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Ardbeg Distillery

Port Ellen PA42 7EA, Scotland
44 (0) 1496 302244
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Ranked #2 of 2 attractions in Port Ellen
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Breweries, Factory Tours
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Scotland
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115 reviews 115 reviews
45 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This distillery appears to be as well known, at least on Islay, for its cafe as it is for its tours and whisky-tasting. At lunchtimes, very, very long waiting times emerge for a table. So long, that you need to build this into your plans;especially as the nearby Port Ellen has a limited choice of eating places (although see one... More

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Bradford
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My husband likes a wee dram of Ardbeg so we decided to book on one of the tours of the distillery whilst on holiday on Islay. A young woman called Dionne led the tour of about twelve of us, which was very interesting and informative. The tour took about an hour and a half and finished with the group in... More

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Dunblane, Scotland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Each year, we visit Ardbeg as part of our annual pilgrimage to Kildalton Cross. This year, we had a party of 26 and had an amazing lunch. We phoned earlier in the week for a reservation and were given access to the side room which was perfect for our needs. Despite the number of our group (and our disorganisation!), the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Informative tour about whisky in general and the distillery. We were guided by staff member called Heather, she is very friendly and knowledgeable.

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ayrshire scotland
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Visited arbeg to sample the wares and have our afternoon meal. The meal was superb and service and presentation excellent. Managed a wee dram also. Will be back.

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We didn't do the distillery tour, but we ate excellent food at the cafe/restaraunt. Many locals go here and they all like it. We bought some of the Ardbeg 10 yo which is one of my favourites.

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edinburgh
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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Lovely welcoming staff,who obviously love what they do with a passion.£5 for a one nip tasting tour and £5 discount on anything over £25 in the shop! Excellent restaurant serving quality food.

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

one of the few distilleries with a restaurant - you can only take so much whisky! The staff are helpful and informative and there is a nice shop area

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

There are other distilleries nearly in the area of Port Ellen, this being one. Others include Laphroigh and Lagavullen. Ardbeg is a perfect place to have lunch as the others have no restaurants. At Ardbeg, the restaurant is modern and the food excellent. You are in the gift shop to eat and surrounded by what may be the best array... More

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East Kilbride
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Only one tour per day at this time of year, as we had walked nearly 4 miles to visit, we couldn't hang around for 4 hours to do the tour!

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