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On the edge of the Cairngorms National Park

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Sports TV
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi
Functions catered

Dating from 1720, this roadside inn stands by the River Dee at the spot where a ferry once operated. Mounted antlers, animal skins and hats adorn the walls of the tastefully modernised, log fire-warmed rooms. You will find a rotating selection of real ales, many local, plus locally distilled spirits (vodka, gin and rum), plus whisky, of course. 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; beef and haggis pie; and Highland-reared sirloin steak. Apple and bramble crumble with vanilla custard makes a great finish.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25–26 December, 1 January
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: all week 12–8.45
  • Dinner: all week 12–8.45

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Sports TV
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

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

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