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Ghillies Cellar Bar & Bistro

RR - RRR, , British
Newtonmore Road | Duke Of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie PH21 1HE, Scotland
+44 1540 661302
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“sandwiches” (3 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
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Pub, Bar, British, Scottish
Newtonmore Road | Duke Of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie PH21 1HE, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the lounge bar for dinner. The food was good and the staff friendly. It's nothing special but served the purpose.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Martina1888
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We popped in here for coffee a couple of times - the coffee is good, the staff are friendly. We preferred the atmosphere and armchairs of the hotel lounge to the bar itself.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank alexwardle
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Stopped for food and I am sorry to say it was really bad. The quality of the produce was cheap. The hamburger was like rubber and just utter cheap rubbish. You need to improve the overall experience. Very dissapointing. Hope this review makes you re...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank alanhay61
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Literally eating now food is bloody awful food is frozen chips and the burger meat tastes off crap it's mc Donalds is better than this. Salad not cold and looks like its been laying there for a while. The only thing what was ok was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lee N
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Nice meal here . Food was good but a little basic. A good choice of dishes. Service excellent and we would visit again.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Andrewmoncur1
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Lovely looking hotel, we were staying in Kingussie for the evening and decided to go in for a meal. The food was decidedly average although not expensive, beer was OK and staff were friendly.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Peter R
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We came in on a Friday evening and they made a bit of a thing about not booking, but there were plenty of empty tables. There was only one barmaid/waitress serving guests in the bar. The waitress was not very welcoming and her English was...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank Scout219
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Although we only popped in for drinks the food being served looked very tempting. Service by the friendly waitress was very good, checking that all the customers were happy or in need of anything, she seemed to be a popular girl. Took our order at...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank roymyra
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Stayed in the hotel and never ventured from the Ghillies bar to be fair. Cosy, the staff are fantastic nothing or no request is to much trouble. Love this place and it has excellent real ales too!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Lstartrek
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Outdoor seating overlooking town gardens. Range of food for lunch or larger meals. Centrally located and right on the East Highland Way walk.

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank PamB581
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$22
Pub, Bar, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newtonmore Road | Duke Of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie PH21 1HE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Kingussie
  • Phone Number: +44 1540 661302
  • E-mail
Ghillies Rest is attached to the Duke of Gordon Hotel and serves a full bar menu from 12pm until 8pm seven days a week. We serve a wide range of food from sandwiches to steaks and a mix of pub and restaurant style food. We serve alcoholic and none alcoholic beverages including alcohol free beer. Coffee and Tea is available inside and to take away so no need to rush if you have somewhere to be. Our Food and beverage staff are renowned for being very friendly and efficient and will make you feel very welcome. All major credit cards are accepted with the exception of diners club and american express.
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