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 is sat on the shores of Doune Bay with incredible views of Skye, Eigg and Rhum. Built in the nineties, visitors to Knoydart have been dining at Doune for years and many hold memories of lively evenings filled with good food, good company and plenty of wine and whisky. Dinner is a set menu served at 7.30pm and is a communal affair. The main emphasis of the food is locally sourced and carefully prepared - specialities include a Seafood platter, Doune Bay Crab soup and interesting roasts and stews and desserts using the soft fruit from our garden. Lunches and Afternoon Teas are available by request. In addition to our main dining room which opens in March and closes in October, we serve a Winter Lunch menu in The Dining Room of The White House, the room where the first guests to Doune were entertained in the early days. We offer a set lunch, giving you the chance to enjoy a morning walk or boat trip to Doune, and enough time to get home in day light. Our Winter Lunch menu runs from November to March and is available three days per week. Part of the excitement of dining at Doune is getting here as we are only accessible on foot or by boat - good walking boots and a sense of adventure (and humour!) are essential criteria for Doune visitors!
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.
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.
The Old Forge
Open daily, midday-late
Re-launched in April 22, we are proud to be one of a few community-owned pubs in Scotland. Working for the benefit of Knoydart's 110-strong community, and the thousands of visitors we have each year - The Old Forge reinvests profits back in to the business and other community projects for the benefit of all.
We are working hard to bring you the very best of what a traditional Highland pub should be. We have a fantastic selection of cask ales, spirits, draught beers & lagers, and local specialities including Knoydart Brewery Revival session ale! We are currently operating on a drinks-only basis while the kitchen is being renovated, and are open daily from midday till late - no need to book, just come away in. Regular music sessions throughout the summer, and moorings available - please pop us an email or call ahead. Check out our website and follow us on social media @theoldforgeknoydart for the latest updates.
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