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Cairn Lodge Services

$$ - $$$
British, Scottish
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M74 Between Junctions 11/12, Glasgow ML11 0RJ, Scotland
07:00 - 21:00
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All hours
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 07:00 - 21:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here on our return journey from Scotland, it is very over priced we paid £13.70 for 2 coffees and an egg mayonnaise and tuna roll, very little mayo in with the egg and only a thin layer of filling on both rolls, coffee could loosely be called coffee as you could only just taste it.

Thank Jayne W
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place was deserted when I arrived mid morning on Wednesday. Lovely smile from the young lady serving and terrific breakfast fare. I would thoroughly recommend this service stop over some of the bigger ones on this route.

Thank Chris F
Carnforth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When travelling on holiday to Scotland this is my first choice stop for services. I stopped here on the way up to Fife, and on the return journey recently. The staff are friendly, self-service is well-organised (Though watch out for coach parties arriving if you want quick service). The layout of the restaurant is very pleasant, and makes a real... More 

Thank dbeckers
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a proper rest stop with a restaurant serving hot foods with a Scottish flavour nice little shop with a range of Scottish products the restaurant could do with a facelift but it's nice to visit a service area that isn't fast food and from a chain

Thank Kidda2014
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Very welcoming , clean and tidy , food is good value ,toilets are very clean and looked at regular . Very enjoyable

Thank Andrew H
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This used to be Happendon Services on A74, now owned by Westmorland, who run Tebay services on M6. First, it is still on the (old) A74, not on the M74, so there is a bit of a diversion to find it. Second, it is not a motorway service area, so not open 24 hours Third, the buildings have not been... More 

Thank GunZuiko
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Ordered an overpriced bland chicken curry with a soggy poppadom and that's what I got. My wife needed something gluten and dairy free all that was on offer was a few dried up chips and a portion of dry mushy peas! Not a very nice place to eat, and the gift shop for sweets next door was extortionate! The staff... More 

Thank BorehamwoodCraig
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

called in for a drink and toilets. 2 toilets full of paper and 1 wouldn't flush. 1 girl doing coffee's put the groung coffee in a metal measure then tamped it down, then ran her hand over it, we watched her do that 3/4 times! How hygienic is that. The tea was awful, place very quiet and no wonder, won't... More 

Thank LindaParkerDarwen
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Having experienced Gloucester Services and Tebay last year, I was determined to stop at Cairn Lodge whilst travelling up to Oban as I find most motorway service areas a depressing experience. Gloucester Services were so different and I had expected a similar experience at Cairn Lodge. Big mistake. The Westmorland family is obviously trading on the reputation of Gloucester and... More 

Thank fflyer2016
Warrington, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Visited Cairn Lodge on my way back from Edinburgh, it was signposted from the motorway but did not say on the motorway sign that it was not open 24 hours. Well it was shut, closed, nothing, not even toilets. And with the other reviews will not be back again. Even went past Tebay as I understand they own Cairn Lodge,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
British, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: M74 Between Junctions 11/12, Glasgow ML11 0RJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: 01555851880