Welcome to

The Boat Inn, Aboyne

We’re Back!

Folks – We are absolutely DEEEEELIGHTED to be able to welcome you all to The Boat Inn once again!

We’re now serving a limited menu in our outside areas
and are busy preparing to open the rooms and restaurant areas on 15th July

The heath and safety of our customers and team is our priority.
We have been following Government and Health Protection Scotland guidance very closely and hope to ensure that everyone feels safe whilst dining with us.
We have risk assessed all areas of the business.
We have strict sanitisation procedures in place.
All staff have rigorous hygiene training.

We are here to help you enjoy your time @ The Boat Inn –
we would LOVE to see you all but we ask you to,


Only join us if you are feeling well.
Respect social distancing at all times.
It’s Scotland and the nights can be chilly so bring a blanket.
Email us at: enquiries@theboatinnaboyne.co.uk OR call 013398 86137 to book your table.
As per Government requirement, we will keep your details on file for at least 4 weeks.
Sanitise your hands on arrival.
Arrive on time for your table – at present we can only allocate 75 minutes per reservation.

If possible, please download the HUNGRRR APP before you arrive
then order and pay for your meal from your table – go on…..give it a go!

Follow the Signage and Directions from staff.


Please download the HUNGRRR APP to order.

We can’t wait to see you all soon!

Thank you
Eileen and Dave


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 pull up outside the front of the building at the allotted time and wait in your vehicle; we’ll come to you with your order.

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.


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.

Boat Inn Aboyne Bedroom
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.


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