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  • A platter of Scottish seafood at Loch Fyne Oyster Bar
    A platter of Scottish seafood at Loch Fyne Oyster Bar
  • A long shot across fields of Ardbeg distillery with the sea and hills in the distance
    Ardbeg Distillery, south coast of the island of Islay
  • Fresh Scottish Langoustines
    Langoustines
  • A display of mouth-watering handmade chocolates from the Oban Chocolate Company
    A selection of handmade treats from the Oban Chocolate Company

Think seafood, think Argyll & The Isles. The region has long been praised for the quality of its seafood and together with an excellent range of seasonal fruit and vegetables, mouth-watering meats and exclusive whiskies and ales, its local produce is second to none. So what are you waiting for? Come and experience the true flavour of the region for yourself.

Seafood

From scallops and langoustines to smoked salmon and fishcakes, the seafood of the west coast has to be tasted to be believed.  Embark on a culinary adventure and discover the very best fruits de mer along the Seafood Trail which includes the much celebrated Loch Fyne Oyster Bar.

Another treat along the way is the harbour town of Oban which is known as Scotland’s seafood capital due to the many eateries where the menus are bursting with fresh fish dishes.

Further east, stop by the Inverawe Smokehouse at Taynuilt and discover how traditional Scottish smoked salmon is produced at the visitor centre’s exhibition before sampling the delicious smoked fish in the tearoom and gourmet shop.

Seafood from Argyll stars on menus across the country, and the world.  Scallops which are hand-dived by the Ethical Shellfish Company on Mull are served up at top restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles in Perthshire.

It’s not just fish that is popular. You can also pick up an intriguing range of seaweed from Just Seaweed in Rothesay on the Isle of Bute which can be eaten as well as used in spa treatments.

Something for a sweet tooth

No visit to Argyll & The Isles is complete without sampling the region’s sweet treats. Look out for the homemade chocolate delights from the Tobermory Chocolate Factory on Mull, or watch the chocolatiers at work in the factory of the Oban Chocolate Company back on the mainland.

Whiskies, beers and ales

There is no better way to round off an evening of fine food than with a dram from one of Argyll & The Isles’ many distilleries. With an impressive eight distilleries on Islay alone, whisky lovers are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to sampling the drams of the region.

You can also discover thirst-quenching beers and ales produced by Fyne Ales, Oban Bay and the world’s smallest island brewery on Colonsay.

Browse the listings to find more bars, pubs and drink attractions across Argyll & The Isles.

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  1. Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Port Askaig

    Caol Ila (pronounced 'cull-eela') is situated on the north eastern shores of Islay, with magnificent views across the Sound of Islay to the spectacular Paps of Jura. Watch the distillers at work, tending the six copper stills.

  2. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Islay

    Take a tour of the distillery, see our distillers at work and view the unusual pear shaped stills. Peated malt, slow distillation and long maturation together ensure Lagavulin develops a complex, rich, peaty character.

  3. Isle of Bute Farmers Market

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    Farmers Markets & Shops

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    Rothesay

    Local Food produced on and around Bute

  4. Bowmore Distillery

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    Distilleries

    Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Bowmore

    There is no better tour - comprehensive, visually arresting, and well-planned, delivered with wit and nuggets of local knowledge - one gets the feeling that the tour has been specifically tailored just for you.

  5. Henshelwood's Fine Foods

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    Producers & Specialist Shops

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    Rothesay

    Gold award winning pickles, jams and chutneys produced locally including 'Old Bute Chutney'.

  6. Isle of Mull Oysters

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    Producers & Specialist Shops

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    Mull

    Specialist in fish and shellfish.

  7. Just Seaweed

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    Producers & Specialist Shops

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    Rothesay

    Seaweed Scotland is a small cottage business harvesting fresh, hand-cut, edible seaveg and seaweed for spa bathing.

  8. Craignure Village Hall

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    Farmers Markets & Shops

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    Craignure & South Mull

    Welcome to Craignure Village Hall

  9. Isle of Jura Distillery

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    Distilleries

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    Jura

    Isle of Jura is the only malt whisky to be distilled on the island of Jura, one of Scotland's most spectacular yet least well known of islands.

  10. Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Oban

    Oban Distillery is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, dating back to around 1800. It underwent refurbishment in the 1890s and there has been little change to the present buildings since then.

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