We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Lairhillock Inn & Crynoch Restaurant

€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Scottish, Brew Pub, Pub, Gastropub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
5 Stonehaven | Near Stonehaven, Aberdeen AB39 3QS, Scotland
+44 1569 730001
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

244 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 233: English reviews
Troon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are great, good food and the service is excellent but the owners appear to have been trained by Basil Fawlty. Forget the welcoming fire in the bar and don't even think of encouraging new business. A pity because it was, and could be, the best country pub/restaurant in NE Scotland.

Thank hywele244
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you plan to go to the Lairhillock on a Saturday evening arrive early to get a table as you cannot book unless you are a party of 6 or more. We arrived at 6.45 pm to a very busy restaurant but managed to get a table for 4 in the conservatory. Service was good however let down by the... More 

Thank Neil H
Seez, France
Level Contributor
51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's years since I have been in past here but today while out in business calls I popped in for a quick bowl of warming soup and a refreshing drink. The lovely country pub atmosphere dining room is still very much the same which is great as change wouldn't lend it the same charm but I was delighted to see... More 

Thank Barry C
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The food and service were excellent as always, we've been coming here for many years and it never lets us down. Keep up the great work.

Thank BForbes2013
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Alas, Rude Service Spoiled the Taste of the Delicious Food We visited recently, our second time, as part of a large group of friends (12), including 4 young kids. The food was tasty gastropub spread — impressive for the most part and above average in this space I would say. The waiter though, was dismissive and indignant throughout our dining... More 

4 Thank 562gfr
Level Contributor
29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Have been several times for Christmas meals with work. The food and service has been fantastic every time!

Thank 401Kill
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We've been to the Lairhillock many times before over the years and it has always been good with fresh cooked food and reliable service. We haven't been for a while so thought we'd go back. We arrived early at 6pm as you couldn't always book here in the past, however we saw a number of tables already booked although there... More 

Thank Wyrdbrother
Montrose, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Food was average, only 2 vegetarian options and poor dessert choices, main meals adequate but badly served and presented, several mistakes, kept waiting for sauces etc the worst service we encountered for a long time, we eat out every weekend but wont go back to the Lairhillock.

Thank MartinaG064
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice looking Inn with a decent selection of food and drinks. Food was tasty and arrived quickly. As some other people have mentioned the staff border on unfriendly

Thank Musselduff
Stafford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
98 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Never had a bad meal here, proper inn type atmosphere with a log fire and the smell of wood smoke. Great service. You get big portions so think about what you're having or you will be leaving food! contractors who are using the place whilst on the bypass project were noisy.

Thank VernonPL678

Travellers who viewed Lairhillock Inn & Crynoch Restaurant also viewed

Catterline, Stonehaven
Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire
Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Been to Lairhillock Inn & Crynoch Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$199
Bar, British, Scottish, Brew Pub, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Stonehaven | Near Stonehaven, Aberdeen AB39 3QS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen
  • Phone Number: +44 1569 730001

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lairhillock Inn & Crynoch Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?