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The Old Kiln Cafe

Arbeg Distillery, Port Ellen PA42 7EA, Scotland
+44 1496 302244
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (91 reviews)
“haggis” (18 reviews)
“cheesecake” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Arbeg Distillery, Port Ellen PA42 7EA, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed a pleasant lunch in their cafe/restaurant. My wife had a very tasty crab sandwich and I had a scone with jam and cream. It was a pity the cream was of the synthetic type but the scone was fresh /and I enjoyed it. The...More

Thank NIRS3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was fast and excellent. Smart menu and very well done. I ordered the beef pie and it was so good. My husband ordered the soup and sandwich also very good. Make sure to check the tour schedule as they get really busy and it's...More

Thank jessica T
Reviewed 1 week ago

After the tour stopped here for a delightful lunch. The place is busy so do be patient. I had a lovely smoked haddock soup and roll and my companion had a nice steak pie. I wouldn’t necessarily make this a destination stop for the restaurant...More

Thank John-Cypress-Tx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can be a bit crowded but staff are attentive and food is excellent. Good for lunch or a celebratory dinner.

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was just brilliant. The service is really nice and friendly and the food was great. The atmosphere is perfect. A really good place to have a lunch after the tour and tasting.

Thank Priit R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being in the same building as the visitor centre, it can take a few minutes to get seated, especially directly after tours. However, my wife and I were lucky and were seated seconds after entering. Choosing from the menu was hard, since everything sounds really...More

Thank Daniel_M_Lo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the cafe for lunch before our tour at 3pm. The food was focused on fresh local produce and was very good. I had the fish pie which was filling as well as flavorsome. Highly recommend.

Thank James C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch whilst doing the distillery tours. We ordered all the soups on offer : chowder, mushroom and ham and lentil. All were delicious. The cappuccino was very good, and the pudding (cheesecake) was also yummy. The service was good and staff very...More

Thank Catsmum5
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We had visited the Ardbeg distillery and wanted a quick lunch before heading for another tour. The food was nicely presented and very tasty, just what was needed to get us ready for the afternoon ahead!

Thank Nick V
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I came here to have lunch after the distillery trail of walking through Laphroaig, Lagavulin and finally ending up at Ardbeg. The cafe is cozy, the waitresses are nice and the food is delicious. A great place to have lunch and relax after a day...More

Thank Liukkis
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arbeg Distillery, Port Ellen PA42 7EA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Islay  >  Port Ellen
  • Phone Number: +44 1496 302244
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