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The Winking Owl

$$ - $$$, British,
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
+44 1479 812368
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 24 min
12:30 pm - 11:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
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11 - 20 of 911 reviews

Reviewed 3 November 2017

Had an enjoyable evening here with lovely food. Daughters both loved their duck, but I have to say my steak and ale pie was dissapointing. While the meat was very tender and plentiful, the puff pastry pie topping and base was very soggy and the...More

Thank sailingirl1971
Morag_Winky, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Hi thanks for taking the time to leave us a review I am glad that your daughters enjoyed their duck but disappointed that the venison and pie were not to your liking. I will make sure that our Chef is aware of your comments. I...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

This is our second visit here; this time we brought friends and none of us was disappointed. The food was excellent, the service friendly and efficient. Highly recommend this restaurant

Thank JenkinsFamily_11
Morag_Winky, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Wow what a lovely review thank you so much for taking the time to leave it. Brilliant that your friends enjoyed their visit and I hope that we can welcome you back very soon.

Reviewed 30 October 2017

This place was recommended by a friend and we are so glad we had the chance to pop in and partake of some very fine Cairngorm brews :-)

Thank Lstartrek
Morag_Winky, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for leaving us a lovely review, so glad that you enjoyed our ales and hopefully you will find the time to pop in again and possibly sample some different ones. :)

Reviewed 28 October 2017

This place was fantastic. Straight from the get go the staff were fantastic. Service with a smile at its best. Seated straight away, although here I would not have minded waiting whilst sitting at the bar. Local beer on offer was great. I had the...More

Thank Lynsay M
Morag_Winky, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Wow what a fantastic review, I am so glad that you enjoyed all aspects of your meal and you found our staff to be of a high standard. The deserts are proving very popular with our customers and they just cant say No!! I hope...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017

It was a chilly October night and we were looking for something to eat in Aviemore. Have heard good things about this place, so went up the steps and opened the door. All the windows were steamed up, the place was stuffy and not a...More

Thank Brian2404
Morag_Winky, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Firstly can I thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry that you did not stay to sample our menu or craft ales. Throughout the next couple of months we are looking at improvements for the building and your comments...More

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Great staff, tasty food, beer flights to taste local beers and okay whisky selection. Kids even cleared their plates!

Thank GeekEcosse
Morag_Winky, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for a great review, our paddle boards are definitely popular with our customers with it giving them more varied choices. We are looking into our whisky list and hoping to have this extended very soon. Look forward to welcoming you back :)

Reviewed 24 October 2017

Modern and extensive menu, great drinks options, good portion sizes and good value for money. Service faultless.

Thank Pam B
Morag_Winky, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for the lovely review, I hope I can welcome you back to see us soon.

Reviewed 24 October 2017

Very good pub style food and good atmosphere. Kids meals were very good. Only negative was slightly limited menu with some choices being a bit different (obviously interesting if you want to experiment). Reasonably priced.

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The title says it all. The steak pie is melt in the mouth delicious. It is best to book as just walking in is risky.

Thank gyhobson
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Gad a great lunch there with the family. Staff were very friendly, food was very tasty and the price was very reasonable.

Thank David M
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Response from Newman1306 | Reviewed this property |
Hi if you phone the winking owl tomorrow on 01479812368 we can help you there :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 33
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Aviemore
  • Phone Number: +44 1479 812368
  • E-mail
Description
Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 12 noon until 11pm Friday to Saturday: 12 noon until 1am Sunday: 12:30Pm until 11pm Food Served: Monday to Saturday: 12 midday until 9:00Pm Sundays: 12:30Pm - 9:00Pm If you'd like to have a meal, please phone to book a table to avoid disappointment as we are very busy at peak times of the day.
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