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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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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Reservations

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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
Delicious!

One of the best fried breakfasts I've ever had, as well as really friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed it so much we changed our route home to stop in again :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

One of the best fried breakfasts I've ever had, as well as really friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed it so much we changed our route home to stop in again :)

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This a a great Tea Rooms in a fantastic location with extremely welcoming owners. We visited with a group of bikers and the Thistle Stop is certainly biker friendly, and caters for all. ( you dont need a bike - but its the best way to travel there) An otherwise gravel car park has a smooth Tarmac area for motorcycle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Patrick and Julie are the best. We stopped for a bacon roll. There were three rashers each. Great friendly service. This is the best place to stop in the West Highlands. Go there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Stopped off here on our travels and had a cooked breakfast,it was cooked to perfection and there was plenty on our plate,julie is very attentative with her customers and made sure everyone was happy with their food,i drank my tea from a bone china cup and saucer(makes tea taste so much better) my hubby had coffee,we had toast with jam... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We stopped for morning coffee and a scone. The cafe is tastefully decorated with a small souvenir shop attached. Patrick and Julie made us feel really welcome. The scones were fresh and home-made and the coffee was perfect. There is also a menu for breakfast and lunch with much of the food made on the premises. A perfect example of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We visit The Highlands at least once a year. Always spend a day in Fort Augustus and have a meal at Thistle Stop. This year we visited twice in a week just for the food and a chat with with Patrick and Julie. Have eaten at many places in this area right up to Ardnamurchan but this gem of a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Stopped here a couple of times, and the owners are lovely and very friendly. Had a carrot and coriander soup, with a tasty little seeded roll. Got a chocolate slice to take out, as wanted to get on my way. Ate it later, while walking the dog. Nice thin crisp pastry and very chocolatey - yum ! Food is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

A lovely little stop on the A82 towards Loch Ness. Great warm welcome, Freshly made coffee and home made cake. The ginger cake is sublime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Visited a couple of times. This is a great little place, and Patrick and Julie have a warm welcome for everyone Food is all wonderful, lovely fresh ingredients cooked to perfection. Full breakfasts are great, haggis neeps and tatties, chicken and chips, home made chocolate brownies........just go, you will not regret it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Stopped here several times and never been disappointed. Good quality food and drinks which are good value. Patrick and Julie make everyone welcome. Special area in car park for motorcycles is a bonus. There should be more of these cafes spread over Scotland. Often try to stop here when heading south or returning north. Nice to find a good restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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