The Sorn Inn

“Smart village gastro pub where fine dining and brasserie-styles meet” - AA Inspector



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Stage coaches travelling between Edinburgh and Kilmarnock changed horses at the Sorn Inn, and travellers would grab some basic refreshment. It's all very different today in this smart gastro pub, where fine dining/brasserie-style fusion food is the big attraction. Particularly popular are seasoned cuts of aged Scotch beef, available in both the Chop House and the Restaurant, maybe even more so when enhanced with a slice of black pudding or haggis. Look too for smoked Ayrshire bacon carbonara; pan-fried fillets of sea bass; and spaghetti cauliflower with capers and chilli, while chargrills and daily blackboard specials widen the choice. Dogs are welcome in the bar. Sorn, by the way, is Gaelic for kiln.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

AA Pick of the Pubs
The Sorn Inn
35 Main Street,SORN,KA5 6HU
Phone : 01290 551305


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
Prices and payment
  • Main course from: £16.95
Opening times
  • Closed: false

About the area

Discover East Ayrshire

Nestled between the Ayrshire coast, Dumfries & Galloway and South Lanarkshire, charming East Ayrshire encompasses the towns of Kilmarnock, Cumnock, New Cumnock and Stewarton. The county is home to a number of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in the form of lochs, glens rivers and uplands. The area’s first Local Nature Reserve at Catrine Voes makes an ideal location to spot local wildlife in their natural habitat such as Atlantic Salmon, water voles, otters, kingfishers and heron.

Following East Ayrshire’s walking trails through valleys, gorges and woodland will show you the best of what the county has to offer. Alternatively, take to the waters of the River Ayr, the River Doon, Loch Doon or Ness Glen for breathtaking views while canoeing. Kilmarnock is the area’s main hub for museums and cultural attractions, and boasts a vibrant calendar of festivals and events.

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