Lairds inn Steak dinner

Lairds Inn – Castle Cary – Dinner Drinks and Desert

Dinner, Drinks and Desert at The Lairds Inn at Castle Cary Holiday Park, Creetown.

As a resident at Auchenlarie Holiday Park, finding new places to eat and drink is something to consider after staying there a while.  So after seeing a post by The Lairds Inn on Auchenlarie Holiday Park Facebook I decided to give this a try over Christmas 2018.

First things first, if you go by Google directions you could get lost, so just head for Castle Cary Caravan Park and enter the park and just stay on the road all the way round to the right.   On a winters night, the lights from the windows of the pub are welcoming.  The Castle by the side, well that is just plain spooky, especially if you have been watching Haunting of Hillhouse from Netflix recently :-).

Once inside the female staff member was welcoming and also there is a wooden fire in the bar and another wooden fire in the restaurant itself.  There is a small bar and also to the left is a pool table.  Pub prices were reasonable and they had Stella Artois on tap.  There is a menu for daily specials on the wall.
So once seated in the restaurant which as said has a nice log fire in the room as well as four main tables, there is also a table for two beside the window and a small recessed area with further seating.   The restaurant opens from 5pm and if you are earlier the lady did take our orders earlier.   The menu offers a reasonable mix of items, but plumped for the medium rib eye steak with a mushroom sauce.  The sticky toffee pudding with caramel sauce and custard was the option for desert.

The steak came quickly enough and was a large rib eye and was more rare to medium than medium rare if that makes sense.  Chips came in a little metal fryer.  Server should always think serve steak, give steak knife automatically.  Onion rings were good and came with the obligatory salad.  Atmosphere was relaxed with the lady from Manchester doing a good mix of serving, waitressing and chit chat.   Pudding was sticky toffee pudding with caramel sauce and a small jug of custard.  I have to say that sticky toffee pudding can be an easy option but it can be a really hard dish to pull off. I have to say the Lairds Inn Sticky Toffee Pudding is amongst the best I have ever had, it's light and tastey, the caramel sauce was very good, actually could do without the custard.

Price wise it was reasonably good for a place in the middle of nowhere, that has a nice feel.  As a visitor to Auchenlarie Holiday Park, it's going to be a place to drop by for a meal in 2019 and beyond.  It would be good to see what the building looks like in the summer and beer garden weather.

You can see the Lairds Inn Pub Facebook page for more info.

The Lairds Inn Pub & Restaurant

Castle Cary Caravan & Holiday Park,

Creetown, Newton Stewart,

Dumfries & Galloway.


01671 820361

Lairds inn Steak dinner

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