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The Sorn Inn, Mauchline, East Ayrshire Council

The Sorn Inn

4.3
4.3
64 Reviews
£25 and under
British
We are an intimate family-run specialist steak house situated along the banks of the River Ayr in the peaceful village of Sorn. Inside, you will find quality locally sourced plates all served in an elegantly rustic setting. We also have weekend specials incorporating the freshest, locally sourced seafood.
We have a lovely beer garden within the lovely picturesque village of Sorn which is perfect for enjoying the lovely Scottish summer.

We can accommodate most dietary requirements and have vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free menus available, or if you fancy something a bit different, then please let us know, as given sufficient notice and subject to availability, we would be delighted to provide it for you.

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00–20:00

  • Phone number

    01290 432016

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    If you are looking to celebrate a special occassion with us, please contact us on 01290432016 or e-mail us at info@sorninn.com and we would be delighted to discuss this. Our restaurant and bar are both available for private functions.

What 64 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. GC

    GerdaC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Bruch for 3. Very slow disjointed service. Some food burnt and inedible, one fried egg served half cooked. Haggis tasted of fish. The toast was very hard as was the butter so we couldn't spread it.The waitress couldn't have been nicer. I would not recommend this establishment.
  2. HU

    HUGHB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Food , lovely atmosphere and great friendly staff Definitely recommend 👍
  3. DC

    DavidC

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The food was absolutely dreadful. Scallops it appeared had been precooked or were out o f a packet. Steak was crucified having asked for rare.
  4. JD

    JaniceD

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Red snapper on the special menu list. Absolutely delicious. Cheese cake for a dessert was amazing. So light to be recommended! Can't wait to go back
  5. RS

    RobertS

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were met with a friendly welcome laid back atmosphere with good service and good food
  6. H

    Hayley

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went after a recommendation from a friend and we were not disappointed! Steaks cooked to perfection the way we like, the whole meal was amazing and the portion sizes were perfect! We’ll definitely be back and recommending to others!
  7. AH

    AlisH

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely relaxed meal that was totally delicious. The only thing that could have improved it was having a very light tiny lemon pudding on the pudding menu :-) I’m always too full for a big pudding, and not an ice cream fan but a tiny mouthful would have tempted me :-)
  8. EM

    ElaineM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had chefs meat platter for two people and food was fantastic. Best fillet steak I have ever tasted and all food cooked to perfection. Service was friendly and staff very pleasant and could not do enough for you. This is our second visit to the sorn inn and it will definitely not be our last. Would highly recommend. Great portions in fact we had to ask for a doggy bag and so much on the platter.
  9. PK

    PaulK

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The pub is dog friendly and the staff very attentive.
  10. RM

    RobertM

    Ayrshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always, lobster was sublime, as was the pulled pork amuse bouche!
  11. CA

    CraigA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely different class and the service was spot on too
  12. AG

    AGAMS

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to the Sorn Inn and will certainly not be our last. The food was outstanding, beautifully cooked and presented, and great friendly service throughout. Thank you and we look forward to a return visit.
  13. SM

    StuartM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The welcome and the service were great and the main dining area was comfortable. Whilst our steaks were lovely, the menu for the main course was very limited - steak or chicken - and we were told that there was no chicken. So if you’re not a fan of steak, you might not find much to appeal. The menu for starters and desserts was much more varied. The price was higher than we would expect to pay in a place like this, but it wasn’t ridiculous.
  14. MC

    MarC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choice on menu including an extensive vegetarian menu. Welcoming and friendly staff. Food was excellent, fresh and beautifully presented.
  15. TF

    TheFussyFoodie

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly fantastic experience for all of us. Locally recruited staff were impeccably professional, the food divine and the ambience relaxed. We will be back. A+
  16. M

    Mumofbikingboys

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely village pub with wide choice of items on the menu to suit all needs. Lovely short walk in the woods and around the village too.
  17. K

    Karent

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and friendly staff. Would have been nice to have been given a bigger table as the place was very quiet so there were lots available. Small thing though, overall excellent.
  18. RM

    RobertM

    Ayrshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great time as ever, good eats and great, friendly staff!
  19. L

    Lightlunchlady

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    This gastropub has a limited menu, majoring on steaks and burgers. There was though a good range of options for coeliacs like me. The decor of the restaurant is plain and could benefit from restyling. Service was prompt and pleasant. Prices were on the high side for the type of venue.
  20. NF

    NicolaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, welcome, service and ambience. New owners have made a huge positive difference. Looking forward to returning soon.
  21. KG

    KatieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding steak menu . Perfectly cooked. Wonderful welcome . Extremely dog friendly and would not hesitate to return
  22. NW

    NielW

    Ayrshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Unfortunately the property was very tired and in need of a revamp. Waitress was very good but there was no atmosphere
  23. KS

    KennethS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Service was excellent but the menu was almost entirely steak or burgers. The menu needs to include alternative dishes, Its not a restaurant, just a steak house.
  24. HC

    HillendCamping

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding steak cooked too perfection. Delicious cocktails and friendly service.
  25. EM

    EMMA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the sorn inn the foods great and the staff are great. I recommend to anybody thinking about going to go. It’s also the best pub in the area.
  26. PW

    PaulW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very attentive and friendly staff. Loads of delicious gluten free options. Only downside is that the food took ages to come. Luckily we weren’t in a hurry and it was a lovely sunny day.
  27. RM

    RobertM

    Ayrshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, as usual, and an unexpected upgrade which was most appreciated!
  28. IA

    IainA

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Sunday ran out of fish. Food good but expensive for what it is. Polite and friendly staff
  29. DM

    DorothyM

    Ayrshire

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little expensive for everyday dining.
  30. E

    Ellie

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Staff were very accommodating as there had been an error with our booking. The menu we were given was reduced due to a private function being held, so options were slightly limited. Food prices were quite high for a local pub atmosphere. The food was very nice and served in big portions. However, my partner was not happy with his meal (barely touched the plate) which I stated to the waitress, so was disappointed when this was not offered to be removed from the bill as a kind gesture. Drinks were lovely and reasonably priced. But food did seem pricey.
  31. IN

    IsabelN

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    I spoke to my two friends indepentantly and they like me were disappointed. It did not come upto our expectations. Sorry.
  32. LI

    LIndsayG

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Limited menu if you don’t want steak or burger. Mains brought to table before soup starters, these were not charged for but hard to tell if mains were kept warm or re-cooked. Staff were all very polite and efficient
  33. MH

    MargaretH

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Open table screwed up the booking. There was no table for us. I didn’t get my birthday dinner. Thanks.
  34. JB

    JohnB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Good cuisine, friendly service. Unhurried service suited us, may not suit everyone.
  35. LW

    LizW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    First impressions was very make shift decor, painted murals and string lights. Table and chairs set out like a dated hotel dinning room. The server’s were very friendly and attentive. The menu was very restricted and extremely over priced. I wouldn’t even say you would go as a treat, because the ambiance and decor was cheap. We choose 2 chicken dishes, 1 fish dish and a steak. After a bit of a long wait, the chicken and fish was cold. The steak dish had steam coming from it. We pointed out that 3 dishes were cold, the head server was extremely helpful and apologetic and organized them to be reheated. However when they came back, they weren’t that warm and because the chicken was sliced in half, it was now rubbery. We were given discount off the bill, but that didn’t take away the disappointment and hunger from the lack of food. We were given vouchers to entice us back, personally I don’t want to be disappointed again, so not sure the vouchers will be used. The steak apparently was delicious, even though over priced. This review is my opinion and my experience, I don’t want to blame the servers in anyway, not their fault the chef had a nightmare
  36. m

    mick

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent and the staff were very friendly..
  37. JH

    JacquelineH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    4 of my choices not available . Food was average and overpriced. Had Christmas songs playing but could also hear different music from kitchen at same time. Service was friendly and good. Very cold so didn’t bother with desert
  38. KM

    KayM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, atmosphere and the service was excellent. Even though there was only two of us we didn’t feel lost in a great big gathering. Would highly recommend The Sorn Inn, and especially as it is dog friendly.
  39. d

    disappointed

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Very annoyed, booked Sorn Inn for a lovely catch up with friends, looking forward to some good choices of food as the menu online looked great, what did I walk into!!! a party night with 28 men who were very loud and getting louder, a performer on guitar trying to drown out the noise the men were making, Sorn is a small low ceiling space so you can imagine, could not even hold a conversation without shouting. To make matters worse it was a set menu which at £60 pounds ahead was average to say the least, rolled turkey breast swimming in gravy, why were we not told this when making a booking??????? , they did deduct the bottle of wine when we did say something but still we should have been informed, will not be rushing back
  40. SR

    SusanR

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely family Christmas Lunch, enjoyed by everyone

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

The Sorn Inn is rated 4.3 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Google Map for The Sorn Inn

35 Main St, Mauchline, East Ayrshire Council KA5 6HU

Additional information

  • Area

    Ayr

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00–20:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    01290 432016

  • Private party facilities

    If you are looking to celebrate a special occassion with us, please contact us on 01290432016 or e-mail us at info@sorninn.com and we would be delighted to discuss this. Our restaurant and bar are both available for private functions.

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