When travelling onward to the Highlands we enjoy a night on route at the Sherrifmuir Inn. Located in superb country side albeit only a short drive to Dunblane. Superb cooking and usually an interesting ale. Friendly and helpful staff and fortunately for us dog friendly
The family had a lovely lunch here on Father,s Day with the added excitement of father having his first Wagu steak. The menu accommodated everyone from a 9 year old to a granpa. The food was lovely. The only difficulty was choosing from the extensive list on the blackboard. Staff were lovely. Surrounding beautiful.
I have been to the Sheriffmuir Inn a few times and the food is always good, but I do find it overpriced. In my opinion the cost of the food isn't reflected in the surroundings which I find quite tired. Staff are nice enough, and whilst I appreciate a relaxed atmosphere, when the price of the food is so high (no main courses under £10 and I know it's a small thing but the tomato ketchup despite being in a Heinz bottle I'm not convinced was Heinz), I expect a bit more. It just feels like it should be spruced up a bit in order to justify the price of the food.
I stayed overnight at this inn - which is in the middle of nowhere - as I was attending a close friend's celebratory meal there in January. It was a particularly cold night with snow all around and although my room was reasonably okay (very dated) , there was absolutely NO HEATING in the ensuite so all I could do was to go in there for a quick pee. I was the only guest and in the middle of winter it felt quite scary. Having a bath/shower was a total no-no. The staff were very pleasant and the breakfast was great . The owners/staff must have realised the bathroom heating problem but no mention was made of it and I didn't want to make a fuss which would have spoiled my friend's celebration.
Visited here a few weeks ago on Tuesday night with my husband. We were the only people in the restaurant and immediately on entering I noticed a very strange smell which remained throughout the visit. Both the young girl and young boy who were waiters were very pleasant but I found the older woman , presumably the owner or manager to be very abrupt and rude. At one point during the visit we heard her screaming "wrong ! wrong ! wrong ! " at someone in the kitchen ?? After this we felt really awkward.Now onto the food , the menu had a good enough choice - there were a lot of fish dishes available though and I`m not a fish lover. There were also several choices on the "Specials " board. Overall we found the food to be rather pricey and if the place had been busier we may have slipped out before ordering due to the cost ! Anyway I ordered Tomato Soup and my husband had Prawn Cocktail , both were average. For main I ordered Fillet Strips with wholegrain mustard cream and rice , I found this to be quite bland and needed salt and pepper. I also stole a few of the beautiful chips from my husbands plate and that completed the dish. He had chosen the Pork Chop and said it was lovely as were the rest of the chips. We didn`t order a pudding. When we got up to leave I noticed the front desk was very messy , like a hall when you walk into a house, dogs leads and piles of papers and cds lying about. Again the young waitress was very pleasant but the manager and the chef were sitting on various electronic devices opposite the desk and never lifted their heads to even say thanks or goodbye, Very Rude ! Safe to say we wont return and would not recommend this place to any of our friends. …