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The Lairhillock Inn

A bustling country 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 a starter of Cullen skink. Unsurprisingly, Aberdeen Angus steaks have a high profile alongside roasted pumpkin and wild mushroom risotto; puff pastry pie of the day; and pork and herb meatballs served with spaghetti in a rich tomato and basil sauce. 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 December, 1–2 January
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: all week 12–2
  • Dinner: all week 6–9.30

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Accessible toilets


  • 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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