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Old Bridge Inn

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About
The Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore, offers a roaring log fire and cheerful atmosphere along with excellent food and a fine selection of cask ales and malt whiskies. It has always been a favourite haunt for those who enjoy the outdoors, while friendly staff and locals always make you welcome.
PRICE RANGE
US$12 - US$28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Dog Friendly
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All reviews beef trout risotto burger potatoes cullen skink pudding salad the pub limited menu lovely atmosphere fantastic food book in advance booked a table visit aviemore staff were very friendly dog
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Have been coming here for many years. It used to have the best food in the area. Slightly expensive but worth it. Over the years the food has deteriorated. Two new chefs advertised so decided to give it another go. Trout starter - small tasteless...portion £9 Vietnamese short rib: nothing Vietnamese about this. Just short rib with shedded carrot and cabbage tiny bit of coriander with greasy clear liquid devoid of flavour £9. Cod main - well cooked moist cod watery cream coloured sauce tasteless so called roast potato was just a soft potato burnt on one side. £20. Steak well cooked medium rare, pepper sauce lacking body twice cooked chips would be better cooked properly once. £26 Not coming back. 2 tables near us complained about their meal.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful and atmospheric, we sat outside while it snowed. The ales and whiskey on offer are a great selection, of which we both had plenty of. The owner chatted to us for awhile which made for a lovely time as well. Will always come back...here!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Split group up into two tables, one in bar and one in dining room so we couldn't eat together, because we had a dog. Wouldn't let us all sit in bar or restaurant together. Seeing it was my mums birthday meal, was not very nice...to eat alone and separate. The dog was a service dog, but waitress wouldn't even consider it in the dining room even though advised it was a hearing dog for deaf people. Didn't find the staff particularly nice or helpful, seemed inconvenienced that we were there even though we'd booked and given all info before. (Don't bother giving allergy info beforehand, they wont look at it or care). We had a wheelchair user with us, it was difficult to get around, the waitress seemed unhappy with it. Fine for a drink but wouldn't go there for a meal ever again. Pity because the setting is lovely, just miserable staff.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 23 December 2022 via mobile

Lovely vibe and service was OK. Food was poor. We had 2 incredibly dry and barely warm lamb shanks, 1 cod loin with potato that was burnt on top. Burger was poor, 2 steaks were good. Overpriced for the poor standard.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 21 December 2022 via mobile

What a little hidden gem, food was great. My daughter is vegan and there was plenty options on the menu for her . Portions were very generous, prices good, staff very helpful and friendly .

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 5 December 2022 via mobile

Booked in advance which I think is recommended as the bar and restaurant were very busy when we arrived but we were greeted immediately and shown to our table. The restaurant has a lovely feel, all dark green with twinkly lights. The food was absolutely...stunning. I had moroccan lamb with apple couscous followed by battered fig with ricotta. Both delicious and beautifully presented. The staff were fantastic, constantly on the go but still taking the time to genuinely check everything was good. If you are in Aviemore you should definitely visit.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 22 November 2022 via mobile

Staying in Aviemore and had been here a couple of times before over the years, popped in for a drink at lunchtime and staff were excellent, warm, friendly welcome, very comfortable environment, came back the following day and had lunch, food was excellent, nicely cooked...and very tasty, my wife had Cullen Skink, she said it was excellent. This is one of our favourite pubs, definitely in Aviemore if not Scotland, if in Aviemore it is definitely worth a visit.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 18 November 2022 via mobile

Didn't eat here this time, but loved having a drink in the bar. Fab atmosphere, fab crowd, great drinks. The hot apple cider was lovely (please get some Calvados in stock to drop in there -yum!) A warming place to be!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 10 November 2022 via mobile

Visited many times over the years. Always friendly, always great atmosphere. Travelling this time with Boris our exuberant Labour. Very dog friendly. Boris highly recommends.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 5 November 2022 via mobile

A decent little pub not far from the centre of Aviemore. The bar serves great Guinness and a big selection of other beers but has too many dogs inside, puts me off the place! What drives me crazy is that staff are petting the animals...and then touching plates of food that you eat from! There is an open kitchen wall where you can see in to the cooks but I think they forget that customers can see them, staff need to be aware of the antics they get up to as it doesn’t always leave a good impression! The restaurant is popular and needs a reservation normally. The place is dull and over populated with tables. Prices are top-end for a pub restaurant we expected something better. The food can be too salty, the terrine was nearly uneatable. The burger is big and tasty and the sirloin steak is ok but very expensive at £26,50. Remember we are in a pub. Overall we rated the place only 4/10 taking everything into account.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 15 October 2022 via mobile

Just as good as ever. Staff excellent obviously good and efficient nothing too much to ask. Food great our only regret was we hadn't booked a table for the other two nights we were in the area.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 13 October 2022

Out of all Aviemore has to offer the Old Bridge Inn excels every time. Fantastic food, great service. Awesome

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 6 October 2022

We had booked a table on a Friday evening, but arrived early and were surprised how busy the bar was at 5.30. Fortunately, our table was available and we enjoyed a delicious meal! We started with Cullen skink and rabbit terrine, followed by a burger...and seafood risotto. Everything was cooked to perfection and served with a smile in this buzzing dog friendly pub. Definitely the best in the area!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 6 October 2022 via mobile

We visited after a day out.Our dog was with us,so we ate in the dog friendly lounge area (No dogs allowed in the restaurant style area).The atmosphere was warm and cosy and staff were welcoming and friendly. We ate top class beefburgers,but the menu contained...seafood and vegan options. The creme brulee option ,and ginger cheesecake with chocolate ice cream were delicious dessert choices. We visited here whilst we were on holiday,but will definitely go back next time we visit the area.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 1 October 2022 via mobile

Popped into the Old Bridge, after a day walking around Boat of Garten and then walking into Aviemore. We were greeted with a  genuine warm and friendly welcome from the staff. A charmingly basic/rustic  bar and lounge area, which we loved, good local beers on...tap and a good selection of wines too. A lovely looking restaurant area too, but we only wanted a couple of drinks. Definitely worth a visit More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Old Bridge Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5