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The Watermill

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Cosy cafe

We popped in for a coffee after our walk at The Birks. A small menu with plenty choice of proper... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Beverly H
Fantastic cafe/bookshop

Love this place! I want to move in and live here. Books, lovely cafe, art, what more could you want?

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pedallass
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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

We popped in for a coffee after our walk at The Birks. A small menu with plenty choice of proper tea and coffee. The art gallery is worth a look and there is a book shop in the main area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Beverly H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place! I want to move in and live here. Books, lovely cafe, art, what more could you want?

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pedallass
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The library is located in a old water mill where you can have a drink/coffee downstairs and visit an art gallery upstairs. A wonderful place to relax and choose a book for your stay in Aberfeldy !

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jeanpierrem774
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely Tea room in Aberfeldy I had the most delicious mint hot chocolate all the cakes looked lush too

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jan M
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch on a Saturday afternoon and as always the cafe was really busy. Found a table which needed cleared of the dishes from the previous clients but this was attended to quickly though we had to ask for the table to be wiped....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Visited in late October wen it was relatively quiet. It's one of these places that you feel welcome to hang around and have a good old browse. I'm not really a bookish person but there's a great selection of topics to browse. Cafe was good...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MollyMac2013
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Well stocked bookshop with a huge variety of subjects to choose from.Afterwards pop down to the cafe for a snack or a spot of lunch. Tasty home made soups and sandwiches. A great selection of teas and coffees. Lovely warm fire also. You can look...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Seana W
Reviewed 26 October 2018

lovely building, but that's about it. Cafe is packed full every time we visit, limited sitting area and quite expensive. The book shop is also expensive, but does have a nice atmosphere. Worth a visit, but not as amazing as you might expect

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Natalia1515
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely book shop and well worth a visit. Fabulous books, cards, calendars all beautifully laid out. Enjoyable visit. Will return to sample coffee shop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kacada
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Nice bookshop in here and there is a cafe and gallery. Very central in the town. the town is quaint and has a good selection of shops

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jim M
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Graham M
7 October 2016|
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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
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Emmahols
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
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