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Boat Inn

Charleston Road
AB34 5EL

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
Sunday11.00 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 8.45pm


Private Individual

About the Pub

Popular riverside inn with a food oriented lounge. Junior diners (and adults!) may request to see the model train, complete with sound effects, traverse the entire pub at picture-rail height upon completion of their meal.

The public bar (The Shed) to the rear of the building has a recess at back and is used for musicians on live music nights.

Local Rotary Club regularly meets here. Three ales are served in summer, often reduced to two in winter. Ales are acquired through the Belhaven network, so there is usually at least one of their beers available and often one more from local breweries like Cairngorm.

The accommodation capacity was doubled in 2019 and the Inn can now offer 15 en suite twin rooms, plus a family room.

Breakfast served from 7.30 to 11.30.

Regular cask ales

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Belhaven --varies--
  • Cairngorm --varies--

Sometimes just the 2 regulars in winter.

Source: National

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Boat Inn, Aboyne


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Bar only.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation

    15 en suite twin rooms, plus a family room.

  • Camping Camping Nearby on-site
  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Pine Loft upstairs.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Cards, dominoes, darts.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Usually one open mic night per month and occasional other gigs.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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Boat Inn

Charleston Road
AB34 5EL

Sat Nav Reference

57.070834, -2.786573


North bank of River Dee next to Aboyne Bridge

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