It’s all about the food.

There are few places near Aviemore where food, drink and location come together as beautifully as The Boat.
With the restaurant offering a casual and hearty pub-style menu with our own take on classic dishes and seasonal specials. The Boat Country Inn and Restaurant is an ideal place to eat in the Cairngorms and Boat of Garten.
Check out the Wee Rascals menu for something for the kids and we’re dog friendly.

Book a Table
People enjoying dinner and wine at the boat
Delicious desserts at The Boat
Traditional Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea at the Boat Country Inn near Aviemore, is the ideal way to celebrate a special occasion whether it’s a birthday, retirement, celebration, hen party or even just because.

With beautiful views of the Cairngorms, you can enjoy a cup of freshly brewed tea or coffee as well as a selection of freshly made sandwiches & delicious cakes, and scones with jam and clotted cream and other teatime desserts for just £17.95 per person.

Why not treat yourself and add a glass of Prosecco for £24.95 per person.

In order to book, complete the ‘contact us’ form or call us on 01479 831 258*

*Please note 48 hrs notice required for afternoon tea booking

Book Afternoon Tea

Come dine with us… Fresh, local ingredients… tasty food!



Your way. Full Scottish, with black pudding & tattie scones, smoked salmon & scrambled eggs or a warm bowl of porridge. Start your day the right way.



Light lunch. Choose fresh soup and sandwiches made your way. Brown, white, gluten free bread. Lunch your way.



The main event. Daily specials, locally sourced ingredients, The Boat is the place to eat, near Aviemore. So much more than dinner. Kids Menu.



Wrap yourself with that warm hug. Be it coffee, whisky, beer, gin or a cocktail. A warm welcome will be waiting.


Our Whisky Tasting. An experience we hope you’ll remember…

Special Offers

Whether it’s last minute, a long awaited trip away, family celebration, staycation or a workcation. Take us up on an Aviemore Hotel Deal today. It’s that warm hug after a day out and about….



If you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone special, why not consider the Boat Gift Vouchers. Vouchers are available in increments of £20, are valid for 12 months from date of issue.

The Boat Gift Vouchers


Get cosy this winter with offers on 1,2,3 or 5-night stays

Thinking of booking a Winter getaway? We all need something to look forward to when the nights draw in… Frosty days, autumnal forest walks, breathtaking scenery and wildlife to behold across the Cairngorms National Park.…

Fireplace at the Boat Inn

Staycation Hotel Offer

Stay 2 nights and save 15% off our best available rate

A moment to explore, a moment to share, a moment to enjoy. Let us make your moment a cosy one. With log fires burning, warming cocktails or coffee and a range of specials from steak…

Warm Up Your Creativity


Join us this winter at The Boat Hotel for a series of enchanting craft workshops that will warm your heart and ignite your creativity. Embrace the season’s charm as you indulge in the art of…

Festive Packages

Join us to celebrate with our selection of festive packages

We’ve started adding our festive packages and offers to the website… So whatever the festive occasion, whether it’s the office Christmas party, Christmas Dinner for all the family, a festive getaway or seeing in 2024…

Celebrate Burns Night with our 2 or 3-Course Set Menu

25TH – 28TH JANUARY 2024

Two or Three course Burns night supper in our Scottish restaurant Available 25st to 28th January 2024 £32.95 pp – 3 courses £27.95 pp – 2 courses Children up to 7 years old -£10 Is…

Enjoy A Romantic 3 Course Meal


This Valentine’s week treat your loved one to a three course romantic meal with a glass of champagne at The Boat Country Inn, near Aviemore. This romantic setting in the heart of the Cairngorms National…