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:

8am – 7pm

Home baking, coffee & scones

Breakfast served 8am-10am

Full menu from 12pm to 7pm.

Please call to book for a table 01540 651394 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 fabulous range of cakes, including our famous carrot cake made to the same recipe for 40 years!


Looking to Christmas

We will be closed on Christmas day only this year. Open as normal from the 26th.

New years eve
Family friendly Buffet followed by a wee bit of music.
Booking essential, on 01540651394

Other facilities:

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

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The Boathouse


Have a look at our Menu for 2021.

Burgers and Fish and Chips
It is available for take away and dine in when restrictions allow


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