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Thistle Stop

Aberchalder A 82 Main Loch Ness Road. 3 Miles south of Fort Augustus, Aberchalder PH35 4HN, Scotland
+44 1809 501478
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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (21 reviews)
“apple pie” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Aberchalder A 82 Main Loch Ness Road. 3 Miles south of Fort Augustus, Aberchalder PH35 4HN, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 251 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped here on our way to Fort William and what a pleasant surprise this little shop is!! We enjoyed a nice hot cup of coffee and the best scones and cream we had during our visit to Scotland! The shop also has a nice...More

Thank nanamc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to stop here for lunch and what a find! The staff were friendly, efficient and coping extremely well at a busy time. Our order was taken promptly. The lentil and bacon soup was excellent and the homemade date and apricot scone was delicious. All...More

Thank Rhona C
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for such a positive review. I really appreciate the fact that you felt we were coping well as this year has been extremely busy....so thanks for that. It's also good to know that you enjoyed your lunch and that you went...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off for a late lunch on Friday on our way home from a biking tour of the Outer Hebrides. Food was wonderful and Patrick provides safe and robust motorbike parking. 6 more bikes pulled up for coffee and cake whilst we were there. The...More

Thank TallisMum
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to post a review and for such positive comments.....it's always good to see fellow motorcyclists and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A year ago I called into the Thistle Stop after passing it many times in previous years, I was so impressed that I ended up going three times in that week and even wrote a review on here. When I got home my sister told...More

Thank John W
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for another wonderful review John......it was good to see you again, this time with the rest of your family and so pleased that you all enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food from this small-ish business, great service, and a convenient location. We stopped in on a rainy day for lunch and to break up our trip to Inverness. We were warmly greeted and quickly served. The food was good and plentiful and the tea...More

Thank kalindria
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, I'm glad that you enjoyed your lunch. I am sorry that you felt too warm but we have been so constantly busy and this creates a lot of warmth, despite having windows and doors open. We actually haven't had any...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Quick stop to get coffee and morning tea. A lovely, super friendly couple run the place. They have delicious home made baked goodies, I recommend the bakewell slice, yum!

Thank AnnetteJD
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We were driving to Port William and stopped off at this lovely cafe/ gift shop to buy some coffee and cakes for the kids. The service was amazing and the owners were very friendly. We had a great chat about the views, travelling and living...More

Thank Liberty B
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Quick stop whilst travelling in Scotland Just avoided the lunchtime rush 4 panini and drinks arrived very promptly and the salads excellent Ideal for a stop, a little way out of the tourist sites but a welcome find

Thank Richardc1970
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you so much for your review.

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We were served amazing food and the service was second to none. Restrooms were spotless! Would highly recommend!

Thank Bumma4
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you Bumma4.

Reviewed 4 August 2017

If your looking for a place to stop for a bite to eat whilst travelling the Great Glen, then the Thistle Stop is one I definitely recommend. There was a choice of 3 excellent homemade soups on the daily specials board and the other options...More

Thank Yocky8713
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you so much for such a positive review....I'm pleased that your visit was so enjoyable. As for being a pocket dynamo......I could really use a pair of roller skates this season!!!

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JeanandRay
5 April 2017|
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Response from Julie A | Property representative |
Yes we are. We do not do a Sunday lunch as such but offer choice of soup/ sandwiches/paninis/filled jacket potatoes as well as 3 choices of homemade quiche with salad and french fries/ haggis neeps & tatties/ scampi or deep... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
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View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aberchalder A 82 Main Loch Ness Road. 3 Miles south of Fort Augustus, Aberchalder PH35 4HN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aberchalder
  • Phone Number: +44 1809 501478
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