Visitor Centre Shop and Tasting Hall

This is what you’re really here for right?

Our Tasting Hall café used to be a classroom. Today it’s the perfect place to learn about our famous beers, local speciality foods, home baking and history. It’s a chance to relax and revel in the building’s past, surrounded by some of the fascinating artefacts we saved from the old schoolroom.

If you’re hungry try the Brewers platter with home cooked ham, local cheese, pickles and bannocks, the Seafood platter featuring local speciality hot-smoked salmon, herring, home made mackerel mousse, cold smoked salmon with bannocks and Stockans Oatcakes. If you simply feel like a snack, you could pop in for a cheese and beer plate with Dark Island Chutney and a taster of the beers on tap today. And our knowledgeable bar staff will always be happy to recommend the perfect accompaniment for your meal.

At the moment our menu is slightly reduced due to current restrictions which only allow one staff member in the kitchen so please know we are trying our best to work with it.




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Not hungry?

No problem – we’ll be happy to welcome you to our fully-stocked bar, where we can introduce you to our full range of ales. And if you can’t decide which one to try, we offer a tasting paddle with smaller glasses of three different ales

We also make excellent coffee. And what’s coffee without cake? Our range of freshly-made home bakes will tempt your tastebuds. They also go amazingly well with our ales. Why not try them together?