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High St. Merchants

$$ - $$$, , Cafe
74-76 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3EL, Scotland
+44 1479 872246
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  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (12 reviews)
“cakes” (17 reviews)
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Scottish, Brew Pub, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
74-76 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3EL, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ate here on our 2nd night in Grantown-on-Spey and we were not disappointed. Antipasti starter was very nicely presented and delicious, for main we both went for a different pasta dish and they were both mouth watering. Ellie and another lady we really friendly...More

Thank Hlm03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great eatery that wraps itself round you like a welcome blanket as soon as you open the door. It’s spacious and warm with a lovely burner and comfy sofas. The walls are adorned with pictures of local artists for you to view and perhaps buy...More

Thank Nadia E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always on the look-out for a great cafe wherever we are,and this has to be the favourite of our holiday in the area! Great coffee,delicious home baking and a lovely setting..homely fire and comfortable seats inside,and a pretty garden for those nicer days! Thoroughly recommend...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

called in for a snack as i didnt feel to clever as my sugar levels were dipping (diabetes) so needed to find somewhere asap and I stumbled on this great little café I'm a bit of a finicky eater don't like creams milks butters cheeses...More

Thank Lesley A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've walked into a cafe or restaurant and been met by uninterested characterless staff too many times. But my wife and I stopped off at the High Street Merchants as we passed through the Grantown-on-Spey area and from the second we walked through the door...More

1  Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and friendly service. So good we went two nights in a row for dinner. Excellent locally made beer and a good wine and gin selection. Great for coffee and cakes too.

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Absolutely love this place. We have been twice over the past few weeks (and we don't eat out much!). We popped in for lunch and loved it so much that when we realised they were open for evening meals on Friday & Saturday, we decided...More

1  Thank gemstar1989
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Have visited this place a lot and the decor, coffee and cakes are all excellent. The young waiting staff are friendly too. However the new owner needs to work hard not to lose the reputation it built under the previous owners - she appears very...More

4  Thank mabie2010
Reviewed 28 January 2018

We went here for lunch on a day out. It is a lovely cosy wee restaurant with a big stove at the back. The staff were all really friendly and helpful and the menu was a bit different. The food was really delicious too. The...More

1  Thank Bob W
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Superb food reasonably priced, very good wines. Couple who own/run the restuarant are extremely helpful and Al is a smashing cook, even to a vegitarian like me!

1  Thank Jacqueline D
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Questions & Answers
10 October 2017|
Response from AbernethyBunkhouse | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen a dog in there. I doubt it! flexibility does not seem their thing!
Maxine H
20 May 2017|
Response from Eleanor H | Property representative |
Hi Maxine, thanks for your message! Yes we do, all homemade eg. Espresso Cake with Chocolate Ganache, Banana & white chocolate loaf, raspberry and white chocolate muffins and a variety of homemade slices and scones. Hope... More
26 October 2016|
Response from Eleanor H | Property representative |
Hi Chris, Thank you for your message, yes we can offer you Pizza to takeaway. Pizza oven is on Friday and Saturday Evenings from 5.30pm last order 8.15pm and Saturday and Sunday afternoons 12-3pm. Please give us a call... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Scottish, Brew Pub, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74-76 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3EL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Grantown-on-Spey
  • Phone Number: +44 1479 872246
  • E-mail
We are a small cafe brew bar located in Grantown on Spey, the capital of Strathspey. Our goal is to offer a warm and friendly welcome in a relaxing and inspiring atmosphere. We are proud to be working with some of the area’s finest artists & artisans, sharing their passion with us all. Continually updating our range, we display unique and traditional hand made products found in our community and those close by. Whether it is something special for you or a friend, we are sure you will find it here. We pride ourselves in using homemade, organic & locally sourced produce for the majority of our menu in the cafe & hope you can taste the difference. The High St Merchants cater to locals and tourists alike. The aspiration is to create a base and heart for the community where locals can meet and treat themselves to an espresso or artisan beer, homemade goodies or a light bight for lunch. As visitors and travelers ourselves, don't we all love to stumble upon little gems such as this! Grantown on Speys first craft brewery, and Scotland’s newest! Two Thirsty Men: Small batch beer brewed with passion in the Highlands of Scotland. Grantown on Spey, the gateway to the famous Malt Whiskey Trail needed its own craft brewery, a place where great beer would be crafted using the finest of ingredients & of course the same water source as many of the great drams enjoyed for hundreds of years all around the world. Our tap bar, the High St Merchants, is where we will predominantly sell our beer, brewed in 400 litre batches, it will be a true brew to bar enterprise. With our house beer ‘No74’, an amber ale and ‘Spey IPA’ a great hoppy IPA. This is where we invite you to help us in a time honoured tradition for quality control ... tasting it! We will also sell the beer in 5 litre kegs for visitors to take home or to their accommodation, to the camp sites or friends BBQ’s to enjoy. We look forward to your visit and sharing a story or two
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