Review on The Sorn Inn

Dating back some 200 years, this white-painted coaching inn is now a thriving family-run pub/restaurant-with-rooms. There's splendid countryside all around and fishing can be arranged on the River Ayr.

The inn's reputation rests largely with its restaurant, where chef Craig Grant works to regularly changing modern menus based around seasonal Scottish produce. You might kick off with red mullet fish soup and lobster tortellini or a spring roll of Sorn Castle pheasant confit with aubergine chutney before moving on to pavé of Scotch beef with pearl barley, wild mushrooms and a haggis beignet or steamed wild sea bass with lemon grass, crab dumpling and Thai-style broth. A cheese course is offered before desserts such as passion fruit crème brûlée or chocolate fondant pudding.

Alternatively opt for The Chop House bar/bistro where the menu offers baguettes, steaks and upmarket pub grub along the lines of warm salad of belly pork with Chinese-style dressing. No real ales are offered, but the wine list is an ever-growing slate of decent bottles and regular favourites plus a few special 'cellar selections'.

The Sorn Inn is also featured in: AA Guide

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Modern Scottish / Gastro pub


Craig Grant

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Tue-Fri (All day Sat & Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm Tue-Sun (8.00pm Sun)

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Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at The Sorn Inn

  • Vegetarian menu
  • 40 covers
  • Family Friendly


Accomodation is available, (4 rooms)


The Sorn Inn
35 Main Street

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