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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” (87 reviews)
“haggis” (18 reviews)
“cheesecake” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Arbeg Distillery, Port Ellen PA42 7EA, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had visited the Ardbeg distillery and wanted a quick lunch before heading for another tour. The food was nicely presented and very tasty, just what was needed to get us ready for the afternoon ahead!

Thank Nick V
Reviewed 6 days ago

I came here to have lunch after the distillery trail of walking through Laphroaig, Lagavulin and finally ending up at Ardbeg. The cafe is cozy, the waitresses are nice and the food is delicious. A great place to have lunch and relax after a day...More

Thank Liukkis
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had read good reviews and decided to eat lunch here. We had a great meal. The menu is limited, but the five of us all found something to eat. Food was very good and so was the service.

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent place to eat if you are visiting local distilleries. We did the Ardbeg tour,ate at the cafe and then walked to Laphroig .

Thank dixiedean47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch in the Old Kiln Café, the pub in the Ardbeg distillery. I ordered some haggis, neeps 'n tatties with a pepper sauce, which came served with a dram of Ardbeg Uigeadail whisky. I really loved the combination of the smoky whisky and...More

Thank CarolienBAC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in to this cute cafe in between distillery tours (sadly we didn't have enough time to tour Ardbeg). I had the mussels and prawns that were on special and they were fabulous! We were able to sample the whiskey too, which was quite...More

Thank torif24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is brilliant. Any time we've eaten here the food has been top quality. Our most recent visit was as a family for my birthday in July, and we had a great time. Staff were attentive despite the cafe being packed out, the food...More

Thank StuartyB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my family. My husband and I ordered the haddock chowder and it was really disappointing. The fish was unsmoked and full of bones and served in a bowl of warm, tasteless milk. Quite unpleasant and neither of us could finish it. Others...More

Thank Deborah N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There aren't many places to eat on Islay, but the Old Kiln is definitely one of the best ! We tried local food, haggis and Pot of stovies. Both served with a dram, 10 y.o. with the pot, Uigedail with the Haggis. Kids menu were...More

Thank wildrover1978
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food from a very busy and popular restaurant. Well worth a visit and a tour of the ardbeg distillery.

Thank richardhenders0n
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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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