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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: Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
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Friendly, spotless,efficient. If any criticism is directed here the reviewer must be mad. For plain fare cooked to order this is the place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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72 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Just when we had given up hope of finding anywhere decent for lunch we came across The Thistle Stop. It was just what we were looking for. Home cooked food in a spotlessly clean environment with friendly staff. Lunch was delicious and reasonably priced. What more could you ask for.

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Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

stopped for breakfast 10\10 great friendly great gift shop great prices views outside breath taking only out done by the great welcome

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

On an outing to Loch Ness from Oban we stopped here for coffee. There is a delightful gift shop at one end of the Coffee Shop Café which very reasonably priced gifts. We enjoyed our scone and jam so on the return journey we popped back in for a hot meal. The meals are simple but tasty and very well... More 

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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Called in whilst travelling by Motorhome,and looking for a quick bite to eat, and were delighted with the warm welcome and homeliness of the cafe. Enjoyed tea for two and can recommend the syrup and lemon tart. Well done .

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We were traveling from oban to loch ness and found this very nice place to stop and have a very welcome tea and cake stop. This has so much to offer very clean and welcoming.

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Have been using this café since before the bird feeders were moved (the owners when that was) on a yearly basis, the food and drinks are excellent and when perusing others eating I like the look of everything I see. This time we had soup and sandwiches with coffees all up to the usual high standard. The place is clean,... More 

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Moray
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Decent portions, home made food from a limited but good menu, quick friendly service, reasonable price and decent parking just off the main road. What more could you want?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 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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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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