Welcome to Old Byre Showroom and Café Thyme
The Old Byre Showroom is a family run business which has been established since 1967. It offers quality products at reasonable prices with as much of it sourced from UK companies as possible. We offer quality knitwear, handknitted Arans, sheepskin products, leather bags, clothing and accessories. Brands include Barbour which we offer below RRP, Seasalt clothing, Fisherman out of Ireland, Harley of Scotland, Scott Officer, Frugi and many more. Our childrens range are primarly organic and Fair Trade.
There are also sheepskin rugs, woollen throws and a range of gift items including handcrafted cowhorn products. Most of our knitwear is either Scottish or Irish and made from natural materials.
Cafe Thyme beside the Old Byre Showroom opened in June 2012 and offers a menu not experienced elsewhere on the island. Teas, coffee, homebaking, delicious lunches, homemade bread and pides (Turkish style pizzas baked in the wood burning oven), homegrown salad, wines, beers, a wide selection of loose leaf teas and a very warm welcome awaits. The couple who run the shop and cafe are a Scottish Turkish mix - this is brought together with a haggis and cheese pide! Their children's play area is open to the public with swings, slide, castle, giant sand pit, trampoline, diggers and many more toys. This is situated opposite the cafe so you can sit and enjoy lunch either inside or out whilst watching the kids play safely. Dinner or takeaway is offered friday and Saturday evenings during the season.
Also on site is Simon Thorborn's pottery shop with many interesting items, also offering "paint your own pot", an ideal take home memory of your holiday.
There really is something for everyone here and you can easily spend a few hours enjoying shopping, eating, painting, walking or merely enjoying all the wildlife and stunning views of Kintyre and the amazing Druid standing stone majestically taking pride of place in the field in front.