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The Thistle Stop

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A 82 Main Loch Ness Road. 3 Miles south of Fort Augustus, Aberchalder PH35 4HN, Scotland
441809501478
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County Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our snack, was overjoyed with my lime milkshake served in a glass bottle with straw, very tasty. Latte hot and well served, apple pie had lots of filling and the chocolate brownie was delicious. The host was very friendly, offered us good advice about where and what to do in area. Nice to see it's biker friendly too,

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Thank Christine F
Julie A, Owner at The Thistle Stop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review Thistle Stop Christine. One customer said to me just the other day, that lime milkshake took her back to her childhood.....I wonder was that you? Glad you enjoyed your stop and maybe we will see you back again sometime. More 

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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch. Really nice food all freshly prepared. We had cheese and ham toasties with crisps and salad on the side, coffee and milkshake. The toasties were generously filled with tasty cheese and ham, the large salad garnish was lovely and included sliced fennel, nectarine and apple in addition to the usual salad items, the dressing was spot... More 

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Thank Southseagal
Julie A, Owner at The Thistle Stop, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your lunch stop.....hope to see you again sometime. More 

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here on our way home from the Highlands. Had a lovely breakfast cooked perfect and nice and hot. Very friendly couple who run it. Great views from the decking. Will defo visit again.

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Thank Julie A
Julie A, Owner at The Thistle Stop, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Julie.....we are pleased you enjoyed your breakfast and hope to be able to welcome you back again to Thistle Stop. More 

Forres, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent refreshment stop travelling from Inverness to Oban. Good coffee, very friendly service and you can park right next to it - especially convenient today as the rain was coming down with a vengeance. Has WiFi to catch up with your emails.

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Thank Michael H
Julie A, Owner at The Thistle Stop, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to review Thistle Stop Michael.....glad you enjoyed your coffee stop. More 

Haddington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for our breakfast on our way home after a weeks holiday in Fort Augustus the full breakfast was the best. The food was freshly cooked and piping hot They even did a vegetarian options and Julie and Patrick are very friendly and very accommodating they will even make up sandwiches for you to take away well worth... More 

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Julie A, Owner at The Thistle Stop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review crazychickenlady.......love your user name!!! More 

Forres, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Stop here for a truly delicious breakfast, or anything else for that matter in pretty surroundings. Lovely coffee, everything freshly cooked and all SO friendly. There's a little gift shop and it's all set in a lovely view. Don't miss it. It's generous and excellent value. It was exactly what I needed en route home after a sun-kissed holiday.

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Thank Shaenagibbons
Julie A, Owner at The Thistle Stop, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your breakfast and found Thistle Stop value for money and that you had such fabulous weather....the sun is still shining! More 

Fort William, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Stopped here on way to Inverness from Fort William at lunch time. Great variety of food with no less than four soups on offer. Service very welcoming, quick and pleasant. Will definitely return.

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Thank Dawn C
Julie A, Owner at The Thistle Stop, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us Dawn and for leaving such good comments....we look forward to seeing you again. More 

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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch, best haggis & nips I've had for a long time, my partner had steak pie, he said it was really tasty. Great little find as they also do home made cakes as well. It was a shame about the loud Americans, unfortunately the remote did not work. Really friendly family run place, all food cooked to... More 

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Thank Saltdean14
Julie A, Owner at The Thistle Stop, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Thistle Stop and for your positive comments....I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. More 

Bridgetown, Barbados
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

My wife and i recently visited Scotland, a paradise on Earth, i must say. It was around lunch hour; and already knowing how challenging it is to get a vegetarian meal in the Highlands, we decided to stop by "The Thistle Shop" and take our chances. And true enough it was a challenge. What was most touching, however, was that... More 

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Thank Kvmar
Julie A, Owner at The Thistle Stop, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Patrick was happy to be able to provide you with a meal that suited your needs and is glad that you enjoyed it so much. More 

Doncaster
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

A visit to Scotland would not be complete without a visit for breakfast at The Thistle Stop. Consistent quality at a fair price all served in a friendly efficient manner. I aways take time to have a look over the fence next to the car park to photograph the birds at the feeders. Looking forward to my next visit

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Thank tiedwards
Julie A, Owner at The Thistle Stop, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a good review....we very much appreciate it. I hope you managed to get some good photographs of the birds on the feeders. We look forward to welcoming you back to Thistle Stop on your next visit to Scotland. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A 82 Main Loch Ness Road. 3 Miles south of Fort Augustus, Aberchalder PH35 4HN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aberchalder
  • Phone Number: 441809501478

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?