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The Druie

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Cafe, Family Fare, Scottish
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Rothiemurchus Centre | Inverdruie, Aviemore PH22 1QH, Scotland
01479 810005
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Druie takes its name from the burn(river) that rushes behind the...
The Druie takes its name from the burn(river) that rushes behind the restaurant and always seems in a hurry to carry clear, sparkling mountain water from the Cairngorms to the River Spey. We are open daily 9.30am - 5.00pm for locally roasted coffee, locally sourced tasty lunches,leaf teas and delicious homemade cakes, with a focus on dishes prepared from lovingly home produced beef from our pedigree herd of Highland cattle,our velvety venison from the ancient forest of Rothiemurchus and seasonal produce from specialist producers, served in a relaxed, friendly environment. Whilst enjoying your coffee or lunch at the Druie, you can enjoy the exhibition of local artwork which changes each month, especially selected by Ellie, who manages the Gallery at Loch an Eilein and is also a member of Creative Cairngorms.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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An excellent place to stop for a wee cuppa and cake or some lunch. The cakes are delightful and very definitely home made. Staff are always very helpful and pleasant even when busy. We have visited a number of times over the years and never been disappointed yet. Reasonably priced. Would definitely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
MAUREEN C
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

An excellent place to stop for a wee cuppa and cake or some lunch. The cakes are delightful and very definitely home made. Staff are always very helpful and pleasant even when busy. We have visited a number of times over the years and never been disappointed yet. Reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend a visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Although the meal was very good and most enjoyable, the person who served us addressed us in a most inappropriate manner and was, in fact, downright rude. She appeared to be a senior member of staff. My partner, who has a hearing aid, did not pick up what she said and when he asked again she accused him of not... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Very pleasant atmosphere, the old school setting was nice. There was a good selection of cakes, and we really enjoyed the ones we had. Well worth the visit.

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Rothiescot, Owner at The Druie, responded to this review

Thank you for this - we are very grateful to customers who tell us about their visit. The cakes are freshly made made by Julie our wonderful baker. We like to think that the children who were at school here would have been / are delighted that people are encouraged to eat cakes in their. old schoolroom . I don't... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Popped in for post walk coffee and cake. Had to wait a little for a table to be wiped down but it was post afternoon tea rush time. Had an amazing sticky date cake, a good selection of cakes all round.

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Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this review

It was very kind of you to tell us about your visit to The Druie - thank you. All the cakes are freshly made here at Rothiemurchus and the coffee is specially selected and roasted for us in Perth. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Lauder, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We have been to this cafe/shop many times in the past and always been satisfied with the food, service and atmosphere although a bit pricey. On this occasion we were with friends looking for a warm cup of tea on a cold afternoon at 16.10. I remember the time exactly as when we arrived one of the staff members informed... More 

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Rothiescot, General Manager at The Druie, responded to this review

Our sincere apologies and thank you for letting us know about this unacceptable experience. The Druie team are very sorry that you were given incorrect information, we are open every day from 9.30 a.m. to 4.45 p.m.; even if customers arrive as we are closing we try to make sure they are served. We will be making sure every member... More 

Alloa, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Quite expensive but food and service were excellent and staff were very friendly. Children's menu offered a good choice.

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Rothiescot, General Manager at The Druie, responded to this review

Thank you for telling us about your visit to the Druie. We are always trying to do better and it is very helpful to hear about our customers experience. All our beef and venison meat is grown on Rothiemurchus with love, a huge amount of care and years of experience. The bread, scones and cakes are freshly baked here every... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

If we are in the area we often stop for coffee , homemade cake and a brouse in the shop. Delicious home baking and the shop has interesting gifts and estate produce to purchase. Worth the short drive from Aviemore. Plenty parking across the road.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We visited this little cafe a couple of times during our recent stay in Aviemore. The soups, bread and cakes were excellent. The children's meals were tasty and generous and care had been taken to present the food nicely; no half measures for the kids! The staff were helpful and friendly. We made a point of going back, and would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We nipped in for a coffee and fancy piece but only table available was near the register which was a little cramped with people going back and forth. The fancy and coffee were lovely, got parked no problem and service was good

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Aberdeen
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Heard the highland beef was great so was keen to go. And fab it was. Had the burger (twice-not on the same visit!..) and I usually hate burgers. Delicious beyond delicious! Another time had the highland beef sausages - delicious! So lovely we bought in the deli next door to take home to try to recreate. Cakes lovely too. Another... More 

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Additional Information about The Druie

Address: Rothiemurchus Centre | Inverdruie, Aviemore PH22 1QH, Scotland
Phone Number: 01479 810005
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aviemore and the Cairngorms  >  Aviemore
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 38
Cuisine: Cafe, Family Fare, Scottish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rothiemurchus Centre | Inverdruie, Aviemore PH22 1QH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aviemore and the Cairngorms  >  Aviemore
  • Phone Number: 01479 810005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 38
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Family Fare, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

The Druie takes its name from the burn(river) that rushes behind the restaurant and always seems in a hurry to carry clear, sparkling mountain water from the Cairngorms to the River Spey. We are open daily 9.30am - 5.00pm for locally roasted coffee, locally sourced tasty lunches,leaf teas and delicious homemade cakes, with a focus on dishes prepared from lovingly home produced beef from our pedigree herd of Highland cattle,our velvety venison from the ancient forest of Rothiemurchus and seasonal produce from specialist producers, served in a relaxed, friendly environment. Whilst enjoying your coffee or lunch at the Druie, you can enjoy the exhibition of local artwork which changes each month, especially selected by Ellie, who manages the Gallery at Loch an Eilein and is also a member of Creative Cairngorms.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?