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The Bothy Restaurant and Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA, Scotland
+44 1320 366710
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“haggis” (96 reviews)
“steak pie” (71 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and cosy bar it could have had more real ales but that is me being very fussy my wife is fussy and she thought the steak pie was very good

Thank mark e e
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for lunch. No smile or anything really friendly from the waitress. I also heard the waitress saying “we’re closed. Closed” with such a stern face to other patrons who came in. Maybe return business isn’t an issue in such a touristy place. My...More

Thank jannesco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit was at lunchtime, very busy with passengers from the boat trips, we were late for lunch but the friendly staff welcomed us in and found us a table. Cullen skunk was superb. Went back in the evening to a near empty pub, made...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place must specialise in surly unfriendly management and staff!!........The food is average but the vibe here is like a library without books rather than a welcoming "hostelry" / pub that serves food. The distinct feeling given here is, order, eat up, pay and get...More

1  Thank Realado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came for lunch as The Bothy was right next to the lock gates in Fort Augustus and looked inviting. We were in for a shock. The girl who took our order was surly and acted as if she wanted to be elsewhere. I ordered...More

Thank ian r
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Avoid this place, very rude service staff in the restaurant(not the bar) I understand that is very busy place and crowed with tourist but no need to talk in a bad way or do a very bad service, the lunch was ruined by bad service....More

Thank Eli M
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Been here for lunch and had to deal with a very rude waitress or manager, a blond woman that just scream to me that there is a waiting list for make the orders ! I didn’t even ask her if I could order, I just...More

Thank Franciscoali7
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We had dinner at this restaurant, the waitress really didn't care about us and basically had attitude that was clearly evident that she did not care about her job or her patrons. The other waitress tried to makeup for her short comings. The food was...More

2  Thank amsam
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

A good selection of food. The staff is very friendly and the desserts was really good! Specially the Apple Caramel Pie, Homemade Apple Crumble and the Cheesecake.

Thank MathewSoderberg
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us but beforehand we read a few reviews. Some were great others not so much but we decided to give it a go and we were glad we did! Staff were very kind and willing to help and the food...More

Thank Becks1304
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Ray R
13 July 2016|
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Response from Rhonrich | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know, but would be surprised if they didn't as all the places to eat were open on the Sunday we were there. Hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Loch Ness  >  Fort Augustus
  • Phone Number: +44 1320 366710
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