for the evening and decided to go in for a meal. The food was decidedly average although not expensive, beer was OK and staff were friendly.

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We came in on a Friday evening and they made a bit of a thing about not booking, but there were plenty of empty tables. There was only one barmaid/waitress serving guests in the bar. The waitress was not very welcoming and her English was...More

Thank Luckycharm83
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Although we only popped in for drinks the food being served looked very tempting. Service by the friendly waitress was very good, checking that all the customers were happy or in need of anything, she seemed to be a popular girl. Took our order at...More

Thank roymyra
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Stayed in the hotel and never ventured from the Ghillies bar to be fair. Cosy, the staff are fantastic nothing or no request is to much trouble. Love this place and it has excellent real ales too!

Thank Lstartrek
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Outdoor seating overlooking town gardens. Range of food for lunch or larger meals. Centrally located and right on the East Highland Way walk.

Thank Pam B
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the hotel and on our last night decided to have our meal here. This was on the strength of the quality of the breakfasts. Sadly, the meal was a bit average, chicken a wee bit dry and fish a wee bit...More

Thank AlanG1967
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We have been to this bar within the Duke of Gordon Hotel over a few years (many) It has appeared in the past in the basement and in its current location, the front corner of the Hotel. The only problem with this bar is that...More

Thank Trotter49
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We stopped at Ghillies for lunch and were the only patron's there. We ordered a mix of hot and cold sandwiches which were all pretty good. (I enjoyed the hot pork roll with stuffing and gravy). The service was very friendly but a little slow....More

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We only had pre dinner drinks here. Service Ok lager and wine prices average. Didn't eat here so cannot comment on food quality.

Thank marilynb678
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I stopped here last weekend as it was past lunch and I really needed food. I ordered soup and sandwiches, which I couldn't finish. The portion size was good - sandwiches are triple decked but it isn't needed. I ordered ham and sandwiches, which isn't...More

Thank LouB0404
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$23
Pub, Bar, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newtonmore Road | Duke Of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie PH21 1HE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Kingussie
  • Phone Number: +44 1540 661302
  • E-mail
Ghillies Rest is attached to the Duke of Gordon Hotel and serves a full bar menu from 12pm until 8pm seven days a week. We serve a wide range of food from sandwiches to steaks and a mix of pub and restaurant style food. We serve alcoholic and none alcoholic beverages including alcohol free beer. Coffee and Tea is available inside and to take away so no need to rush if you have somewhere to be. Our Food and beverage staff are renowned for being very friendly and efficient and will make you feel very welcome. All major credit cards are accepted with the exception of diners club and american express.
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