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The Tipsy Laird

68 High Street, Kingussie PH21 1HZ, Scotland
+44 1540 661708
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (29 reviews)
“pie” (12 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 01:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
68 High Street, Kingussie PH21 1HZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

We went to The Tipsy Laird in High Street Kingussie Sunday 2nd December. The Christmas light had just been switched on and we had booked a table for six to enjoy a meal after a fine day. We had been the the Tipsy Laird many...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JPSco1609
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Came in with my partner Tuesday evening for a pitstop on our way home. We were greeted by an unpleasant female staff member. When we were seated a young lass came over with such confidence and took our drinks order we were astounded by this...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Johnmackenna
kiwiscot2013, Owner at The Tipsy Laird, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Dear Johnmackenna, Thank you so much for your review of our food & of Amelia, I'll be sure to pass it on to her! She'll be absolutely delighted with it. My apologies for the other member of staff that greeted you- she no longer works...More

Reviewed 18 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Lanabanna
kiwiscot2013, Owner at The Tipsy Laird, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Dear Lanabanna, I can only offer you my sincerest apologies for what was an entirely awful experience for you (food aside- glad you enjoyed your meal!). The waitress you describe is no longer working for us, for reasons including what you have mentioned above. I...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Douglas W
Reviewed 29 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Amy C
Reviewed 18 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank TheLenansidhe C
Reviewed 16 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank jasperknecht
Reviewed 5 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank MrsBobbinsStaying
Reviewed 31 August 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

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank whereamI2day
kiwiscot2013, Owner at The Tipsy Laird, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 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 24 August 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.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Jojenda
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$23
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
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
  • E-mail
Typical Village Pub come under New ownership as of the 2nd of November 2018. We offer simplistic food to a high standard and a low price. At the Bar you’ll find a selection of local whisky, gin and Cask Ales boasting a permanent line of Cairngorm Brewery Ale from 12 miles north.
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