Food & Drink
Hi. I’m Louise, a small batch, artisan coffee roaster based in the idyllic and remote community of Doune, Knoydart. All our coffee is roasted to order on our hand built coffee roaster.
We are totally off grid so our roaster is powered by our own hydro and solar systems and all our packaging is compostable and biodegradable. Our coffee is served in the Knoydart Pottery and Tearoom where you can also buy small packs of coffee to take away with you. You can also buy some of our other varieties of coffee from the Knoydart Foundation Community Shop. And of course our coffee is served at the award winning Doune Restaurant where our coffee is also available to buy.
For more information about what we do and to buy online and have the beans delivered to your home please visit our website or facebook page.
Doune Dining Room
Open April - September. Single sitting @ 7:30pm. Bookings are essential & taken up until 10am for that evening.
The Dining Room at Doune offers real 'slow' food, skilfully prepared and served in a stunning yet informal setting. A meal at Doune will be a highlight of your holiday and a real adventure! Dinner is a carefully chosen single menu, freshly prepared daily (with options for special diets and vegetarians). Specialities include Doune Bay crab, traditional roasts of venison or lamb, vast seafood buffets, desserts using our homegrown soft fruit and on the cheeseboard our own home produced cheese.
Doune is six miles out of the village of Inverie on the Airor road, plus a 15 minute walk down a rough path so please come prepared with suitable footwear. Your accommodation provider will be able to advise you on transport. We look forward to welcoming you to enjoy the Doune Dining Experience! The three course meal plus cheeseboard and coffee/tea for £35.00 per person is tremendous value.
Currently on sale at Knoydart Foundation Community Shop & events at Knoydart Community Hall
Knoydart Brewery is a 5 barrel brewery set up in a long deconsecrated chapel overlooking Loch Nevis. In December 2018 we offered our first beer, The Seven Men, a malty pale ale, followed by its golden sibling, Heavenly Blonde. Knoydart Brewery makes beer with grains, hops, yeast, mountain water and the pure magic of Knoydart.
We are working to get a premises license for a tap room so that in addition to selling wholesale to our licensed retailers, when we are not brewing, we can give you a tour of our brewery, you can sample a pint or two at our bar, talk about beer, the hills, the wildlife or the weather and then take some bottles home.
Knoydart Foundation Community Shop
Open year round
Knoydart’s community-owned shop specialises in Knoydart wild venison, locally sourced Lochaber meats, Scottish craft beers, Scottish ciders and traditional Scottish malt whisky's. It stocks a wide range of dried and tinned goods, crisps and chocolates, not to mention bread, butter, milk and cheese! (No fresh eggs or vegetables at the moment, but we are working on it!). The Shop is an official stockist for Knoydart Brewery; with seven varieties of beer to try you will be spoilt for choice! The gift side of The Shop also sells locally crafted products, a variety of beautiful Knoydartian art, ethically-sourced gifts, walking leaflets, maps and postcards. All profits from the SHOP are reinvested back into our community to improve the local biodiversity, provide jobs, housing and other community services.
Please like us on Facebook to keep up to date with new products that we have in store!
Knoydart Pottery & Tearoom
Open year round. Summer mon-fri 9-5 & sat 11-3 / Winter mon-fri 10-4.
We serve breakfast rolls & a range of speciality teas and freshly ground real coffee & hot chocolate, all of which are fair trade. Our light lunches include hearty home made soups with home made bread or oatcakes; healthy jacket potatoes or filled deli sub rolls. We also have daily specials which range from what's in season and what the weather is like! We bake cakes and tray bakes daily and our baking cabinet changes all the time. Our firm favourites are our scones and tablet.
There is no need to book, but you could get in touch if you are a large group or to confirm our opening hours.
Knoydart River Cottage
Catering services, open year round.
The River Cottage Restaurant is currently closed - we are offering a takeout menu which requires advanced booking. Delivery is available within Inverie Bay. Please enquire for info.
Planning for a wedding, birthday, last Munro or any other event? Knoydart Kitchen, together with Knoydart River Cottage, can offer you a luxury venue and catering service with fresh local produce for your special day. You can rely on us to organise everything to your taste using only the freshest ingredients, including locally caught Loch Nevis seafood, organic Knoydart lamb, local Scottish beef and wild Knoydart venison. When possible we use homegrown fruit and vegetables, and everything will be freshly prepared for your special day. Catering at any accommodation or venue in Knoydart is no problem for us and we can provide crockery, cutlery, Champagne flutes, wine glasses, linens, napkins, warming dishes and more to make your venue look stunning for you and your guests.
Knoydart Woodfired Pizza
Open year round.
Local Woodfired Pizza made from scratch available for Takeaway. We use as many local and organic products as we can to create a small menu varying weekly. Head to our website to see this week's specials and pre-order for the upcoming Wednesday. Book a time slot, collect your pizza and enjoy it outdoors straight out the oven, or take it back to enjoy in the warmth of your kitchen.
The Look Out Seafood & Steak Bistro
Open year round
The Look Out seafood and steak bistro offers fresh, vibrant & tasty food options. We source local produce where possible and feature Scottish favourites as well as influences from around the world - from fish n chips & venison burgers to an abundance of local seafood delivered daily. We have plenty vegetarian and vegan options too!
Book The Look Out for any celebration - birthdays, last Munro celebrations, anniversary’s, wedding lunch or family get together, we can cater for large groups! Open all year round for evening meals, from 1 April to 30 September we are open daily for lunch.
Booking is essential, please use the telephone numbers above.
Please visit The Old Forge website for up to date opening hours.
The Old Forge is set in the heart of Inverie Village and is acclaimed ‘Mainland Britain’s Remotest Pub and Seafood Restaurant'. Best independent Pub in Scotland award winner and Best Pub in the world by Oonagh Shiel 2014. Famous for provide the whole experience for visitors 'The Old Forge' is clearly the mean Knoydart attraction - in bar with their own Real Ale 'Remoteness' and Scottish specialities, and in the restaurant with delicious and wholesome meals. Seafood and local produce features heavily on the menu.
Enjoy speciality coffee's and beverages throughout the day either inside while getting the craic with the locals, or outside in the beer garden taking in the breathtaking views over Loch Nevis. Impromptu music sessions and ceilidh's happen regularly throughout the summer; other facilities include hot showers, private mooring hire and a helicopter landing pad.
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