Win a stay at The Boat Inn, Aboyne

Fancy a cosy spring getaway? Well, it doesn’t get much cosier than the delightful Boat Inn at Aboyne. Our winner and their guest will enjoy dinner from the seasonal menu featuring freshly prepared, locally sourced produce. The menus are imaginative, fun and, above all, tasty with great gluten-free, veggie and kids options. They’ll even include a bottle of their excellent house wine.

You can then retire to the most splendid of rooms in the beautifully refurbished Norwegian designed Boat House across the newly landscaped grounds, which doubles the Inn’s accommodation to sixteen rooms. Like the rooms in the main part of the inn, the décor is striking, individual and every comfort has been considered. It’s the last word in simple luxury, with a roll-top bath, en suite shower room, balcony and the kind of bed you could happily snuggle in all morning if it wasn’t for the irresistible lure of one of the Boat Inn’s wonderful breakfasts!

The Boat Inn, overlooking the Dee, is a charming family-owned 18th century coaching inn, which retains a welcoming and relaxing feel. The restaurant has been featured in the Michelin Guide and Scotland the Best for the past few years, but remains unstuffy, with fine real ales, real wood fires and live music some evenings. It’s The Boat Inn’s blend of cosy traditionalism, excellent service, superb food and striking interiors that makes you feel instantly at home. No wonder it’s also become popular for special occasions including small weddings, quiz nights, and charity events. The Boat Inn offers the perfect weekend or mid-week getaway.

Charleston Road, Aboyne, AB34 5EL
Tel: 01339 886137
theboatinnaboyne.co.uk

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