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The Watermill

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Seafood, Coffee Shop
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Mill Street, Aberfeldy, Scotland
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea
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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  • 78
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  • 47
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Favourite place in Aberfeldy!

Lovely ambiance - if you like books and home cooked, delicious food then this is the place for you! Staff always helpful and friendly. Coffee and cake good - nothing to fault!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
VicBrooks
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Perth, United Kingdom
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Perth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely ambiance - if you like books and home cooked, delicious food then this is the place for you! Staff always helpful and friendly. Coffee and cake good - nothing to fault!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Watermill is an excellent bookshop with a comfy restaurant. We browsed the books and then had cake and coffee. The cakes were very good and reasonably priced. There were papers to read and a woood burning stove should the weather not be great.

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Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Called in to get out of the rain based on reviews. Friendly staff in a cosy environment with the opportunity to browse some books. Nice selection of speciality teas and cakes which were all very nice. Not the cheapest - about £11 for 2 drinks & 2 cakes.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

We stopped for lunch here having seen previous reviews and were not disappointed. Tasty filled rolls and platters. Really nice surroundings made for a relaxing time.

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consett
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My ideal combination a bookshop with a cafe attached. The bookshop has a good range of fiction and non fiction , it feels as though a whole lot of thought and consideration has gone into the choice of books available. The cafe is lovely, a choice if books to browse while you eat is available, there are comfy sofas and... More 

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A great bookshop, cafe & gallery! First time visit & was pleasantly surprised. Outside seating so able to relax outside with dog. Lunch was excellent. They cater for vegans & special diets. I had the tomato hummus, roast pepper & aubergine roll, which came along with an excellent salad. Hubby had a mixed meat platter, which consisted of a generous... More 

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Fantastic range of fiction and non-fiction, thoughtfully displayed with an ambience that lets, no down right encourages, you to browse. Spend a happy time pottering amidst the shelves then pop downstairs to gloat over your purchases while imbibing a delicious cuppa.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great selection of books. Staff are very knowledgeable about the area and local walks. Great cafe, with lovely & central setting, fresh sandwiches, inside/outside sitting.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Stopped for a coffee and cake both were excellent. They have some unusual combinations such as courgette and lime cake. You can also sit outside weather permitting.

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Banchory, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The Watermill must be one of the best book shops in the country - and its got a café! The challenge is to leave without having spent an absolute fortune on their many & varied attractive wares!

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Coffee Shop

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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