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“Fabulous Place to Visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Inverawe Smokehouse

Inverawe Smokehouse
Taynuilt, Scotland
01866 822808
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Ranked #4 of 6 Attractions in Taynuilt
Type: Factory Tours, Specialty Shops, Shopping
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Shopping
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Owner description: Traditional Family run smokery specialising in salmon and trout. Visitor Centre includes walk through exhibition, four stocked fly fishing lochs, nature trails and country walks. Cafe and produce shop onsite for a relaxing light meal or snack.
Hamilton, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous Place to Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

If you want to experience proper smoked fish, this is the place for you. Forget your supermarket stuff, even the 'best' of the supermarket stuff. It has nothing on Inverawe.

There are many amazing smoke-houses in Scotland, but this is our 'local' when we're up in Taynuilt.

There are many lovely wee walks around the grounds, which we've done a few times with the dogs. There's a wee tea room inside the shop which sells amazing sandwiches and salads, using their products.

The Smokery Museum is well worth the £1.50 entry fee as it's a really, really interesting wee wander through the smoke-house history. Plus you can smell the gorgeous smoking fish as you wander through, as they're smoked next door.

We stocked up on Smoked salmon, trout, mackerel, and salmon trimmings (great for tearing through pasta/making a mousse, or like I did: boiled new potatoes, creme fraiche, chopped chives, salmon!). They also do smoked meats - the duck and venison are particularly lovely.

So yeah, if you're in the area, or even want to order something for that special dinner party (Christmas?), then I can't recommend Inverawe enough.

Visited March 2013
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Baghdad, Iraq
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“Great fly fishing school”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Inverawe is primarily about the smoke house and products they sell, but they also have a small fly fishing pond and lessons for beginners. This was perfect for us as we'd never fished before and were looking for an introduction. The staff were extremely friendly, especially Phil our instructor who was patient, kind and very knowledgeable, putting up with my constant stream of questions. We caught a couple of Brown Trout which we took home for dinner - they were delicious. The location is about a twenty minute drive north of Oban and remote but easy to find. I'd definitely recommend this place if you're in the area and looking for beginners lessons on fly fishing. Ask for Phil, he's great.

Visited July 2013
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Workington, United Kingdom
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“Small but impressive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Unfortunately we visited at the weekend so the smokehouse was not 'up and running'. We enjoyed a snack at the small cafe - although our ordering and being served seemed to confuse the staff.

Visited July 2013
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Potter Bar, Herts (near London), England
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“See smoking in Action”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We found this place by chance spotting a sign on the main road en route to Oban. We turned of the road and had a drive through winding narrow road in between mountains wondering if we were in right place. The good thing is every mile or so you see a sign pointing to Inverawe Smokery and Fishing Centre.

Onarrival you will find a car park and a small cafe and shop. It is here you can purchase your ticket to visit the smokery and although the smokery is not that large it is well set out with interesting models and things for both adults and children alike to see. Better still you can see the fish being dealt with.

It is better to arrive in the morning as later in the day the main work will have finished and then you will only see the tail end of staff cutting and packing the fish.

They have nice clean toilets and a good cafe. The shoip also sells many interwsting goodies apart from smoked fish.

They have an outside playground and some marked nature walks.

If fishing is your thing then you will find the fishing centre offers good angling opportunities.

Well worth a visit but allow say half an hour to get in and out on the windy road.

After leaving we continued on to Oban which takes another 20 minutes.

Visited May 2013
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The tour of the smokery and its facilities along with feeding the fish and also a bit of fishing was great fun and a refreshing coffee in the spotless cafe was superb. Well done to Rosie and Robert on a very well run and professional setup

Visited May 2013
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