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“Amazing find!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Potting Shed Tearoom Inshriach

The Potting Shed Tearoom Inshriach
Inshriach Nursery, Aviemore PH22 1QS, Scotland
44 (0) 1540 651 287
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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“Amazing find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

This is a lovely place to visit for lots of reasons. The first and foremost is the cake - an amazing selection of truly delicious treats. The coffee is also very nice. The second is the fascinating view from the glass-fronted tearoom which looks onto what can be best described as a play park for birds, covered in hanging food containers. I'm not that keen on birds but it was fascinating to see them so close up but with a glass wall between you. You can also sometimes see red squirrels and bird species that you wouldn't normally get to see such as woodpeckers. There is a nice but short woodland walk where you can see some of the plants sold in the nursery in place. There weren't an abundance of plants around when I visited but I guess that depends on the time of year and what you're looking for. The biggest downside of this place is trying to work out which of the delicious cakes to try!

Visited October 2011
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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“What a Cake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We choose to visit on a recommendation from a RSPB guide at another Bird place. The change to sit and watch some wildlife and see a Red squirrel was good but when we got there the cakes were fantastic they are all home made and like nothing I have ever had. We sat for a couple of hours drinking coffee eating cake and watching the birs up close as they fed on the feeders right outside the cafe.No red squirrel but the cake made up for it. Not really the time of year for the nursery but it did look nice as well.

Visited September 2012
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Ellon, United Kingdom
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“The best cake in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

When we were first told about the Potting Shed I have to admit we found it quite difficult to find. However, thank goodness we stuck it out and found it as it is well worth a visit.

We haven't used the garden centre part so I am just reviewing the coffee shop.

It is tucked up round the back of the premises. We always go in mid/late September and they have their wee Christmas decorations out. They have the finest selection of homemade cakes I have ever seen with at least 8 different ones to choose from. They also offer all the usual teas, coffees and cold drinks.

Other than its cakes, the other selling point is the amazing view you get of the local wildlife. The tearoom is surrounded by trees that have bird feeders on them. This allows you to drink tea and eat cake within inches of birds and other animals.

We always visit The Potting Shed after we've been for a walk, but we would definitely go out of our way to drive there every time we visit Aviemore.

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Aviemore, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic - Cakes are out of this world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

It's a nice place to visit, the setting is fantastic and the views of the Squirrels make it stand out.

But really it's the cakes, there's not much point in me try to describe them as the only thing i can really say is to try them as they speak for themselves. I've probably tried about 6 - 7 different types from here and they have all been amazing.

Visited August 2012
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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“Melt in the mouth cakes and wonderful wildlife!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

The wild gardens are a wonderful haven for all types of wildlife, assisted by being able to sit behind the glass wall and watch the different variety of birds, squirrels and other wildlife.

The staff are amazing - very helpful and certainly know their stuff about the plants and wildlife that frequent the area.

The Potting Shed offers a wide range of amazing cakes they seem to have a cake to suit every taste, the cakes are handmade from scratch all day every day - you can even take some home (as I always do as 1 slice is just never enough!).

This little gem is certainly a welcome rest after rambling around Loch An Eilein or the surrounding National Forest.

Visited March 2012
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