Local Finds: The Wheatsheaf in Symington, near Troon, Scotland Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Local Finds: The Wheatsheaf in Symington, near Troon, Scotland story by: Jo Wedlock If you want to try a wonderful combination of classic Scottish cuisine in a cosy thatched type cottage with a wonderful garden bar and all the trimmings you’ve seen in movies or read about in books, then you must have a meal and a pint at the Wheatsheaf near Royal Troon in Scotland. The Inn is a charming 15th century building with a wonderful olde-worlde atmosphere. The pub has been here since 1700s and in the days of stage coaches the inn was an important posting stage. For the last 20 years it has been run by the father, son and daughter team who offer their customers an extensive menu of dishes prepared with care and imagination. My favourites are the modern takes on traditional Scottish food. Think Ham and Haddy (Smoked Haddock and Bacon) or Haggis Neeps and Tatties with Sweet Whisky Cream or if you want to go further, Grilled Black Pudding with Leek and Onion Cream – yum! In good weather, you can enjoy your meal in the superb beer garden which is also the only one for miles around. The great news is that it is in the heart of some of the loveliest and most interesting countryside of the lowlands. Just minutes away are Ayrshire's finest golf courses e.g. Royal Troon and Dundonald – the Ayr Races are just 10 minutes away or if you prefer some culture, Scotland's oldest working churches, Symington Parish and Dundonald Castle or he Burns Experience and Tam O'Shanters Cottage- 20 minutes away! Click here for Cheap Flights to the UK or HOT UK Holiday Deals Main Image: By Rosser1954 Roger Griffith (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Done this? Tell your friends about it.