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The Watermill

The Old Mill Barn Mill Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2BT, Scotland
+44 1887 822896
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (66 reviews)
“soup” (32 reviews)
“sandwich” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Old Mill Barn Mill Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2BT, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great place for a coffee or lunch, and afterwards you can browse through the bookshop. It was a cold day when we were there and the cosy fire was very welcoming. Tasty food and variety. It was very busy when we were there,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Helena R
Reviewed 1 week ago

A definite must visit for a snack, lunch or just a tea/coffee. Located below the Watermill Book Shop and has access through the bookshop or via rear entrance from car park. Very welcoming, cosy and relaxed environment. Daily homemade soups and sandwiches are the main...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ScotlandRosslea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aberfeldy is a lovely wee town, untainted by multi national chains in shops and restaurants. The Watermill is an outstanding book shop with a delightful restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ronnie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Watermill is a great asset to Aberfeldy the cafe is friendly serves great food and is a wonderful place to look through the books that you have bought in the largest independent book shop in Scotland a large selection of books and art materials....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank StephenW253
Reviewed 5 December 2018

I can really recommend The Watermill which is the cafe next to the best the best independent bookshop in the UK. The staff were really friendly and helpful, the pot of tea generous and the cake delicious. This is a really nice place to sit...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JaneFindhorn
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

We have only ever had coffee here but they do do lunch too. The coffee is of a good standard and there is a good selection of cakes and tray bakes. There was only one gf option which was a cake. There are papers to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Hstevens282
Reviewed 23 November 2018

Dropped in for coffe and a scone, which were both nice. The cosy wood burner was a bonus on a cold and wet day. Good crowd inside, enjoying the food and location. The upstairs bookshop was nice to browse in afterwards.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank john0653
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We ate soup and a sandwich. They were both brilliant. Been here a few times during various short breaks and it never disappoints. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank steven a
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Good food, friendly staff but didn't seem very organised and despite about four serving staff it took ages to serve us and the surrounding tables - yes, it was busy but shouldn't have taken so long. Fortunately the food was good but they nearly lost...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank EildonLass
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Asked a local where we could get a coffee... and were directed to the water mill. We'd actually walked past and not seen it.... A really interesting book shop that I could of spent ages - and a small fortune! Upstairs a galley had very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SnappySam
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12 April 2017|
Response from 171judyh | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. The mill is on different levels, joined by stone steps, no lifts. The lower floor can be accessed by a different entrance to the Watermill cafe. There are toilets on this level. Access to both levels is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Mill Barn Mill Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2BT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Perth and Kinross  >  Aberfeldy
  • Phone Number: +44 1887 822896
A wee gem of a place, cafe within the bookshop. Excellent coffees and wide range of specialist teas. Very tasty soups and sandwiches. Well worth a visit if only to browse the books and music.
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