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The Cairn Hotel Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
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Main Road, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3AS, Scotland
+44 1479 841212
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We come here most weekends for a few drinks and often a meal and I can say that this is a great wee pub and Carrbridge would not be the same without it. The food is consistently good and the menu changes regularly which keeps things interesting for us locals who eat here regularly. The cost of the food is... More 

Thank Sambain39
Goole, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good atmosphere, good food, good service. The fish pie seemed bottomless and was STUFFED with mussels, salmon and white fish in a wonderful creamy sauce.

Thank melsargeantson
Helmsdale, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a meal in the Cairn Hotel while on holiday,a great wee pub with a great menu and great food,the staff were very friendly and the service was quick.If you are passing through Carrbridge pop in and have a meal in the Cairn Hotel its a wee gem of a place well worth a look.

Thank Garry M
Hastings, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So staying in Carrbridge for the week, and had taken the dogs for a walk ending up a little muddy and back in the village. My partner popped in and asked if they were dog friendly, and were very quickly shown through to the bar... where a fire was already lit and they weren't even properly open... so they sorted... More 

Thank blackrat1314
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Cairn three nights in succession,on all occasions the food was very nice,well presented,and plenty of it.The staff were friendly and efficient making the whole experience very pleasant. The choice of Real Ales is interesting and excellent.

Thank Pete D
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and I ate here whilst staying in the area. The food and service were excellent, and the place had a nice friendly atmosphere. We both had the pigeon for starter, which was amazing. My fiancé had tempura prawns for main, I had duck. Both were perfectly done. For dessert I had cheesecake and she had chocolate mousse. Again,... More 

Thank Nicolas A
Darvel, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped off here for a meal while we were staying at the Duck's Nest Hostel. The bar area had a nice cosy feel to it, especially given that they had the open fire on the go. As a real ale fan I was very happy to see 3 ales on tap, 2 from Orkney Brewery and the other from... More 

Thank killiealan
Portree, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Cairn to meet friends for a meal. I had the best b7rger ever there. Lots of flavour and melted in the mouth. My wife had risotto which was equally delicious. Friendly vibrant pub with great staff.

Thank Douglas G
Perth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were expecting and hoping for tasty pub grub but got so much more! Fantastic friendly efficient service lead to beyond - expectations tasty food! Definitely value for money. Fish and chips were excellent. Crisp batter and fresh delicious fish. Lovely wine and beer. Cosy bar area.

1 Thank FamilyD55
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great atmosphere menu had something for everyone,food very good and attentive staff,if we were in the area again we will go back.

Thank catherine65

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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
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?