Welcome to

The Boat Inn, Aboyne

Please note that Aboyne bridge is only open to pedestrians and cyclists until further notice.
Please approach Aboyne on the North Deeside Road. Thank you.

The Boat Inn, Aboyne

A delightful riverside inn located in the heart of Royal Deeside offering 16 beautiful, individually styled ensuite rooms, real log fires, beer garden and great pub grub.

“Dogs, Kids and Muddy Boots Welcome!”

The Boat Inn has stood on the banks of The River Dee since 1720. It was once the watering hole of choice for drovers as they took their beasts to market via the river ferry and today we still offer refuge and sustenance to locals and visitors alike.

The Boat Inn is everything you want a village pub to be!

Freshly prepared, locally sourced dishes can be enjoyed overlooking the river, in front of a roaring log fire or outside on the terrace, all washed down with a fantastic selection of local ales, spirits and wines.

We are not just a watering hole – why not take a peek at our 16 beautifully appointed en-suite rooms, many of which overlook the river. The Pine Loft offers an informal and flexible space for private functions, weddings and conferences.  The Shed Bar is a cosy meeting place for friends and family and often plays host to great local musicians.

A newly landscaped beer garden opened in June 2019.



We’re still running our ever popular TAKEAWAY NIGHTS daily for those of you not ready to eat out. SPECIALS are announced daily on our Facebook page.

Book now to ensure that you don’t miss out. Please call 013398 86137 to pre-order and pay (we’ll allocate a time slot for your contactless collection).

When collecting your order, please go to the side entrance at the allotted time.

The Perfect Rural Retreat

In addition to the 8 original rooms housed within the inn, we also have 8 beautiful ensuite rooms in our recently renovated Scandinavian timber Boat House.

We want all of our guests to enjoy staying in and savouring everything that Deeside has to offer as much as we do.

Take a stroll, a walk or a mountain hike. Hire a canoe, rod, skis or electric bike.

Real Log Fire Pub Restaurant Aboyne

Everybody Welcome!

Come and stay,

or meet, eat and enjoy a dram, a beer, breakfast, Great Pub Grub, or simply a decent flat white and a tasty wedge of our fabulous home bakes.

Walk, swim, horse ride, fish, stalk, cycle, wander, drive.
The great Aberdeenshire wild is ready and waiting.

Let us help you book your perfect break.

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Call us on 01339 886137 to book a table or room at The Boat Inn