A warm welcome awaits you at our family owned Boathouse Bar and Restaurant, situated on the shores of stunning Loch Insh, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. The business has been owned by the Freshwater family for almost 50 years.

Food & Drink

Boasting one of the most spectacular views in the Scottish Highlands, we use where possible, the best locally sourced ingredients to produce creative menus with home-style cooked food. Complimented by a wide selection of drinks and local hand-crafted beer and spirits, makes the Boathouse Restaurant and Bar a must go-to destination for any visitor to the area.

Our doors are open from breakfast and lunch through till late serving evening meals. We welcome all ages of guests and size of party. Afternoon’s at Loch Insh are made for sitting with friends, watching the breathtaking views while relaxing with a bespoke coffee and one of our homemade cakes. Watch the sun go down in the evening whilst you are enjoying your meal, candles at the table add to the intimacy.

Special Events

Drawing on 40 years of hospitality experience, we specialise in large corporate events and group bookings ranging from weddings to birthdays and a host of other special occasions. Please get in touch at for a quote or call 01540 651272.

Other facilities:

Free WiFi
Child friendly play parks
Wheelchair friendly
Free Parking
Pets welcome (dogs must be on a lead. Only allowed in the Pool room or Bar)
Credit cards accepted
Showers & changing rooms at the beach Open 8:30-5:30pm

Christmas Menu:

Have a look at our Christmas Menu designed by our chefs here at The Boathouse.

Bookings only.

Also our Christmas Party Menu : Booking and pre-ordering essential.

For more information contact us on;

Full menu detailed in gallery below.

Celebrating The Festivities!

Christmas Parties at The Boathouse

Planning a Christmas Party for you and your work colleagues to start off the festivities?
We have all you need for the perfect night out.

Give us a call on 01540 651 394 or alternatively email

Celebrating The Festivities!

Hogmanay at Loch Insh!

Join us on 31st Dec to bring in the bells.
£45.00 per head (Children 12yrs and under £15) for a welcome drink, 3 course meal feast, live ceilidh music by The West End Ceilidh Band and a finale of fireworks.

Booking essential.

Contact for more information.


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