The Ardler Tavern, Blairgowrie - a nice place to be
Set on the border of Angus and Perthshire just off the A94 between Coupar Angus and Meigle.
The Tavern in the village of Ardler, nestled between the Grampian mountains and the Sidlaw hills has been trading for over 100 years, catering to the needs of locals and travellers alike.
A popular area for walkers, cyclists, field sports and fishing enthusiasts,
whether you're coming to dine or just popping in for a refreshment we are here to welcome you after your day's activities whatever your preferred pursuit.
We have a Self Contained Glamping Cabin located in the garden at the Tavern, guaranteeing a restful stay. You can self cater or dine with us the choice is yours. We are dog friendly and welcome your 4 legged friends to both the cabin or into the bar and restaurant.
Stay with us
The glamping pod at the Ardler Tavern can be booked for 1 night stays, mid week( Monday to Thursday) and Weekend Stays (Friday to Sunday).
The campingpod is very well equipped and ideally suited for 1/2 people and is pet-friendly.
This is a proper pub offering great beers and absolutely fabulous food. We dined there last week whilst walking the Cateran Trail and were blown away by the ambience, friendliness... read more of the staff and the food. Glorious offerings and hearty, generous portions. A varied menu with some unexpected high notes, such as the king prawns wrapped in filo pastry on the Specials board. But the overall winner was the Steak Pie. It was superb: tender, tasty steak in rich gravy and wonderful pastry atop. This is pub food at its very best. If you're anywhere near the area, please don't miss it!
16th September 2021
Couldn't get in the first time we tried so make sure we booked for the last night of our holiday. Gorgeous village pub. Very clean and feels very safe. Wonderful... read more menu and utterly delicious food. So glad we managed to eat here in the end. Definitely worth a visit. Note you will end up parking on the road somewhere.
11th September 2021
Small pub but great atmosphere and good FRESHLY cooked food. A reasonably good selection although even at 6.30pm some dishes were OFF... no more supply!!! Still we had an excellent... read more meal.
9th September 2021
Lunch with girlfriends family
I had the pate special what can I say but just spot on even had the clarified butter on top which you don't see very much... read more anymore top job very tasty.
Mix grill for the main course
Sausage bacon pork steak and looked like a sirloin steak cooked to perfection
The others had the burger, curry and skurly
All dishes look amazing and all cleaned plates so must have been tasty
Thank you guys I know ill be back
6th September 2021
Small local rustic pub in a very quite village, visited with a group of 8. Ample parking outside. Welcomed with a warm friendly smile. Menu had a very good choice... read more and was reasonably priced. The food was ample and of a high quality. Drinks were reasonably priced, the locals were friendly and the bar lady was very polite albeit it was her last day. Highly recommend visiting For food or drinks only.
17th August 2021
- Graham C
Visited Ardler Tavern last night and wasn't disappointed. The food was excellent with quite a large and varied menu. Large and small portions on offer. Couldn't fault the service, the... read more staff were very friendly and welcoming. Overall an excellent and enjoyable evening and will certainly be back. If out on a country run in the car I would recommend dropping in at the Tavern. (The tablet ice cream was gorgeous).
13th August 2021
- Matt O
4 Adults with 2 dogs camping in Alyth booked the tavern for a mid-week evening meal. The entire experience from start to finish was first-rate. We were welcomed and taken... read more to our table – good COVID reduction measures were in place.
Meals were served in good time, fresh and flavorsome. Sticky toffee pudding was amazing! All portions are generous with the option for a smaller platter which suited my 89yo father. The steak pie was meaty (as opposed to 4 chunks plus meat flakes in gravy which you get in some other establishments). Limited but nice Scottish craft ales were on offer. We will be visiting from Fife again to celebrate joint wedding anniversaries at The Ardler Tavern – guys; well done keep up the high standards of quality (service and scran) we will be loyal patrons (2hr round trip and worth it).
2nd August 2021
After a terrific three course meal the previous night I went back again on Steak night. Menu was the same but their Sirloin Steak was considerably reduced.
First course... read more Abroath Smokie Arancini of which two were served, one had just a faint hint of smoked fish but the second was 100% rice.
Main course the Sirloin Steak was very tough and chewy and difficult to cut even with the steak knife, chips onion rings and mushrooms all fine.
For Desert I ordered two scoops of ice cream that I had enjoyed so much the previous evening, unfortunately one of the flavours I had ordered had been substituted, it would have been nice to have been asked if they had run out.
Such a disappointment and the establishments loss as I was in the area for a week and would have been quite happy to have eaten there most if not every evening. Needless to say I did not return.
2nd August 2021
Extremely warm welcome which is the thing that brought us back four times in one week. Our first visit was just for a drink or two, but we felt very... read more welcomed and the service was one of the friendliest we've had in all of Scotland so far. The kitchen even took pity on us as we hadn't realised they stopped serving food at 8pm but the still did us some chips which were great.
Similar thing the next visit we just had drinks and sadly they were all booked up this time (it was the weekend). We booked in for the steak night later in the week which was alright. Unfortunately the steak was a little over for both our orders (rare and medium-rare) but let it go as it was cheaper than usual being steak night, the sides were good,and cheese sauce great.
We came back again on a Saturday lunchtime to try their famous steak pie. We had starters: both the soup and the trout pate were tasty, fresh and plentiful. Unfortunately the pies we're a let down. For the price they were really not good at all. The filling was tasteless, basically no seasoning. The advertised puff pastry was almost certainly filo, and only the top few layers were even cooked, the rest raw pastry. The mash was super hot (I'd guess it had been reheated in the microwave) and veg very lackluster. When the waiter collected our hardly eaten off plates he commented we'd 'left the best bit' as in the pastry- anyone serving food, even if they can't cook themselves should be able to tell the difference between raw and cooked pastry, when pointing out it was raw we just got an apology but nothing else. Just simply not good enough. Left disappointed and cancelled our subsequent booked table for later in the week.
29th July 2021