The Waggon Inn
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
The menu offers a wide selection of dishes including steaks, pasta, Tex-Mex and some more traditional favourites. For starters the beer-battered mushrooms, generously stuffed with local haggis and served with a creamy whisky and peppercorn sauce, is a delightful start to a Scottish evening out. For something a little more decadent try the golden Brie melt, oozing out of golden breadcrumbs and complemented with a tangy gooseberry coulis. It was difficult to choose just one of the sauces on offer for my rib-eye steak. I opted for the port and Stilton and was not disappointed. The locally sourced meat was well-cooked and tender and served with gorgeous homemade chips. The onion rings deserve a special mention too - they were fantastic. One of the most popular dishes on the menu is the classic lamb's liver wrapped in smoky Ayrshire bacon and served with creamy mash and a sage and red onion gravy. This too was cooked to perfection and very generously portioned.
The waitresses were friendly, informative and obviously enjoy their work, which adds to the welcoming feel of the place. The Waggon Inn is not just a restaurant - there is live music on Friday nights and on Wednesday nights there is a regular pub quiz. The Sunday carvery is popular with locals and visitors alike and there are special lunch deals for pensioners. For good food, great value for money and friendly service you won't go wrong with The Waggon.