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The Watermill

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish
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The Old Mill Barn Mill Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2BT, Scotland
+44 1887 822896
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Glasgow, Scotland
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141 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love The Watermill and thoroughly enjoyed sitting having a Cafe Con Miel (sooooo good!) in the warm cosy Christmassy atmosphere. It was bitterly cold outside and lovely to feel welcomed. Also spent more than I expected in the bookshop after a very pleasant browse. It's unique and definitely recommended.

Thank pem243
Aberfeldy, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Warm and comfortable good coffee and cake interesting book shop friendly staff tables well apart to permit quiet chatting

Thank agl152
Kilmarnock, Scotland, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice building just off the main street in Aberfeldy. The bookshop was smaller than I had imagined but made you want to browse because of the nice layout. The café downstairs is also quite small and tends to be quite busy but the coffee and bakery products were good.

Thank Bob T
Melrose, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came to see the Wilhelmina Barnes Graham exhibition here. The Watermill bookshop , gallery and cafe had been highly recommended. Well I am sorry it does not live up to its reputation. The bookshop was very disappointing with very little choice and I cannot understand how it is rated one of the 75 best in the world.The building is... More 

Thank 467frank
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

WOW, lovely atmosphere, excellent food and smart, friendly and efficient staff - this is so rare. The coffee and lime and courgette cake were delicious, so much so that we came back later for lunch! Again coffee was perfect and the seeded rolls filled with real carved chicken (no plastic slices here) and served with a salad garnish were yummy.... More 

Thank Foodie G
east lothian
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Came here whilst on holiday. Lovely little place, with a working mill to visit. Lovely outdoor seating area too. Inside is small, so avoid at peak times.

Thank wedding042010
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The driving rain pailed into insignificant as we entered the Watermill's cosy atmosphere. Hearty soup and chunky soup was consumed with delight. Service was a little slow, if we are honest, a few young servers spending a little too much time chatting (to be honest)... but the environment more than made up for that.

Thank Craig H
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Came after a wee walk and enjoyed an early lunch. My wife had a sarnie and I had a plate with some smoked meat and cheese. Good food and nice decor

Thank GrisyGer
Banchory, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I holiday in Perthshire at least once a year and wouldn't dream of being there without visiting the Watermill bookshop & tea room. The staff in both are a delight and the food always of a reliable quality.

Thank EllaE2834
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Still a great spot for coffee, lunch etc. Book and gift floor and also a gallery floor although some of the art was rather expensive. We bought some enamel crockery from Homer round the back of The Mill (a gift shop) and then had a walk up the Birks of Aberfeldy, a lovely short woodland walk that starts from the... More 

Thank Tullibardine_13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Mill Barn Mill Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2BT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Perth and Kinross  >  Aberfeldy
  • Phone Number: +44 1887 822896
A wee gem of a place, cafe within the bookshop. Excellent coffees and wide range of specialist teas. Very tasty soups and sandwiches. Well worth a visit if only to browse the books and music.

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