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.

4 Stars Gold

Bar Menu

Sandwiches and light bites are served daily in the afternoon.

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.”

Tipping Our Team

Most of our guests now prefer to pay via debit or credit card and be able to include a service charge for great service. To make this easier we have added an automatic service charge - we’ve made it a default 10% which you can change to any percentage you wish, including no service charge.

Our teams have always shared service charges and this is no different - every penny you give is shared equally by our teams through our “Fair Fund”. There is no administration cost and nothing is retained by the company, 100% of what you give is guaranteed to go to our team.

Service charge is entirely optional, if you would like us to remove it, you need only ask.

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