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The Bothy Restaurant and Bar

Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA, Scotland
+44 1320 366710
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“haggis” (97 reviews)
“steak pie” (71 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think some of the reviews are a bit harsh. The staff were helpful, the guys behind the bar, definitely were. The meals were pub food with a scottish angle. I wouldn't go mad about this place but it had a nice cosy area near...More

Thank Charlie_H_P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very bad choice, if you are in Fort Augustus and you are hungry, don't get something to eat in that place. Catch a salmon in the Loch Ness will be better. Depressing staff and bad food.

6  Thank yoann p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here for a quick bite to eat while waiting to go on a boat tour of loch Ness and it was lovely. Had a toastie which was served quick and the staff were very friendly. Ended up popping back in after we had...More

Thank weefrewbs
Reviewed 18 January 2018

What a plateful of steak pie, it was so tasty and very good. The service was very speedy and efficient. Great pub grub.

Thank poodsuk
Reviewed 18 January 2018

We went with my friends to this restaurant for lunch. We were very disappointed because the people working there are very very very unfriendly. They don't smile at all. The guy at the bar looks like an actor in a horror movie and both waitresses...More

3  Thank Olibintang
Reviewed 15 January 2018

The food was good, our waiter was very helpful (thankfully we didn't get the grumpy young lady, who spent more time on her phone that paying customers attention). There are not many choices for food in Fort Augustus - but we enjoyed this.

Thank Kerrieanne F
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

A pub in a very convenient location, especially for all the tourist buses that pass by Fort Augustus. The lunch arrived quickly and was alright, a bit pricey though for what it’s offering and for the advertisement it receives. Overall, this place is recommended if...More

Thank GeStak
Reviewed 31 December 2017

The food was very good and it was very quick arriving. The portions were generous too. We had fish and chips: large chunk of haddock in very crispy batter and there was no excess grease - very well made chips too. The garnish was a...More

Thank Malcolm H
Reviewed 17 December 2017

I came here myself in a weekday lunch along with other tourists. The service here is definitely unwelcoming. No smile and I felt like I was troubling the waitress by asking her to take my order. Although the food came out quite fast and I...More

2  Thank Fiona N
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Seems to prefer locals to visitors, shame it's a tourist town! Bar is well stocked but barmaid couldn't be less welcoming and the sign saying 'Smile, it confuses people' stands out as some ironic joke!

3  Thank thecockboy
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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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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