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“Great little stop on our tour of Scotland”
Review of Thistle Stop

Thistle Stop
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Having enjoyed a full Scottish breakfast at our B&B that morning we decided 'lunch' would be tea and cake. We stumbled across The Thistle Stop on our way to Fort Augustus and decide this would be the perfect place - and it was! We were spoilt for choice - loads of different scones, cake and desserts. We settled on sharing a portion of the Lemon Curd Treacle tart with Cream and a plain scone with cream & jam. Both home made and both amazing! So much for our 'small lunch' - portions were huge and totally delicious! Service was excellent too. Thank you!

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Thank First-time-in-sun
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

Our small motorcycle tour group stopped here on our way across Scotland. They have a very friendy staff, wonderful food, and very reasonable prices. The cafe is in a very nice setting and has plenty of outdoor and indoor seating. There is plenty of parking including motorcycle specific parking so you can leave your gear at the bikes and keep an eye on it rather than lugging it into the cafe. It was a very nice stop!

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1  Thank E C
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

We were looking for a cup of tea and perhaps a scone on our way to Loch Ness. The Thistle Stop is a very appealing cafe/tea shop. Patrick and Julie are lovely and the shop looks light and fresh and clean. We particularly liked the thistle themed crockery. I had a choice of different types of tea and scones and was offered apricot jam when I chose an apricot and date scone. Patrick also suggested sunshine grey tea which was a lovely variation of earl grey. We went back another day for lunch and the quiche Lorraine made by Patrick was absolutely delicious. My husband had an excellent full Scottish breakfast.

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1  Thank Ruth N
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

Wow, we were just in for a short stop after driving for some time and we stopped at Thistle stop. No expectations whatsoever......place was very busy, but we were attended to quickly, great smells out of the kitchen. We ordered four differnt dishes, all fresh and home prepared and we were absolutely stunned by the great quality! Very good tastes and friendly prices!
Staff was excellent.
Ideal (the best?) place for a stop in that beautiful area!

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Thank winningspirits
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

In the middle of nowhere we came across this appealing stop. In need of coffee and food we stopped. Our hosts were tremendous. All food is homemade. The service was excellent. A small gift shop exists. We purchased three CD's (still playing them back here in Australia). Departed feeling totally refreshed and happy to have met such a beaut warm friendly couple.

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1  Thank Harold C
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