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RESTAURANTS & PUBS

EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY

Feast on delicious local produce, sample our world-famous whiskies and enjoy warm Scottish hospitality. Whether you fancy a tasty snack, a fine dining experience or a refreshing drink after a day exploring the sights, there are plenty of great options within easy reach.

MACHRIHANISH

The Old Clubhouse Pub

This family friendly village pub serves delicious bar meals and gourmet dinners, with a wide selection of premium drinks. Expect generous portions of family favourites, many with a local twist.

With occasional live music and sports on the big screen, this warm, welcoming pub gets busy in peak season and at weekends, so it’s always a good idea to book a table.

There’s seating outside with great views of the beach – well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome at the outside tables. More info here.

The Kintyre Restaurant & Bar

Located in The Ugadale Hotel, the Kintyre Restaurant & Bar serves offers a refined yet relaxed dining experience, together with a creative menu crafted from locally sourced ingredients. Sample the best of Kintyre seafood, game and steaks in warm and inviting surroundings.

You can dine in the restaurant or in the more casual bar, which is open to the public for drinks too – either way you’ll enjoy top level service from the friendly team. More info here.

CAMPBELTOWN

The Ardsheil Hotel Restaurant & Whisky Bar

If you’re partial to a wee dram, a visit to the Ardsheil is a must on your Argyll holiday. This award-winning establishment has an ever-changing and growing whisky list – with over 700 malts to choose from! They also offer real ales, craft beers, fine wines and a fast-growing collection of premium gins.

The Garden Restaurant is one of the finest in the area too – expect delicious and traditional Scottish favourites crafted using ingredients from local suppliers, including produce from their own garden. There’s a large beer garden outside where dogs are welcome. More info here.

No. 42 Seafood & Grill

One of Campbeltown’s newest dining options, No. 42 is firmly establishing itself as a favourite. Head Chef Gordon McNeil uses the finest locally sourced seafood, shellfish and dry aged meats to create outstanding dishes.

The cocktail menu is impressive too, as is the fine collection of Champagnes and wines. No. 42 is open for all-day dining and evening meals, so whether you’re after a casual brunch or celebratory oysters and fizz, you won’t be disappointed. More info here.

The Harbourview Grille & Black Sheep Pub

Set overlooking Campbeltown Harbour, in the historic Royal Hotel, the elegant Harbourview Grille restaurant offers perfectly seared steaks, skilfully prepared local seafood and a wide selection of Scottish favourites. The drinks menu is extensive and includes an impressive selection of fine wines, single malts and draught beers.

Also in in The Royal Hotel is The Black Sheep Pub, which features indoor and outdoor seating along the waterfront. Popular with locals and visitors alike, this friendly pub is a lively setting for a night out or a casual bite to eat. More info here.

Fresh Connection

For coffee, teas and the most delicious home-made cakes and pastries, pop into Fresh Connection, a cosy coffee shop set within a beautiful florist and gift shop. They stock a fantastic range of locally crafted gifts and designer goods – the perfect memento of your Argyll holiday. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. More info here.

Café Bluebell

This vibrant Campbeltown favourite sits on the harbour and offers tasty home-cooked meals, cakes and hot and cold drinks, all day long. It’s popular with families thanks to the kid-friendly options including burgers, milk shakes, hot chocolates and ice-creams. Takeaway service available when you want to grab and go. More info here.

Harlequin Tearoom

Campbeltown has no shortage of good cake shops and the Harlequin is right up there with the best. This welcoming tearoom and gift shop serves traditional afternoon teas, delicious home baked cakes and light lunches. You can take food to go – perfect if you’re heading to the beach or exploring. There’s a good selection of gifts and a small kids’ play area too. More info here.

The Burnside Bar

This traditional family-run Scottish bar and lounge is conveniently located in the town square. Pop in for an excellent selection of draught beers, ciders, cocktails and craft beers, as well as local and premium malts and spirits. Sports fan? You’ll find all Sky Sports matches and major sporting fixtures available on the 3 big screens. Or compete with the locals at the regular quiz nights. Dogs are welcome. More info here.

The Feathers Inn Pub

Welcoming and cosy, this traditional family-run pub is popular with locals and visitors. Stop by for a great selection of draught beers, malt whiskies, as well as light bar food, teas and coffee. Live music, Sky Sports and a cosy fire make this a favourite destination for a night out. Dogs are welcome. More info here.

A LITTLE FURTHER… BUT WORTH THE VISIT

Muneroy Tearoom & Stores – Southend

The cakes and sweet treats at Muneroy are legendary, with tourists and locals travelling for miles for a table at this charming tearoom, complete with roaring fire and a wonderful array of antiques and curiosities.

The creative and extensive cakes menu changes daily and never fails to surprise but you’ll find all your favourites on there too – from shortbread to sausage rolls, chocolate cake to caramel slices.

Muneroy also offers delicious home-cooked meals, sandwiches and soups. Expect plate sized cakes, generous portions and a really warm welcome. Booking is essential – more info here.

Glenbarr Stores and Café

It’s worth taking a wee detour to visit this relaxed café, which is also home to a gift shop and garden centre. The home cooked food is tasty and the locally roasted coffee a real treat after a morning on the beach.

Take your pick from a fantastic selection of sandwiches, paninis, baked potatoes and specials such as seafood platters and homemade tarts, as well as breakfast rolls, soups and sweet treats. More info here.

Skipness Seafood Cabin

A little further afield but a must-visit for seafood lovers, Skipness Seafood Cabin offers fresh, sustainable and well-prepared seafood in a truly stunning and tranquil setting looking across to Arran. The simple menu changes according to what’s available locally and includes treats such as creel caught langoustine, locally smoked salmon, oysters and scallops. Open in summer months only as all seating is outside – more info here.

The Argyll Hotel – Bellochantuy

If you’d like to sample traditional Scottish fayre with a side order of amazing views, the conservatory dining room at The Argyll Hotel is a must. The hotel is located right on the sea front so you can enjoy views across the water to the island of Jura.

The menu features family favourites such as steak pie, fish and chips, burgers and delicious pizzas. Well behaved dogs are welcome in the dining area. More info here.

TAKEAWAY FOOD

Many of the cafes and restaurants listed above offer takeaway options. There are also traditional takeaways in Campbeltown where you can either pop in or call ahead and collect:

PLAN YOUR ARGYLL ADVENTURE!

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