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The Boat Inn Restaurant

$$ - $$$, British,
Charlestown Road, Aboyne AB34 5EL, Scotland
+44 1339 886137
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Charlestown Road, Aboyne AB34 5EL, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 438 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

One of my favourite places to eat in the area, The Boat Inn always serves up fresh - and sometimes interesting (!!) - dishes, from a very extensive lunch menu that does everything from light options (Salad / Soup) through to full-blown pub classics (Fish...More

Thank NorthEastHamish
Reviewed yesterday

We managed to get a babysitter and so called The Boat Inn last minute. They were busy with it being Aboyne Games weekend but managed to fit us in upstairs. We had a lovely 3 course meal. I really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere....More

Thank K G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I knew this would be my kind of place when the sign outside said "children, muddy boots, dogs: all are welcome!". It was especially a relief since I was in full camping attire and felt self-conscious about entering a Michelin guide-approved establishment. Not only did...More

Thank Elaina_GM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here after a long day of walking/sightseeing and I was not disappointed. Service was good, the food came quickly and the portions were solid. Good wine choice too. Would certainly come back.

Thank kevincasasanta
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had Sunday lunch here with some friends. The service was good and the food excellent. I fully recommend.

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today and have to agree with majority reviews, the food, staff and customer service is second to none. Definitely worth a visit, I will be back next time I'm in area 😊😍

Thank scottishrugbymum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely spot in this nice village, haddock was good, fries were excellent. Lamb also very good. Nice and fast service. Forty pounds for two huge mains, a salmon appetizer water and a good local beer. Not bad at all, recommended.

Thank Reviewer71
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A warm & friendly welcome was let down by food of an average standard. Veggie option was good, fish n chips large but tasteless and the lamb was over cooked. Request for mint sauce & ketchup was ignored and finally arrived when food had gone...More

1  Thank Wendyhouse64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, great atmosphere, professional service. A variety of food choices at reasonable but not cheap prices.

Thank storeyanne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Boat Inn for the first time several years ago and took the opportunity to return. We both had battered haddock and chips which was definitely up to the standard we remembered. We finished off with a sticky toffee pudding for myself and...More

Thank Neil M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Charlestown Road, Aboyne AB34 5EL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aboyne
  • Phone Number: +44 1339 886137
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