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Glenlyon tea room

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Bridge of Balgie, Aberfeldy PH15 2PP, Scotland
+44 1887 866221
10:00 - 17:00
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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My experience of remote cafes / tea rooms or restaurant is not good. You are often charged excessively for not even mediocre fare. This little out of the way tearoom blew everything out of the water. We had two different soups between us, both were as good as you get in any top restaurant in Glasgow or Edinburgh. I also... More 

Thank Vic A
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the nicest cafes I have ever been to in one of the most wonderful glens in Scotland. Go and do not delay. We were cycling. The cakes are fantastic and the proprietor very skilled at making them

Thank Judy D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hadn't planned on stopping and eating, but when we spotted the outside tables outside of this very quaint post office/cafe/shop overlooking the river, we had to pull over. We honestly weren't expecting much, but ordered hopefully. We were warmly greeted from the counter and quickly decided from the short blackboard menu on chocolate Guinness cake and a scone with... More 

Thank Kellie A
Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've popped in here a couple of times over the last few years, and always been met with a smile. We only stopped for a cuppa and a scone this time, but WHAT a scone!! Enough to feed two, but we manfully made our way through the layers of thick cream, jam and delicious, fresh scone. Lovely people, beautiful surroundings... More 

Thank James-E-Wilson
Southampton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A few years ago we stumbled upon this little tea room with home made soup and cakes and very recently we found it again. We were served tea in proper China cups and saucers which we loved, eat lovely sandwiched and some of our group had they soup which was also just as tasty, and as for the cakes you... More 

Thank Jackie L
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

A hidden gem, delicious homemade soup, sandwiches and cake and a little shop/post office for holiday essentials.

Thank Emma P
Chester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

A first time visit to refuel after a short stroll around the nearby forest. The cakes were outstanding especially the Carrot cake and the lads thought the hot chocolate drinks were some of the best ever..and certainly they weren't short on toppings of cream and marshmallows. Service was brilliant especially the young gent who appeared to be helping out during... More 

Thank NEIL J
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We called into the tea room on our way back from a walk and were greeted with gorgeous homemade soup and possibly the best carrot cake we have ever tasted. This coupled with a friendly host (who gave us some really helpful advice on road conditions before the start of our walk), lovely Glen Lyon coffee and beautiful surroundings makes... More 

Thank AdventuresWithGeorge
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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735 reviews
392 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We always try to make one autumn trip up what many see as the loveliest Glen in Scotland. This time we forsook cake and had delicious home made pea and bacon soup with very good bread.

Thank Viewlander
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

What a joy to travel through unspoiled glen: river, valley and mountains. Fantastic 25 miles of single pass road including one post office and partially hidden castle.

Thank Norman M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge of Balgie, Aberfeldy PH15 2PP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Perth and Kinross  >  Aberfeldy
  • Phone Number: +44 1887 866221
Superb tea room in the wilds of highland Perthshire. Well worth the 60 mile trip from Perth. Scones piled high with proper cream - wonderful!

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