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The Watermill

Mill Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2BG, Scotland
+44 1887 822896
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perfect for midday stop

The bookshop is great to explore and the food at the cafe was very nice. Really enjoyable time here.

Reviewed yesterday
Elmhurst, Illinois
Interesting and quick place to escape for quick snack/lunch

Peacefull atmosphere, patrons reading books whilst enjoying coffee, soups snacks, we had delicious... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pitlochry, United Kingdom
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Opened by Michael Palin, The Watermill is Winner of the Independent Bookshop of the Year award for the whole UK. Over three floors, the converted mill houses the bookshop, contemporary art gallery and cafe in a unique environment, complete with comfy chairs - a browser's paradise. Next door is our homes and gardens shop, Homer. We are open seven days a week, 10am - 5pm (11am on Sunday).
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mill Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2BG, Scotland
+44 1887 822896
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Reviewed yesterday

The bookshop is great to explore and the food at the cafe was very nice. Really enjoyable time here.

Thank foremanj14
Reviewed yesterday

Peacefull atmosphere, patrons reading books whilst enjoying coffee, soups snacks, we had delicious homemade soup coffee and yummy cake, good prices, excellent food, super place to unwind.

Thank foxylady49
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must visit stop in Aberfeldy. There is a wonderful selection of books, a gallery and a lovely cafe, all housed in an historic building . Don't miss it.

Thank anon551746
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved the way the architecture of the mill has been woven around the café. Very peaceful setting for a cup of tea and a piece of amazing courgette and lime cake - flavours go really well together!

Thank BobBroccoli
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a brief first visit to Aberfeldy (which is a lovely place) we popped into The Watermill and found a beautifully restored old building holding a wonderful wide selection of up-to-date books, lovingly displayed, with knowledgeable staff. Downstairs a warm and welcoming cafe, serving a...More

Thank Pterodactylmike
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the area it is worth visiting The Watermill which is within easy walking distance from the Blair Athol Caravan and camping site. the Watermill sells their own flour and some beautiful scones etc.

Thank Almie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful setting, very pretty from the outside. Some really nice books and cards inside. Soup was lovely and good quality bread with it too. Nice spot to read and have a cup of tea. Overall a lovely experience, nice to see an independent book shop...More

Thank AliceSMac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the area with friends and had lovely cake and coffee. A good selection of delicious cakes and a wonderful spot. Staff very helpful and pleasant. They also do sandwiches and more but not scones. Very atmospheric inside with the mill mechanisms and bookshop. Would...More

Thank Jimbojc55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bookshop was good. But it was balanced out by the gallery and café. Not somewhere we'll be rushing back to visit.

Thank tjsussex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was dragged here by my wife, as someone who doesn't read books this didn't seem like a very fun activity! However it is a great place to visit (even if you don't like books). Once I had looked around I decided to leave my...More

Thank RyanLy
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You have an excellent business but in the cafe can you make sure the butter is spreadable and not a hard lump that tears the bread? It may seem a trivial point but at £4.60 for the soup details like that become important.
7 October 2016|
Response from Kevin R | Property representative |
Hi Graham Thanks for flagging this up (it is something that annoys me too) - I will bring it to the attention of the cafe team. Regards Kevin
I was there today in my wheelchair and found the cafe and shop to be accessible althought the top floor not
7 November 2015|
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Response from Kevin R | Property representative |
The Watermill is in a 200 year-old A-listed building and it wasn't possible to install a lift to the top floor art gallery, although we do have level access to the bookshop and cafe (on separate floors). I will change our... More