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The Old Kiln Cafe

Arbeg Distillery, Port Ellen PA42 7EA, Scotland
+44 1496 302244
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (81 reviews)
“haggis” (13 reviews)
“panini” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Arbeg Distillery, Port Ellen PA42 7EA, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a tasty lunch (club sandwich and smoked haddock soup). Portions were generous and service good. We then went on the £6 distillery tour which lasted over an hour and was fascinating even though I don't drink whisky. Highly recommended

Thank mhm6281
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here on the advice of several locals. I got a small serving of mussels as an appetizer and couldn't believe the portion size, I was afraid I wouldn't be able to eat my main course, and they were delicious. If you are...More

Thank Joel G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great set up supporting the Distillery tours although you can use the cafe/restaurant by without being involved in any neighbourimg conditions

Thank GlasgowSandy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no doubt, the food there is excellent and delicious! Still they could do more of the place, make it a bit more cosy, seperate it from the busy shop.

Thank Petra Martina K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff, lovely free samples & excellent coffee plus cakes. What more could one ask for - and the local music was good too.

Thank BigAnnII
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd read about this place on the internet and it lived up to its reputation. It has a really interesting menu with some variations on traditional Scottish fare. We had a thoroughly enjoyable meal.

Thank James D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What more do I need to say. Variable service- good from some staff, terrible from others. The food was good and at a good price. And whisky for afters was amazing and they didn't charge us for that because it was Feis week.

Thank Jules W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in while on our way to the kildalton cross. Best coffee of the week on Islay. Even got a free dram of Ardbeg Kildaton from the staff

Thank Whisky_ileach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here twice, once on a recce for a morning coffee when we just couldn't resist the drams of some pretty expensive and most delicious whiskys you could get for just £2.50 a pop. Then again for lunch the next day after our tasting tour...More

Thank ImATravelJunkie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely place for a light lunch, whether you are visiting the distillery or not. A very attractive range of offerings, served by very friendly, hard working staff in a lovely ambience. Very popular - you may have to wait for a table.

Thank Martin D
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Restaurant Details

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