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The Winking Owl

Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH , Scotland
01479810646
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Ranked #24 of 45 restaurants in Aviemore
Cuisines: Scottish, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: We are a family friendly pub with a relaxed atmosphere, tasty pub grub at reasonable prices and friendly, accommodating staff who are always happy to help. We do not claim to be a restaurant; we're just a wee Scottish pub where you can come and have a real ale, a steak pie, maybe some whisky and relax with your friends or family.At night we have regular entertainment for the grown ups. On Monday you can come in and join our poker league. Wednesday night is the jam session where all the local talent comes along and gives you a show that you can choose to be a part of or to watch. On Thursday night we are home to DJ Gordie and his karaoke, always a good laugh! The week is rounded off on Saturday with the 2hoots nightclub and DJ Dave from 10pm-3am. Come along and give us a try!
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

5 star because everything was 5 star. Me and my wife enjoyed food drink and entertainment. The karaoke started at 9 oclock which was very entertaining. Staff were very nice. Would go back again.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

After a day in the hills 6 of us descended upon the Winking Owl. We arrived about 5.30 and the orders for drinks & food were taken fairly quickly. The drink & food arrived quickly, no complaints there. The food was average, out of the 3 members of staff who served us not one was what you could class as... More

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Tain, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

great pub, good atmosphere, good food, we stayed for 1 drink! then finally left a few more later. Highly recommend popping in for some good Craic!!

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Broxburn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

great place if you have a dog gave our dog a big bowl of milkie water which the dog loved food was good

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Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

After a long day on the hills, this is a great pub to relax in , have a meal and a few beers. I remember going here in Aviemores' heyday and apres-ski was the in thing, the decor is a bit faded and dated now and doesn't quite sit well with karaoke, food is standard pub grub and priced to... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This "family" pub/restaurant looks the part from the outside, BUT unfortunately as soon as you walk through the door you will realise this is a bad decision!! So we are 2 families; 1 infant, 2 children and 4 adults, from Glasgow who eat out a lot and love Aviemore and everything about Aviemore, HOWEVER this pub is NOT for families!!!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

i was a little intrigued when my family took me here as it looked tiny from the outside. we have our dog with us as well which i thought would be a problem and we would have to sit outside.... however we were welcomed with open arms, the locals were very nice and would comment on our dog as they... More

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12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

The first good point was we were welcomed in with our wee dog. The staff were friendly and helpful. As a party of 9 the staff coped admirably as it was quiet, the food on the other hand was poor and a waste of money. It didn't help having people smoking outside the open door 10 feet away. All in... More

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Aviemore, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Still here after all these years and tried and teted. I have eaten here many times and love it. Beats the new ones hands down. Great for a pint too. Never had a bad meal here

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Stopped here for a quick bite to eat and a drink whilst visiting friends. Staff were really welcoming and friendly, food was great, steaks were cooked right, and the prices were about the most reasonable in Aviemore, so all good. What's more to say?

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