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The Lairhillock Inn

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu

A 15-minute drive from Aberdeen city centre brings you to this generously beamed inn, part of the scenery in rural Deeside for over 200 years. With all its nooks and crannies, the mot juste for the quarry-tiled interior can only be 'rambling'; in winter, woodsmoke drifts up from the unusual, slab-mounted central fire grate. In the bar Timothy Taylor Landlord is usually accompanied by two guest real ales, while the menu majors on Scottish produce, with starters of haggis, neeps, tatties croquettes, Savoy cabbage and Drambuie sauce; and Cullen skink. Unsurprisingly, Aberdeen Angus steaks have a high profile alongside smoked haddock, Arran cheddar and pea and dill fishcakes; puff pastry pie of the day; and roasted fillet and pulled lamb with honey-roasted parsnips, black pudding potatoes and rosemary and port jus. There's a light, bright conservatory with garden views, candlelit tables, gleaming brass and copper lamps, and bric-à-brac.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25-26 Dec, 1-2 Jan
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: all wk 12-2
  • Dinner opening: all wk 6-9.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Timothy Taylor Landlord, 2 guest ales

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From Aberdeen take A90. Right towards Durris on B9077 then left onto B979 to Netherley

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