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1896 Gallery

Deshar Road, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BN, Scotland
+44 1479 831111
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheese scone” (26 reviews)
“soup” (45 reviews)
“cake” (27 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Deshar Road, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BN, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having eaten here a few times we decided another visit was due, being over 25 miles away we checked the internet to make sure they would be open, closed all day Thursday so today (Wednesday) we will be ok, imagine our surprise on arriving that...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lakesholly
JamesG4648, Public Relations Manager at 1896 Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Really sorry to hear this. We have put info on Facebook and asked trip advisor to close this business listing. We do not re-open until March when we relaunch the business as a Gallery. I asked our webmaster to amend the coffee shop tab...More

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

We’ve visited before and keep coming back as we are always made to feel really welcome by the staff. We have a dog, therefore we have to use the outdoor seating area. But, as the weather was warm (despite it being late October), this wasn’t...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Scottie_Bairn
JamesG4648, Public Relations Manager at 1896 Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Thats very kind,. Thank you. Really sorry to inform you that we are closing on the 14th November. The Gallery will re open in March as a gallery only. Its was a real tough decision based on many many factors. We have had 4 full...More

Reviewed 26 October 2018

Planned visit here. Arrived and parked but it was shut which was a shame as the windows had wonderful displays of genuine craft work and not touristy tat as in Aviemore. Shame …..will try again if back in area.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Joji111
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

gallery with a lunchroom in it. great art, upstairs is a whole floor with paintings, cards. tearoom serves great home made soup. much attention to detail, great and friendly staff. busy at lunch time because it is very popular with the locals.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 242corab
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Light and airy and different with a good choice of art work and other bits and bobs. We had very good coffee and carrot cake which was served by a very happy and friendly lady.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank alberts169
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for a coffee when out for a run in the car. We both had flat white coffee’s which were really good, we also had two tray bakes which were so tasty. Good service and a nice place for a coffee stop.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank SAB5859
Reviewed 20 August 2018

If you are looking for somewhere nice for having a cuppa and a cake this is a great place. friendly service and lovely art and photography to look at and buy around the gallery, all done by local artists.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank SusieGAviemore
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I went here with my family after a lovely walk and this was a fantastic little coffee shop we found. I would recommend this cafe to everyone!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped off here for soup, scones and coffee’s again this year and would thoroughly recommend it. Bought a painting this year so we can remember our Highland holiday during the winter. Will be back again next year. Great service from the staff.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Scenic321293
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We highly recommend the soup and the cakes and the scones and the coffee, we had them all..Yummy!. First class service with a lovely atmosphere. A lovely gift shop and some beautiful pictures & paintings too. Well worth a stop if you are in the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank VivianMac71
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Response from binaduncan | Reviewed this property |
We cycled there and locked our bikes to the railings. There are bike racks just down the road in front of the Boat inn by the railway station.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
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Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Deshar Road, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Aviemore  >  Boat of Garten
  • Phone Number: +44 1479 831111
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We are an art gallery specializing in the the stunning Scottish landscape. Our artists live and work in Scotland and share their passion of its rugged beauty. Alongside the artists is James Gordon landscape photography who is co-owner with his wife Mairi. The gallery is on 2 floors. Disabled access is good for ground floor. We also have a selection of Locally made crafts & jewelry, gifts and cards too. We did have a coffee shop but our love of all things arty has squeezed it out.
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