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The Winking Owl

123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
+44 1479 812368
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“haggis pakora” (37 reviews)
“beef pie” (15 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Range of beers here was fantastic. Really nice interior too - quite a surprise after you enter and walk through the first section. Food was mainly good - esp Haggis pakora - but a chicken and sweet potato curry I had was not bad by...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Ate here twice during our stay in the area, foods was great, staff friendly and very helpful. We were offered sample of beer to try before buying, found one we liked and was surprised at how reasonable the prices were.

1  Thank Jool
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a pre booked Henny here this March (from around Nov last year 2017) We were a really chilled table of 22. The food I must admit was brilliant couldn't fault anything. The atmosphere when we came to pay (a hefty bill) was disgusting...More

Thank hubb89
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Celebrated an early birthday with my parents at The Winking Owl for dinner. We booked in advance as it can be very popular. The food was fantastic with an excellent variety on the menu. Portions were generous and the dishes were so nicely presented. There...More

1  Thank Hani_Rae
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My other half and I went here for an early dinner. Since I last ate here, the Winking Owl has definitely tried to move upmarket, with some success. It's still the same layout as ever but with more comfortable chairs and a slightly smartened up...More

1  Thank JimmyMcFatboyfat
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the Winking Owl a few times and are always welcomed warmly by the lovely staff. This occasion was no different even though the restaurant was extremely busy. Our table was ready and waiting for us and our order taken quickly. The...More

1  Thank marky0ung64
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in a couple of weeks ago and as always the quality of food and service was absolutely faultless. My only criticism is that they could have less things on the menu that I so wanted to try so we will be sure to...More

1  Thank goanjock
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked this restaurant for. Group booking based on the excellent reviews more than a month in advance. The restaurant called to say they needed our complete order in advance as they had new staff. Called back to give all bar one persons order (unable to...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Steak pie was delicious and very filling, friendly staff, great choice of real ales, busy so best to book a table

2  Thank gimpytoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great pub food and very family friendly. The pie was melt in the mouth and ales were great! Definitely recommend!

2  Thank Rosher_9
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Fiona C
28 February 2017|
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Response from Newman1306 | Reviewed this property |
Hi if you phone the winking owl tomorrow on 01479812368 we can help you there :)
17 February 2017|
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Response from Victoria T | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely 😁
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$35
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Aviemore
  • Phone Number: +44 1479 812368
  • E-mail
Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 12 noon until 11pm Friday to Saturday: 12 noon until 1am Sunday: 12:30Pm until 11pm Food Served: Monday to Saturday: 12 midday until 9:00Pm Sundays: 12:30Pm - 9:00Pm If you'd like to have a meal, please phone to book a table to avoid disappointment as we are very busy at peak times of the day.
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