Old Byre Showroom and Café Thyme

Arts & Crafts

Auchencar, Machrie, Isle Of Arran, KA27 8EB

    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.



    4 Tourist Shop
    Taste Our Best
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2014
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Shop open 7 days a week 10am - 5pm, may close some Sundays in Jan and Feb. Cafe open 7 days 10am - 5pm, 10am - 10pm Fri and Sat during the season. Cafe Closed Jan and Feb.


    • Bar Available
    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Dinner Available
    • Evening Meal By Arrangement
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Lunch Available
    • Restaurant
    • Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Electron
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Disabled Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • Disabled Access
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Island Location
    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers

    Wedding Services

    • Able to erect a marquee
    • Accommodation Available
    • Wedding Packages Available

    Road Directions

    The Old Byre Showroom offers quality shopping at reasonable prices including handknitted Arans, Barbour below RRP, Seasalt clothing and gifts. Cafe Thyme is a unique dining experience with a wonderful menu including homemade bread and pides from their very own wood burning oven. Also on site is a pottery and craft shop.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Catering staff provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements
    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria
      • restaurant


    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • with a ramp
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities

    Attraction Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
    • There is a ramp to the main entrance


    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • some routes

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.


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