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A Bar Steeped in History

Why Bar 1751? Well the original hotel building was said to have been built in 1751 although there are indications it may have been ealier. However, there is a beam in the lounge bar area with 1751 carved into it, so it must be true, mustn’t it?

Notwithstanding the history for our guests happily everything is now modern and efficient. The bar has recently been extended into what was a lounge with the addition of new tables and chairs giving spacious additional seating and dining space where customers can enjoy meals from our bar menu or just simply enjoy a nice pint.

The front lounge still remains a nice place to sit quietly and perhaps get on with some work or chat to friends while enjoying a pint. With our super fast internet business people can get on with their work efficiently without the drudgery of waiting for downloads.

With the installation of the Heineken dispense system and our chilled cellar our draught beers are beautifully kept and served to enjoy.


Bringing you the range of variety you want!

As the days go by, our range of drinks in the bar is slowly increased. With the arrival of Heineken, we have significantly increased the range of draft beers and cider as well as carrying bottles and cans. Our wine list is gradually increasing too with our house wines a real favourite at realistic prices by the bottle or glass. Sporting an Italian restaurant our range of Italian wines gradually increases. And of course as this is Scotland no bar would be complete without a full range of spirits including time honoured single malt whiskies!

The bar is fully open to non-residents who are most welcome. In the warmer months, the bar spills out into the lovely gardens where customers can eat and drink in the nice weather. With barbecues and hog roasts as envisaged for fine weather, what could be more inviting?

Our Menus


We feature our classic traditional British dishes menu from light dishes to full meals served in the Three Cairns Restaurant, a place of elegance and class with cut glass and fine cutlery. Start off with a delicious aperitif in the bar and then move into the restaurant to eat. Time to choose a delicious wine from one of the many different countries in the world which we support.

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The Three Cairns Restaurant is open to special menu choices by arrangement at any time of the year. Design your own dinner party menu. Of course bespoke menus cooked to order will require to be ordered and booked in advance but why not give it a try? Experiment!

You can see our wedding selector menu by clicking on the button and this will give you an idea of the sort of choices open to you.

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Not everyone wants fine dining, certainly not all of the time. Our menu has tasty dishes across the boardSo enjoy a bar meal in Bar 1751 and enjoy good old fashioned traditional food. We truly believe that the country has lost sight of home-cooked food so we aim to reverse that. There is nothing wrong with family favourites.

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Join us every Sunday in our Three Cairns restaurant for a 3-course set menu, offering a traditional Sunday roast for all the family. Our menu offers a selection of starters, followed by a roast main (including a vegetarian option), and range of delicious desserts that are sure to tempt you. All this for £25 per person – £12.50 for kids under 12.

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Every night is Steak Night at the Philipburn. We serve cuts of carefully sourced British beef with delicious sides and classic sauces, all cooked to perfection as you like them. A selection of cocktails from Bar 1751 is available along with some delicious wines.

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The Three Cairns breakfast is simply to die for. We know that when you leave a hotel, breakfast is probably the last main event of your stay and the one which will remain uppermost in your mind. So we want our breakfast to be excellent. So choose from our extensive menu starting with fruit juices, porridge or cereals, continental options or a range of cooked options to make your mouth water. In particular our eggs are all cooked fresh and to your specification. If you hungry, just have some more! We guarantee you will not be disappointed.

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The range of drinks made world-wide today is vast and of course it is impossible to carry everything. However we do believe that customers want variety and our drinks list is on the increase all the time with new items, especially wines. Our house wines at £19.95 for a bottle or servable by the glass are really excellent value for money – and all checked by the management!

But see here our wine list

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At the Philipburn we can cater for every type of event or special occassion; from weddings, to funerals, to corporate events and office parties. Our events team are here to take care of your every wish, and to ensure that your event runs smoothly. Get in touch with our team to discuss your bespoke event menu.

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Memorial Services at the Philipburn

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Sunday Lunch

Join us for a 3-Course Table d’Hôte Menu Every Sunday

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Birdwatching centre for Scotland

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Tailor-Made Excursions and Trips

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