About The Canny Man
Amazing service in a lovely place with great grub!
We were warmly welcomed by a very friendly bar person who directed us to our lovely server, Callum who was very attentive all night. We had faultless quick service and everyone thoroughly enjoyed every course. The baked Alaska for dessert is to die for. Thanks and we’ll be back soon!
Well cooked and presented food. Very tasty. Service very attentive and pleasant. Very generous portion sizes. Good idea to have different sized portions for some of the mains. Very extensive menu. Wasn’t in bar area but looks to have comfy couches.
The Canny Man is a well-known pub restaurant in Lugton, near Kilmarnock in Ayrshire, on the Glasgow to Irvine Road.
Traditional, Fresh Food and Bar Favourites
The Canny Man prides itself on its use of quality, local-sourced produce including seafood to create a variety of pub grub favourites.
Signature dishes include the steaks and grills, the traditional fish and chips and our fresh pizzas.
Welcoming, Informal Atmosphere
The Canny Man is very much a lively country pub, with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and an informal yet classy decor.
It can be both quiet and relaxing but also bustling come the evening, with live Scottish and Ceilidh music every second Sunday of the month.
There is a large separate bar, which offers a range of cocktails, malt whiskys and a selection of fine wines, alongside light bites and bar snacks.
Handy Location off A736
Formerly well known as The Paraffin Lamp, and owned by award winning Piersland House Hotel in Troon, the Canny Man is only 7 miles south of Paisley on the Gleniffer Braes Road, 8 miles from Newton Mearns and Giffnock, and close to the North Ayrshire and Renfrewshire towns and villages of Johnstone, Lochwinnoch, Dalry, Barrhead, Neilston and Uplawmoor.
Nearby places of interest include Rowallan Castle, Dean Castle and Dundonald Castle, Kilwinning Abbey and The Scottish Maritime Centre in Irvine.