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An absolute delight, books and a cafe... :-)

Well, what a find; a fantastic bookshop with a slightly eccentric (in a good way) choice of books... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
North Wales, United Kingdom
For book and coffee lovers

Wonderful combination of a book shop upstairs and a cafe downstairs. Good lunch menu and selection... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lene R
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Opened by Michael Palin, The Watermill is Winner of the Independent Bookshop of the Year award for the whole UK. Over three floors, the converted mill houses the bookshop, contemporary art gallery and cafe in a unique environment, complete with...more
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Mill Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2BG, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well, what a find; a fantastic bookshop with a slightly eccentric (in a good way) choice of books, more than plenty to titles interest any reader, plenty of different genres, my main problem was limiting myself as I could easily have bought 100+ books. Plenty...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful combination of a book shop upstairs and a cafe downstairs. Good lunch menu and selection of cakes. The cappuccino was enormous. Friendly service. No wifi.

Thank Lene R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Asked local for nice place to eat and this was there suggestion, was I glad. A beautiful building decorated with summer flowers outside, the most incredible bookshop inside and a wonderful cafe with a lunch menu, and delicious cakes too. We sat outside in their...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for a light lunch after browsing the bookshop - the service was very friendly and the soup was Delicious, as was the pistachio & cinnamon cake we had afterwards.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely cup outside. It didn’t take long to get served and the coffee was great. Would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been stopping into Watermill every year for as long as I remember. Love browsing the great mixed selection of books. Usually finished off with a wee coffee and carrot cake. Every village needs a Watwermill.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. Great selection of books and the staff here were excellent too. I could have spent hours looking at the full range and well priced too.

Thank Laurence B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having been a visitor here for many years, even when it was still a functioning mill. I have always had a soft spot for this place. Unfortunately on my recent visit the quality and service fell short of it's usual standard. I visited with my...More

Thank Bee2review
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Stumbled upon this place while looking for somewhere to have a coffee in Aberfeldy. Loved the bookshop staffs handwritten book reviews and book suggestions dotted around. Cafe busy so service slow but pleasant staff and nice big latte and kids hot chocolates went down well....More

Thank scotstraveller25
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Good book shop but really like the outdoor eating area. It was a lovely sunny day & it had a good vibe. Food was nice especially the Gin & Tonic cake. Average price too.

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7 October 2016|
Response from Kevin R | Property representative |
Hi Graham Thanks for flagging this up (it is something that annoys me too) - I will bring it to the attention of the cafe team. Regards Kevin
7 November 2015|
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Response from Kevin R | Property representative |
The Watermill is in a 200 year-old A-listed building and it wasn't possible to install a lift to the top floor art gallery, although we do have level access to the bookshop and cafe (on separate floors). I will change our... More