Come & visit us…

Enjoy a warm welcome at the home of Dean’s shortbread in Huntly. Located in the heart of Aberdeenshire, Huntly is a friendly town where you’ll find plenty space to relax. While you’re here, take a walk along the tree lined avenue through the historic Simpson arch, and admire the majestic ruins of Huntly Castle & the beautiful River Deveron which flows nearby. Or take a drive out of town and visit one of the many whisky distilleries nearby.You’ll find Dean’s just off the A96 at Huntly (see map at the bottom of the page), just follow the brown tourist signs. Or you can reach us by bus or train, you’ll find more information in the following links:

Bus Information

Train Information

Opening Hours

Dean’s Gift Shop & Café Bistro opening hours:

Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm

Sunday 10am – 4pm

Telephone 01466 794105


Cafe Bistro

The Café Bistro combines a spacious downstairs eating area and relaxing upstairs gallery with comfortable sofas, as well as our informal ‘diner style’ seating.  Whether you want a snack, home bake or hot meal, we have a delicious menu to tempt you. We also have a baby food & bottle heating facility, free access to a water cooler, as well as WIFI so you can catch up with your friends and family while you relax.  Upstairs areas are accessible by stairs or our customer lift, and you’ll find viewing windows into the shortbread bakery in the diner area.

Check out our sample menus here:
Main menu 2019

Drinks, desserts & bakes menu 2019

Try our very popular Sunday carvery, served 12 – 2pm.  Or why not book a delicious afternoon tea, available Monday to Saturday, call us on 01466 794105 to reserve a table. The Café Bistro opening hours are Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm & Sunday 10am to 4pm.

Gift Shop

The Gift Shop is a ‘must visit’ to stock up on Dean’s famous shortbread. Here you will find our extensive range of melt in the mouth shortbread with samples to try.

We also stock a wide range of quality gifts including jewellery, handbags, gifts for the home and our very popular Steven Brown Art range.

In other words, lots to tempt you!
The Gift Shop opening hours are Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm & Sunday 10am to 4pm

Our access statement

Dean’s of Huntly is a five-star tourist attraction which includes a Gift Shop & Café Bistro in Huntly, Aberdeenshire.It is accessible via the ground floor main entrance, which has double doors opening to create a larger entrance.

Entry is via Steven Road, having a private car park which has 41 free parking places, including 3 dedicated disabled parking spaces.

If you require any further information about specific access or need advice on planning your visit, please contact us: +44 (0) 1466 792 086 Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm or email

If we have not covered your access requirements below or in our document, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your needs and offer assistance where we can.

We welcome guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs. ID Badge must be shown.

Access to our Gift Shop & Café Bistro are made via our entrance doors on Steven Road. There is a ramp on entry into the Café Bistro from the Gift Shop.

A hand rail is available to the right hand side.We have a lift to enable access to the galleried 1stfloor of the Café Bistro and viewing gallery which looks into our packing hall.There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor. Maximum door width 800mm.An emergency assistance pull cord is fitted.

Buggies are welcome into the Gift Shop & Café Bistro. We have baby changing facilities accessed via an 800mm wide door.High chairs are available in the Café Bistro and use of a microwave for warming baby food or bottles. Assistance is available if required.