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Bothies & Bannocks

Aboyne, United Kingdom
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About Bothies & Bannocks
Bothies & Bannocks offers chauffeur-driven food and drink tours in the Deeside area of Aberdeenshire, giving an authentic taste of our local culture, food and landscape. The business was born out of my passion for top quality, seasonal produce from the area where I was lucky to grow up.
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mike hauck wrote a review 21 Jul
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If you take beautiful scenery, great mountain biking and add Callum then you end up with something very special. He transported us everywhere from pick up at the airport until our departure. He organised distillery tours and the restaurants he recommended were excellent. Callum went the extra mile providing fresh coffee and cakes after a particularly tough bike ride through to persuading the chef, at one of the best restaurants in Deeside, to put on an 8 course tasting menu just for us. His knowledge of the area and, it would appear, most of its inhabitants was both informative and very amusing. Thank you Callum for making our trip so memorable.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Jon H wrote a review 5 Jul
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica1 contribution
Callum looked after us for a mountain bike weekend in Aberdeenshire. Always on time, great banter and nothing was too difficult. We really enjoyed the two distillery tours snd the special tasting menu that Callum organised at the Rothesay Rooms was sublime - is there anybody in Scotland Callum doesn’t know? Highly recommend and will definitely be back!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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haucky1000_77 wrote a review 2 Jul
Guildford, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a fantastic few days being shown around the foodie hot spots of Aberdeenshire with Calum. We'd never met the guy before and it was such an easy experience, bantering all the way. I mean, I would say that his jokes need work but to be fair so do ours! Lovely lad, not a single person in Scotland he doesn't know (of any use) and we will definitely be coming back. The food and whiskey were all simply superb. Thanks pal ;)
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Karen R wrote a review Sep 2020
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom14 contributions1 helpful vote
I contacted Callum via his Web page during lockdown to ask if he could recommend things to do in Aboyne for my husband's 40th. His communication and knowledge of the area is excellent. He was so very helpful and went above and beyond to help me plan the perfect day with the limited options we had to play with due to covid restrictions. Even at this time it is well worth contacting Callum as he is a gem and will go out of his way to help you. Even down to providing our transport!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from bothiesandbannocks, Owner at Bothies & Bannocks
Responded 30 Nov 2020
Hi karenrD991RJ, Thank you very much for your kind words. I'm so sorry that due to the pandemic we couldn't get you out on a full tour with us, as I think we would have had great fun! On the other hand I'm so glad I was able to advise you on how best to spend your weekend in Aberdeenshire. Please get in touch when you are allowed to return and we will get a proper day out planned. Kind Regards
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CharlieB wrote a review Feb 2020
Aboyne, United Kingdom1 contribution
We had the best day Calum was the most considerate tour guide looking after our every needs.The Ogilvies Vodka Farm was so impressive it’s so worth going to see what they’ve done,their vodkas we’re amazing. We finished our day in style with a visit to the Gin Bothy in Glamis, Thank you Calum, January was made better because of you all the best 🍸
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from bothiesandbannocks, Owner at Bothies & Bannocks
Responded 30 Nov 2020
Hi Wilton130, I'm so sorry, I thought I had responded to this review! Thank you very much, I'm so glad you enjoyed your day with us, I can't believe it was so long ago now! Hopefully we will get you out with us again in the future. Kind regards Calum
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