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Thistle Stop

Aberchalder A 82 Main Loch Ness Road. 3 Miles south of Fort Augustus, Aberchalder PH35 4HN, Scotland
+44 1809 501478
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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (24 reviews)
“treacle tart” (6 reviews)
“quiche” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Aberchalder A 82 Main Loch Ness Road. 3 Miles south of Fort Augustus, Aberchalder PH35 4HN, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 255 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly establishment with great value food and wonderful views. Staff friendly and willing to adapt menu to accommodate dietary preferences. Good gluten free options. Good little craft shop.

Thank 75AndyB75
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review.

Reviewed 17 October 2017

Stopped here purely by chance as we were both starving. So glad we did!! Food was home cooked and delicious, I had a jacket tattie with haggis and cheese, followed by home made lemon treacle tart. My partner had the quiche, again, home made and...More

Thank Kath C
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review......hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 10 October 2017

We had lunch here, our meals came out quickly, and fresh from cooking,piping hot. Nice and clean.both Julie and Patrick were very friendly. If we're in the area again, this is a must stop place!

Thank JFC53
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for your review.....I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stop and look forward to seeing you again if you are passing.

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

A friendly welcome along with a mug of lovely filtered coffee and a smashing warm treacle scone with butter & jam. Hit the spot before going up ‘Ben T’

Thank harman1954
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thank you for your review. It was a lovely day so I hope you had the fantastic views you were hoping for at the top of the Ben.

Reviewed 21 September 2017

We stopped here on our way to Fort William and what a pleasant surprise this little shop is!! We enjoyed a nice hot cup of coffee and the best scones and cream we had during our visit to Scotland! The shop also has a nice...More

Thank nanamc
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Many thanks for your review......I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Decided to stop here for lunch and what a find! The staff were friendly, efficient and coping extremely well at a busy time. Our order was taken promptly. The lentil and bacon soup was excellent and the homemade date and apricot scone was delicious. All...More

Thank Rhona C
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thank you so much for such a positive review. I really appreciate the fact that you felt we were coping well as this year has been extremely busy....so thanks for that. It's also good to know that you enjoyed your lunch and that you went...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017

Stopped off for a late lunch on Friday on our way home from a biking tour of the Outer Hebrides. Food was wonderful and Patrick provides safe and robust motorbike parking. 6 more bikes pulled up for coffee and cake whilst we were there. The...More

Thank TallisMum
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thanks for taking the time to post a review and for such positive comments.....it's always good to see fellow motorcyclists and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 3 September 2017

A year ago I called into the Thistle Stop after passing it many times in previous years, I was so impressed that I ended up going three times in that week and even wrote a review on here. When I got home my sister told...More

Thank John W
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thank you for another wonderful review John......it was good to see you again, this time with the rest of your family and so pleased that you all enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 24 August 2017

Good food from this small-ish business, great service, and a convenient location. We stopped in on a rainy day for lunch and to break up our trip to Inverness. We were warmly greeted and quickly served. The food was good and plentiful and the tea...More

Thank kalindria
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you for your review, I'm glad that you enjoyed your lunch. I am sorry that you felt too warm but we have been so constantly busy and this creates a lot of warmth, despite having windows and doors open. We actually haven't had any...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Quick stop to get coffee and morning tea. A lovely, super friendly couple run the place. They have delicious home made baked goodies, I recommend the bakewell slice, yum!

Thank AnnetteJD
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JeanandRay
6 April 2017|
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Response from Julie A | Property representative |
Yes we are. We do not do a Sunday lunch as such but offer choice of soup/ sandwiches/paninis/filled jacket potatoes as well as 3 choices of homemade quiche with salad and french fries/ haggis neeps & tatties/ scampi or deep... More
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Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aberchalder A 82 Main Loch Ness Road. 3 Miles south of Fort Augustus, Aberchalder PH35 4HN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aberchalder
  • Phone Number: +44 1809 501478
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