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The Tipsy Laird

68 High Street, Kingussie PH21 1HZ, Scotland
+44 1540 661708
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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68 High Street, Kingussie PH21 1HZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Myself and my family were on holiday and decided to grab some food. When we entered the pub and the bar staff and waitresses were extremely rude and unwelcoming. The waitress did not even say hello but sat us down in a very smokey bar...More

Thank Lanabanna
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great find in a small town that seems to totally shut down on a Friday night after 7:00 pm. The staff and local clientele are happy to give you suggestions on local attractions, and what whisky to sample. If you are taking a stroll...More

Thank Douglas W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Tipsy Laird as a table of 7. Had phoned earlier in the day to book stating we would be bringing a dog with us we were told this was fine and our reservation was made for 8pm. On arrival we were then told...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here our first night in Kingussie and it was good. I had the steak pie which was good. Great gin- waitress recommended a local gin - awesome. She was great with the kids - the kids were a little picky/fussy - she totally...More

1  Thank TheLenansidhe C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my wife and parents for a meal at the beginning of this month. Granted, the surroundings and atmosphere are quite nice. Unfortunately, however, the meal was a bit disappointing. The order was taken but two of the dishes came incorrectly. This happened after...More

1  Thank jasperknecht
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Dark & dingy - staff miserable - service was sadly lacking. Took an age to get served Lots of screaming kids running around the place. AVOID

1  Thank MrsBobbinsStaying
Reviewed August 31, 2018

It was the summer holidays and a weekday and we walked in to find food wasn't being served. Found this frustrating and took my bat home.More

1  Thank whereamI2day
kiwiscot2013, Owner at The Tipsy Laird, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Please accept our sincere apologies for the confusion surrounding our opening hours. Unfortunately, our trip advisor listing information was not updated when we changed our times, which is entirely our fault. I hope you might visit us again when you're next in town and be...More

Reviewed August 24, 2018

Having read all the reviews we went to Tipsey on a Friday Lunch only to find it was closed at approx.12.30. When we passed by later it still seemed to be closed. Strange seeing as it was Thunder in the Valley weekend.

1  Thank Jojenda
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Came here as a party of 4 with 1 dog. Was greated by three dogs on arrival and they were all very well behaved during our visit with none (apart from my own) bothering us during our meal. We had to sit in the bar...More

Thank sarpor
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Just eaten at the Tipsy Laird. I was present with a stone cold steak pie which had to be replaced. No compensation offered.More

Thank grahammitchell11
kiwiscot2013, Owner at The Tipsy Laird, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

Hi Graham, Having spoken to the chef, and the waiter on duty, we're at a bit of a loss as to how you considered your meal stone cold. The same,slowly simmering pot of fresh steak pie mix, and the pastry straight from the oven, was...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 High Street, Kingussie PH21 1HZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Kingussie
  • Phone Number: +44 1540 661708
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Food served Tues- Sunday for dinner and Wednesday - Sunday for lunch. Under new management since August 2016, The Tipsy Laird is a traditional village pub in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park with a great range of local Malt Whiskies, Scottish Gins & Cask Ales, and a fantastic food offering at affordable prices, with daily specials as well. The Tipsy Laird boasts a stunning South facing beer garden, perfect for lunch on a weekend or a quiet pint in the evening. Or if you prefer the indoors, we have plenty of seating in the bar & restaurant areas, with a roaring fire for the winter months. We are family & dog friendly, although please note persons under the age of 18 (this includes babies) are not permitted on the premises after 8.30pm unless consuming a meal. Please note that restaurant service concludes at 9pm every night. Dinner reservations are recommended, especially from May - September & during school holiday times.
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