WHERE TO FIND GOOD SOUP IN MAUCHLINE
MICK'S CAFE, KILMARNOCK ROAD
A traditional small and cosy cafe located beside the
. As well as home-baking by the woman of the premises,
there's one soup on each day, which can be either 'Lentil' or
the tempting and mysterious 'Broth'. Mick's Cafe is more or less the only cafe or
coffee house in Mauchline, and the only decent humble establishment to
go to for a good bowl of homemade soup.
FAIRBURY HOTEL, LOUDOUN STREET
Although modern and quite uninspiring inside, this is a building
with a little age to it, and some history. According to the plaque at
the door, it was at one time an inn owned by one John McLelland, and in
1786 in one of its rooms
attended a reading club. It was
also the home of the Mauchline Burns Club, as established in 1923.
Inside, there is a bar area and an area given over to eating. The bar
has no real ale and manages to somehow combine blandness with glitz.
It's not my sort of place. The restaurant, however, is not bad. You
could avail yourself of a warming bowl of 'Savoury Beef and Tomato'
soup, which sounds good to me although, as I'm sure you will appreciate,
when you buy a bowl of soup you do not generally spend the next
half-hour listening to it.
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£75 per annum