Lairhillock Inn voted one of the nation’s best25 gastropubs

One of the North-east’s last remaining traditional country inns is celebrating after being named one of the best in the UK by a leading food guide.

Monday, 3rd November 2014, 7:00 am
Manager of The Lairhillock Inn, Donald Law

The Lairhillock Inn, at Netherley, was chosen by reviewers from Harden’s to feature in the “25 best country pubs for food” list.

Manager, Donald Law, said: “To be one of two Scottish establishments to make this list is a fantastic achievement and one of which we are extremely proud. For us to beat other similar pubs in the North-east – an area with an abundance of fine dining options – really is testament to how hard all the staff here work to create the best possible environment for diners.”

The Lairhillock Inn, which is believed to have a 200-year-old history, was taken over by the Law family in 2007.

Writers from Harden’s said: “They take their food seriously at this family-run historic coaching inn that’s set in ruggedly beautiful rural Aberdeenshire and overflows with rustic charm. They not only peat smoke their own salmon and serve it with wasabi butter, but they smoke chicken and duck too, as well as haddock for their take on the Scottish classic fish soup ‘Cullen Skink’. The selection of grilled steaks could only be Aberdeen Angus.”

The Lairhillock Inn was the only Aberdeenshire restaurant, and one of just two in Scotland to make the list.