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Thistle Stop

Aberchalder A 82 Main Loch Ness Road. 3 Miles south of Fort Augustus, Aberchalder PH35 4HN, Scotland
+44 1809 501478
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Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“scones” (15 reviews)
“apple pie” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
Aberchalder A 82 Main Loch Ness Road. 3 Miles south of Fort Augustus, Aberchalder PH35 4HN, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We called in for a snack, with the added bonus that there is a craft shop within the building, very small but very good. The Hosts were very friendly and attentive. Service was quick and in no time we were tucking in to our tea...More

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

Thanks for your review....and for mentioning our fabric and yarn section. This is a new venture this year which is small but we hope to continue to build on it. I am glad that you enjoyed your tea and scones and look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for coffee and cake, in fact had a cream tea, the scone ,jam and cream were delicious. Loved the gift and crafting section and Julie was very friendly. Will defiantly call in again while we

Thank cariad22
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this review

Thanks cariad22........we'd love to see you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited en route to Inverness with relatives who have been before. Very nice owners and great service. Lovely home cooked food and great location with good views. Thoroughly recommended

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

Thank you so much for your recommendation......it is much appreciated.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The A82 is one of Scotland's best motorcycling roads and the Thistle Stop has to be one of it's best cafe's, they even have a motorcycles parking area. I was just going to have a coffee and sandwich but after seeing their steak pie special...More

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

Thank you for your review....I'm glad you enjoyed Patrick's steak pie....we hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I usually stop here on my way south a couple of times a year. There is a designated motorcycle parking area, which is always a good sign. A very large latte is £2.40, which is good value. The cafe is warm and clean .

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

It's always good to see you and it's great to know that you feel we are good value, so thanks for that...we look forward to seeing you again on your next trip.

Reviewed April 19, 2017

This is an ideal place to stop for lunch when exploring the area. Nicely furnished and very clean. The owners are very friendly and provide a very good service. Food is good and at a reasonable price compared with other restaurants in the area. We...More

Thank aminuk2015
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Stopped off at The Thistle Stop on our way back to our hotel in Fort William from a trip to Inverness, with it being mid afternoon and dinner booked at our hotel we could only manage a snack unfortunately as the food being served to...More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review.....it is much appreciated.

Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Good wholesome food, tasty and reasonably priced. Worth visiting lunchtime (not open in the evenings). Nice friendly service.

Thank Scott M
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

My Wife and I called in on our way to Inverness for the week, we only requested Scones and Coffee, the service was excellent as was the food and drink. We were impressed with the menu and friendly atmosphere, a good sign was the obvious...More

Thank Glenn_Ali1
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review ,it is much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you again, but please note that during April we are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Reviewed April 7, 2017

A great place to stop for food. We had a sandwich and a panini and they were both excellent as was the side salad. Add in the great coffee, really friendly owners, great cakes and you've got an ideal place for a break in your...More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a good review. I'm glad you enjoyed your food and coffee. The patchwork supplies etc. is a new venture this year and is proving popular....so thanks for commenting on this too. We look forward...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
JeanandRay
Are you open for lunches on a Sunday and what is your menu please
April 5, 2017|
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Response from Julie A | Property representative |
Yes we are. We do not do a Sunday lunch as such but offer choice of soup/ sandwiches/paninis/filled jacket potatoes as well as 3 choices of homemade quiche with salad and french fries/ haggis neeps & tatties/ scampi or deep... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aberchalder 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: +44 1809 501478
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