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The Winking Owl

$$ - $$$, British,
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
+44 1479 812368
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cosy bar, good selection of beers, but a very non-Scottish attitude behind the bar. We tried to have dinner, but was told we'd have to wait for 2 hours. Came back an hour later to find lots of empty tables and people eating at tables...More

Thank Christian R
Reviewed 5 days ago

The restaurant had a limited menu. I went with a party of 7, we were seated immediately. The staff was friendly. Everyone at my table enjoyed their meals. The décor inside the restaurant was very nice.

Thank Foxbite2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for drinks with friends while staying near by, staff were friendly & helpful as we fancied an Italian which was cheeky as food there looked & smelled good but we wanted a change, despite not eating there the waitress was good enough to...More

Thank Smartybass
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good eatery with pub. There are strangely not of good places to eat in Aviemore but this stands out. Well worth a visit as its the best on offer. We go up the front steps to a sort of public bar and...More

Thank Johnindee
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended to come here for dinner and we weren't disappointed. Family of 3 and they made my 4 year old feel special. Food was outstanding. Booking is a must as the restaurant is books out quick.

Thank Lee2411
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family get-together in Aviemore in September each year result in enjoying some of the best food this part of Scotland has to offer and, our booked visit to The Winking Owl on a Monday night, proved this to be very true. Loch Fyne haddock, chips...More

Thank Sandy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with friends. Staff very friendly and service was adequate The food was good not great. Nothing to complain about but nothing to rave about either.

Thank Fred K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this pub during our visit to Aviemore. It was spur of the moment and we were lucky to get a table despite being a Monday evening. It is good pub food. The staff were excellent, friendly and helpful. The food is good pub...More

Thank KozmaFife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked on recommendations from tripadvisor and not disappointed. Great, friendly and unfussy service, both waitresses were great. Good pub food which was very well cooked at a good price. The portions aren't lacking which was great as we were all hungry. Booking a table is...More

Thank shona_corner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Currently staying in the local area on holiday to celebrate my husbands birthday. I had in advance researched where would be the perfect place to have his birthday dinner. As my husband is a fan of real ale, I couldn't think of anywhere which would...More

Thank Samantha M
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Fiona C
28 February 2017|
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Response from Newman1306 | Reviewed this property |
Hi if you phone the winking owl tomorrow on 01479812368 we can help you there :)
17 February 2017|
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Response from Victoria T | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely 😁
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$34
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Aviemore
  • Phone Number: +44 1479 812368
  • E-mail
Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 12 noon until 11pm Friday to Saturday: 12 noon until 1am Sunday: 12:30Pm until 11pm Food Served: Monday to Saturday: 12 midday until 9:00Pm Sundays: 12:30Pm - 9:00Pm If you'd like to have a meal, please phone to book a table to avoid disappointment as we are very busy at peak times of the day.
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