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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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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (24 reviews)
“treacle tart” (6 reviews)
“quiche” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Aberchalder A 82 Main Loch Ness Road. 3 Miles south of Fort Augustus, Aberchalder PH35 4HN, Scotland
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

It's pleasant, it's sparkling clean and the sweets we had with our tea (her) and coffee (him) were very tasty. The seating area is quite comfortable and the people behind the counter were most cordial. The dilemma of Tripadvisor: I don't feel justified going higher...More

Thank NewSmyrnaJoe
Reviewed 5 September 2015

We'd been on the road for several hours and were in need of refreshment. We almost didn't stop here because so many places close early. We were very glad that we did. There was an excellent choice of teas, scones and cakes and everything was...More

Thank Alekto
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Unlike most roadside cafes, this one is exceptional. It deserves the Trip Advisor Certificates of Excellence. Indeed, if there was a higher rating I am sure they would win it We only stopped for tea and scones (choice of four different ones even at 4.30...More

Thank Ewingston
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We stopped on our way to the Isle of Skye. What a lovely place. We had a very nice lunch. The owner spent a lot of time showing us a map and making recommendations for our trip. A perfect relaxing stop. All of the China...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Fab little tea shop with a "proper" tea shop menu...delicious home made soup and cakes. Very friendly service. Perfect for a pit stop or for lunch if you're staying in the area around Fort Augustus,

Thank nmg34
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Came across this little cafe after driving for sometime. There was friendly hello as soon as you opened the door. My partner had the lentil soup(3types on offer) and thought it was the best he has had. I had a potato and it was hot...More

Reviewed 27 August 2015

A great wee surprise to find this wee treasure. Pleasant, comfortable, relaxing surroundings. Stunning views from windows and veranda.Great menu and friendly service. Fresh ,clean toilet .In other words a perfect stop in our long drive.So much so that we returned on the way back....More

Thank Roberta R
Reviewed 26 August 2015

We stopped for a coffee and found a gem. Very friendly atmosphere very good food served beautifully. Also has a nice little shop attatched.

Thank Anchrist
Reviewed 26 August 2015

We came across this spot on our way from Loch Ness to Dunblane and stopped for a late lunch. Had some excellent Leek and Potato soup, followed by home made scone with jam and cream. Food was delicious, price was excellent and our hosts provided...More

Thank Penewe
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Stopped here for lunch, wasn't too busy or too quiet. Nice selection of cakes and a fairly 'normal' lunch menu. Friendly staff, overall it was pretty nice but not outstanding

Thank AtlantanHaggis
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Questions & Answers
5 April 2017|
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
  • Value
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
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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