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Port Ellen PA42 7EA, Scotland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 28, 2017

One of the best presented Islay distilleries with a very pleasant gardens at the entrance along with a large copper still on display. It looked as if the building had recently been repainted in the traditional Islay white. We visited the shop and had a...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Our group was very disappointed with Ardbeg. We were on a 16 day whisky tour, and Ardbeg was one of our planned stops. Our first impression when we walked in was that we had just entered a high school cafeteria. The place was packed with...More

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All reviews full range great restaurant seaview cottage wait for a table excellent food haggis great lunch our tour guide great tour cafe restaurant single malt sandwich friendly staff beautiful location tasting room scones tasting session
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Reviewed yesterday 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

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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Dr1971
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Debbie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank Nils F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank John K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very informative tour and tasting at Ardbeg by surely experienced and expert tour guide Ron(?). More info and nice details than the other distilleries maybe even on the same road. With a hint of british humour on the side the 1,5 hour...More

1  Thank TeemuK239
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although not big Ardbeg drinkers, we were advised to go to the distillery for the tour alone. It did not disappoint. From the minute you park your car and walk past the large ex-still outside, the place oozes smartness and a swept-up operation. Wee Emma...More

Thank Jamie I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This seemed like the busiest distillery on Islay, with lots of visitors and tours fully booked out. We were unable to get a tour, but were offered a free tasting at the bar of one malt. The staff were all friendly, but seemed totally rushed...More

Thank Yannis S
Reviewed October 4, 2018

You can see the three big distilleries from the ferry as it sails into Port Ellen, all loom large and white out of the mist and gloom! Booking seemed to be essential, and tours were well supported. Our guide was knowledgeable and interesting, however, one...More

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September 3, 2018|
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Response from RetiredExpat2015 | Reviewed this property |
Prices are not so different from shop prices but there may be some whiskies only available from the distillery.