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Scottish, Contemporary, Gastropub
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Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 October 2023

Had a drink in the Bar prior to getting fish and chips from a van outside the Glenavon. Unfortunately the van closed before we ordered food so we were left hungry. We decided to have another drink whilst debating what to do about food when...the barman offered to get something for us even though they were not serving food. He gave us huge bowls of delicious thick soup with hunks of bread, and didn't even charge us for it. We had a brilliant evening, great beer and company. You will get a warm and friendly welcome in this great Scottish pub.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 27 September 2023 via mobile

We popped in for one drink, ended up having 3 rounds while having a great chat with the barman who was really chatty & friendly, we also met the owner and Lucy the dog! The open fire gave a warm welcome, blankets for any chilliness!...Worth noting, although webpage says they do food, they don’t at the moment.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023 via mobile

Took us in for hours after our car broke down and failed to get us a replacement. Great beer and nice atmosphere. Kept the bar open longer for us.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023 via mobile

A great pub in the centre of town. Nice fire place for winter evenings. Excellent local beers on hand pumps. Good whisky as well. I’ll go back for sure!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 7 June 2023 via mobile

I stayed for 1 night after walking the Tomintoul Spur on the Speyside Way. The room was cozy and comfortable after a long hike, and I especially enjoyed meeting the owner, Graham. He's a warm and welcoming host.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 19 May 2023

My wife and I stayed at the Glenavon Hotel for a really special night in Tomintoul. Graham is a gem of a guy. Very friendly, helpful and intent on ensuring that everyone has a good time. The pub is brilliant and so laid back and...comfortable. We are so happy we stayed for a night!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2022 via mobile

This pub is an absolute haven! Graham was the most welcoming of landlords whose stories I could listen to for hours. Warm, cosy and a great place to spend the evening. We will be back the next time we are in the area.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 25 September 2022 via mobile

Landlord Graham only in pub since February and has no chef at the mo so B&B and pub only . Very welcoming , real fire in the grate and comfy seating . Good selection of draught and keg beers and whiskies and gins . Wishing...Graham well in his new venture in Tomintoul!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 1 June 2022 via mobile

Stayed a week in Tomintoul and it was so good to be in a village with a proper local pub. The landlord Graham has only been there since Feb 2022 so disregard bad reviews from before then, he's working his arse off to turn this...place round and make this pub a warm, friendly welcoming place. We dropped by several times in the week we were there and were always greeted with warmth and a good array of beverages behind the bar.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 7 May 2022 via mobile

For such a great price you get a very homely and warm experience at the Glenavon. The host, Graham, and hostess, Lucy the dog, are absolute wonders in conversation and company. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable, you only have to mind that the...water pressure isn't 100%! We were greeted and made very welcome, bar and atmosphere very friendly and the food was wholehearted and great priced too. The pool table is free to play, and the location of the Glenavon is right in the heart of the town square. Either side of the town provide walks through the beautiful Glenlivet estate and an amazing children's playarea opposite the wigwams. I'd highly recommend Tomintoul as a quiet settlement alternative to Aviemore, which is only 35minute drive away (and a gorgeous drive through the mountains at that!) There are some perfect places for pictures and watching the sun set, all to come back home to the Glenavon.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 16 April 2022

Massive overpaid for a sub-par lunch. Never offered a drink despite being in a large group. Please avoid

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 29 March 2022 via mobile

The meal was very poor quality,and very limited choice,I believe its recently been taken over,would suggest new owners have a challenge to bring it up to an acceptable standard

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 23 August 2021 via mobile

Such a friendly welcome on our Lands End to John o Groats cycle trip. Really comfortable beds and a lovely dinner. Would recommend this hotel to walkers or cyclists and they are really dog friendly too

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 13 August 2021 via mobile

Came here for dinner first night in area..enjoyed it so much we came back 2 more times! 2 adults, 3 teens and dog. Very friendly welcome, good choice of food...delicious and good value. Free pool (and darts for over 18s). Nice selection of whiskey and...local beers. Would definitely go back if in area againMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 13 August 2021 via mobile

Welcoming atmosphere, nice staff, affordable prices, open fire and a pub dog. What's not to like. Strongly recommended this venue. I've tried the food in the past too. Steve the Chef makes a great hearty dish with the usual pub menu cooked and presented to...a high standard.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4