On the platform at Dufftown Station you will find the Buffer Stop where you will be made most welcome. Come in and spend some time whether you come by train or just happen to be passing by. The Buffer Stop will be run as a franchise operation from 2015


From 2015 the Buffer Stop became a franchise operation. The buffer stop opened on Tuesday the 24th March 2015 under the new franchise operators, Angie Presly and Russell Stewart, and has now closed for the season. The new franchise operators have intimated that they are happy to continue the franchise in 2016. Further details will be announced on the website in 2016.

The above photo shows the interior of the Buffer Stop as it now is. Angie Presly and Russell Stewart have put in place a new system for ordering food and drink which it is hoped will ease crowding at the counter. First find a table, then note your table number. Next decide what food and drinks you require and send one of your number to the counter to order and pay for your requirements. Your food and drinks will be brought to your table as soon as it is ready. The new menu being operated now includes, in addition to hot soup, hot meals from a bacon roll to a full cooked breakfast and much more. All food is prepared on receipt of your order so please allow time for it to be made for you.


Although the Buffer Stop is under new management from the start of the 2015 season, the catering we do for our charters is being retained by KDRA and will be done in the Spirit of Dufftown under the name of KDRA Catering.


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