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Cochrane Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
43-47 Main Road | Gatehead, Kilmarnock KA2 0AP, Scotland
+44 1563 570122
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
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Closes in 6 min
10:00 - 14:30 Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
43-47 Main Road | Gatehead, Kilmarnock KA2 0AP, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 496 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a bar meal here before a funeral , 5 of us, waitress was very pleasant & took our order - fairly simple one course each. We waited over an hour before food finally came but no bread with soup, no pesto or garlic bread...More

Thank MIssMouseHelensburgh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu here. Options are mainly the traditional staples but always a good fish option and oddly for this type of venue a couple of Asian options too.I had a glazed salmon dish on this visit which was just superb.The lemon posset is the best...More

Thank scottishrainbows1
LornaG532, Director of Sales at Cochrane Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review and we are pleased that you enjoy your visits to The Cochrane Inn. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

We were recommended this lovely Inn by the receptionist at our hotel and we're really pleased we went. The food was lovely and the service first class with a very good standard of produce. It was extremely busy so I would make sure you book...More

Thank Alanthebairn
LornaG532, Director of Sales at Cochrane Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much Alan. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Cochrane Inn.

Reviewed 6 September 2018

We thought there would be no problem getting a table for lunch, without booking, and we did but only because we arrived early. By the time we were ready to leave the restaurant was quite full. I would take this as an indication that the...More

Thank pippin33
LornaG532, Director of Sales at Cochrane Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much. We are glad you enjoyed your anniversary lunch so much and hope you will come back to the Cochrane Inn soon.

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Myself and my new wife have been there a good few time and all was thought it was nice home style food . With the odd bit off Asian style . However recently end of July we visited after booking one Sunday afternoon . As...More

Thank robert011166
LornaG532, Director of Sales at Cochrane Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time Robert to review your visit. We are glad you have enjoyed your previous visits to the Cochrane and disappointed that this visit did not compare favourably. We will certainly take your comments on board and look in to these...More

Reviewed 25 August 2018

Such a pretty restaurant, and plenty of parking at the back. Met with two friends for breakfast, so it was fairly quiet, which was nice. Service was prompt and friendly. My full scottish breakfast was very tasty and well cooked, with plenty of butter to...More

2  Thank Lesley D
Lorna G, Director of Sales at Cochrane Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you very much Lesley. We are delighted you enjoyed your breakfast visit and look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Up visiting friends and they booked us in for a meal here. The atmosphere is lovely and the staff are very friendly but the food is only okay. I enjoyed the meal but it was nothing special, and hubby’s steak was cooked incorrectly twice but...More

Thank SaraJohnstone
Lorna G, Director of Sales at Cochrane Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant Sara. We are glad that you liked the surroundings and the service but disappointed that you found the food to be only okay, as you will see from other reviews our customers are usually very...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018

My wife and I have visited the Cochrane Inn a few times since my last review and I reckon it's worth giving an update. The range of dishes on offer is excellent, sure to please any taste I would think, with first class service from...More

Thank Martin C
Lorna G, Director of Sales at Cochrane Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you very much Martin. We really appreciate you taking time to do a second review and are delighted that you are now a returning customer!

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

I have been to the Cochrane Inn on two occasions. The first was on a busy Saturday evening at peak time. I do not advise anyone to go then. The tables are very close together and you can easily hear the people at the next...More

Thank Marie F
Lorna G, Director of Sales at Cochrane Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide this very useful feedback Marie. We are sorry you did not enjoy your Saturday visit as much as your weekday visit and we will certainly take your comments on board.

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We always come here when visiting family in Scotland. Extremely friendly staff and efficient service, great location and very good value. Great choice and nothing ever too much trouble. Would advise booking at busy times . Highly recommend

Thank Chris B
Lorna G, Director of Sales at Cochrane Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Thank you very much for your nice words Chris. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:30
Monday
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43-47 Main Road | Gatehead, Kilmarnock KA2 0AP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  East Ayrshire  >  Kilmarnock
  • Phone Number: +44 1563 570122
  • E-mail
Description
A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at the Cochrane Inn. Located in the village of Gatehead, on the outskirts of Kilmarnock, this traditional country inn and family restaurant, has a distinctly contemporary, yet cosy ambience. Our menu has modern twist together with some family favourites and features the best of our fresh local produce. The perfect place to visit for a relaxing and delicious lunch or dinner or to stop off at when travelling through Ayrshire.
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