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The Bothy Restaurant and Bar

Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA, Scotland
+44 1320 366710
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
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“haggis” (93 reviews)
“steak pie” (68 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited this brasserie style pub with my spouse and we had a great meal; baked local salmon, fresh veggies and salad along with wine. The waitress was fun and engaging g and the staff was friendly. Fort Augustus is a bit of a tourist...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in here for a dinner one evening when visiting Loch Ness area. The descriptions of food sound brilliant but unfortunately what you get is such a disappointment. I had the salmon on the specials board which was served with lemon butter, chips and veg....More

1  Thank Moira M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restuarant is positively appalling for food. I've never before sent something back to the kitchen but had to during my visit. The waitress didn't even blink at the request. I'm guessing it happens with some frequency. I made the mistake of ordering the "Homemade...More

1  Thank JNATravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the Venison Burger, from order to arriving at my table took around 4 mins. The burger was a pre-cooked frozen burger with zero taste of venison, the cheese was a processed cheese slice. I have had better quality burgers from road side food...More

1  Thank gjongilgan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy but we'd just got sat at the bar when we were shown to a table. A quick snack turned into a full on meal. and everything was perfect. Guinness, burger, salad, chips, prawn sandwiches and desert were all of the highest standard. Place...More

Thank Aldridge P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very accommodating, they were busy but still found us a place and are very dog friendly. Sandwiches were very nice and the staff are super friendly.

Thank TimC250
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for lunch. We were in kind of a hurry and the service was pretty quick. I had leek and potato soup and Smoked chicken dinner. It was ok, but very bland. No real seasoning. My wife had fish and chips and said...More

1  Thank AllOver1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was here mid may 2017 touring Scotland with relatives from Orlando, Florida,had lunch in here before going on the loch Ness boat trip.Starters were lentil soup,it was very nice and filling,I had the haggis on toast and the relatives had sandwiches, everyone enjoyed the food...More

Thank mavman39
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had both lunch and evening meal at the Bothy while staying in Forth Augustus for a few days. Friendly and accommodating staff. Varied menu which is reasonably priced. Excellent quality and portion size. Would definitely recommend.

Thank johnkfenwick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was very average, the service not impressive. A lot of people, including the ones working at the bar, were smoking eCigarettes. Surprised this is allowed in Scotland. Would not go back.

Thank Natascha T
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Ray R
13 July 2016|
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Response from Rhonrich | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know, but would be surprised if they didn't as all the places to eat were open on the Sunday we were there. Hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Loch Ness  >  Fort Augustus
  • Phone Number: +44 1320 366710
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