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The Rock Stop Coffee Shop and Exhibition

| The Rock Stop, Unapool School Building, Unapool IV27 4HW, Scotland
+44 1971 488765
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Welcome cafe in Unapool

My friend and I were cycling the North coast 500. Our route today from Ullapool to Scourie. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ronron07
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Bristol
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Good exhibition and coffee, with wonderful views

We stopped here on our way from Ullapool to Durness and had a very nice cafetiere of coffee and a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
profjoypc
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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The Rock Stop is currently open 10.30 to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday. The Rock Stop is the central visitor hub for the North West Highlands Geopark. The cafe serves hot and cold drinks, hot lunches, cakes and snacks. The giftshop stocks quality arts and...more
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 16:00
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| The Rock Stop, Unapool School Building, Unapool IV27 4HW, Scotland
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+44 1971 488765
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My friend and I were cycling the North coast 500. Our route today from Ullapool to Scourie. The Rock Stop cafe was in the middle of the most gorgeous backdrop with hills rolling into each other over the most beautiful loch. It was a sight...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way from Ullapool to Durness and had a very nice cafetiere of coffee and a slice of cake. The menu is very limited - we had hoped for scones but they just had a couple of varieties of cake. They...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Very disappointed to arrive at the Rock Stop, only to find it closed. Another car was stopped at the same time. Surely there are enough tourists to warrant this staying open beyond early October? Guides misleading, not saying this is a summer only place. We...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We stopped for a cup of tea but found so much more. They have a great video of the geology of the area, a fine display of rocks with good information, and a kind man serving coffee, cakes and conversation. We stayed longer than anticipated...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The leaflet we picked up suggested this place was offering locally sourced light meals. Wanting to support the Geopark we planned our day around lunch here. We were very disappointed and left with 2 hungry children as all that was on offer were a few...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Stunning location, perfect view of Glen Coul....and its thrust. The cafe brings them in....those poor unsuspecting souls, then the video, wall displays and rocks get them curious.......what's that a sand pit....with an Xbox ......what's that all about ?? Then they tentatively take their hands out...More

Thank James M
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Interesting info about the area and the geopark, so worth a stop to look around, but I'm afraid I can't recommend the cafe. I stopped in here just after finishing one of the more difficult bits of a cycle tour and figured I'd have a...More

Thank Alex F
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NWHgeopark, Owner at The Rock Stop Coffee Shop and Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Dear Alex, Thank you for making time to review the Rock Stop and whilst we are glad you found the exhibition interesting we regret that our coffee shop did not meet your expectations. There is no excuse for us providing you with bad coffee and...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2017

I stopped in here just before I reached Kylesku on the way from Assynt. I wanted to see the exhibition and get some information on the Geopark, there's panels and maps dotted around you'll see if you're out driving, but I wanted to see the...More

Thank Orchidroom
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

We stopped here on our drive from Ullapool to Durness. The place is run by volunteers and we were fortunate it was open as it was a Saturday, not one of the regular opening days.. We arrived just after the lady so we waited a...More

Thank Dennis P
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Rock Stop Exhibition is doing a very good job by publicising and promoting the local Geopark and well worth a visit. However when I popped in last week we had really bad soup and bread that was impossible to eat without dunking. Supposed to...More

Thank Pat C
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7 January 2018|
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Response from Mike G | Property representative |
We are hoping to open in time for Easter, although until June we will probably only open 4 days a week. We are currently decorating the Rock Stop, and working on exciting new exhibits for the exhibition. Staffing permitting... More
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