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The Bothy Restaurant and Bar

€€ - €€€, British,
Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA, Scotland
+44 1320 366710
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
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“haggis” (106 reviews)
“steak pie” (80 reviews)
“salmon” (44 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA, Scotland
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Reviewed today

Stayed in a great bunkhouse but, unfortunately they weren't doing food that night. Found the Botha bar. The food was nice but the service was a bit slow and it was quite pricey. It was off-season though so some excuse.

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got a very good Scottish dinner at Bothys , good food, nice service and staff and a warm happy Scottish night with good beer.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GenovaCri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay, the staff weren't all that friendly but we had an enjoyable lunch in the pub portion of The Bothy. Salmon & Chips along with the Cheesy Bacon Chicken were warm and tasty. It is obviously a tourism area but it worked fine for a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sebkayak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never met such rude sullen staff members. The night we visited for a celebratory meal - an important double celebration, we were met with hostility and aggression, particularly from the female staff member who began screeching at us in their 'completely empty' restaurant....More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cannot review on food as we did not get past the initial awful service from the rude obviously unhappy in her job waitress. Walked in, a miserable faced waitress pointed to the left and grunted “food” then pointed to the right and grunted “bar”, then...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SJK3173
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I (six adults) decided to go to The Bothy for dinner last week. I have visited Fort Augustus a few times and always wanted to go, due to its quaint look and location. However, when we went in, we were greeted by...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Suziepamela
Reviewed 6 November 2018

I had dinner here, and yes, even though I had fish and chips for lunch, I had them again for dinner. I saw another patrons plate go by, and they looked so good, I had to order. i was not disappointed. Get in there right...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Winstoniscute
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Managed to get a table for dinner when passing through on return from Loch Ness. It was very popular and they were turning people away just after we arrived. The service was good and the food was delicious - probably the best meal we had...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank MKFinchie
Reviewed 1 November 2018

This place looked cute from the outside and the dining room also. However, my adult son and I were seated at an uncomfortable table by the bar by a very unfriendly hostess. The 2 other tables were both occupied by single women which made us...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank hoponatrain
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We were with a Haggis Adventures tour and most people ate at the hostile they run but we decided to have a dinner on your own. This place was just on the other side of the the canal. Had a slight wait for a table....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Getaway792900
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Yes in the bar area
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Response from Rhonrich | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know, but would be surprised if they didn't as all the places to eat were open on the Sunday we were there. Hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Loch Ness  >  Fort Augustus
  • Phone Number: +44 1320 366710
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