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Glen Avon Hotel

Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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The Square, Tomintoul, Scotland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food cooked to order with decent portion sizes. Nice friendly atmosphere within the public area.

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Thank Sarah C
Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lost and needed to orient ourselves to find our B&B before it got late, and decided to stop in Tomintoul for a bite. The first restaurant we tried had limited hours and would not be serving till six. The one across the street likewise, and the eastern european receptionist seemed unable to understand when we asked "do you... More 

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Thank Deb S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for an early tea; food served from 5:30pm. Both had steak pie which was ok, lots of filling. Was a good place for a nice relaxed meal - even if a little dark in places!!

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Thank Ash R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here on our week long visit to the area - good selection of food for all appetites! Friendly staff and quick service. Busy when tried to get a table on the Friday night, but found a gem of a place round the corner!

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Thank Bel38
Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Staying in the village for the motorbike festival, we had breakfast here on the first day. It was hot, tasty a did the job. Hangover gone we had an almost perect Saturday of fun and entertainment

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Thank oilybiker1965
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We were recommended to go to another venue in Tomintoul for dinner, but when we looked in from the street that place looked too staid and boring. We walked across the green to the Glen Avon and were glad we did. The pub had a great local feel and the owner was very welcoming as we were obviously tourists. Our... More 

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Thank Alchersone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Dined here Xmas hols 2015... Delicious steak pie on the specials menu , please please add this to your full time menu , it is delish! 🍴

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Thank bUbBlEgUm91919
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful couple of meals here. People were very welcoming and kind, telling stories and asking about our travels. The food was exactly what one might want after a day of hiking or riding in the rain with some good local ale and a beautiful fireplace.

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Thank Haley B
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Here on business over the years and always like eating here. Uncomplicated food and menu. Nice range of beers and wine Like to sit in front of the big fire on the chilly nights.

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Thank DAVOZZZ
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We used the pub as this part is dog friendly. We found it a bit dark but the food made up for it. The staff were friendly and I would recommend the scampi and chips.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square, Tomintoul, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Moray  >  Tomintoul

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