In the Ceilidh Bar and lounge, guests can mix with locals.

Deeside Inn is a popular pick for regular live music as much as traditional Scottish suppers of haggis and Deeside fish pie. Single malts from the nearby Whisky Trail join local bottled brews and guest draught ales on the bar list. Victorian afternoon tea around a roaring fire is an established daily event in the comfort of the lounge.

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Bar Menu

Sandwiches and light bites are served daily in the afternoon. Scottish Suppers can be ordered in the evenings with traditional dishes of stovies, haggis, neeps and tatties and Aberdeenshire fish pie, served in the bar.

Whiskey Selection at The Deeside Inn


With the Malt Whisky Trail nearby, the Deeside prides itself on its extensive malt whisky collection, with over 40 to choose from. Ask a member of the bar team for their recommendations.

Two Pints at The Deeside Inn


The Ceilidh Bar has a really good selection of local bottled ales, curently: Six Degrees North of Stonehaven; Brew Dog from Aberdeen; Windswept from Lossiemouth; and award-winning Cairngorms Brewery ales. Guest ales on draft change regularly with favourites from Inveralmond in Perth and the closer to home Royal Deeside Brewery.

Burger, Chips & Beer at The Deeside Inn

Bar Food

Burgers with bacon and cheddar, blackpudding and Strathdon Blue, or venison instead of steak. All served on a brioche bun, with proper chips, coleslaw and chilli jam. Other options include our special Mac 'n' Cheese with smoky bacon and chilli jam and our fulsome farmhouse sandwiches.


Dog Friendly

Dalmatian in Dog-Friendly Deeside Inn

Ballater is a fantastic area to explore with your family dog. Our bar and lounge areas are dog friendly.


“The Bar area has good food same as restaurant and is well used by people in the area. Dog walkers / owners welcome in bar area and makes for good atmosphere. Portions are larger than expected and of great value.”

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