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Lairhillock Inn (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Orkney (Sinclair) - BrodgarGood1
Drygate - Pale DukeGood1
Cromarty - Hit The LipAcceptable1
Broughton - Clipper IPAAcceptable1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordAcceptable5
Greene King - London GloryAcceptable1
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Golden HenNot Tried0
Houston - SlainteNot Tried0
MòR - Tea, Vicar?Not Tried0
Inveralmond - Ossian's AleNot Tried0

Visits Details

28 Sep 2019 (McGargle)
Pleasant in the dog friendly Snug.
Orkney (Sinclair) - Brodgar4.40GoodCrisp rye ale served in very good condition.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30AcceptableTired. Marginal 2*.
04 Aug 2019 (McGargle)
Quiet. Had the terrace to ourselves.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Good
Inveralmond - Ossian's Ale4.10Not Tried
26 Feb 2018 (McGargle)
Roaring fire in the traditional, dog friendly Snug.
Greene King - London Glory4.10AcceptableOld school, malt forward bitter.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
20 Jun 2016 (McGargle)
Called in for lunch. Very pleasant but pricey.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30AcceptableAdequate. Suspect it needed pulling through.
MòR - Tea, Vicar?3.80Not Tried
19 Dec 2015 (McGargle)
Quite in the Snug but an open fire and dog friendly. What's not to like?
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30ExcellentSo much better. Fresh, crisp some biscuit and honey and a good dry, bitter finish. Pint one explains why some people just won't try real ale again.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30PoorNew cask but I strongly suspect it hadn't been pulled through.
Houston - Slainte4.10Not TriedNo one seemed to be drinking this. Landlord clearly the preferred beer.
29 Aug 2015 (McGargle)
Sat outside in the sun.
Broughton - Clipper IPA4.20AcceptableMore than a touch of home brew. Why 3*? My team won.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Golden Hen4.10Not Tried
22 Feb 2015 (McGargle)
Log fire roaring in the bar. Wet dogs amd walkers drying out.
Drygate - Pale Duke4.00Goodwell crafted and perfectly acceptable old style pale ale. Madea pleasant change not to be overwhelmed by New World hops.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
11 Oct 2014 (McGargle)
Been coming since the early 1990s when Thwaites Craftsman on air font was the draw. Today the Snug reamins a comfortable spot and on this visit was very quiet.
Cromarty - Hit The Lip3.80AcceptableThe cask had been disturbed so the beer poured both a little hazy and yeasty. Perfectly drinkable though and good marks to the barman for warning that it might not be in the best condition.
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried

About the Lairhillock Inn

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Netherley, Aberdeenshire, AB39 3QS.

Just off the backroad from Maryculter to Stonehaven, The Lairhillock sits in open country. It's very much food led; especially in the Lounge and Conservatory. Of more interest to drinkers is the Snug Bar. Here it's all cosy corners, open fires, dark wood and horse brasses. Usually serves three ales and is dog friendly.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 11 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB39 3QS