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Address: Mill Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2BG, Scotland
Phone Number: 01887 822896
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Opened by Michael Palin, The Watermill is Winner of the Independent...
Opened by Michael Palin, The Watermill is Winner of the Independent Bookshop of the Year award for the whole UK. Over three floors, the converted mill houses the bookshop, contemporary art gallery and cafe in a unique environment, complete with comfy chairs - a browser's paradise. Next door is our homes and gardens shop, Homer. We are open seven days a week, 10am - 5pm (11am on Sunday).
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Lovely Place For Lunch

A very lovely place to have lunch, and very popular too. We were there on a Saturday and were lucky to get seated straight away others had a bit of a wait, but for us a wait would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Graham S
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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

A very lovely place to have lunch, and very popular too. We were there on a Saturday and were lucky to get seated straight away others had a bit of a wait, but for us a wait would be worth it. So different to eat there in the old mill. A nice carefully thought out menu and prepared food which... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Where else can you peruse the latest books and then have some lovely home made soup followed by cake and excellent coffee. Worth a visit.

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Wales
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Comfortable place to spend a rainy morning, great bookshop and friendly cafe. Excellent coffee in a huge cup.

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The restaurant forms part of a bookshop and watermill complex and is essentially underground accessed via steps from the shop above. Not sure if there is better access for wheelchairs. There is a very basic menu so it is a place for a good convenient lunch rather than a slap up meal. It offers good value for what is on... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed lunch with very tasty soup and wholesome bread. Cakes - what can I say! Just too gorgeous. Service good. Table nice and clean. Altogether a most enjoyable place to visit. All staff very friendly and helpful. Pity the water mill not working. Lots to interesting things to see. Would definitely return.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Nice combination of cafe, book shop and art gallery (with an associated small shop next door, too). The fact it was so busy on a midweek afternoon in March says it all.

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Glasgow
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A lovely bookshop with cafe downstairs - gorgeous cakes and a huge log burner. Not the cheapest cakes but the setting is gorgeous.

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Scottish Borders
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119 reviews 119 reviews
49 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is a super place in Aberfeldy. We had the granddaughter here and there was plenty to keep her amused. Furthermore the, the coffee and cakes are excellent (if pricey) and their selection of books has a good variety for all tastes with a particular emphasis on Scottish themes. Ideal for a driech day. Access for pram/wheelchair on both levels.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great bookshop... one of the best... and superb cafe downstairs with log burning stove....excellent helpful friendly staff!

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is beautiful building to have a light lunch or coffee. The cakes are great and homemade. The staff are really friendly and helpful.

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