The Ghillie at Cornhill Castle

Cornhill Castle, Coulter, Biggar, United Kingdom, ML12 6QE
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Open for tea and coffee from 10am daily.
Lunch 12pm - 5pm
Dinner 5pm till 9pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Accommodation
  • Awesome View
  • Bar
  • Event Space
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for

About The Ghillie at Cornhill Castle

We’ve got a delicious choice of Scottish traditional favourites prepared by our team of dedicated chefs.

We hope you enjoy our new menu in our wonderful surroundings.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Fantastic food with warm friendly service. Beautiful surroundings

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Dear Leeann, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review, we are delighted to hear your food was fantastic and we will pass your lovely comments onto the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes Cornhill Castle

Responded On Sunday, 22 March 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Lovely place.

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Dear Sammy Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cornhill Castle Hotel

Responded On Wednesday, 18 March 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

This was our first visit as we brought a friend from down south. We had a lovely meal and will definitely make a return visit. The service was excellent and all staff we encountered were pleasant and professional.

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Dear Anne Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal with us. I will pass your comments onto the team whom will all be delighted to hear. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cornhill Castle Hotel

Responded On Wednesday, 18 March 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Friendly staff who are always happy to help and very tasty food!

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Dear Nicola Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal with us. I will pass your comments onto the team whom will all be delighted to hear. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cornhill Castle Hotel

Responded On Wednesday, 18 March 2020
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Visited On Thursday, 20 February 2020

We ordered the scallops as starter with a small glass of white wine to accompany it. The scallops arrived but no wine. I had to go through to the bar to remind the waitress. By the time it arrived the sauce had congealed on the plate. We ordered steak pie with buttery mash for main with a bottle of Malbec to accompany. Steak pie was a bland grey stew with a separately cooked piece of puff pastry that was completely dry stuck on top. Buttery mash was either reheated or left under a heat lamp. The result was that it had a ‘skin’ on top. We had to ask the waiter for the Malbec when he delivered the main course. We tried to eat the main but gave up half way through and returned it. We gave feedback on the main as above to the waitress. On checkout next day the receptionist was unaware of our issue but did give us a £20 reduction on our bill. She said someone would be in touch by email later in the day but so far nothing has arrived.

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Dear Mr Mullen Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. I am very sorry to read about your experience with us and offer my sincere apologies. I will be looking into the matters that you have highlighted and will be talking with my kitchen team. Once again I am very sorry about your meal. Kind regards

Responded On Saturday, 22 February 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Meal was not what we expected.Have used this hotel a lot but won't be back for a while as meat dishes were not good.Pork was really fatty and inedible .Also steak was bland.Sorry to say this as we used to love meals here.Mgt Blair.

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Dear Blair Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. I am really sorry to read about your experience with us last week. I will pass your comments onto the kitchen team. The pork that you mentioned is pork belly and with such is a fattier piece of pork, very different from the shoulder cut or even pork chop. Once again I am very sorry and do hope that you come back in the future to give us another chance. Kind Regards

Responded On Saturday, 22 February 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

We just booked our wedding with yous we got there 2.55 and didnt get out starter till 3.50 witch was long only thing bad was the time to get the food great was good

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Dear Michael Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. I am very sorry about the delay in your food. I am speaking with the kitchen team at the moment about this. Im sure that we will see you in the future between now and your wedding day. Kind Regards

Responded On Saturday, 22 February 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

Amazing food as always!

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Dear Kelly Thank you very much for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us and look forward to welcoming you back to Cornhill Castle Hotel

Responded On Saturday, 22 February 2020
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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Unfortunately the whole experience was poor. Very poor. We were sat down in a empty dinning room. It was awkward. We were offered tea or coffee, which we ordered . The coffee wasn't overly hot and not measured. We then had some one else bring over the food. As soon as i saw it I was underwhelmed. The sandwiches had very little imagination. We clearly got the end of a loaf as one side of a sandwich was half the size it should have been. The scones were 2 of one and 1 of another. The worst scone I have had. Soo dry. It was almost impossible to eat. The patisserie side wasn't so bad. But the quality was inconsistent. We didn't have any staff come to see us after the food was dumped. We then had to find someone for more tea mad coffee. The cafetiere was cracked at the tip. We then saw other guests arriving for evening meals. They had their coats taken for them and the staff seemed to be more attentive towards them. The music choices were very poor too. We then had to walk to the bar to pay! If I had to score this experience it would be a 3 out of 10. The parking was good and the decor in the castle was also good. The food was shocking. This was a birthday treat which was so disappointing. We wouldn't come back for food or even to look into it as a wedding venue. Possible business lost. All over and very poor food and service.

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Dear Guest Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us review. I am very sorry to read about your experience on Friday. I will be looking into the matter personally and will be speaking with my kitchen team. All feedback good or bad is very much appreciated as it helps us improve what we offer. I am very sorry that we did not meet your expectations. I do hope in the future that you give us another go. Kind Regards

Responded On Sunday, 16 February 2020
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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Gone down hill was tgwre at xmas much better been goiing for years

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Dear Guest Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. I am very sorry to read about your experience. I you would like to discuss it further, I would be very happy to listen. Kind Regards Craig

Responded On Sunday, 16 February 2020
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Visited On Thursday, 06 February 2020

Lovely meal at the Cornhill Castle , great service and atmosphere. . Food was delicious and dessert was amazing. Really want to come back and try the sunday roast one day

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Dear Tony Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review. I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal with us. I will pass your comments ontot he team whom will all be delighted to hear. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cornhill Castle Hotel

Responded On Saturday, 08 February 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

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Dear Claire Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your Cornhill Castle Hotel

Responded On Wednesday, 05 February 2020
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Visited On Friday, 31 January 2020

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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Very pleased that you enjoyed your afternoon tea and look forward to welcoming you back to Cornhill Castle Hotel

Responded On Wednesday, 05 February 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 26 January 2020

Staff were great. Food was very good. It’s just a pity several items on the already curtailed menu were sold out.

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Dear Trevor Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback from your stay. We are very glad that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you back soon. Kind Regards

Responded On Tuesday, 28 January 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 25 January 2020

Service was very slow

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Dear Emma thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. I am very sorry to read about the experience that you had with for your afternoon tea. I will speak with the team. Kind regards

Responded On Monday, 27 January 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

I have been many times to this establishment. It took 45 minutes to get soup and had to send main course back - stone cold. The service was very very poor. Excuse that too busy with wedding - if I was informed in advance there was a wedding on would not have gone. Astonished at how poor the whole experience was and travelled from Glasgow. Cannot believe why bookings are taken for the restaurant when clearly no staff either in kitchen or elsewhere are able to cope. I should have at least had a refund - not good

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Dear Hewitt Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. I am very sorry to read about your experience with us on Sunday during our wedding open day. It was a busy for us as im sure you took note of, however that is no excuse for said wait times for your starter. I am very sorry about this and will be speaking with my chef in regard to this matter Please accept my sincere apologies. Kind Regards

Responded On Tuesday, 21 January 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Service was fantastic but after booking a table for 7pm and not being seated until 7.30 was a bit annoying. The time we waited between courses was far to long, in excess of 30 minutes and no explanation was given for our wait. My starter mash was cold and my main was only just warm. Sad to have to give a bad review as the place is lovely in a lovely setting. We didn't get to order dessert as we had to be back in Glasgow to collect my daughter from work at 11pm.

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Dear Michelle thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. I am very sorry to read about your experience with us on Saturday night. I will be looking into this personally and speaking with the chef directly. I will pass your comments onto the front of house team. Once again thank you very much for your feedback. kind regards

Responded On Tuesday, 21 January 2020
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Visited On Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Excellent place, beautiful surroundings and amazing food and would strongly recommend to everyone. Will be back soon

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Dear Bernadette Thank you for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review. I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal with us. I will pass your comments onto the team whom will be delighted to hear. We look froward to welcoming you back to Cornhill Castle Hotel

Responded On Friday, 17 January 2020
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Visited On Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Can't think of anything to improve.

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Dear Robert Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us. Look forward to welcoming you back to Cornhill Castle Hotel

Responded On Friday, 17 January 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

Once again another great dinner at Cornhill ! Our table of 7 had an amazing meal ! Thanks Again :)

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Dear Daniel Thank you very much fort taking the time to leave us a review. I am so pleased to read that you and your party enjoyed your meals with us. I will pass your comments onto the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cornhill Castle Hotel

Responded On Monday, 06 January 2020
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Visited On Thursday, 02 January 2020

We took our friends here to show them our wedding venue and they absolutely loved it! Our favourite place for a meal and for a night away! We cannot wait for our wedding at Cornhill Castle! Always feel like your in a fairytale when you arrive!

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Dear Iona Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review. I am pleased to read that both you and your friends enjoyed you meal with us. I am sure the time will fly by until your special day. Look forward to seeing you then if not before. Kind regards

Responded On Monday, 06 January 2020
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Visited On Wednesday, 01 January 2020

First time at The Cornhill and it was excellent. Thank you for a lovely New Years Day Lunch.

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Dear Fiona Thank you for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review. I am so pleased to read about your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cornhill Castle Hotel

Responded On Monday, 06 January 2020
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Visited On Wednesday, 01 January 2020

Outstanding place to eat, beautiful setting, lovely lounge with roaring open fire and staff are really friendly

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Dear Mark Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a great review. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cornhill Castle Hotel

Responded On Monday, 06 January 2020
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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Connor at the restaurant was more than amazing. An asset to your team. 💖

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Dear Julie Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review. I will pass your comments onto Conor whom will be delighted to hear. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cornhill Castle Hotel

Responded On Monday, 06 January 2020
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Visited On Monday, 30 December 2019

Much improved meal compared with our last visit. Well done all. Will most definitely come again. Thank you and wish you all a happy Hogmanay

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Dear Mr Linegar. Thank you very much for your review. After reading one of your previous comments I am glad to this visit was much better for you and more in line with how we normally operate. Look forward to seeing you again

Responded On Monday, 06 January 2020
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