Crofters' is a cosy wee bistro specialising in home-cooked food, Scottish Craft Beers and Spirits, and authentic Scottish hospitlaity. Crofters' has earned a reputation for being quirky, innovative, entertaining, and welcoming. We are committed to providing imaginative vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes, alongside the very best of local produce, Scottish meats and seafood. The core team at Crofters' are highly experience professionals, many of whom have worked in the industry all over the world. We take pride in our business; we are passionate about Arran and delivering the best possible experience of authentic island hospitality with warmth and humour.
Crofters opened its doors in 2014, when it was called Fiddlers’. Arran local Dónal Boyle, an accomplished musician and businessman with a passion for local food and drink, established Fiddlers’ to combine exceptional food, drink and service with live acoustic music.
As the family business found its feet, Fiddlers’ quickly developed a reputation as a welcoming and innovative eatery that supported local musical talent and brought first-class visiting musicians to Arran.
Reinvention as Crofters
In 2018, Fiddlers’ became Crofters. The new name represents a commitment to local produce, a modern twist on traditional Scottish hospitality and the authentic, sustainable island lifestyle that Crofters embodies for locals and visitors alike.
Today, Crofters flourishes under the experienced management of Dónal’s eldest daughter, Ealána. Head chef Gregg Russell spearheads a dedicated kitchen team producing suberb homecooked meals made with local and sustainably-sourced ingredients.