We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All photos (589)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“full range”(22 reviews)
“seaview cottage”(11 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Port Ellen PA42 7EA, Scotland
+44 1496 302244
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Ardbeg Distillery
from $537.74
More Info
from $863.05
More Info
Reviews (822)
Filter reviews
679 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews full range great restaurant seaview cottage wait for a table excellent food great lunch haggis our tour guide great tour cafe restaurant single malt sandwich friendly staff tasting session great visit beautiful location scones
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 679 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went on the tour of the distillery and tasting. Being in the off season February I feel we got an extra personal service. Emma our tour guide was really knowledgeable and passionate about the place and the product, the tour was the most informative and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank FandCNotts
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Seaview Cottage in December, and it was just amazing. Emma, the property manager had organised a highchair, travel cot and safety gate all set up so our toddler was safe and fully catered for in this amazing and large property. Emma also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Tas_wanderers
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

It being January, it is the off season for Islay and this distillery. We booked Ardbeg's Seaview Cottage, which is a 6-person self-catering accommodation on the distillery grounds. They cottage itself was amazing with comfortable rooms,a fabulous kitchen and living space, and a wonderful location...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Hannah G
Reviewed December 29, 2018

We decided to visit Ardbeg while on Islay, despite some of the negative comments on Tripadvisor. We decided to skip the tour and focus on the tasting. Our host was brilliant, with a superb sense of humour, tremendous passion for whisky and extremely loyal to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Arnold B
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

I had some very good drams, Wee Emma was a good tour guide, hilarious and informative. The rest of the staff were lovely. Definitely a must go if you're on Islay

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank whiskyfanda
Reviewed November 14, 2018

I don't really know where to begin with this one, I love the whisky and my first trip to the distillery in 2009 was great. But roll on a couple of years and they're just full of themselves. They're the brand first and whisky and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Dr1971
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I love Ardbeg Whisky and I finally got to visit the Distillery. I done a tour Wee Emma? Was very knowledgeable. And 5 Whisky Breakfast was just incredible.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank SteveSupertramp
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

We walked the 3 miles to Ardbeg from Port Ellen on a beautiful day and worked up an appetite for lunch. My partner and I had smoked haddock chowder which was pretty good but the kids pizza meal was very poor. A burnt frozen pizza...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Debbie P
Reviewed October 22, 2018

The old kiln cafe is clearly my No.1 lunch spot on Islay. I've been coming here ever since I'm a child and it's still a must.do whenever I'm back on the island.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Nils F
Reviewed October 19, 2018

A great visit with a group of friends, wonderful tour and tasting made all the better with the enthusiasm of our guide Bryony. you should take in the restaurant also.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank John K
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 nearby hotels
White Hart Hotel
108 reviews
3.21 miles away
Machrie Hotel & Golf Links
27 reviews
5.74 miles away
Bridgend Hotel
414 reviews
11.15 miles away
Islay House
109 reviews
11.48 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 37 nearby restaurants
The Old Kiln Cafe
395 reviews
.00 miles away
Sea Salt Bistro Take Away
378 reviews
3.17 miles away
The Islay Hotel
508 reviews
3.20 miles away
McTaggart Community Cyber cafe
37 reviews
2.92 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 53 nearby attractions
Lagavulin Distillery
700 reviews
.79 miles away
Kayak Wild Islay
84 reviews
3.24 miles away
Laphroaig Distillery
968 reviews
1.83 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
September 3, 2018|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Thomast1940 | Reviewed this property |
Certainly not cheaper!