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The Hollybush Inn

#9 of 128 Restaurants in Ayr
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Hollybush, Ayr KA6 6EY, Scotland
+44 1292 560017
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Ayr, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food is absolutely lovely, hot and well presented and very reasonable aswell. The restaurant sits in a lovely relaxed location with beautiful scenery. Definately worth a visit if your in the area.

Thank Helen F
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely food from a good choice menu, staff were very pleasant and the view on a nice sunny day adds to the experience

Thank derek w
Ayr, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I come an average of 4 days a week) and have NEVER had a bad meal... every meal is just as good as the last. Staff are nothing but polite and helpful!... nothing is ever an issue! The chicken tempura is the best in Ayrshire, without a doubt. The portions are massive and you never leave hungry! I highly recommend... More 

3 Thank keirabea
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here on Saturday night with my wife to make up for working on Valentine's Day as we had heard good things about the place. We were greeted very politely by a young man who seemed to be in charge at the time and were shown to our table in the conservatory. He asked us for drinks and told us... More 

Thank danny l
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
128 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was down in Patna on a personal matter and on way back home the wife needed the loo,stopped here and decided it was time for lunch,spacious bright dinning area with great countryside views,good and varied menu we were served quickly and efficiently,food was well presented and genorous portions could not fault in anyway very good in all ways cannot wait... More 

Thank kovwirana
Teddington, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting set up with bar being in the middle of an L-shaped building. There are quite a number of tables which are neatly set up but with no table decorations e.g. candles, table cloths, flowers, it has the effect of making the place look stark and bare. Service is very good and our Primotivo was very good at an attractive... More 

1 Thank 104Guinness1
Prestwick, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely evening. Nice ambience, friendly staff. Only downside was that I ordered the Seabass which was served on a seafood risotto. It was served with one small fillet of Seabass and a large portion of risotto. I would much rather have had two fillets of fish and a smaller portion of risotto. Rant over. Otherwise I would recommend this place... More 

Thank Malndiakbuk
Level Contributor
31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have rarely booked for this restaurant just outside Ayr. It is a favourite place. We have been so often in the last 30 years and stayed loyal through all the changes that have been made, new owners, new menus, etc. This time we arrived at 4.45 on a Saturday, and asked if they had a table. The place was... More 

Thank Stewart B
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Popped in to meet someone. Had soft drinks and coffee. Very clean, well laid out and quiet. Attentive staff.

Thank pataird1
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Stumbled upon this place several years ago and often return for meals, sometimes with family in tow. Never disappoints. Added bonus is they allow dogs in the bar side so we can have the full family with us.

Thank AHB1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hollybush, Ayr KA6 6EY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  South Ayrshire  >  Ayr
  • Phone Number: +44 1292 560017

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?