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Thistle Stop

Aberchalder 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” (25 reviews)
“treacle tart” (7 reviews)
“soup” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
Aberchalder Aberchalder A 82 Main Loch Ness Road. 3 Miles south of Fort Augustus, Aberchalder PH35 4HN, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 266 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We return to the Thistle Stop whenever we can. All customers are greeted as friends even 1st time customers. The food is freshly prepared and extremely tasty, the venue is spotlessly clean. As we live in the English Midlands we usually only manage to visit...More

Thank Gill R
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Gill Thank you for such a lovely review. It's always good to see you and Doug back and to get a chance to catch up on the events of the previous 12 months. We look forward to seeing you next year.

Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited here during a long weekend with friends and family. The Thistle Stop has good parking facilities and easy to find on a main road. The owner was so very polite and we felt she went out of her way to help us. Very...More

Thank HyperBunny86
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a positive review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you are able to call again sometime.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a super little cafe which is well worth a visit. It is also a craft shop for wool and fabrics and has a few gifts as well. The scones are absolutely delicious and the coffees are good. When I saw a salad being...More

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

Thanks for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed Patrick's homemade scones....maybe we'll see you back again sometime for a salad?

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The well placed signs directed us to this cute place in Invergarry, and we were so glad we stopped! The owner (I think) welcomed us and said we were just ahead of a large group and had come just in time. We’d just decided on...More

Thank Stacy B
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Stacy...I remember our conversation. What a busy day!! I'm really pleased to hear that you felt we looked after you well despite the volume of customers we were serving at the time.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and my wife stopped here on a trip from Inverness to Mallaig on our motorbike. We have passed it many times over the years and never stopped but we certainly will now, we had a couple of sandwiches and a drink, I absolutely loved...More

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

Thank you for such a great review.....it's always good to welcome fellow bikers and we look forward to seeing you both again.

Reviewed 8 June 2018

Stopped for a breakfast was delicious. I got the impression nothing would be too much trouble for the owner. Will go back again if I get the chance. Loved it. Only criticism is it closes far too early. :-)

Thank Owen D
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Thanks for your review....I'm pleased that you enjoyed breakfast and it would be great to see you back if you get the opportunity.

Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped off for a spot of lunch while waiting to book into our holiday home for the week, I had a Brie and cranberry panini which hit the spot, the view was amazing from the outdoor seating area, the lady that greeted us was so...More

Thank Pricilla g
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thank you so much for your review.....I'm glad you enjoyed your lunch and yes, the view is amazing, particularly when the weather is as good as it is just now. Hope you enjoy your holiday and that you may call again sometime.

Reviewed 20 May 2018

We stopped off for coffee on the way to Fort Augustus from Fort William and had a lovely coffee and treacle tart which was gorgeous. All the food looked nice. The owners were very friendly and welcoming to everybody who came in.

Thank Nicki A
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thanks for your review Nicki.......the treacle tart is rather yummy and very hard to resist!

Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Nice lunch offering soup, paninis etc. Has outdoor seating which we used as dogs aren’t allowed inside. Good place to stop on the way out of Fort Augustus.

1  Thank Laura D
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We stopped at the Thistle Stop on our way to Inverness following the signs on the main road. We were very pleasantly surprised by the variety of choices: everything was homemade and we had delicious sandwiches as well as brie and cranberry paninis. Lovely staff...More

Thank cleben14
Julie A, Owner at Thistle Stop, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you for taking time to post such a positive review.

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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aberchalder 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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