Souter's Inn

Souter's Inn
47 Main Road, Kirkoswald, South Ayrshire, KA19 8HY
  • Telephone 01655 760653
  • Opening times Mon–Sun 9am–11pm.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 9am–9pm.
  • Pre-theatre times noon–6.45pm
  • Average price £12 (set lunch); £17.50 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £12
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Cosy restaurant on the site of Robert Burns’ schoolhouse, with adjoining tearoom selling ice cream made on site, Costley’s hand-made chocolates and patisserie.

  • Average price: £12 (set lunch); £17.50 (dinner)
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The food at Souter’s Inn is as distinctive as the thatched roof that covers the building. With thick stone walls and a roaring fire, this cosy eatery offers a snug dining experience that Tam O’Shanter and his droothy neighbour, Johnnie – the restaurant’s namesake – would have relished. As you would expect from the Costley and Costley brand, the food at Souter’s Inn is considered and of a consistently high standard. Starters include a take on the Scottish staple with a Scotch egg salad as well as an impressive selection of seafood – mussels steamed in wine and scallops with avocado and Scottish cheddar. Main courses range from classics such as slow-cooked lamb stew to Asian-inspired dishes such as spiced beef, all of which are carefully prepared with the attention to detail that has earned Souter’s its excellent reputation. Creamy ice-cream, made in the on-site dairy, is an enjoyable way to round off the dining experience and is also available to purchase from the adjoining shop along with delicate handmade patisserie and confectionery.

  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 140
  • Open since: 2014

Reviews & features

Ayrshire food trail: Robert Burns food and drink trail

20 Jul 2018

Food and drink locations around Ayrshire with connection to the life, work and inspiration of Ayrshire-born Scottish poet Robert Burns

Scotland's best-known poet, Robert Burns, was born on 25 January 1759 in a cottage in the village of Alloway, just to the south of the town of Ayr. He subsequently lived and worked in various locations around Ayrshire before his first collection of…

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