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The Boat Inn Restaurant

€€ - €€€, British,
Charlestown Road, Aboyne AB34 5EL, Scotland
+44 1339 886137
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“mushy peas” (9 reviews)
“haddock” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Charlestown Road, Aboyne AB34 5EL, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast on our way to tarland at new year. Very warm welcome from the staff and efficient service. My husband lost his wallet on our new year trip. Just last week we received a call from the manager of the Boat...More

Thank Baranska85
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited a few times recently after walking our dogs locally. Great place to have lunch in the cosy lounge with our dogs lying at our feet. Even better when the stove is fired up.

Thank KazB1965
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch before walking round muir of Dinnet nature reserve. Enjoyed it so much we came back for our evening meal and stayed the night. I liked the contemporary decor which still complemented this 18th century building. Very relaxed atmosphere, roaring log fire,...More

Thank Ermyngarde
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It remains a lovely pub, but the service can be poor. All staff (actually, all but one) are friendly, but just not very attentive. It’s a countryside pub so I’m very ok to wait a bit for food, but our table (and the one next...More

Thank Quintiere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a slight delay in getting someone to take our order, we enjoyed an excellent lunch. Tasty soup and enormous portions of fish and chips.

Thank F5822OZdavidb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went out as a group of 6 and had a lovely meal, although restaurant was busy the staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was of the usual high quality. Also served by Nicholas who was on his first shift and did a very good...More

Thank gardyneclan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time visit to the Boat Inn, and in the main we weren't disappointed. Rooms were great, food was well priced and really good value and the general atmosphere in the restaurant and bar area was really good. There were four of us staying for...More

Thank Dav M
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Great room and bed. Food and waiting staff very good. Fish was a real treat but would have been better with real chips cut from potatoes. Breakfast was excellent, accompanied with lovely fresh bread and copious amounts of coffee and fresh fruit juice.

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We visited The Boat with friends for a Sunday lunch. A menu with plenty of hearty choices. I had the haddock, chips and mushy peas with the fish being beautifully white and flaky. My husband chose the burger topped with haggis, which he declared was...More

Thank The Teacher7
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Stayed overnight with my girlfriend and had dinner following tripadvisors recommendation. We were not disappointed. The food was tasty and even as the portions were generous. If you're a fan of spicy food I highly recommend the Thai red curry which is incredibly flavoursome but...More

Thank Oceanwave100
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Charlestown Road, Aboyne AB34 5EL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aboyne
  • Phone Number: +44 1339 886137
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