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The Old Kiln Cafe

Arbeg Distillery, Port Ellen PA42 7EA, Scotland
+44 1496 302244
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (78 reviews)
“haggis” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Arbeg Distillery, Port Ellen PA42 7EA, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had very nice Cullen Skink for lunch. Very busy but service was quick and efficient. Would definitely recommend

Thank 505maydew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although we couldn't get on a tour here we decided to have a snack. Very reasonably priced. Great tasting food. Excellent service and lovely staff. Parking good. Loved the place. Would recommend.

Thank Sue E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It can be busy and a bit of a wait, but it's worth it! Excellent food and friendly service. We came back twice while we were on Islay.

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Great little cafe at Ardbeg distillery - you can also have a whisky flight as part of your meal so that you can try all the whisky options before you buy. It looks to get busy, so you might need to wait for a table...More

Thank SaffronHouse
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Of all the Islay distilleries I do not particularly like Ardbeg, but the tour is interesting and their cafe provides the best good, fresh and satisfying food and worth the visit at lunchtime.

Thank David T
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Arrived after walking from Port Ellen and visiting the other two distilleries on the way. This is the only one to have a cafe. It's quite nice. Someone leaving the restaurant to go on tour recommend the soup of the day. The mushroom soup was...More

Thank BBhasthetravelbug
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We had just missed the Ardbeg tour, so instead we had lunch at the cafe and browsed the store. My brie panini was delicious! And our waiter gave us our whisky for free ;) Overall a lovely experience.

Thank Kayley N
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Excellent meal. Do a tour or tasting at Ardbeg too. Or just get a dram with your meal. Options are diverse and dynamically arranged. We were so pleased.

Thank Gina K
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Situated on the premises of the distillery in the same room as the Ardbeg shop. A lot of variation on the menu: sandwiches, salads and other warm and cold dishes. The food is excellent, the service very good and the prices reasonable. The access is...More

Thank Georges V
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Went there twice while being on Islay. First I got haggis which was so good I'd eat it every day. On another visit I got something with goat cheese and the result was pretty much the same as with haggis.

Thank hoorhay
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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