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The Watermill

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Mill Street, Aberfeldy, Scotland
01887822896
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: A wee gem of a place, cafe within the bookshop. Excellent coffees and wide...
A wee gem of a place, cafe within the bookshop. Excellent coffees and wide range of specialist teas. Very tasty soups and sandwiches. Well worth a visit if only to browse the books and music.
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  • 90
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  • 14
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  • 3
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A nice cozy cafe part of a bookshop

A nice cafe serving lite bites soups and cakes. It has table service which was very efficient. It is very small and gets full easily

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
WarwickshireMarakesh
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Warwickshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A nice cafe serving lite bites soups and cakes. It has table service which was very efficient. It is very small and gets full easily

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My meal was lovely but don't take little kids as they won't be catered for. Service was rather slow too, also not ideal for kids. Bookshop ok but have visited much finer. Art gallery ridiculously expensive. All rather snobby to be honest

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is a unique and lovely place. The waterside location, the old mill, the book shop and the great layout. Even the simple menu seems adequate - until you sit down. We took a table and then waited about 15 minutes before someone acknowledged that we were there. After ordering, we waited a total of 45 minutes for our food... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited here a few days ago and popped in just before closing time as the place looked intriguing. As we were browsing a guy from the cafe till came over and smiled and nicely said that if we were looking to buy now was the time. I found a book I wanted to buy and my Grandma offered to get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

That's three reasons for us to stop by the Watermill back in June - an afternoon coffee. That's in the downstairs bit, where there's a mixture of table & chair sets and a few comfortable retro settees. The coffee was good and there were some excessively tempting cakes and savouries to go with it. Upstairs is the bookshop, a great... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Love this place - great bookshop and gallery, with a stunning cafe in the basement, all set within an old watermill. The food is pricy but worth every penny. The platter of meats, cheese and salad was one of the nicest things I ate this summer.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

A comforting return to this unique restaurant. Just coffee and cake on this visit but still in the relaxing and stimulating surroundings of books and artwork! Great coffee in this relaxing atmosphere is hard to beat.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Aberfeldy is not the easiest place to get to, but when you do check out The Watermill, bookshop, home shop, restaurant and vintage shop, all in one. Set in an old Watermill, this quirky bookshop has many nooks and crannies to sit and read a few pages from the book your going to buy. Tucked into the downstairs is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Really great coffee shop with good atmosphere. The coffee was outstanding as were the cakes! I would highly recommend and would make the effort to travel back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Can't fault it, good staff, great food, nice selection, lovely interior! One of the nicest places to eat lunch in the area

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mill Street, Aberfeldy, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Perth and Kinross  >  Aberfeldy
  • Phone Number: 01887822896

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe, Seafood

Description

A wee gem of a place, cafe within the bookshop. Excellent coffees and wide range of specialist teas. Very tasty soups and sandwiches. Well worth a visit if only to browse the books and music.

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