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The Bothy Restaurant and Bar

Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA, Scotland
+44 1320 366710
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
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“haggis” (100 reviews)
“steak pie” (76 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here for lunch whilst passing through Fort Augustus. It was the most obvious choice given its prominent position in the town. It looked quaint from outside too. Sadly this was not reflected inside with the place being a bit drab. The staff appeared preoccupied...More

Thank X12LJR
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good family food. Well served and in a good environment. I tried the hagis and it was a good surprise. Unfortunately didn't prove the deserts because I was to full with the entry and main dish.

Thank Cláudio M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the Bothy a couple of times during our stay, it is a busy pub and you have to take pot luck as you can't book a table, but it's well worth popping in, lovely food and quick service.

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here along our travels. Hubby had smoked chicken breast, veges, and chips. I had special of ham, pinapple, chips, and peas. All good and plenty. Service was good.

Thank Bobkatevan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had lunch here on my tour threw the Highlands. Busy restaurant and quite dull food. End of a busy season I guess, staff looked pretty tired and annoyed.

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bothy has the potential of being an amazing pub. It is charming and the location is perfect. The food however, was boring and tasteless. I had a cheese an onion baguette which was just grated cheese and a whole lot of onion. So incredibly...More

Thank allsandy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looks great from the outside you even walk in and it looks great, until your led to a conservatory to sit down and eat where the tables and chairs look out of place to the lovely interior of the main building , staff looked depressed...More

Thank RaeN29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place certainly looks pleasant, with a warming bar as you walk in. No doubt this would be a welcome treat in the winter months. On walking into the restaurant however this is where things started to go down hill. Firstly queuing behind another customer...More

Thank Rocka109
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to the area and many places seemed expensive looking at their menus, but we liked the look of the pub so tried it. The service was outstanding the food was excellent, the portions were generous. When my food came, the...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time visiting the establishment was awesome! It was a mild winter, but it was cold enough outside that walking into a cozy and welcoming place made it a great first impression. The food was good and the beer of course... no need to explain.

Thank DanB2754
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3 September 2018|
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Response from Adela A | Reviewed this property |
Yes in the bar area
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Response from Rhonrich | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know, but would be surprised if they didn't as all the places to eat were open on the Sunday we were there. Hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Loch Ness  >  Fort Augustus
  • Phone Number: +44 1320 366710
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