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The Watermill

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Mill Street, Aberfeldy, Scotland
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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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  • 11
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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
A Hidden Gem

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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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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Scotland
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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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Tickton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Not impressed with Aberfeldy, but the Watermill has a lot of character and the coffee and soup are excellent. Also the staff were very pleasant. The Birks are well worth a visit.

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The Watermill is a fascinating place which serves as a café, a bookshop and art gallery. One can spend a long time here browsing the shelves which contain an excellent mix of fiction and non-fiction works. They also sell music. On our recent visit we enjoyed the art display in the gallery and had a light lunch. The food is... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

What more could you want. Such a wonderful selection of books to browse through and purchase and then to the coffee shop where you can sip your capuchino and munch on a decadent slice of chocolate cake ( obviously other choices are available ) whilst perusing your favourite magazine or book. Wonderful ambience and love it more each time I... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This bookshop (see separate review} is first class, and the coffee shop is just perfect for a lunchtime snack or a stolen moment for a piece of cake.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Great coffee, scrumptious cake, beautiful books , peace and time to browse in a lovely atomoshere..Thank you ooh and the shop down stairs -Homer is lovely too

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Stopped off for some lunch while visiting Aberfeldy with my sister. Our meal was lovely and the staff were very friendly. It was a lovely day and we sat outside in the lovely little seating area.

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Marlow, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was a very interesting place to visit, especially if you enjoy books. Not too many independent book shops around and it was a pleasure to visit.

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Address: Mill Street, Aberfeldy, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Perth and Kinross  >  Aberfeldy
Cuisine: Seafood

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: 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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