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Ardbeg Distillery

Port Ellen PA42 7EA, Scotland
44 (0) 1496 302244
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Port Ellen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries, Factory Tours
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Jackie is a treasury and she was the person who made this day absolutely perfect! Tip: stay day or two at Sea View Cottage in the hearth of the distillery.

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London, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great location and food, with our 2yr old catered for and ate outside so could let the dog out. Was quite busy for islay so food took a little longer than we expected. Didn't do tour, but everything else was perfect

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Ardbeg Distillery is known for its excellent light-gold-coloured whisky that is heavily peated. If peated whisky is your choice, you should not miss the opportunity to visit. In addition the distillery cafe serves the best food in Port Ellen--they are only open until 4:30 pm so be sure to visit early before they close.

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Basingstoke, Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

As you walk in you are greeted with a menu almost! we just wanted the whisky but were directed to a table whilst we waited for our free drams! it was all on one level too - so great for disabled access. we were very tempted by the lovely looking menu but we had only just eaten breakfast! really lovely... More

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Newnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Me and a friend visited for lunch at a busy time but the service wasn't hindered by that, we both had crab and lobster chowder, and sticky toffee pudding, the soup was nice but could have been 'fishier', the pudding was really nice. It's somewhere I always visit when I'm on holiday on Islay and it hasn't let me down... More

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Bochum, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Haven taken here a lunch after visiting the Distillery. Good food in creative and tasty style (from daily menu) and friendly staff. A good option for lunch.

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We went twice to Ardbeg Distillery and it was by far the busiest distillery that we visited which meant that the staff could not give the attention to individual visitors as they were serving behind counters. We decided to forego lunch as there were bus parties due to eat on both days. Have eaten there in the past and it... More

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A relatively small distillery with a limited but wonderful range of product. Lovely staff who were willing to chat and knowledgeable of their craft. Missed out on the food but it did look exceptionally good!

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Winterthur, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Very intresting tour.. with a dram in front of the sea and the distillery made this tour.. great.. At the warehouse we had a very intresting tasting of the core range of Ardbeg.. and at the end we could have a small we dram of a rare 1974 Ardbeg which was mind blowing.. :) I can recommend this tour for... More

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York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

We were recommended to try the Old Kiln Cafe and were not disappointed. The setting, food and ambiance were perfect, my only disappointment was that I didn't have time to try the whisky tasting menu :-( If you go anywhere near lunchtime you have to be prepared to wait for a table but the wait is definitely worth it.

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