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Address: Burn O'Bennie, Banchory AB31 5QA, Scotland
Phone Number: +44330 826520
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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On the edge of Banchory in Aberdeenshire, Woodend Barn is a hub of...

On the edge of Banchory in Aberdeenshire, Woodend Barn is a hub of creativity, hosting a diverse programme of music, theatre, comedy, dance, film, children’s events, art exhibitions and workshops. We are one of the leading arts centres in Scotland and have been in existence since 1994. We operate with a unique combination of paid staff and volunteers.

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Woodend barn is an excellent facility particularly for staging concerts, events and productions. We were really impressed with what could be achieved here and Banchory and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike S
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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Aberdeenshire
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not your usual cafe with unusual menu. Food tasty but on the pricey side. Avoid if you like plain fare. Good range of cakes which were very nice

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Thank DRWesthill
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Woodend barn is an excellent facility particularly for staging concerts, events and productions. We were really impressed with what could be achieved here and Banchory and the wider area should be proud of this. There was a small exhibition of paintings which the local school had engaged with, the children usefully producing their own take on the artist's work. In... More 

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Thank Mike S
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is beautiful with views to Clachnaben--the menu is very interesting making it difficult to make a choice.the waitress brought us a bottle of tap water almost immediately and the menu.My friend had the 5 bistro salads--and I enjoyed the goat's cheese mousse with a helping of the 5 bistro salads-totally delicious and unique.we also had the pistachio and... More 

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Thank elizabeth324-12
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice light lunch. Good selection of dishes. All fresh food cooked on premises by staff. Friendly atmosphere. Good service Would go back again.

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Thank Rosemary541115
aberdeen
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40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Well worth the drive out to Banchory. It's a very pleasant location with a nice range of snacks and cakes. I think they were the best poached eggs I've ever had.

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Thank Andrew S
banchory
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

I went to woodend barn as my daughter had been to the nature trail with her class it was perfect the pictures I took was fantastic I thought it was very well done the only problem I had was to work out where to go to start with as the reception is apart from the restaurant and u come across... More 

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Thank soul2soul43
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

We go here every Sunday and the food, service and atmosphere is by far the best in North East Scotland. Much better than any place in Aberdeen. Can't fault it! Healthy, meat, vegetarian and vegan options. Love it!

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Thank davidgraham5
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

My wife took me here for lunch the other day as a treat and we really enjoyed it. We have been to the Wooden Barn on several occasions to see live music and had always had an enjoyable time; I didn't realise that they had a café too (lunchtime and afternoon till early evening). The food was all delicious, light... More 

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Thank Dick D
Perth, Australia
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656 reviews
181 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We visited here for a stand-up comedy show and really enjoyed the intimacy of the venue. We also returned for lunch in the adjoining restaurant which was also very good. Quite an impressive venue for such a small community!

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Thank TippOz
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

We were at a friends wedding last weekend, great little venue with plenty of character. Food was delicious, and staff were friendly, what more could you ask for? Would recommend to anyone.

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