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The Sorn Inn, Mauchline, East Ayrshire Council

The Sorn Inn

4.4
4.4
47 Reviews
£25 and under
British

The restaurant features a fusion of fine dining and brasserie style food including our popular ayrshire seasoned cuts of aged scotch beef and locally sourced seafood from Troon harbour, available both in the Restaurant and bar, using the best seasonal and local fresh ingredients available. We also have daily Blackboard specials.
We have a lovely beer garden that can accommodate up to 50 people, within the lovely picturesque village of Sorn.

Visit our restaurant and enjoy a beautiful ambience and to view a superb handpainted mural of ayrshire by local renowned artist Elaine Johnstone.

We can accommodate most dietary requirements, 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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Booked 1 time today

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What 47 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Ayrshire

    Best Overall

  • Ayrshire

    Best Food

  • Ayrshire

    Best Service

  • Ayrshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Ayrshire

    Lunch

  • Ayrshire

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Ayrshire

    Romance

  • Ayrshire

    Special Occasions

  • Ayrshire

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  1. RM

    RobertM

    Ayrshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great time as ever, good eats and great, friendly staff!

  2. L

    Lightlunchlady

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. RM

    RobertM

    Ayrshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  11. 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

  12. DM

    DorothyM

    Ayrshire

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A little expensive for everyday dining.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. m

    mick

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was excellent and the staff were very friendly..

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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

  23. SR

    SusanR

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely family Christmas Lunch, enjoyed by everyone

  24. LL

    LawrenceL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Service was the best we’ve had in a restaurant. I think her name was Steff. She was very professional and her attitude was beyond the call of duty. We will use the restaurant again and recommend to others.

  25. BM

    BrianM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful lunch, fresh products and all put together by a great Chef. A must do for foodies.

  26. n

    nadinet

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent atmosphere. Friendly staff and great food a value for money

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome restaurant - great atmosphere. Lovely night out.

  28. LM

    LauraM

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Out for my partners birthday we had a lovely meal . Thoroughly recommend.

  29. FM

    FrankM

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Got to be up there as one of the best around, certainly the best we’ve found in East Ayrshire. Very friendly & efficient service & fabulous food, cooked to perfection, we loved our visit.

  30. IM

    IanMM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had been recommended here by a work colleague and by jove, we weren't disappointed when we popped in for lunch on Remenbrance Sunday. Very friendly, attentive service, delicious food - my steak was done to perfection. The menu choices were great - although we did find the venison a little deer!!! lol Excellent place to eat. A bit out the road - but a definite return visit is on the cards. Would highly recommend The Sorn Inn.

  31. j

    joannak

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Fantastic meal, not our first here. Relaxed feel, looked after our group of six very well.

  32. HF

    HelenF

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Starter and desert were very nice but the star of the show was the main course- I had a rib-eye steak which was cooked to perfection. It was so tender and tasty, by far the best steak I’ve had and I’ve been to a few of the major steakhouses. The service was excellent, attentive but not intrusive. Will definitely be back.

  33. A

    Allan

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal. New owners are clearly passionate about their customers and their experience. Staff always attentive and keen to ensure you are looked after. The food is excellent as always - the seafood starters were well cooked and full of flavour. The headline was the steak which was outstanding. Cooked to perfection. Delicious. Will be back as soon as we can manage.

  34. CD

    CatherineD

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and great food would come back any time

  35. WJ

    WeeJay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food delicious service great very welcoming will definitely be back

  36. SW

    SarahW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service, very welcoming and friendly staff were brilliant with my little girl.

  37. NM

    NigelM

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Food was very nice but a long wait for the starter. Waitress didn’t know what beers were available and then brought a different one from that ordered. Expected to have mint sauce available with a lamb roast but was informed that there was none, which was disappointing. While we enjoyed our lunch small improvements would help.

  38. CM

    CarolM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were very pleasant. Food was terrific . I am gluten free and the choice was first class

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous, all good

  40. M

    Myfoodplaces

    Glasgow

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Good was ok, didn’t live up to the standards of other reviews. Quite limited menu compared to online version, but good enough variety. Seafood very tasty and fresh. Tempura really just gougons in batter, definitely not tempura, quite hard going. Overall I would say overpriced for the experience. Place was absolutely freezing and I could see other diners trying to warm their hands.

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

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The Sorn Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 47 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The Sorn Inn

35 Main St Mauchline, East Ayrshire Council KA5 6HU

Additional information

  • Area

    Ayr

  • 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

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