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The Sorn Inn, Mauchline, East Ayrshire Council

The Sorn Inn

4.1
4.1
75 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.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • 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.

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What 75 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. CM

    ColinM

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Drove from Kilwinning for my wife's birthday dinner, table booked for 7pm and when we got there, the restaurant was closed. My wife wrote an email and was giving a really blunt reply back "that's a shame" really not good enough, the food may be really nice from what I hear but the service is shocking and from what I've seen we aren't the first people this has happened to
  2. SH

    SallyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Family meal at the Sorn Inn was enjoyed by all. The food was cooked to perfection. Those who had starters enjoyed them very much. The venison was delicious as was the fillet steak and the fish and chips. Nice touch hazelnut liqueur on the house. Just the right amount of food. Desserts were also very tasty. Liked the mural on the wall, good music not too loud. Service was excellent, waitress was very cheery and friendly. Will definitely be back.
  3. L

    Lynda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful to be back at The Sorn Inn. The menu was short (4 starters, 4 mains, 4 desserts plus the grill) which I like because you know they’ll do it well. The new chef has stamped his mark and the food was beautifully prepared and presented. The service was friendly and unobtrusive. The owner was friendly and delighted to get feedback. Will definitely be visiting again.
  4. UC

    UkongC

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing steaks! Amazing service!! Very impressed!!!
  5. GM

    GrahamM

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem in a quiet village offering a range of quality food that you would expect from a fine dining restaurant - the steak is highly recommended and the staff are extremely helpful- definitely going back there
  6. DR

    DebraR

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My husband had steak he said it was perfect and he is fussy how it is cooked 10out of 10. Antipasto was lovely too Highly recommend
  7. S

    Soke9

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    On our return to the Sorn inn we were late and the staff were very accommodating, moving our table back for us. We ordered the scollops which were perfectly cooked with a nice salsa yet slightly too much chilli for a delicate dish. The sharing steak was delicious and the reason we had returned. Seasoned and cooked to perfection. We had asked for skin on chips that we had the last time but instead got ordinary chips. A minor disappointment to a great meal.
  8. MC

    MarC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely welcoming staff. Absolutely nothing any trouble to them. Great welcome for our dogs too. Great menu and food expertly cooked and well presented.
  9. RM

    RobertM

    Ayrshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another perfect performance from the Sorn inn team, back and front of house. All the wee extras very much appreciated. Can't wait for the smokehouse to open!
  10. S

    Snnn

    Ayrshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was first class, staff very friendly and helpful. Had venison steak and it was perfectly cooked and delicious. Desert was excellent too. Being gluten free, it was lovely to have a good choice on the menu. I especially appreciated the choice of GF desserts. Would definitely return and recommend to GF diners
  11. C

    Craig

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time here in years, it won't be anywhere near as long until we are back. A brilliant meal with professional service.
  12. GC

    GerdaC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    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.
  13. HU

    HUGHB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

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

    DavidC

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 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.
  15. JD

    JaniceD

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 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
  16. RS

    RobertS

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

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

    Hayley

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 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!
  18. AH

    AlisH

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 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 :-)
  19. EM

    ElaineM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 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.
  20. PK

    PaulK

    Cumbria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

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

    RobertM

    Ayrshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

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

    CraigA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

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

    AGAMS

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 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.
  24. SM

    StuartM

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 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.
  25. MC

    MarC

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

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

    TheFussyFoodie

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 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+
  27. M

    Mumofbikingboys

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 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.
  28. K

    Karent

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 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.
  29. RM

    RobertM

    Ayrshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

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

    Lightlunchlady

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 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.
  31. NF

    NicolaF

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

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

    KatieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

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

    NielW

    Ayrshire

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

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

    KennethS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 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.
  35. HC

    HillendCamping

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

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

    EMMA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 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.
  37. PW

    PaulW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 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.
  38. RM

    RobertM

    Ayrshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

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

    IainA

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

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

    DorothyM

    Ayrshire

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little expensive for everyday dining.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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 4.1 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Ayr

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • 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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