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The Watermill

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great book and coffee shop

We visited here for coffees, lunch and to buy books. Lovely home made coups and cheese platter... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Watsons40
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Stirling, United Kingdom
via mobile
Books and Food

Fantastic lunch (coronation chickpea was a revelation) and cakes washed down with excellent tea... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
melaniem211
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Smethwick, United Kingdom
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Opened by Michael Palin, The Watermill is Winner of the Independent Bookshop of the Year award for the whole UK. Over three floors, the converted mill houses the bookshop, contemporary art gallery and cafe in a unique environment, complete with...more
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Mill Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2BG, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited here for coffees, lunch and to buy books. Lovely home made coups and cheese platter. Unique book shop. Lovely outdoor seating area

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Watsons40
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic lunch (coronation chickpea was a revelation) and cakes washed down with excellent tea. Then we bought some books and now everyone is reading happily. Great place.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank melaniem211
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great asset to Aberfeldy. A wonderful bookshop to browse in and buy from. Very good selection of books for all tastes, cards, art, crafts and excellent coffee shop.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 25traveller25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to the area in over 5 years and the Watermill was top of our list of places to revisit. It definitely did not disappoint! Fabulous building, great service and wonderful coffee and cakes! We thoroughly enjoyed a piece of gin...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank WalkwiththeDog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

friendly staff and excellent coffee.Good variety of cakes and food.Great for a stop off to unwind and great location too

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Watermill was busy on Saturday and we had to wait quite a while for our food and drinks. Our food was good but the coffee wasn’t, when asked at the till if everything was o.k I said I was disappointed in the coffee and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Inspire768691
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful little coffee shop with excellent produce, service and welcome! Highly recommend. We will be back on our next visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mrrobertjtaylor
Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

We had lunch there on the way back from a holiday in Kenmore, but were disappointed with a lack of variety in the menu. The soup we ordered was certainly worth the money, with two thick slices of bread. We also ordered the cheese and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Scott1949
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Been to the Watermill several times in 2018 usually on a day trip however was in Aberfeldy for two nights. Great wee cafe the hot choc and coffee lovely and the gingerbread well worth it! Staff always friendly and polite. A pleasure to visit again.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mil329
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Lovely bookshop for a wander and we bought a book for my niece as keen to support local businesses like this making use of beautiful old buildings. We had coffee and a slice of toffee apple cake too which was delicious. Very friendly staff and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Graham M
October 6, 2016|
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Response from Kevin R | Property representative |
Hi Graham Thanks for flagging this up (it is something that annoys me too) - I will bring it to the attention of the cafe team. Regards Kevin
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Emmahols
November 6, 2015|
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Response from Kevin R | Property representative |
The Watermill is in a 200 year-old A-listed building and it wasn't possible to install a lift to the top floor art gallery, although we do have level access to the bookshop and cafe (on separate floors). I will change our... More
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