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The Boat Inn Restaurant

Charlestown Road, Aboyne AB34 5EL, Scotland
+44 1339 886137
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak pie” (17 reviews)
“mushy peas” (9 reviews)
“haddock” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Charlestown Road, Aboyne AB34 5EL, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Having previously reviewed the Boat Inn and visited a few times since then and not been impressed we went again last week after a long interval. Quality has improved in all areas. Service was excellent and food was very good too (with one exception). One...More

Thank raemoirman
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went for a family meal at the weekend. Food itself was nice pub grub. My boyfriend ordered a large beef and haggis pie, which was lovely, however his mum got the small one and other than the difference in pie size the vegetables and mash...More

Thank Redheadkatrina
Reviewed 1 week ago

Steak and haggis pie a first for me and it was excellent , very good veg not over cooked sticky toffee pudding was very good and ice cream lovely .

Thank GTandIT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever I'm in Aberdeenshire I always seem to end up coming to The Boat for a meal. The food is always fresh, tasty and beautifully presented. This restaurant is a firm favorite.

Thank Emma R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent our first night from the borders in the Boat Inn as a start to a wee tour in the highlands. What a fabulous place. The bedrooms are fantastic, great showers, great (big)beds, wonderful breakfasts...and evening meals. The young staff are absolutely great, a...More

Thank twoplusmog
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nipped in here for dinner after being stranded at Aboyne airfield due to poor weather. Really good food and good service, did make me laugh when my partner was almost refused the pulled pork burger as it was 4.59pm and they stopped serving it at...More

Thank FaithfulTestSubject
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, value for money, can honestly see why The Boat Inn has sos many positive reviews, well worth a visit

Thank PokerFace13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food very well presented and carefully prepared. Nice vegetables and friendly service. Restaurant did not have space, but bar was very pleasant and relaxed. Felt like a nice pub too.

Thank carolineahs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is excellent and so is the drink. The staff and customers are all very friendly and can't do enough for you. Can't wait to return next year.

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time back after change of ownership. Very busy on Thursday evening, so a good sign. Menu was reasonably varied and the main course was good. The starter was disappointing, all were small and my Holoumy was limp and underdone. Getting on the pricey side!

Thank Maybe16
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Charlestown Road, Aboyne AB34 5EL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aboyne
  • Phone Number: +44 1339 886137
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