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The Mash Tun

8 Broomfield Square Speyside, Aberlour AB38 9QP Scotland
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#2 of 2 hotels in Aberlour
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Kenneth S wrote a review Jan 2024
Edinburgh, United Kingdom7 contributions7 helpful votes
Popped into the Mash Tun for a drink at the end of a walk with out two dogs to Aberlour as we we have done for the best part of 22 years last week. Normally in large group but this time my wife and I. We were also checking our reservation for dinner the following night was in order as when i tried to book by email we didn't get a reply so had phoned and wanted to make sure it was confirmed. As always the place was busy because its very good but there was space with both customers and staff sitting at the bar but we were not permitted to stand at bar as it was booked. It was really disappointing and we got the distinct impression we weren't wanted. As we couldn't get in we went up to the Spey Inn Bar at Craigellachie and the welcome could not have been more different, positive, enthusiastic, warm and welcoming and these were not experience mature people just young adults with a desire to deliver great service. We booked for dinner and cancelled at the Mash Tun and returned their another four times during our stay. We fully understand the commercial needs to focus on food which has better margins than simply drinks in these difficult financial times and be more of a restaurant than a pub however we love the Mash Tun and it's actually hard to write this but want it to be better. Service is an attitude and sadly lacking on this occasion. Best regards Ken Scott
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 11 Jan 2024
Dear Mr Scott Thank you for your review and feedback. I am so sorry you didn't have a perfect experience at Mash Tun, please do drop us an email at reservations@mashtun-aberlour.com as I would love to offer you a complimentary dinner on us and hopefully you can enjoy a far better experience this time round! We take all feedback on board and we will ensure this is fed back to the whole team and used to improve our services. Kind Regards Hayley - The Mash Tun
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spc354 wrote a review Nov 2023
Clarks Summit, PA539 contributions70 helpful votes
A very nice introduction to a restaurant by the river Spey. The variety of single malts were just phenomenal. Very popular with locals, considering the difficulty of getting a reservation. The sound f the river ws especially enchanting.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Leead Drake, Other at The Mash Tun
Responded 28 Nov 2023
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review. Thank you so much for this. We really appreciate you being a customer and helping to share the word about us. Kind Regards Customer care team Louise Rosset - The Mash Tun
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Adventure602383 wrote a review Sept 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We turned up almost last lunch serving time. We called ahead and the chef kindly offered to keep serving till we got there 10 mins later than usual last orders. I’m so glad we went! As soon as we walked in we knew we made the right choice. The food smelled amazing. The staff were lovely. We didn’t feel rushed considering the time we arrived. They food was honestly stunning. My friend had steak which was perfectly cooked but the garlic butter just wow! I had gnocchi for the first time with scallops salmon and prawns. I’ll never forget it. Amazing. We have feel full and satisfied all night too , the sticky toffee pudding must of assisted that too. Complements to the chef and kind waiting staff. Highly recommend. Our pups 🐶 were welcome too. A bowl of water served to then first. 🫶🏻
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 28 Sept 2023
Thank you for your review and such lovely comments. We were glad to accommodate you and pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal! We do hope you see you again next time! Kind Regards Hayley - The Mash Tun
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licarfan wrote a review Sept 2023
CUTCHOGUE11 contributions13 helpful votes
Recently retired, visiting Scotch whiskey country we discovered this intimate retreat. The setting is beautiful in the bucolic Scottish countryside. The staff was attentive and accommodating. The food was outstanding. I highly recommend this one of a kind location experience.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 28 Sept 2023
Thank you for your review and kind words. Glad to hear you were happy with our staff and enjoyed your meal! We hope to see you again next time! Kind Regards Hayley - The Mash Tun
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Rona J wrote a review Jul 2023
Edinburgh, United Kingdom60 contributions64 helpful votes
Ate in the restaurant and the food was delicious- highly recommend the fish and chips. The staff are very friendly. A good menu for children too and you can take your dog. Definitely would have to book to be sure of a table.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 28 Sept 2023
Thank you for your review and recent visit! We are glad you enjoyed your meal and were happy with our service! We hope to welcome you back again soon :) Kind Regards Hayley - The Mash Tun
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olafkracht wrote a review Jun 2023
Düsseldorf, Germany26 contributions5 helpful votes
This place is a gem. We had a wonderful evening enjoying our own selfmade whiskey tasting as the distillery around the corner wouldn't take us with a dog. Very friendly staff and as far as we heard perfect food as well. If you stay or travel trough - don't miss the Mash Tun 👍🏻
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 28 Sept 2023
Thank you for your review and we are glad you had a lovely visit to the Mash Tun. We do hope you will stop by again soon :) Kind Regards Hayley - The Mash Tun
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Shaun G wrote a review Mar 2023
Leppington, Australia10 contributions6 helpful votes
Just on the side of the river is this gem, hidden away from the Main Street serving a 1st class evening meal & an even better breakfast, take a walk up to the main road, turn right & there’s Aberlour distillery, turn left for 10 minutes & you’ve got Walkers biscuits, a great find.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Responded 28 Sept 2023
Thank you for your review and kind words. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay here and we hope to welcome you back again next time. Kind Regards Hayley - The Mash Tun
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Matthew Coffer wrote a review Feb 2023
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Stayed for 3 nights on our honeymoon! Looked at local options and loved the blend of attractive price and the included breakfast that was ready upon our choosing! Great compact room that had everything we needed. Staff were so kind and helpful! Would absolutely recommend this nice quiet place. Great food and scotch.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 28 Sept 2023
Thank you for your review and recent visit! We are glad to hear you had a lovely stay and we hope to welcome you back again next time :) Kind Regards Hayley - The Mash Tun
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Mike S wrote a review Dec 2022
Portland, Oregon14 contributions5 helpful votes
The staff and place is amazing. Food in restaurant (both breakfast and dinner) was excellent and the staff looked after everything we could imagine. British Airways lost our luggage and they even offered to do our laundry!!! We will definitely stay here again as we loved the experience! All staff were incredible, but Sharon the manager was so friendly and attentive.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 28 Sept 2023
Hi Mike Thank you for your review and kind words. We are glad to hear you were impressed and enjoyed your stay. We will be sure to pass on your kind words to our great team of staff! Kind Regards Hayley - The Mash Tun
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Mario Kiedl wrote a review Sept 2022
Kindberg, Austria3 contributions1 helpful vote
we stayed as a group of 7 people 2 days in “The Mash Tun” in Aberlour and had a really great time. A familiar atmosphere, friendly, really hard-working staff and also “Maurize” had time to nip down there 😊 Karen managed it to get once again a table in the evening on the second day in the well booked restaurant for us 7. We also tasted there the offered composed “whisky-flights”. A rich breakfast on both days completed our pleasant stay. If we’re returning someday, than surely to “TMT”. Slainte
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Thank you for your review and kind words. We are glad to hear you had a great stay and we hope to welcome you back again! Kind Regards Hayley - The Mash Tun
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Mash Tun
Which popular attractions are close to The Mash Tun?
Nearby attractions include Glenfiddich Distillery (3.9 miles), Knockando Woolmill (4.8 miles), and The Fiddichside Inn (2.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Mash Tun?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Mash Tun?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Mash Tun?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Mash Tun?
Conveniently located restaurants include Seven Stills, The Mash Tun, and The Dowans Hotel.
Is The Mash Tun located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Aberlour.
Are there any historical sites close to The Mash Tun?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Knockando Woolmill (4.8 miles), Dufftown Clock Tower (4.1 miles), and Dufftown &Mortlach Heritage Trail (4.1 miles).
Does The Mash Tun have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.