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The Perfect Rural Setting

Situated in the village of Aboyne in Royal Deeside and nestling on the banks of the beautiful river Dee, The Boat Inn is the perfect place to get away from it all, relax and enjoy some well earned peace and quiet.

About The Boat Inn

Providers of first class hotel accommodation in Aboyne, the Inn has retained many original features such as exposed granite fireplaces and internal pine work. We serve quality food, using the best of ingredients, most of which will be sourced locally. We will always have a varied selection of hot beverages, real ales, wines, spirits and soft drinks.

The Restaurant

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Freshly prepared and locally sourced, we are delighted to be working closely with Finzean Estate, Glen Tanar Estate, Menzies Butchers of Braemar, Cambus of May cheeses, Sheridans and McWilliams Butchers, Turriff's of Montrose, Devenick Dairy, to provide the best of Aberdeenshire produce.


Rooms from £75 per night

8 stunning new ensuite bedrooms, many with panoramic views of the River Dee. All modern amenities come as standard, including wifi, TV, Tea and Coffee making facilities, walk in showers and Opulance Orthopocket mattresses. Fishing, Shooting, Cycling, Kayaking, Golf, Horseriding, Quadbiking and Skiing can all be arranged on request.

The Pine Loft

The Perfect Private Party Space

Let us organise your special event. Whether it is for a Corporate Event, Private Party or Funeral Tea, we can tailor a package to suit your requirements. Seating up to 65 people in our light and stylish Pine Loft, we can provide room only, light snacks or a full feast menu.

The Shed

Eat, Drink, Relax

A cosy fire lit rustic country bar where you can relax and enjoy some local beverages, live music and bar meals. Check out our events page for upcoming features including Quiz Nights, Bands, Karaoke and more!
Dogs are also made welcome with their own "Doggy Bar" filled with tasty treats for them.