Brig o' Doon House Hotel
- Telephone 01292 442466
- Food served Mon–Sun 9am–9pm
- Average price £18 (lunch); £18 (evening meal)
- Website www.brigodoonhouse.com
You don’t get much deeper in the heart of Burns country than the historic Brig o’ Doon in Alloway village – setting of the climax to Tam o’ Shanter. Overlooking gardens that roll down to the River Doon and the iconic bridge itself, this Costley and Costley-owned hotel, restaurant and bar has a prime location and makes the best of it, right down to the clever gimmick of an all-year-round Burns Supper menu. The fine-looking ivy-coated frontage adds to the rustic, old-worldy feel, which is juxtaposed with Scottish-themed food showing plenty of contemporary flashes, local sourcing and attention to detail. From spiced fillets of local rainbow trout served with coriander rice, cashew nuts and curried ginger and lemongrass sauce to fillet of salmon topped with Mull cheddar rarebit, served with buttered greens, basil baby potatoes and roasted capsicum dressing.
The Robert Burns Humanitarian Award
Award ceremony honouring an individual or group who has saved, improved or enriched the lives of others or society. Winners receive the equivalent of 1759 guineas and a hand-crafted award.