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The Druie

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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: Lunch, Breakfast, 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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  • 63
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch

Just had the best lunch ever at the Druie. Salad of bacon and brie. It was a massive helping and absolutely delicious. I couldn't finish it but was enjoying it so much I didn't want it binned so asked for a doggy bag to take home and they wrapped it up for me, no problem. Service was excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Pat J
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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English first
Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I've been here on a couple of occasions and have always found the staff to be friendly and helpful - until today. We'd come down from Inverness for a stroll around Loch an Eilein with our pooch. All the outside tables were full, and it was pretty busy inside. As we couldn't take the dog in, I asked if I... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Just had the best lunch ever at the Druie. Salad of bacon and brie. It was a massive helping and absolutely delicious. I couldn't finish it but was enjoying it so much I didn't want it binned so asked for a doggy bag to take home and they wrapped it up for me, no problem. Service was excellent too. Will... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Situated in an old schoolhouse, with a great deli and shop attached, this is a "must visit" in the Aviemore area. We visited The Druie twice on a recent break near Aviemore and were very impressed both times. The 1st visit was just for coffee and we had a couple of scones too. Service was quick and friendly. The coffee... More 

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Maarn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We had coffee and some really good cakes here, after visiting the loch. Well worth a visit, as are the farm shop and the loch.

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Dundee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had lunch here whilst on holiday. Soup was great, Cullen Skink was amazing. My kids, 9 and 18 were even impressed! Well worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Always have good food here, today I had tomato and red lentil soup which was delish, the staff are very nice and friendly and full of character. Highly recommended. Martine Young from North Ayrshire

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Lovely cafe. The waitresses were friendly and helpful. The sandwiches were good. The scones were EXCELLENT! However, we visited this cafe twice, both times around 2pm, and both times they ran out of fruit scones whilst we were there. One time we had to change our order as a result and another time we got the last one just in... More 

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Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this review

Oh dear ,how disappointing - we are baking double batches every morning but sometimes it's a scone day and sometimes it's not. Three days ago we had 15 left at 5.00, the day before 20, I am writing this at 3.20 and we only have 6 cheese scones left.! We will discuss what can do about making making sure we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Nice surroundings and relatively nice outdoor area. The Cullen skink is absolutely delicious and worth every penny. The subs were disappointing; very small with below average fillings. We would return for the Cullen skink.

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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’re so pleased you enjoyed our Cullen Skink and thank you for your kind comments. We try exceptionally hard to make sure every dish is just as delicious and are disappointed that you found our homemade subs small, these are freshly baked from scratch in the Druie every... More 

Baldock, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Excellent little coffee shop serving light mealls and refreshments. We had a lovely fresh spiced parsnip soup and a beautiful cheese scone, clearly freshly cooked. The service was friendly and all the cakes and pastries on offer looked very tempting. It was also very good value for money. Highly recommended for a light bight after walking in the mountains.

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

Thank you for telling us how much you enjoy the Druie. Everything is freshly made by the Druie tea and they have a passion for making scones. We look forward to seeing you here again soon. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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

We appreciate you taking the time to write this review - thank you. So glad you enjoy the Druie and hope we see you again soon. 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, British, 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, British, 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?