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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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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Lovely setting for a distillery, well worth the walk to get here from port Ellen. Unfortunately this was our last day in Islay we hadn't left enough time to get back for another tasting, The staff were super and rang around for a cab while we ate a tasty lunch in the kiln cafe. When a cab couldn't be found... More

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Ardbeg distillery has a very nice tour with a tasting of five single malts included in the end of the tour and you can keep your glass which makes a nice souvenir.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We arrived at around 2 pm and just wanted to have a browse in the shop, rather than go on a tasting tour. It was incredibly busy with diners and there was no one from Ardbeg welcoming people. We left after 10 minutes. No one was interested to know whether we saw what we wanted or if we had any... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Visited the cafe for lunch on various recommendations. Wouldn't return. Waitressing staff not efficient and confused our order twice. Resulted in over an hour wait. Food eventually arrived - prawn baguette which was dry

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I always enjoy the food here its always well presented and tastes lovely. The staff are all really nice and friendly. The place is always clean and looks fresh.

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D&G Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This tour was simply fascinating - the history behind Ardbeg was so interesting - the tour guide we had - (Emma I think) made the story come alive - best tour I have been on and I have done all on Islay bar Laphroig. Aldo the cafe is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Had lunch here on recommendation & it was very good. We had crab chowder. The staff are very friendly & helpful. The loos are spotlessly clean & very trendy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

One of the best on Islay and THE best distillery restaurant. Well worth timing your visit to take in lunch and even better if you get the lovely Jacs (Jackie) serving your table. Complimentary drams with a meal, too. This is a must for a distillery tour of Islay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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