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The Winking Owl

Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH , Scotland
01479810646
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Ranked #23 of 46 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
Larne, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Horrible overpriced frozen food! Ordered spicy bean burger & chips!! Served a frozen shop bought vegetable burger!! There were no spicy nor beans!!!! Also had a hair in my side salad!! Worst meal ever!!! Overpriced stodgy frozen muck! Have reservations about the cleanliness and hygiene standards!! Avoid at all costs!!!!

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Try the salads - one of the best things on the menu! Good selection of real ales and beers available too.

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Havent been in aviemore in abt 4years now went to the winking owl where we got a warm welcome from the staff. Theyr very friendly and helpful. Had a lovely meal here and the prices where great compared to other places in aviemore would strongly recommended this pub to anyone. I cant wait to visit aviemore again I will definitely... More

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St Cyrus, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

After having so many amazing experiences with the service and food around Aviemore, we were attracted to the Winking Owl because of it's play park, That was the only good thing about the awful hole, and even the park was pretty rubbish. The scary man who works there (is he the winking owl with his lazy eye and tattoos?) is... More

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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