The Deeside Inn

13-15 Victoria Road, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5RA   
0133 975 5413

The Deeside Inn is known for its traditional Scottish hospitality and lively music scene as much as it is for its homely lounge and open fires, welcoming bar and quality homemade meals.

The décor of the inn reflects an influence from the Victorian era, when the inn was originally built.  Wooden panelling, wooden beamed ceilings – and even Queen Victoria’s famous wooden toilet (ask us when you get here, and we can catch you up on that little gem of history!) – are some of the period features it has retained.

There is always something going on…

The Deeside Inn has built up a strong reputation over the last few years as a venue for live music. Performers including the The Jetsonics, Terrorvision front man Tony Wright, Charlie McKennon of Capercaillie and Roddy Woomble of Idlewild – to name literally a few, have all graced the stage. Look out for up and coming events on our What’s On page or LIKE us on Facebook for up to minute updates. 

For activities leaning more towards the great outdoors, Ballater is ripe for the pickings. Ski at Glenshee or the Lecht, explore the mountains in the surrounding Cairngorm National Park, plan a day of walking or cycling (beginner to expert routes available) – then head back to the inn for a hearty meal, a dram by the fire and some legendary craic in the bar!


By Car
Travelling from the south on the A93, follow the road to the centre of Ballater and turn right on to Victoria Road. The Deeside Inn sits on the left hand side of the road.

From Aberdeen and the east, follow the A93 into Ballater, driving alongside the River Dee on Tulloch Road. At the end of Tulloch Road, turn right on to Bridge Street, then take a left turn into Victoria Road, where The Deeside Inn sits in your left.

By Train and Bus
The nearest stations to The Deeside Inn is located in Aberdeen, from where local bus services run to Ballater. For full information on public transport options to and from the area, please visit