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The Winking Owl

123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
+44 1479 812368
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“haggis pakora” (36 reviews)
“beef pie” (14 reviews)
“scallops” (32 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
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Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

We went here after reading good reviews and were not disappointed. We arrived around 5:30 and although busy we got a table but I'd recommend booking just in case. Great fish and chips and good portions. Quick, friendly service and relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely visit...More

Thank ElaineE64
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Visited for lunch and hoped for a typical pub lunch menu, unfortunately the brewery are trying to move up market and now don't do typical pub grub lunches. That said, even though the Cullen Skink wasn't available, when the soup (tomato and chilli) and sandwich...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

What a great place - we walked - NO reservation but that was no problem . The food was great and the service excellent.. really nicely done for kids too Will be back when in the area !!

Thank all4dutchy
Reviewed July 23, 2017

The Winking Owl serves pretty typical pub food, the bonus is it's all sourced locally & cooked fresh. We had the fish & chips and the beef & mushroom pie. Both were really good & decent size portions. Despite being full it was a nice...More

Thank wee_meeg
Reviewed July 21, 2017

We've been visiting Aviemore for years but had never visited The Winking Owl. That changed this year and I'm really glad we gave it a go. There aren't many tables, so after reading other reviews we pre-booked, which was a wise move, as there weren't...More

1  Thank LabradorFan123
Reviewed July 21, 2017

We were lucky to get a seat (at 5:30pm) as we had not booked but our group of 5 were fitted in and the staff were friendly. The children portions were very generous and we were recommended the pie which was superb and very filling....More

Thank Ralph G
Reviewed July 20, 2017

Has been taken over by the Cairngorm Brewery, not much difference to the interior and would have liked more draught choices considering the new owners. We both had the battered fish,was really nice and fresh with a small basket of chips and mushy peas. Above...More

Thank mike a
Reviewed July 20, 2017

First visit with family and was so good we went twice! Excellent food, service and value, highly recommend.

Thank sarenanorwood30
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I spent two nights in Aviemore, and visited the Winking Owl both nights. The service was good, the food was good, and so was the beer. A family friendly atmosphere with good food at fair prices. I would highly recommend The Winking...More

Thank Dwayne M
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff and quick service. I recommend the steak and ale pie, although the portion was huge. Had breakfast at 7.30am and nothing else till dinner at the Winking Owl at 7.00 pm and could not finish what was the finest pie i've ever tasted....More

Thank JET376
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Fiona C
February 27, 2017|
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Response from Newman1306 | Reviewed this property |
Hi if you phone the winking owl tomorrow on 01479812368 we can help you there :)
February 16, 2017|
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Response from Victoria T | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely 😁
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $35
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aviemore and the Cairngorms  >  Aviemore
  • Phone Number: +44 1479 812368
  • E-mail
Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 12 noon until 11pm Friday to Saturday: 12 noon until 1am Sunday: 12:30Pm until 11pm Food Served: Monday to Saturday: 12 midday until 9:00Pm Sundays: 12:30Pm - 9:00Pm If you'd like to have a meal, please phone to book a table to avoid disappointment as we are very busy at peak times of the day.
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