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Glen Avon Hotel

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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The Square, Tomintoul, Scotland
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we entered the bar the female server noticed us but decided that, rather than serve us, she would go for a walk round the bar (which was not busy) and came back with a plate. She was lukewarm when she did finally serve us, and when the locals became offensive she found this hilarious - this was certainly the... More 

2 Thank lorlane
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent all night in the pub playing pool and darts. We had dinner and the food was excellent finished with a few 80s tunes on the juke box

Thank george c
Airdrie, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great pub with great staff lovely beer garden food reasonably priced .very friendly atmosphere has pool, darts , jukebox

Thank catherine m
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Good service and tasty pub grub on a busy evening. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the friendly atmosphere.

1 Thank Sel J
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We just finished a 70 km walk finishing up in Tomintoul. Lovely village but the food at this place doesn't match the charm of the district. The steaks we have had up until now have been excellent, these were like leather. We appreciate this isn't Edinburgh but the value for money here wasn't there.

1 Thank Robyn A
Melbourne, Australia
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325 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Characterful on the outside but lacking charm on the inside. Perhaps it was the busy Saturday night, but ordering at the bar for both food and drink was an ordeal and without any semblance of friendliness. Food was basic pub grub and tasty enough at a reasonable price, but the overall experience was disappointing.

1 Thank Travel_Revival
High River, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We had the pleasure of dining here twice. This is prime pub grub territory, food that always pleases hungry travelers. Due to driving the rental car, I did forgo sampling any of the alcoholic beverages. We sampled a wide variety of dishes, Haggis to fish & chips to burgers. Food was always served hot and delicious. We would return again.

Thank gcmountainman
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Good food cooked to order with decent portion sizes. Nice friendly atmosphere within the public area.

Thank Sarah C
Hamilton, Canada
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51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We were lost and needed to orient ourselves to find our B&B before it got late, and decided to stop in Tomintoul for a bite. The first restaurant we tried had limited hours and would not be serving till six. The one across the street likewise, and the eastern european receptionist seemed unable to understand when we asked "do you... More 

Thank Deb S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Popped in for an early tea; food served from 5:30pm. Both had steak pie which was ok, lots of filling. Was a good place for a nice relaxed meal - even if a little dark in places!!

Thank Ash R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square, Tomintoul, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Moray  >  Tomintoul

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?