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The Watermill

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, British, Scottish, Soups
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The Old Mill Barn Mill Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2BT, Scotland
+44 1887 822896
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely coffee shop on the lower floor of the old flour mill . The decor & fixtures take full advantage of the old mill machinery , we sat in a lovely area with huge windows looking out over the old lade ( nice decking area for warmer days too ). There was a log burner in the middle of the... More 

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Thank Markb156
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We tend to meet up here for small business gatherings of a couple people from the local area. In the back is a table that's large and relatively quiet. The books shop always warrants a visit. The attached "Homer" consists of shabby-chic items for the house that are quirky and quite expensive. Can't really recommend the drinks or food so... More 

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Thank arabellablue2013
Bonnybridge, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Home made baking coffee is fantastic and all in comfortable and homely situation in the surroundings of a first class book shop and art gallery

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Thank Whisky-Sandy
Tranent, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Visited the Watermill numerous times as I like the layout of the book shop. Decided to have a tea and coffee on this visit. Great selection of tea for the Mrs and great coffee selection for me. Decided to try the Lime and Courgette cake which was excellent. Staff very friendly and good service,and also not to expensive.

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Thank Gary M
Edenthorpe, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

If you love books you will love The Watermill. This is an oasis for any book lover, with a relaxed space to enjoy your browsing and a lovely cafe to sit and enjoy a brief read...

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Thank DrEddieHalpin
Grandtully, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

We visited on a cold foggy morning and enjoyed fabulous coffee and cakes after walking the dog. We were warmly welcomed by the staff, a young man and woman who were doing a sterling job of serving a busy cafe. Imagine our shock to see a woman appear,who was either the manager or owner, who castigated the young staff in... More 

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Thank Aileen61
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86 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Browsing through books, enjoying the time to sit quietly and read them. Looking at the gallery exhibition Or just enjoying refreshments and coffee in the cafe; you can easily spend a whole day here and spend a whole lot😀 Access down to the cafe and toilets is down steep stairs to the lower level so that may be a bit... More 

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Aberfeldy, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

We come to the Watermill a great deal for coffees and lunches. Cakes are sublime, coffee very good, and while the menu is quite limited (rolls, salads, two choices of soup, a couple of platters) it changes regularly, there's a wood-burning stove and newspapers to read, and the staff are lovely. One of the soups is always vegetarian, the rolls... More 

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Thank shadbury_bonwell
Glasgow, Scotland
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

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.

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Thank pem243
Aberfeldy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Scottish, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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