Tomintoul (/ˌtɒmɪnˈtaʊl/ ( listen); from Scottish Gaelic: Tom an t-Sabhail, meaning "Hillock of the Barn") is a village in the Moray council area of Scotland; until 1975 it was in the county of Banffshire.
Things to do in Tomintoul
4.5 based on 327 reviews
A charming 19th Century Highland Inn, located in the highest village in the Scottish Highlands, at the heart of the Cairngorm National Park and the Malt Whisky Trail. The restaurant prides itself on serving the finest local, seasonal produce presented with elegance. We are a small 50 cover restaurant so booking is essential to avoid disappointment.We look forward to welcoming you for good food, good cheer and a very, very large Dram.
We arrived without a reservation and were greeted with a smile and treated very well. We enjoyed the Scottish specialty menu items, including the Haggis (our first try of this dish) and Black pudding... both excellent. Some reviewers are complaining about the Eastern European server... we found him to be charming and funny. We would definitely eat here again! The world's largest bottle of scotch whiskey can be found here as well... selfie op!
4 based on 98 reviews
Welcome to the Glenavon! We're a friendly village inn with a welcoming bar and a relaxing restaurant area. Come visit us to try some great pub food or just pop in to sample some of our local ales, lagers and whiskies, while relaxing in front of the log fire.
Popped in for a couple of pints as I was staying locally. Friendly enough service, comfortable bar area with tv and big comfy couches. I noticed a separate area for dining which is a good idea. Tried the local Cairngorm ale on tap which was...MorePity you missed out on the food as we are told our chef is making a positive impact (menus have also changed). Hope to see you again!
3.5 based on 115 reviews
Whatever you do and no matter how hungry you are, DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME going to this tearoom. It is truly ghastly!! We were staying nearby and needed some breakfast before heading off to a distillery tour. Upon arriving, we were told "the menu's on the wall", which seemed a bit strange but we looked anyway and both my wife and I decided to order bacon rolls. My wife was paying and she asked if they took debit cards - "oh we'll have to charge you 60p for that" - what a joke!! Whilst our drinks were being prepared, I went to get milk, sauces and cutlery - again, another Shambles. They offer no fresh milk - only little UHT cartons, which are terrible. They charge 20p per sauce portion - what a total rip-off, so we bypassed those and then noticed the real sting in the tail - 50p to use the toilet if you are a non-customer!! It was clear at this point who we were dealing with - a real Scrooge character!! When our breakfast arrived, we were served with a half-cooked, shop-bought, pathetic-looking baguette that had been rammed with bacon. This wasn't at all what we had ordered as we wanted a bacon roll, so we queried this with their so-called 'chef' and he said that's what they served. The experience was a total disaster from start to finish (£11.55 for two 'rolls' and two drinks!) and upon us heading to leave, I challenged the owner. I said he was false advertising by selling customers baguettes as rolls, to which he said we were the first to complain (which we know not to be true having seen the reviews on here). I then challenged him about the toilet charge, which I said was generally frowned upon in Scotland. He didn't seem to care at all and then to make matters worse, a nosey local decided it was her place to chip in and said that "we didn't need to stay then." Seriously - do not go here! The service is disgraceful, the food is awful and mis-advertised, the decor resembles a dungeon, it's massively over-priced and it's generally woeful. No wonder the place is up for sale and to be honest, the sooner it is sold, the better. Almost anyone with some common sense and some manners in dealing with the general public could make a better job of things than the rank amateurs who are currently running this place!!
4.5 based on 24 reviews
Stopped in on horseback - nice field nearby to tether horses. Went in with a party of seven for lunch. Great food! Many choices ranging from traditional to more modern cafe style. I chose the traditional 'steak pie' and was not disappointed! Delicious! Attentive and friendly service. Well worth the stop.
5 based on 10 reviews
Coffee Still cafe at Glenlivet mountain Bike trails
Great cafe - locally sourced fare and offering a good choice between sandwiches, burgers and world class cakes (try the lemon drizzle cake if you think this is an exaggeration). They serve good coffee too. Friendly staff, welcoming - sympathetic to those who've done the trails who need to refuel, and encouraging to those who come in before riding - it's spotlessly clean, warm and relaxed. Even if you don't want to ride the trails (which are excellent btw), the cafe is also worth stopping by if you're visiting the area and wanting to walk or tour the beautiful Glenlivet area.
They have a lovely outside Terrace, facilities to park / wash your bike, and bike hire.
Amazing location in beautiful woodland setting.
4.5 based on 45 reviews
Nice place. Cosy snug area for drinkers. Nice atmosphere. I opted for the roast of the day. It was okay but could have done with more veg. Husband had sirloin steak and it was beautiful. Kids had roast dinner and sweet chilli chicken. Both good. Prices were average between £8-£13. Plenty of choice for drinks.
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