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The Winking Owl

) #3 of 40 Restaurants in Aviemore ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Bar, British, Pub
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
+44 1479 812368
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (81 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Situated in the middle of Aviemore, this place does really nice food. You need to book or come in early as it gets really busy. Nice atmosphere, nice staff. I had fish and chips one night and the batter was really excellent, light and crispy....More

Thank Alicia F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Good pub type food. Lacks a bit of atmosphere if it is empty but can sit outside if the weather permits. Cheese platter is lovely and the hubby highly recommends the burgers.

Thank Lynsey C
Reviewed 4 days ago

First visit to Aviemore in Scotland and enjoyed every minute of it, this pub turned out to be our favourite. The ale for my husband and our dear friend was spot on and could not be faulted. Was made so welcome here and really made...More

Thank Christine T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Food was average, menu selection not a great range, service average. We didn't book so we were sitting at a bench table, not the most comfortable, reminded me of holidays at ski lodges so maybe great for this type of holiday maker.

Thank gillian h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from a really nice meal at The Winking Owl. Really nice atmosphere as soon we walked in. Our meals arrived in good time, and were very tasty. Excellent steak, chicken. Puddings were also lovely. Nice selection of drinks and local beers, all for...More

Thank Carl J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked prior to us arriving in Aviemore, which was a wise move, a popular establishment. The menu was a good balance of options with enough for everyone to chose from. The service was good and the staff were engaging and there without being in your...More

Thank Stuart N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for lunch wasn't that impressed. Sandwiches are like doorstops bread is that thick. Waitresses didn't look that busy or bothered and couldn't do just a chicken mayo sandwich had to come with smoked bacon. Tuna sandwich very dry as it's not mixed with...More

Thank grannieg2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate there for a family lunch and we all had a really lovely meal. The waitress was really lovely and friendly and the food was a little slow coming out but worth it as it was all freshly cooked and very tasty. Would definitely recommend...More

Thank kate100Soldeu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

True owls (Strigidae) are typically nocturnal and solitary, a bit like me this evening. So when I ambled in to The Winking Owl in Aviemore we'll past dinner time on a Sunday I want expecting much in the way of atmosphere. I couldn't have been...More

Thank Stewart A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

TripAdvisor has no option between average and very good - if it did, I'd rate this place good. Food is decent and portions large. Prices very reasonable. The place was, on a moderately warm May evening, very hot and stuffy which was a bit unpleasant....More

Thank Talamhgirl
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Fiona C
Would you be able to accommodate a party of 22 on Saturday 18 march for dinner ??
28 February 2017|
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Response from Newman1306 | Reviewed this property |
Hi if you phone the winking owl tomorrow on 01479812368 we can help you there :)
Is this kid friendly?
17 February 2017|
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Response from Victoria T | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely 😁
ian c
do the still allow motor home overnight parking?
10 August 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 33
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, 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.