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Cochrane Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
43-47 Main Road | Gatehead, Kilmarnock KA2 0AP, Scotland
+44 1563 570122
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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43-47 Main Road | Gatehead, Kilmarnock KA2 0AP, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went to the Cochrane Inn this evening as a party of 5. We all ate from the Xmas menu. I had Cullen Skink and Turkey Dinner. Very good value at £18.95 for two courses. The food we had was very good and healthy portions....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 300duncanm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was pleasantly surprised to find the Cochrane has had a bright fresh makeover, and the menu looked inviting.the food came in good time and was well presented and as usual, very flavourful.staff were helpful and in the main cheery which always helps! We were both...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bill M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first time I ate here was with friends one Friday night. I am very, very glad to have chosen it - because my friends had traveled a long way that day and this was the perfect spot to eat, drink and have a good...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Riggy1966
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friends and I visited the cochrane on on Friday 16/11/18. Restaurant was set in a lovely setting on the bend of a busy road. Restaurant had a relaxing atmosphere and the staff were friendly and helpful. The temperature within the restaurant was exceptionally warm and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank alzone
Reviewed 12 November 2018

We hadn't been to the Cochrane for a while, and were pleasantly surprised when we went in to see the place was much brighter than I remembered. We were shown to our seat and given 3 menus, one with the specials, a main menu and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AncientAnnie
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Had a lovely lunch here - sitting next to the fire nice and toasty - very nice staff and a lovely lunch

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank june586
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

My 86 year old fussy father in laws favourite which it is fast becoming our full friendly family favourite restaurant too 😋❗️

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank RogerW334
Reviewed 24 October 2018

My wife and I visited The Cochrane Inn, Gatehead in Kilmarnock for lunch earlier this week as we have heard good things about it, but we have never visited. The restaurant, itself, is a a traditional farm-type building on the junction of the A759 as...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SGrierUK
Reviewed 23 October 2018

This is our go to place whenever we are back in Kilmarnock, great food, friendly staff and great value for money. We had a vegan and a vegetarian in our group and both were fully catered for, try the vegetables in tempura batter, they are...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank taratupps2
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Service was ok with the exception that no member of the waiting staff asked if everything was ok with the meal. The presentation of the dishes was poor, the macaroni cheese was served in a shallow bowl with no garnish or garlic bread it was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank williamtb2014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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
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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