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The Watermill

Mill Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2BG, Scotland
+44 1887 822896
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Great bookshop

Wow. Great selection of books and the staff here were excellent too. I could have spent hours... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Laurence B
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
via mobile
Not up to it's usual standard.

Having been a visitor here for many years, even when it was still a functioning mill. I have always... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bee2review
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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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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 comfy chairs - a browser's paradise. Next door is our homes and gardens shop, Homer. We are open seven days a week, 10am - 5pm (11am on Sunday).
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mill Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2BG, Scotland
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+44 1887 822896
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Reviewed yesterday 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
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Reviewed 2 days 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
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank sheilawilson64
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mixed up with a book shop , cafe and furniture store. A bit of everything. Big book store if you like that and a gallery. Lovely cafe with outdoor seating and a vast choice of coffee, teas and juice. Cakes! A nice stop on a...More

Thank AlanandDebbie O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sat outside in the sun and had cold drinks at this cafe. It was very busy and the food going past to other tables looked delicious. Then we spent some time looking round the bookshop which had all sorts of different genres of books,...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We loved the quirky mill and how all the space has been used so well. The book shop was great as was the cafe where we had a great lunch sitting outside in the sun. Right in centre of this charming town.

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

This is a little gem of a place. The selection of books is great. The coffeshop serves a great selection of food and cakes. The coffee was very tasty indeed.

Thank X2388ONkevinh
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Lovely coffee and cakes, proper tea and table service from friendly and efficient local staff. You can sit outside or inside, comfy sofas and plenty of space to browse the books and the artefacts on display. A real gem.

Thank 107IanM107
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Wandered in for a bookmark for my daughter and stayed for a couple of hours! There is old machinery throughout the shop. Ended up buying a few books which added weight to my already heavy backpack!

Thank Arlyn C
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graham629
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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