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The Watermill

Mill Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2BG, Scotland
+44 1887 822896
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Lovely Cafe in a Bookshop!

We stopped in here for a delightful lunch one rainy afternoon. The place is cozy and charming... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
Top business

What can I say about The Watermill. Fab bookshop with added extras on the top floor, superb cafe... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen S
Inverness, United Kingdom
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Opened by Michael Palin, The Watermill is Winner of the Independent Bookshop of the Year award for the whole UK. Over three floors, the converted mill houses the bookshop, contemporary art gallery and cafe in a unique environment, complete with comfy chairs - a browser's paradise. Next door is our homes and gardens shop, Homer. We are open seven days a week, 10am - 5pm (11am on Sunday).
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great bookshop” (28 reviews)
“cake” (37 reviews)
“coffee shop” (35 reviews)
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Mill Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2BG, Scotland
+44 1887 822896
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here for a delightful lunch one rainy afternoon. The place is cozy and charming. The staff was very attentive. The place must be a favorite, as many of the specials of the day were sold out. Our lunches were excellent. I highly...More

Thank geismom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say about The Watermill. Fab bookshop with added extras on the top floor, superb cafe down the stairs, and even further down there's Homer selling a great range of items for the home and much more. I could go on for ages...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I visited the watermill for morning coffee. Delicious cakes which were unusual. Very friendly service.

Thank Frances L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great range of the latest books, cards and stationery on sale here. Downstairs there is a cosy cafe which provides good cakes, soup and filled rolls with real tea and coffee. It is not cheap but good quality. It can be very difficult to...More

Thank ScotlandHattie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Watermill was a surprise as it is a half block off the main street and seemed to be a simple shop. The Watermill is surprisingly larger than it appears, with a varied and excellent book selection. During my visit there was an extensive art...More

Thank Travelingtheworld27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the Watermill 4 times this week as it has the quaintest bookshop attached to it with a very good if restricted book selection. The watermill has only a small menu - mainly sandwiches but has a special board with yummy looking food....More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're in Aberfeldy this is a nice spot to visit. It has utilized the old watermill and made a variety of shops and small restaurant. The bookstore has a variety of good books and the craft store had interesting things which were from the...More

Thank bj887
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is our third visit and we always find things to buy. My husband was thrilled to find exacljty the 2018 road atlas he had been looking for.

Thank pauline d
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Who would think that a little bookstore could pack such a powerful punch? This little bookstore had us mesmerized for at least an hour and we felt so comfortable browsing and reading through it's various shelves. Personally, I loved the regional material and authors, but...More

Thank swizzo
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Could be any coffee shop inside but the building from the outside is lovely defo worth a pic or two...

Thank Eleanor K
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Questions & Answers
7 October 2016|
Response from Kevin R | Property representative |
Hi Graham Thanks for flagging this up (it is something that annoys me too) - I will bring it to the attention of the cafe team. Regards Kevin
7 November 2015|
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Response from Kevin R | Property representative |
The Watermill is in a 200 year-old A-listed building and it wasn't possible to install a lift to the top floor art gallery, although we do have level access to the bookshop and cafe (on separate floors). I will change our... More