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The Thistle Stop

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A 82 Main Loch Ness Road. 3 Miles south of Fort Augustus, Aberchalder PH35 4HN, Scotland
01809-50-14-78
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great cafe

We found this very peaceful location for a quick lunch on the way back from Loch Ness to Fort William. It is very well sign posted and when the final sign said signal left now, we did and very glad of it. The view from the Thistle Stop are first class as well as the food and the very warm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
stu6546
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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Collingwood, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We were just driving by and stopped in for lunch. The homemade soup and sandwiches were delicious and the owners, Patrick and Julie Alderson were delightful.

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We found this very peaceful location for a quick lunch on the way back from Loch Ness to Fort William. It is very well sign posted and when the final sign said signal left now, we did and very glad of it. The view from the Thistle Stop are first class as well as the food and the very warm... More 

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Chailey, Lewes, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We drove past this place when we were going to and from our activity with Active Highs. We were starving after our afternoon gorge walking so made a beeline for it on the way back to Inverness. It's clean, friendly, spacious and serves a great range of homemade food. We were there late afternoon and had tea, sandwiches and soup.... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were on holiday in May (bit late with review!) and called in a number of times to have breakfast as we had a cottage up the road. Wonderful food (including veggie fry up for me). The owners were so friendly and even mapped out a bike ride for us and pointed us in the direction of the local bike... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We passed the Thistle Stop on our travels and decided to turn around and try it out as we were in dire need of a coffee!!! On arrival we were greeted with a warm friendly welcome. We only wanted a light snack and coffee and as I am gluten free I really didn't hold out much hope but to my... More 

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Wigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We stopped at this gorgeous cafe and we were very impressed. Ordered a full breakfast which was beautifully cooked and of generous proportions. Tea and coffee served in proper china cups bearing the thistle emblem. Lovely lady owner served us, very friendly and welcoming. Weather was superb so we sat outside and enjoyed the views. Only regret is we found... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Came by this via Tripadvisor, intended to stop at Fort Augusta on route from Dornoch to Glasgow. The Thistle Stop is after FA on the left, lovely views & plenty of parking spaces. Great choice of menu we had homemade soups (lentil & Bacon + leek & Potato both lovely, served with brown grain roll & butter) the ladies had... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

On our way from Callander to Drumnadrochit on a miserable day when we passed this place. Decided to turn round and give it a go. Glad we did as food was simple but well prepared and presented with a smile and a bit of local history from the owners. Place was spotless and appears to be well known stopping off... More 

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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Friendly, spotless,efficient. If any criticism is directed here the reviewer must be mad. For plain fare cooked to order this is the place.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

called here on our way back to Loch Ness from Fort William The owners were lovely and brought our tea and cakes to the table with a friendly smile. The café is welcoming with an outside terrace to admire the views

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Address: A 82 Main Loch Ness Road. 3 Miles south of Fort Augustus, Aberchalder PH35 4HN, Scotland
Phone Number: 01809-50-14-78
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aberchalder
Cuisine: British

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  • Address: A 82 Main Loch Ness Road. 3 Miles south of Fort Augustus, Aberchalder PH35 4HN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aberchalder
  • Phone Number: 01809-50-14-78

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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