Welcome to the Lion & Unicorn

Fine Food & Ale Since 1635

The Lion & Unicorn is a traditional family owned country hotel, pub & restaurant situated in Thornhill just outside Stirling, welcoming visitors in to warm up by our 3 log burning fires (including a huge open fireplace in one of the dining rooms).

Full of friendly locals, it is one of the few Free Houses left in Scotland, with reasonable prices on beer, food & accommodation.


Food & Accommodation

Browse through our extensive menu of delicious starters, main courses, desserts & beverages served fresh from our kitchen.  Choose from a wide range of excellent real ales and wines on offer at the bar, all served at your table by our friendly staff.

If you are looking for accommodation in Thornhill, the Lion & Unicorn provide single, double and twin rooms all with en-suite facilities as well as television, tea & coffee & trouser press.  All rooms are available on a bed & breakfast basis with a hot breakfast served from our restaurant for all guests.



Where We Are

Thornhill is an attractive historic village located 14 miles from Stirling, close to the beautiful Trossachs and the popular tourist attraction of Loch Lomond.


Some Recent Reviews

Wonderful 17th Century inn located in a picturesque village about 10 miles outside Stirling.

We had a very warm welcome on arrival, room was cozy, bed very comfortable.

Breakfast was plentiful and delicious. We requested haggis in place of black pudding and were accommodated without issue as it should be in Scotland

Location is ideal for visiting Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs are within easy striking distance, as are the Grampians.

Great value for money and we will definitely return, hopefully soon

David A, via Tripadvisor

Warm, friendly staff, quirky accommodation, ample parking and exceptional food. A hidden gem.

Fiona, via Booking.com

A superb single night stay for dinner, B&B.
This is such a charming pub / hotel and all the staff from arrival to departure were wonderful.
My steak dinner was as good as the finest steakhouse you can imagine. The room was comfortable, cosy and clean. Breakfast was a delicious fry-up and just hit the spot ahead of a day’s walking in The Trossachs.
Safe to say I’ll be back!

Calvin L, via Tripadvisor

The staff was super friendly, the food was very nice! They really lived up to the great overall review score! The rooms were comfortable and clean. Good location if you want to travel to Loch Lomond area.

Hans, via Booking.com

Friend and I phoned on the Saturday night to see if they could squeeze us in for dinner after our fundraising event in Callander. We were delighted they could give us a table at 6pm. The interior of the place is lovely. Staff all very friendly. Food was fabulous I love a good gammon steak with fresh grilled pineapple. Good size portions. Plenty to choose from on the menu. Desserts were amazing just what we needed after a long day. We will definitely be back soon

luvubecks, via Tripadvisor

Lovely friendly proprietor Fiona and all her staff. Excellent dinner and breakfast. Clearly popular as regular diners had come from some distance away to dine there.

Colin, via Booking.com

This was our first visit to The Lion & Unicorn Restaurant.
Lovely old coaching house/pub & restaurant.
Nice atmosphere, dining rooms full of character.
Friendly welcoming staff.

Excellent range of starters and main courses on the menu.
Good food delivered to a high standard.
Really enjoyed our visit.
Hoping to return in the near future.

Hamish McSporran.

12th June, 20222

Hamish McSporran, via Tripadvisor
Lovely cozy pub, with clean and comfortable rooms. Food was excellent and staff couldn’t do more for you. It was a Friday night and we didn’t book ahead for dinner (which was our mistake!) but they still managed to squeeze us in which we’re so grateful for!
Gemma, via Booking.com

Found this place by accident and ended up coming for dinner twice. Staff are incredible and as for the food, simply top notch. Credit to the chefs. Highly recommend this place to eat if you are in the area

Steven C, via Tripadvisor

We loved this hotel. It exceeded our expectations. The food, staff and the whole experience were wonderful staff couldn’t do enough . We felt we were in a full family atmosphere. It was just the best hotel ever.

Breslin, via Booking.com