Mitchell’s Delicatessen, Grocery and Tearoom

Mitchells of Scotland:

A quick history...

This family run business began between the wars in 1928 when Elijah and Agnes Mitchell bought the original Inverurie village shop. Their vision was to create a business that would provide a living for their 3 sons and 3 daughters.

Agnes and the girls ran the grocery shop and in time opened up the front room of their adjoining house serving teas and home-cooking. She became famous for her home-made oatcakes and the receipe is still in use in Mitchells' bakehouse today.

Meanwhile, Elijah and his three sons established a thriving dairy distribution business buying milk from local farmers and delivering it around the town of Inverurie. Domestic refrigeration and Pasteurisation was yet to come, so in those days milk was delivered twice daily to the townsfolk who came running out to meet the horse and cart and have their pails and jugs filled with creamy Mitchells milk.

Today, Mitchells Milk and Cream is still deliveried along with a wide range of dairy produce to doorsteps, shops, hotels, restaurants and workplaces throughout Aberdeenshire.

The Grocery Shop in Inverurie, now much expanded, offers an extensive variety of groceries and the best of local produce, home-made ready meals, deli specialities including cheeses and cooked meats, along with beers, wines and spirits from around the world. Mitchells is of course well known for its luxurious ice cream - try the Cranachan and Blueberries and Cream flavours!

The Tearoom, affectionately known as "The Dairy", continues to play a key role in the Garioch Community serving no-fuss home cooking and baking.

If you are looking for a gift - how about a Mitchells Hamper, brimming full of delicious fare or a Fruit Basket made to meet your requirements?  Delivery can be arranged to mainland UK addresses.

The Dairy Tearoom

The Dairy is proud to serve no fuss home cooking made with local ingredients. Delicious soups, main meals, cakes, scones and pancakes are cooked on the premises, providing a true taste of home cooking in a warm and welcoming environment.

Breakfasts / Snacks

 Main Meals


Cakes & Sweets

The friendly staff at The Dairy welcome visitors and locals of all ages.


Monday to Saturday: 8.00am - 5.00pm (hot food served until 4pm)
Sunday: 11am - 4pm (hot food served until 3pm)

All food can be served in takeaway containers for "Food on the Go".

Bus Parties and Bookings welcome - phone 01467 621389 to arrange

Mitchells Grocery

Our shop offers a wide selection of local and Scottish produce, speciality gift foods and an extensive range of groceries, wines, spirits and liqueurs - naturally it's local!

We can deliver direct to your door - We make home deliveries in and around Inverurie on Thursdays and Fridays. To make use of this service please get in touch


Downies Fish Counter Now Open In Mitchells

Mitchells are pleased to annouce the opening of the Downies fish counter in our shop.

With more than a 100 year tradition of quality fresh fish; Downies select only the best of catch at local fish markets.

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday: 7.30am - 5.30pm
Sunday: 11am - 4pm

There is a large CAR PARK at the rear of the shop for customers and also free WiFi in the tearoom.

Mitchells Dairy

20-22 Market Place
AB51 3XN
01467 621389