The Boathouse

A warm welcome awaits you at our family owned Boathouse Bar 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 over 50 years.


Opening Hours are:

Open daily 8am – 6pm

Home baking, coffee & scones

Breakfast served 8am-10am

Morning rolls served 8am-12noon

Full menu from 12pm to 6pm.

Come on down or call our friendly team to book on 01540 21 00 99 or email restaurant@lochinsh.co.uk


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 to lunch everyday and serving evening meals till 7pm. 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 coffee and a slice of our famous carrot cake. Watch the sun go down in the evening whilst you are enjoying your meal.


Upcoming Events

19th July Opening weekend

Other facilities:

  • Free WiFi
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Free Parking
  • Credit cards accepted

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Enjoy our facilities for longer and book a break away, whether it be B&B or Self Catering we've got it all!

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The Boathouse


Have a look at our Menu for 2020.

Hogie's & Jackets only served until 4pm

It is available for both sit in and take away.

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