We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Winking Owl

) #3 of 40 Restaurants in Aviemore ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , British,
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
+44 1479 812368
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“haggis pakora” (33 reviews)
“burger” (87 reviews)
“scallops” (29 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
All Details
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (853)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 821 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The Winking Owl serves pretty typical pub food, the bonus is it's all sourced locally & cooked fresh. We had the fish & chips and the beef & mushroom pie. Both were really good & decent size portions. Despite being full it was a nice...More

Thank wee_meeg
Reviewed 3 days ago

We've been visiting Aviemore for years but had never visited The Winking Owl. That changed this year and I'm really glad we gave it a go. There aren't many tables, so after reading other reviews we pre-booked, which was a wise move, as there weren't...More

Thank LabradorFan123
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were lucky to get a seat (at 5:30pm) as we had not booked but our group of 5 were fitted in and the staff were friendly. The children portions were very generous and we were recommended the pie which was superb and very filling....More

Thank Ralph G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Has been taken over by the Cairngorm Brewery, not much difference to the interior and would have liked more draught choices considering the new owners. We both had the battered fish,was really nice and fresh with a small basket of chips and mushy peas. Above...More

Thank mike a
Reviewed 4 days ago

First visit with family and was so good we went twice! Excellent food, service and value, highly recommend.

Thank sarenanorwood30
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I spent two nights in Aviemore, and visited the Winking Owl both nights. The service was good, the food was good, and so was the beer. A family friendly atmosphere with good food at fair prices. I would highly recommend The Winking...More

Thank Dwayne M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff and quick service. I recommend the steak and ale pie, although the portion was huge. Had breakfast at 7.30am and nothing else till dinner at the Winking Owl at 7.00 pm and could not finish what was the finest pie i've ever tasted....More

Thank JET376
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here our first night in Aviemore - we shared the nachos and had main course, we were absolutely bursting after the starters & couldn't finish our mains, or any other meal for the rest of our trip, basically! Highly recommend, we even came...More

Thank Maggi L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here after a trip to the Highland wild life park. It was a perfect stop to refuel our hungry family before driving home. Can highly recommend the pies and children's fish and chips.

Thank Holgatesusie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, lovely food, had the steak pie which would have fed 2 comfortably. If you're in Aviemore you don't be disappointed.

Thank Jollypod
Nearby Restaurants
Mountain Cafe
1,298 reviews
.21 km away
The Cairngorm Hotel
1,309 reviews
.52 km away
Roo's Leap
753 reviews
.50 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cairngorm Brewery
267 reviews
1.04 km away
Strathspey Railway
1,031 reviews
.51 km away
Aviemore VisitScotland Information Centre
91 reviews
.39 km away
Speyside Wildlife
165 reviews
1.28 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Fiona C
28 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Newman1306 | Reviewed this property |
Hi if you phone the winking owl tomorrow on 01479812368 we can help you there :)
17 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Victoria T | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely 😁
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 32
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Aviemore
  • Phone Number: +44 1479 812368
  • E-mail
Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 12 noon until 11pm Friday to Saturday: 12 noon until 1am Sunday: 12:30Pm until 11pm Food Served: Monday to Saturday: 12 midday until 9:00Pm Sundays: 12:30Pm - 9:00Pm If you'd like to have a meal, please phone to book a table to avoid disappointment as we are very busy at peak times of the day.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing