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Coffee Knoydart

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Hi. I’m Louise, a small batch, artisan coffee roaster based in the idyllic and remote community of Doune, Knoydart. Our coffee is roasted to order on our hand built coffee roaster here at our home.

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 and in the Steam Inn in Mallaig. Both sell our small packs of coffee to take away with you. You can also buy our coffee from the Knoydart Foundation Community Shop and from the Harbour shop in Mallaig. And of course, you can buy online through our website.

 

If you are staying on Knoydart and would like some coffee delivered to your accommodation for when you arrive, please get in touch or if you would just like to know more about Coffee Knoydart, please visit our website or facebook page. 

Doune Dining Room

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Enjoy fabulous food in our award-winning Dining Room and sample local beers and spirits, and European wines. Open to non-residents and with guest moorings for visiting yachts (free for diners and a shower available).

 

Evenings. Dinner is a single, set menu, served at 7.30pm, open to non-residents Thursday to Saturday. We care deeply about the provenance of our ingredients; they’re typically grown here at Doune or sourced locally. Favourites include our seafood platter, Doune Bay crab linguine and roast Camusrory venison. We enjoy catering for vegan and vegetarian diners and manage any food allergies or intolerances; please let us know in advance. Booking essential: 01687 462 667

 

Daytimes. New for 2023, we’re open Thursday to Saturday, 11am till 3pm, for home-made light lunches and cakes, perfect while exploring from Inverie. Visit this hidden corner of Knoydart, learn the history, wonder at the wildlife and soak up the views of Skye and the Cuillin Ridge from our outdoor terrace.

 

Getting here. Five miles along the road from Inverie you’ll find the ‘Doune Here’ sign (Cyclists: leave your bike here). Our footpath path is easy to navigate, but steep in parts, so good boots are advisable. It’s also possible to walk along the coast and cliff tops from Inverie or Sandaig.

Knoydart Brewery

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Owned and installed by Samantha and Matthew Humphrey, Knoydart Brewery is in the former Roman Catholic chapel of St Agatha’s (1884). The brewery comprises a 5BBL brewing kit and HERMS pilot kit. We buy our “green” power from Knoydart’s hydro electric company, Knoydart Renewables Ltd, a trading subsidiary of the Knoydart Foundation. Our main ingredient, brewing liquor (water), is sourced from clear, soft, natural mountain water. It runs down from Glen Guiserein and Follach, converging into the Millburn and spilling into Loch Nevis. Our base malt is Maris Otter from Muntons in Stowmarket. Other malts we use are from a variety of suppliers. We mainly use leaf hops, occasionally pellets, supplied by CharlesFaram and Brook House Hops. Spent grain (“draff”) and hops are composted by our friend Johann. Sometimes, during winter, highland cattle owned by Kilchoan Estate are treated to the draff.

 

Our real ale is available in The Old Forge. Our bottled beer is available directly from the brewery. In response to the Scottish Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) from Aug '23 we will be collecting and reusing our bottles. This will further our commitment to operating sustainably.

 

We are happy to show you the set up while you are in Knoydart. It’s always useful to get in touch ahead of your visit so we can arrange a suitable time.

 

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Knoydart Pottery & Tearoom

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Friday Fish & Chips takeaway during the summer - booking essential!

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.

The Lookout Seafood & Steak Bistro

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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! Please check our website for 2023 opening times.


Booking is essential, please use the telephone number above.

Knoydart River Cottage

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New for 2023 - Knoydart River Cottage Food Boxes available April - June. Click here for details.

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 Wild Venison

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Knoydart wild venison is a delicious meat harvested and butchered right here on Knoydart, it is completely natural, nutritious, very low fat, versatile and super tasty.  We utilise this valuable resource on our doorstep and transform it into convenient cuts from mince, diced, steaks and roasts right through to sausages, burgers, meatballs and more.  Small batch, high quality and freshly frozen – available all year round from the SHOP in Inverie and the Harbour Shop in Mallaig.  Online ordering is now available, a piece of Knoydart delivered straight to your door with Royal Mail Next Day Delivery by 1pm (despatched on Mondays).

Wild deer are managed across the 17,500 acres of community owned Knoydart Foundation land – keeping the deer numbers low protects and enhances habitats, biodiversity and community, allowing natural regeneration, peatland restoration and native woodland expansion.  Venison is a completely sustainable source of food and income for Knoydart with all profits from Knoydart Wild Venison reinvested back into our community to provide jobs, housing and other community services. A truly ethical meat experience!

The Old Forge Pub

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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.

Cask ales and draught beer & cider come as standard, along with a wide range of craft beers, spirits, malt whiskeys and soft drinks for the weans. We aim to showcase all that Scotland has to offer and support local. Our house ales are brewed just up the road at Knoydart Brewery.

Restaurant service is open throughout the year (reduced hours over winter) featuring local produce including venison and seafood, and a great selection of hearty pub grub dishes too. Email eat@theoldforge.co.uk to book. 

 

Regular music sessions throughout the year, and moorings available.

The SHOP Knoydart

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Bi--weekly fresh deliveries - bread, milk, dairy, fruit, veg and more!

Weekly delivery of fresh bread and pastries from Mallaig Bakehouse.

 

Knoydart Shop stocks a range of groceries, off-licence products, and local crafts and gifts. Our range includes a regular supply of fresh produce including bread, milk, dairy, fruit, veg; picnic grabs, chocolates and sweets, tinned and pantry supplies, alcohol and soft drinks, and frozen goods. We stock Knoydart Brewery beer, Lochaber Larder meats, Williamsons fresh produce and Knoydart wild venison. 

 

The gift side of The Shop 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.

The Shop is open year-round and also has a Post Office with mail and banking services.

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