Dating from 1635, The Lion & Unicorn (previously The Commercial Hotel) is a former Coaching House which has been extensively refurbished to a very high standard. The Lion & Unicorn is now a popular, attractive family-run Country Inn located in the historic village of Thornhill, 10 miles from Stirling on the eastern edge of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. The Lion & Unicorn is open all year,  seven days a week (except for Christmas & New Year’s Day).

In addition to our restaurant, lounge bar and traditional public bar, The Lion & Unicorn also boasts three log burning fires – including a huge open fireplace in one of the dining rooms – as well as a beer garden and outside smoking area. The public bar features a dartboard and pool table as well as an electronic jukebox and satellite TV. In the winer season the pub often hosts events and entertainment, and the whole venue is available for private parties (wedding receptions, celebrations, etc).

The Lion and Unicorn is the perfect place to spend a few days soaking up the true Scottish hospitality that we all want to discover. Full of friendly locals, it is one of the few Free Houses left in Scotland, with reasonable prices on beer.

Catering & Refreshments

All meals are traditionally home prepared and cooked to order by our resident chef, and we open to diners for lunch & dinner all week. Our extensive a la carte menu caters for all tastes, including options for vegetarians and children, brought to your tables by our friendly waiting staff.

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The Lion & Unicorn has a high standard of accommodation available and offers the perfect base for walking, shooting, fishing and golf. Surrounded by magnificent scenery and many visitor attractions (including Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument and Lock Lomond & Trossachs National Park). Accommodation options include a single, twin or double bedroom each with en-suite facilities, digital TV, hairdryer, trouser press and hospitality tray (tea & coffee).

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