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The Old Kiln Cafe

Arbeg Distillery, Port Ellen PA42 7EA, Scotland
+44 1496 302244
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (81 reviews)
“haggis” (13 reviews)
“panini” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Arbeg Distillery, Port Ellen PA42 7EA, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a tasty lunch (club sandwich and smoked haddock soup). Portions were generous and service good. We then went on the £6 distillery tour which lasted over an hour and was fascinating even though I don't drink whisky. Highly recommended

Thank mhm6281
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here on the advice of several locals. I got a small serving of mussels as an appetizer and couldn't believe the portion size, I was afraid I wouldn't be able to eat my main course, and they were delicious. If you are...More

Thank Joel G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great set up supporting the Distillery tours although you can use the cafe/restaurant by without being involved in any neighbourimg conditions

Thank GlasgowSandy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no doubt, the food there is excellent and delicious! Still they could do more of the place, make it a bit more cosy, seperate it from the busy shop.

Thank Petra Martina K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff, lovely free samples & excellent coffee plus cakes. What more could one ask for - and the local music was good too.

Thank BigAnnII
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd read about this place on the internet and it lived up to its reputation. It has a really interesting menu with some variations on traditional Scottish fare. We had a thoroughly enjoyable meal.

Thank James D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What more do I need to say. Variable service- good from some staff, terrible from others. The food was good and at a good price. And whisky for afters was amazing and they didn't charge us for that because it was Feis week.

Thank Jules W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in while on our way to the kildalton cross. Best coffee of the week on Islay. Even got a free dram of Ardbeg Kildaton from the staff

Thank Whisky_ileach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here twice, once on a recce for a morning coffee when we just couldn't resist the drams of some pretty expensive and most delicious whiskys you could get for just £2.50 a pop. Then again for lunch the next day after our tasting tour...More

Thank ImATravelJunkie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely place for a light lunch, whether you are visiting the distillery or not. A very attractive range of offerings, served by very friendly, hard working staff in a lovely ambience. Very popular - you may have to wait for a table.

Thank Martin D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arbeg Distillery, Port Ellen PA42 7EA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Islay  >  Port Ellen
  • Phone Number: +44 1496 302244
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