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Woodend Barn

Burn O'Bennie, Banchory AB31 5QA, Scotland
+44330 826520
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Ranked #8 of 12 Attractions in Banchory
Owner description: On the edge of Banchory in Aberdeenshire, Woodend Barn is a hub of creativity, hosting a diverse...
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: On the edge of Banchory in Aberdeenshire, Woodend Barn is a hub of creativity, hosting a diverse programme of music, theatre, comedy, dance, film, children’s events, art exhibitions and workshops. We are one of the leading arts centres in Scotland and have been in existence since 1994. We operate with a unique combination of paid staff and volunteers.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Woodend Barn is in a beautiful location, on a good day (and we do get lots in the NE) you get a lovely view from the restaurant across the hills just outside Banchory. I have been a couple for times for coffee and for lunch and both times it has been lovely. Its well laid out with tables outside and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Love this place, whether it's for a coffee or a platter to share or to attend a show. Lovely views and great service, delicious bakes and amazing platters to awaken your taste buds. A must try

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dundee
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18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Just found this restaurant and delighted with all that we have had. Coffee is excellent as well as the baking. Popped in twice for lunch once on our own and once with friends. They have a varied and interesting menu and everything we had was well presented and well cooked. Staff were very pleasant and helpful The whole place is... More 

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Banchory, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Great meal for our group of friends,the salmon in butter sauce was scrumptious. Good service from friendly attentive staff with timely hot servings for all. Table was candle lit creating cosy atmosphere. All good except it felt like a bit of a rush to get rid of us around 9.30pm by switching some of the lights off.

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Banchory, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Barn is a fabulous venue which holds an amazing variety of events from very young til very old. Comedy, theatre, music, drama, dance. Keep up the good work. Buchanans restaurant next door is a gem.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Having read many positive reviews, we were looking forward to a nice lunch at Woodend Barn with our 3 months old baby. Although there were several free tables we had to wait to be seated for quite a while. The table surface was sticky and full of bread crumbs. The waitress took no notice of this and put the menus... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We went to see a play here and our party was also provided a light dinner. The play was fantastic and the seating comfortable... although a bit crowded. The food was good... it made for a very pleasant evening.

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Banchory, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

We had reserved a table for 8 pn and arrived a few minutes early. No-one greeted us on arrival and we went un-noticed for about 10 minutes. We waited on the sofa, our friends had not arrived yet so we were not in a hurry to be seated. Eventually, a waitress spotted us. We could forgive this lack of attention,... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

It is always a pleasure to visit the Woodend Barn for lunch. The soups never fail to impress me (the chowder was excellent on a previous visit) and their sourdough breads are just wonderful. They always mange to serve my latte piping hot and no coffee is complete without a pice of homemade cake- the lemon slice is a particular... More 

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Aberdeen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This was my second time at the Woodend Barn. The Setting is amazing within the fields and inside the decor is interesting. I liked this. The Menu had a choice for everyone at a reasonable price. My only complaint for this occasion was that I on ordering our food I asked if I could have my chicken grilled as I... More 

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