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The Cairn Hotel Restaurant

) #2 of 5 Restaurants in Carrbridge $$ - $$$ , British,
Main Road, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3AS, Scotland
+44 1479 841212
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (13 reviews)
“pudding” (8 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Road, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3AS, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pub had a brilliant atmosphere. It was one of the most friendly places we have ever eaten out with the kids. A group of 9 of us were comfortably accommodated in the bar area and our 3 dogs were allowed to come in too....More

1  Thank Aileen B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived at the Cairn Hotel the exterior looked a little tired, but there were lots of people enjoying a drink outside in the sunshine so we thought it was worth going in for a bite to eat. We were not disappointed, the food...More

Thank Shazzza25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to find, with a great park right beside it. Dog friendly, great service. Really good value for money, my plate was overflowing and that was only from the lunch menu. There's a couple of wee studios/gift shops to look around too. Loved it.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The Cairn Hotel in Carrbridge is a hidden gem. The food is excellent and the staff very friendly and helpful. It is also dog friendly and has a car park at thr rear

Thank Nigel R
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Visited during a recent stay at the Macdonald resort inAviemore. As Macdonalds do not allow dogs in their bar or restaurant, we do eat out at different restaurants during our stay. First visit to the Cairn Hotel, didn't find it until just before coming home,...More

Thank Colin N
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Up in Carrbridge recently and ate at the Cairn hotel two night. Food was great and the bar was really busy. Dogs were also allowed in the bar.

Thank Runrigman
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Visited the Cairn twice on stay at a local bread and breakfast. Good local fare and service with a smile, unlike some reviews. Portion size is large so beware!! Great selection of local beers and a large selection of whiskey's. Can be busy at around...More

Thank LondonGrahamr
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is well worth a visit if you're in the area.Good place to eat staff are very good and attentive.Good menu nice atmosphere.

Thank zidan13
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

The food here is simply great. Plenty of choice and full of flavour. You definitely wont be disappointed. The staff are brilliant and attentive. 5 Stars all round.

1  Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I was recommended to eat here by a local B&B and was thoroughly impressed. Had the most amazingly tasty seafood risotto in the evening, then went back the following lunchtime after a walk to have the home-made burger, which someong on the neighbouring table had...More

1  Thank ash1
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25 June 2017|
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Response from Bigman2012 | Reviewed this property |
I'm fairly certain that they have local steak and if not there is a steak house in the village
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3AS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Aviemore  >  Carrbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1479 841212
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An authentic highland inn, offering a rustic friendly ambiance to provide a genuine taste of highland hospitality. Our food is wholesome homemade cuisine using the best local, seasonal ingredients to create a gastro-pub style menu coupled with a relaxed and friendly standard of service.
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