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At a glance

Bar menu
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Dating from 1720, this roadside inn stands by the River Dee at the spot where a ferry once operated. Mounted stags' skulls, animal skins and hats adorn the walls of the tastefully modernised, log fire-warmed rooms. You won't often find a real ale from south of the Border in the bar; even some gins and rums are Scottish. Lunch and dinner menus depend extensively on local estates and suppliers for dishes such as battered or grilled North Sea haddock with rustic fries and mushy peas; pan-fried venison with black pudding and Madeira; and Highland-reared sirloin steak. Cream of Galloway ice creams make a great finish.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 Dec, 1-2 Jan
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: all wk 12-8.45
  • Dinner: all wk 12-8.45

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Inveralmond Ossian, Cairngorm Trade Winds, Brewmeister Supersonic IPA, Loch Ness,
  • Real ciders: Aspall

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

A93 from Aberdeen to Aboyne. Left in Aboyne centre into Charleston Rd

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