Lodge at Lochside & Wee Bear Café is a family run business which sits beside the stunning inland loch within Lintrathen Nature Reserve, a wildlife haven in the heart of the Angus Glens. It is a fabulous destination for cyclists, walkers, fishers, paddle boarders or those who just want to relax in tranquil comfort.

Opened in 2014 and comprising an award winning café, bar and accommodation, the café and lodgings have subsequently become a destination venue for those who share Anne and Gareth’s appreciation of warmth, kinship and a relaxed, hassle free ambience. Popular with locals as well as visitors, Lodge at Lochside & Wee Bear Café is truly an egalitarian experience.

Wee Bear Café

Offering a unique all day brunch menu, combined with Anne’s home baking, the café offers a delicious assortment of tasty delights, served both indoors and outdoors.

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Wee Bear Bar

Reimagined in 2022, the bar plays host to popular monthly music events, taco nights, relaxed evenings of socialising. Join us for award winning wines, local gins, vodka, cider and much more.

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The lodge comprises 5 comfortable ensuite rooms of varying sizes. Our smallest, budget rooms cater to those wishing a short break. Our largest letting room accommodates a family of four.


About Us

Established in 2014 by ourselves, Anne, Gareth and our children, Lodge at Lochside & Wee Bear Café has established itself as a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. The choice of name for the café comes from our sense of family and extended family. In that respect, it made perfect sense to name the café after our own four-legged family member, Bear, whose own extended family (Winnie, Fynn, Smudge and Elka) are also frequent visitors!

Now entering our ninth year, our business reflects who we are. We are also more than fortunate to live and work in one of our country’s most beautiful areas.

There are many ways to soothe a soul: a warm welcome, great atmosphere, a fine cup of coffee and a tasty bite goes a significant way to achieve this.

When considering a definition for a food and drink destination, “the act of travelling for a taste of the place in order to get a sense of place” beautifully sums up a visit to our extended home.