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The Watermill

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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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Relaxed atmosphere

Lovely seating area downstairs with lots of free books to browse and newspapers. Excellent selection of coffees, teas and drinks and tasty cakes. I had the hot chocolate which was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Dunkeld, United Kingdom
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Dunkeld, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely seating area downstairs with lots of free books to browse and newspapers. Excellent selection of coffees, teas and drinks and tasty cakes. I had the hot chocolate which was excellent and in a large mug. With iced ginger cake, a generous portion. Recommended.

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

excellent coffee and homemade cakes with the added bonus of a small gallery and bookshop worth a visit

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Fantastic use of this wonderful old watermill; it combines a bookshop with a coffee shop down stairs. Warm and cosy setting with a log burner and great use of old pieces from the mill incorporated into the decor. The coffee was served in large mugs and the cakes good sized portions. Comfy chairs and lots of space. Staff were lovely,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Love the cafe and bookshop. Not a unique combination but the mill building gives so much character and both food and books offer interest & variety. Always find much more than I can afford!

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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