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The Bothy

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Invercauld Road, Braemar AB35 5YP, Scotland
+44 1339 741019
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (102 reviews)
“quiche” (23 reviews)
“cakes” (81 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Invercauld Road, Braemar AB35 5YP, Scotland
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Reviewed today

Our favourite cafe in Braemar with excellent home baking. Adjacent to a well-stocked mountain shop. Highly recommended!

Thank Alexina Fullerton
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I were looking for a place to enjoy lunch while touring around the area. We came across The Bothy and are glad we did. The food was outstanding and the interior was comforting and inviting, with plenty of windows to enjoy the...More

Thank Nick G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just been for coffee and cake. I had decaff which is sometimes not a success but was delicious here and gorgeous gluten free raspberry and almond bar while my husband had the tiffin. Portions looked huge but somehow just disappeared! Lovely cafe, cosy...More

Thank FelicityDumfries
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy, bright, efficient and friendly. This lively place in the heart of the village remains an excellent option for breakfast or lunch. Good home made food served in an excellent atmosphere. Remains extremely popular.

Thank PSC23251112
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dropped in for lunch after a morning sledging in the Cairngorms and it was excellent. Soups, toasters, cakes, drinks, all lovely and quickly served to the table. It was busy too - so we weren’t the only ones enjoying it. Nice decor, open kitchen...More

Thank Isoza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are extremely welcoming and friendly and the coffee and cakes are absolutely superb! Me and my friend work around the corner from the bothy and come daily for our coffees and refreshments! It has a feel good relaxing factor and is very warm...More

Thank Fraser G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely soup. Great cakes. Really quick and friendly service. Lovely spacious cafe and nice atmosphere. Hope to be back again!

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small and welcoming wooden clad cafe with the welcome addition of a log burner. We came last year just for coffees and did the same this year. Looking forward to a summer visit when we can take advantage of the outdoor eating area. So...More

Thank Tracy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well we’re do I start, we arrived and went up to the counter to order, we’re I were met by an abrupt lady with glasses and purple hair, I were being served by a young lad who was lovely, I asked if I could have...More

Thank fartsackster
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. I am very sorry you felt you were treated in an abrupt manner. I have checked with the member of staff working and she is very apologetic it came across that way - it certainly wasn’t meant. I have also checked...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here twice for snacks recently, both of us enjoyed the soups. Cakes delicious. Coffee good. Everything we had was well priced, and the service was friendly too. Would highly recommend this place and will be back ourselves if we are in the area again.

Thank Maisie-Jane
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Questions & Answers
Fhiona S
16 December 2016|
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Response from Braemarbothy | Property representative |
Hi, yes there is quite a large car park just over 100m from the Bothy. There's also on street parking right outside but not for many cars.
Suzanne S
9 December 2016|
Response from Braemarbothy | Property representative |
Only guide dogs I'm afraid. We do have seating outside where dogs are allowed but I do realise it's not the best time of year for that.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Invercauld Road, Braemar AB35 5YP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Braemar
  • Phone Number: +44 1339 741019
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Coffee shop serving breakfast, lunch, coffees, teas and wine and beers.
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