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Thistle Stop

Aberchalder 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” (7 reviews)
“soup” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Scottish, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Aberchalder Aberchalder A 82 Main Loch Ness Road. 3 Miles south of Fort Augustus, Aberchalder PH35 4HN, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 262 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Myself and my wife stopped here on a trip from Inverness to Mallaig on our motorbike. We have passed it many times over the years and never stopped but we certainly will now, we had a couple of sandwiches and a drink, I absolutely loved...More

Thank inverles
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for such a great review.....it's always good to welcome fellow bikers and we look forward to seeing you both again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for a breakfast was delicious. I got the impression nothing would be too much trouble for the owner. Will go back again if I get the chance. Loved it. Only criticism is it closes far too early. :-)

Thank Owen D
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review....I'm pleased that you enjoyed breakfast and it would be great to see you back if you get the opportunity.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off for a spot of lunch while waiting to book into our holiday home for the week, I had a Brie and cranberry panini which hit the spot, the view was amazing from the outdoor seating area, the lady that greeted us was so...More

Thank Pricilla g
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review.....I'm glad you enjoyed your lunch and yes, the view is amazing, particularly when the weather is as good as it is just now. Hope you enjoy your holiday and that you may call again sometime.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped off for coffee on the way to Fort Augustus from Fort William and had a lovely coffee and treacle tart which was gorgeous. All the food looked nice. The owners were very friendly and welcoming to everybody who came in.

Thank Nicki A
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Nicki.......the treacle tart is rather yummy and very hard to resist!

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Nice lunch offering soup, paninis etc. Has outdoor seating which we used as dogs aren’t allowed inside. Good place to stop on the way out of Fort Augustus.

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We stopped at the Thistle Stop on our way to Inverness following the signs on the main road. We were very pleasantly surprised by the variety of choices: everything was homemade and we had delicious sandwiches as well as brie and cranberry paninis. Lovely staff...More

Thank cleben14
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for taking time to post such a positive review.

Reviewed 2 April 2018

Great find after failing to find anywhere to eat in Fort Augustus - it was so busy as lovely weather. However, a few miles down the road was worth the journey. Great tasting food, generous portions and lovely friendly service.

Thank ScottishFamily2
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for your positive comments......our first review of the new season and much appreciated.

Reviewed 12 November 2017

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 20 November 2017

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.

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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, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aberchalder 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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