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Eating & Drinking in Aberdeenshire

Best of IgoUgo

A travel journal to Aberdeenshire by eilidhcatriona

Quote: Some of my favourite places to eat in and around Stonehaven

Castleton Farm Shop

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Restaurant | "Meals in the Mearns"

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I absolutely love farm cafes and shops, places that sell you meals made from produce they’ve grown or sourced locally, and there seem to be a growing number of them in Scotland. Not so many in London where I live, but when I go back north to visit the parents, we usually manage to visit one. So you can imagine my delight when Castleton Farm Shop & Cafe opened up just down the road from them...First of all, some important points on location. I’m hoping that you will get to the end of this and all go and jump in your cars to go and visit Castleton, and I want to make sure you can find it! Castleton Farm Shop is located between Laurencekirk and Stonehaven, just north of Fordoun on the nor...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 28, 2009

Castleton Farm Shop
Fordoun
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom AB30 1JX
+44 1561 321155

Marine Hotel

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Restaurant | "A Seaside Pint"

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The Marine Hotel in Stonehaven is located in the "auld toon", the oldest area of the town around the harbour. The Marine is right on the harbourfront, with good views of the harbour and the surrounding cliffs.Some pointers on how to get there...coming into Stonehaven from the north end of the town, keep going through until you are past the Market Square then watch for the High Street on your left, beside the police station – this is signposted for the Tolbooth. Follow this down to the harbour. If you enter Stonehaven from the south side, you will pass a BP garage and then the road will bend 90 degrees to the left – don’t go round this bend, but rather go straight ahead into the High Street...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 29, 2009

Marine Hotel
Shorehead
Stonehaven, Scotland AB39 2JY
+44 1569 762155

Lairhillock Inn and Crynoch Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Always a treat!"

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The Lairhillock Inn is located in Netherley, in rural Aberdeenshire near Stonehaven and Portlethen. It is easy to find from either town as it is signposted from the A90, however due to its location public transport is not an option – you’ll need to drive or take a taxi.The Lairhillock is a country pub, with a roaring log fire in winter, a large conservatory and traditional decor. The adjacent Crynoch Restaurant is highly rated, however I have never been there so this will focus on the Lairhillock itself."We’re going to the Lairhillock" is a sentence which, in my family, means a treat. We like to go out for a nice meal when I go to visit my parents in Aberdeenshire, but usually ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 31, 2011

Lairhillock Inn and Crynoch Restaurant
Netherley, Near Stonehaven
Aberdeenshire

The Creel Inn

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Restaurant | "The Creel Thing"

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The Creel Inn in Catterline, on the Aberdeenshire coast, is renowned locally for its seafood dishes and welcoming atmosphere. Catterline is a small fishing village, located between Inverbervie and Stonehaven, and the Creel itself is perched on the cliffs overlooking the bay. The Creel has a restaurant and lounge bar, both offering the same menu. Having never eaten in the restaurant, I can’t comment on that but as the menu is the same, I expect it to be similar to the lounge. My family and I have been eaten at the Creel numerous times during the 20 years we have lived in the area, and it has changed hands a few times during that time. We went back very recently after I had not been there fo...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 15, 2010

The Creel Inn
Catterline
Stonehaven, Scotland
44(0)1569 750254

The Ship Inn

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Restaurant | "Ship-shape"

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The Ship Inn is one of two pubs on the harbourfront of Stonehaven, in Aberdeenshire. Having grown up in the area, I had always thought of the Ship as being the shabbier of the two (the Marine being the other), a place simply for locals to drink rather than somewhere to go for a meal.Perhaps I had an overly harsh view of the Ship, but in recent years that has changed. The public bar is still rather plain, but a restaurant (The Captain’s Table) has been added to the side, with full length windows along the front. I tend to think of it as a conservatory because of the windows, but it isn't really.I have visited the Ship twice since this restaurant was added, and it is now somewher...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 17, 2012

The Ship Inn
5 Shore Head
Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire AB39 2JY
01569 762617

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