A fine country house set amidst the rolling Dumfries and Galloway hills with a working farm, game estate and delightful hosts. Superb local food including their own game off the hill. Diners are offered the option of a cheeseboard on booking and Celia uses their local producer Loch Arthur for her wonderful selection.
Check out Craigadam Game in meat section for further info. Also a splendid venue for that romantic wedding.
Cream O' Galloway is quite a destination! They have award-winning ice cream, a cafe and incredible playground adventure facilities for children. Now they are making their own cheese too - see Scottish Cheese Trail Section for more details.
On farm they have their own organic beef and dairy herds of cattle. Their dairy methods are highly ethical and their sustainability record has won them several Green Awards. This is a fine organic farm that has been in the same family for generations.
The Loch Arthur Creamery and Farmshop's new buildings are now in their second year and a great asset to Dumfries and Galloway. Creating a home, community, family and valued work, The Camphill Community offers ‘co-operation not competition’ to co-workers and has resulted in an organic food hub creating award-winning dairy produce, breads from their bakery, meats, fruit and vegetables and home baked goodies.
Offering Southwest Scotland’s finest selections of Organic foods complimented by a carefully chosen selection of crafts and produce. This lovely Café serves a delightful selection of cakes, soups and light meals produced from the finest ingredients….predominantly organic and very fresh. It has already become a much appreciated meeting place in Dumfries and Galloway, and a very welcome addition to what was already a very special place.
We had a delicious lunch of savoury handmade pies, and their rare roast beef open sandwich – we even did some early Christmas shopping from their carefully selected range of food and nature books!
Handy stopping place northwards or southwards - or just a pleasant drive out from Edinburgh for a lovely lunch or dinner. Family friendly so a lovely range of options for all. Great informal atmosphere and quite a landmark in the region. The meals are all delicious - and their desserts a treat as you can see for yourself!
This organic restaurant, now run by The Larder, is light and airy within a lovely building with great 'green' credentials. With a cracking team in the kitchen and local artisan produce, the results are delicious. Whitmuir is an organic working farm growing seasonal produce and rearing Tamworth pigs, Shorthorn cattle and lamb. They have also planted an "edible and boozy hedge" - sounds like years of interesting tasting ahead!
Excellent organic food hall, restaurant and art gallery. The gallery is filled with highly unusual beautiful handcrafts and artwork. A lovely trip out of the city.
Dunlop Dairy is a Traditional Ayrshire Dunlop cheesemaker based near Stewarton Ayrshire, with a range of farmhouse cheese you can taste and buy in their Cheese Shop and Tearoom. The Dunlop cheese is in the final stages of PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) status.
Ann has a lovely shop and cafe with not only her artisan cheese on sale but also gifts and a great range of home bakes in her tearoom.
This traditional hostelry on the edge of the pretty border town of St Boswells is anything but traditional! It has been sensitively renovated to retain original features but give a contemporary twist. From the lovely entrance through to the Blue Coo dining in a modern rustic setting, it sets the scene for an excellent meal. The menu is just what you would hope for, including local steaks and burgers from Hardiesmill, local roe deer and seafood. Great to see such support for local produce, skilfully cooked.
A delightfully eclectic mix of books, cafe and fine delcatessen - the sort of place any small community would cry out for - a real focus for the village. Beautifully laid out in a sensitively restored historic building with a great innovative range of books for all ages and a cafe serving high quality locally sourced produce. It has been comprehensively extended and now also has a lovely courtyard and an excellent deli.
Stylish and baronial luxury in the heart of Ayrshire. From afternoon teas, to Sunday lunches and gourmet dinners this establishment has received many plaudits. They are sticklers for local produce and also grow much of their produce in their own vegetable gardens.
They use local wild game and support many Scottish artisan cheesemakers offering a seasonal menu of between 15 and 25 of Scotland's finest cheeses. Choose one cheese or try them all, served with our own garden apple jelly, and wonderful homemade walnut and apricot bread, crackers and oatcakes.
CiS Excellence Award Restaurant of the Year 2011, Michelin starred and 4 AA Rosettes. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club.