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The Bothy Restaurant and Bar

Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA, Scotland
+44 1320 366710
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
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“haggis” (102 reviews)
“steak pie” (77 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA, Scotland
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Had some whiskies and chatted with some locals. Decent selection, and friendly locals. The barman, whom my buddy refers to as Portugese Elvis (since he's Portugese and kind of has Elvis-ish hair) was a very quick-witted and funny guy as well. Would definitely go back...More

Thank Yuri M
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Friendly and helpful staff and lovely food all at a very reasonable price. The menu has a nice range of dishes, including options for dietary requirements. Definitely recommend the place, and their apple crumble, salivating thinking about it.

Thank TiggerKat77
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Thought we would try some food locally while in Fort Augustus. The building looks great outside and it was very busy inside. As all good restaurants should be. The menu was nothing exciting but had some good choices available. I had the steak pie, it...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Not fancy, not trying to be something it's not - perfect! Had a lovely conversation with the owner - imagine that! Actual conversation!! Was wonderful. Lovely surroundings, family friendly, my well behaved dog welcome. What an absolute refreshing change of pace. Thank you from someone...More

1  Thank Carolyn P
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Went to the Lock Inn on our first night and thought it was a bit pricey, so tried The Bothy the next night and thought the food was much better value, so went twice. It's basic, pub-style food at good prices - fish and chips,...More

Thank redbankgirl
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We popped in here for some lunch last week, very lovely place, staff were very helpful and attentive. Food was good, and a decent price too. Dog friendly which is a massive plus. Definitely pop in here if you have the chance

Thank Adela A
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Well situated next to the canal, pleasant staff and reasonably priced drinks. Very busy with diners, we never managed to eat

Thank buckieloon
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Pleasant, airy restaurant just off the bar. The usual sort of menu. My husband had a very enjoyable pork fillet dish and I opted for the smoked salmon and prawn salad off the specials board. Big portions! Loaded with salmon and prawns! So much that...More

Thank JanetDundeeScotland
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Visited on a busy Saturday night , they don't take reservations so chance it to get a table , we didn't have to wait too long and got a table in the bar area .... good choice of food , balmoral chicken was very tasteful....More

Thank duckiederby
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

This place was packed when we arrived but got in after a short wait. The bartenders were quite engaging and fun. Keep in mind we were two old ladies, and we enjoyed the atmosphere. Friendly place, the hostess was sweet and most importantly the food...More

1  Thank Caylinsgranny
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Response from Adela A | Reviewed this property |
Yes in the bar area
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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, Bar Scene, 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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