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The Old School - Boyndie Visitor Centre

Boyndie, Banff AB45 2JT, Scotland
+44 1261 843249
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Nice walk from Whitehills

Walked from Whitehills to Boyndie for lunch and a look around the garden centre. The Lunch menu was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gordon F
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
What a Great Cafe

A lovely place to stop for a walk round the several nature trails, a browse round the plants and... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
Weaselbirch
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Boyndie, Banff AB45 2JT, Scotland
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"old school"
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"lovely lunch"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Walked from Whitehills to Boyndie for lunch and a look around the garden centre. The Lunch menu was varied and we both had a good plate of food. Good value and good service.

Thank Gordon F
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

A lovely place to stop for a walk round the several nature trails, a browse round the plants and finishing with a visit to the cafe. We visited mid-morning so just had tea and a delicious Bakewell Tart, but the main menu looked really enticing...More

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Duncan L, General Manager at The Old School - Boyndie Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

It is always nice to hear of new customers finding us, and liking what they see. After a bit of a hard winter it is a great relief that our gardens have recovered well, and the little nature trails are as popular as ever. The...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

Just popped in to have a look at the plants and decided to have a coffee and tea. Ended up my partner having Cullen Skink,and I had a prawn panini. It was delicious. Don’t pass this place,really good food..More

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Duncan L, General Manager at The Old School - Boyndie Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

That's lovely to hear, and so nice of you to take the trouble to leave a review. For many years our fish has come from a local supplier, Downies of Whitehills, and it certainly is popular. I hope you got your plants too! best wishes...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

This was my second visit and I was not disappointed. Love the shops and had a delicious afternoon tea. Will be back.More

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Duncan L, General Manager at The Old School - Boyndie Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We really do appreciate it. My colleagues put a lot of effort into sourcing interesting things for the gift shops, and they will be delighted to hear you like them. Afternoon tea lets...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Visited for first time last year, this time took some friends with us, they hadn't been for some years and were amazed at the changes. After a lovely lunch we had a great walk round the gardens, chatted to a young man working there, and...More

Thank mo c
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Duncan L, General Manager at The Old School - Boyndie Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

I am so pleased both you and your friends enjoyed your visit. My colleagues and I probably don't notice all the developments and improvements we continually do, as much as someone who hasn't been for a while......so it is great to hear that it is...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Took a break here when out for a cycle run. I had a black coffee and lemon drizzle cake, the coffee was good and the lemon drizzle cake was scrumptious. Prices are very reasonable. The service was very good by the staff who also keep...More

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Duncan L, General Manager at The Old School - Boyndie Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

Clearly we have similar tastes....a black coffee and lemon drizzle is my favourite too! My restaurant colleagues really enjoy baking, and I am pleased that it shows in the end result. Great to know too that you were well looked after during your visit. Cycling...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Always worth a visit for a tasty snack or light meal. Stovies and mince meals are good. Soups nice also, change daily. Desserts well priced and a decent selection. Good that eating here helps out locals and you can have a walk and shop. Latte...More

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Duncan L, General Manager at The Old School - Boyndie Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

We do indeed enjoy making and selling good traditional dishes, with fresh ingredients, and of course, our homebaking. How nice of you to take the time to give us a review, and I hope you continue to enjoy exploring our shops and gardens too. Best...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Popped in here for a quick bite to eat and had Cullen Skink which I thoroughly enjoyed. The cream came separately in a little pot which I have never seen before but is a great idea as you can have the soup to your own...More

Thank Wilma F
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Duncan L, CEO at The Old School - Boyndie Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a nice review. Our Cullen Skink is indeed served in a way that is unusual (unique to us?), and for exactly the reason you say. We started doing it many years ago after a number...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

This is a very interesting place and part of an old airfield that was used in WW2 can be seen. The visitor's centre offers a wide range of food and drink and there are also some lovely gifts for saleMore

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Duncan L, General Manager at The Old School - Boyndie Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a nice review. There certainly seems to be increasing interest in our little history display about former RAF Banff, and the heritage walk up to the old airfield is well worth doing. kind regards Duncan...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

We drove here to find the recent memorial to Colin Fraser Barron VC (WW1), which we found in the main car park at this centre. After, we went into the centre for lovely hot drinks, as it was quite dreich outside. Staff were friendly and...More

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Duncan L, General Manager at The Old School - Boyndie Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

We were honoured to be asked to have the new stone commemorating Colin Barron VC in our gardens, and I am so please to hear you came to see it. It is also an honour to give room in our building to the RAF Banff...More

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