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Ayrshire & Arran boasts one of Scotland’s most enviable natural larders. The rolling hills, lush emerald pastures, crystal clear waters and mild climate combine to produce world-class food and drink in abundance. From Ayrshire bacon to the legendary Dunlop cheese, delicious Arran Ice Cream to distinctive peated whisky, botanical gin and ethical ales, there’s nowhere better to enjoy a foodie break. 

Enjoy visiting the many restaurants, cafes and tearooms, or meet the makers and learn all about their craft at farm shops, distilleries, breweries, creameries and much more. One thing is for sure, you won’t leave empty-handed.

We have done the hard (tasty) work for you and produced the ultimate guides to the best food and drink in Ayrshire and Arran. Explore our Taste Trails and plan your own journey of foodie discovery now.

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Arran Gin

Sample Arran Gin whilst relaxing at the shore-front Cladach Beach House.

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Cruize Bar Brasserie, Arran

Freshly prepared local food at the Auchrannie Resort .

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Lochranza Distillery, Arran

Tours of the distillery, tutored tastings, whisky and chocolate pairings and CASKS cafe.

Professional, passionate and personable, Beyondthelens

Crofters, Arran

Friendly, family-run bar and bistro serving local and sustainable food and drink

The Whisky Experience, Kirkoswald

A. D. Rattray, Kirkoswald

Taste exquisite spirits and explore the world’s finest single malts.

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The Gailes Hotel, Irvine

Award winning luxury hotel in the heart of Ayrshire with gym, spa and wellness.

Luxury award-winning artisan ice cream, Ikat Photography

Geraldo’s, Largs

Specialising in handmade chocolates, home made ice cream, premium spirits.

Cumbrae Distillers, Millport

Celebrating Millport with delicious Scottish Gin

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The Douglas Hotel, Arran

Locally owned, multi-award winning hotel provides a warm welcome and amazing local food.


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McKelvies in Ayrshire

By Travel Writer and Broadcaster, Robin McKelvie

I’ve always eaten well in Ayrshire, but what inspires me most here is how there is a real tangible link between what you see on your plate, or in your glass, and where it came from. This is a glorious corner of Scotland where provenance isn’t so much taken seriously – though it very much is – as it’s at the heart of a deep sense of place, the ultra-local sourcing integral to the region’s food and drink.


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Foodie Explorers, Mark and Emma

Follow in the footsteps of the Foodie Explorers across Ayrshire & Arran. Check out Mark & Emma’s recent 3-day foodie adventures on their award-winning blog.

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