The Festival Food and Drink Trail

The 639 square miles of An t-Eilean Sgitheanach, the Isle of Skye, comprise a series of bays and penisulas radiating out from the iconic Cuillin ranges roughly in the centre.

From Duirinish in the far north west, to Sleat in the far south east, the Island’s inhabitants live in small towns, fishing villages and remote crofting townships along a sparce network of roads, the main artery being the A87 Skye Bridge to Uig, with some of the most magnificent views on the planet.

It is along these miles of wiggly roads that wind around the sea lochs, mountains and moors, that a visitor can find one of the many small businesses which harvest, grow, produce, land and serve the wonderful variety and exceptional quality food and drink from the Isle of Skye.

For this year’s Festival, we have included a Food and Drink route for culinary visitors to discover just why Skye is considered by many to be a Gourmet Isle and a foodie’s paradise. This is a chance to meet and greet the people behind the produce, try, taste, buy and experience.

Whether it’s food, drink or accommodation you are looking for, the following list includes a selection of participating businesses to visit along the trail. We are constantly updating this list, so please don’t forget to check back regularly.

THE SKYE FESTIVAL FOOD & DRINK TRAIL

There’s more … A number of businesses have joined the Festival trail a wee bit too late to be added to this year’s map. The Skye Food & Drink Festival is an unbiased, democratic and inclusive organisation that does not want to leave anyone out and will continue to add to the growing list. Although our newcomers are not listed by number for this year, you will find them in the following list under the area from which they operate.

The Festival Food and Drink Trail

Duirinish and Dunvegan

1
Glendale Highland Market
Glendale Hall
Summer market open day, 25 June, with a host of activities, produce, crafts and fun.
2
The Three Chimneys
Colbost IV55 8ZT
Tel: 01471 51258
Head chef: Scott Davies
World-renowned Scottish restaurant with 5-star accommodation. 
3
MacLeod Tables Café
Dunvegan Castle IV55 8WF
Tel: 01470 521206
Good quality freshly prepared food and great bean to cup coffee at affordable prices

Waternish

4
YURTea&coffee
Skyeskyns IV55 8GD
Tel: 01470 592237
Artisan coffee, exotic leaf tea, Skye baking, wood burning stove, plus more
5
Lochbay Seafood Restaurant
Stein IV55 8GA
Tel:  01470 592235
Chef: Michael Smith
Celebrated contemporary Scottish restaurant with classic French influences

North Central

6
Edinbane Inn
Edinbane IV51 9PW
Tel: 01470 582414
Comfortable lively inn with warm welcome, quality local ales and good, reasonably-priced food. Live music sessions in bar
7
Edinbane Lodge
Edinbane IV51 9PW
Tel: 01470 582217
Chef: Calum Montgomery
Historic 16th century lodge offering comfortable, quality accommodation, bar and fine dining restaurant.
8
Skeabost House Hotel
Skeabost IV51 9NP
Tel: 01471 532202
Stunning elegant hotel on the shores of Snizort Beag. Set om 23 acres of woodland, the hotel has its own golf course
Recently added
Columba’s Rest
Skeabost Bridge IV51 9NP
Tel: 07931 272121
Take-away and shop specialising in vintage tweed items and a purveyor of the finest shortbread. Great coffee and terrific teas.

Trotternish

Uig Hotel
9
Uig Hotel
Uig IV51 9YE
Tel: 01470 542205
Comfortable old coaching inn dating back to 1831. The hotel takes pride in their quality homecooked, locally sourced food
Ferry Inn
10
Ferry Inn
Uig IV51 9XP
Tel: 01470 542300
Lively and stylish family-run 19th century inn with restaurant, bar and rooms and fantastic view towards the Waternish peninsula.
12
The Sheiling & Ella’s Cafe
Idrigill IV51 9XX
Tel: 01470 542797
Independent ‘open all year’ market, café and venue. Freshly prepared, homemade mainly vegetarian, menu.
13
Single Track Art Gallery and Espresso Bar
Kilmuag IV51 9UL
Contemporary art gallery & espresso bar in the north of Skye serving coffee, cakes and lunches. Open May to October.
Flodigarry Hotel
14
Skye Soul Soup
and Broth Bar
Flodigarry Hotel
IV51 9HZ
Tel: 01470 552203
Traditional Scottish soups with homemade bread and goodies
15
MacKenzie Stores
Staffin IV51 9JS
Tel: 01470 562234
Licensed convenience stores, fuel station and take-away serving sandwiches, soups and noodles. Homemade curries a speciality.
16
Kilmartin River Cafe
Staffin IV51 9JS
Tel: 01470 562322
A bustling licensed restaurant sited within Staffin Community Hall. Lunch, evening meals, homebaking and ice cream.
17
Telford Tea Room
Staffin IV51 9HY
Tel: 01470 562459
Former manse built in 1828 serving morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon teas. Open from May to October.
Elishadder Gallery
18
Ellishadder Gallery
Culnaconoc IV51 9JE
Tel: 01470 562734
Weaving and painting studio with cafe. Enjoy a bowl of soup or some award-winning home baking, all freshly prepared.
11
Isle of Skye Brewing Co
Uig, Trotternish
Te;@ 01470 542477
Award-winning craft ales brewed and sold from the brewery and shop in Uig and available from outlets across Scotland.

Portree and Cuillin

19
Sligachan Hotel
Sligachan IV47 8SW
Tel: 01478 650204
Warm, friendly family-run historic hotel in the heart of the Cuillin. Excellent food, drink and hospitality
20
Seumas’ Bar
Sligachan IV47 8SW
Tel: 01478 650204
Renowned for its impressive collection of over 400 Scottish malts, this friendly bar is a haven for climbers, visitors and locals
21
Marmalade Hotel
Portree IV51 9LX
Tel: 01478 611711
Luxury hotel in Skye’s capital town with chic restaurant using locally-sourced food and specialising in steak and oysters
22
Scorrybreac
Portree IV51 9DG
Tel: 01478 612 069
Popular restaurant in Portree delivering modern Scottish cuisine, with French influences using fine local ingredients
23
The Bosville Hotel
Portree IV51 9DG
Tel: 01478 612816
A contemporary boutique hotel. The popular Dulse & Brose restaurant and bar takes pride in its seasonal menu
24
Isle of Skye Ice Cream
Portree
IV51 9EJ
Tel: 01478 611855
A premium dairy ice-cream, made with fresh Scottish milk and cream and the finest Scottish and Italian flavourings
25
Isle of Skye Distillers
Portree IV51 9EJ
Tel: 01478 611117
Distillery, shop and gin school producing a range of products: wines, beers, whisky, rum and of course gin and vodka

Minginish

26
The Old Inn
Carbost IV47 8SR
Tel; 01478 640205
Great food, great music, great drink and the best welcome. Voted the best pub on Skye 2019 at the Local Food Awards.
27
Cuillin Coffee Co
Glenbrittle IV47 8TA
Tel: 01478 640404
Cuillin Coffee Co baristas based at Glenbrittle Campsite & Cafe. Serves great snacks and cakes too.
28
Talisker Distillery
Carbost IV47 8SR
Tel: 01478 614308
The oldest working distillery on Skye is set on the shores of Loch Harport with dramatic views of the Cuillin. Produces fine single malts.
29
Taigh Ailean Hotel
Portnalong IV47 8SL
Tel: 01478 640271
Comfortable, friendly hotel with a great bar serving freshly prepared locally-sourced food and an extensive range of drinks

Bracadale

30
BOG MYRTLE CAFÉ
Struan IV56 8FB
Tel: 01470 572782
Indie bookstore, great café & trove of vintage & local treasures

Strathaird

32
Carter’s Cabin
Market Square Broadford
Tel: 07432 506376
Cooked to order using freshly prepared local ingredients, Mark and Alison Carter’s food is amongst the best on the Island
33
Dunollie Hotel
Broadford IV49 9AE
Tel: 01471 822253
Relaxing and friendly Bespoke Hotel on the shores of Broadford Bay offering dinner, bed and breakfast and afternoon teas
31
Isle of Skye Smokehouse
2 Ard Dorch IV49 9AJ
Tel: 07703 021321
Artisan traditional smokehouse offering hand-crafted alder hot smoked salmon and other smoked products.
35
Skye Bridge Seafood Shop
Kyleakin IV41 8PQ
Tel: 07766 529907
Situated in the Old Filling Station, the shop sells a stunning variety of fresh fish, shellfish, prawn rolls and seasonal vegetables
34
Deli Gasta
Harrapool IV49 9AQ
Tel: 01471 822646
Fresh • Local • Caffeinated • Deli-cious. There’s a little something for everyone at this Broadford deli/café. Take-away or sit in.

Sleat

36
Kinloch Lodge
Sleat IV43 8QY
Tel: 01471 833333
Chef: Marcello Tully
Luxury hotel and famous restaurant at the foot of a mountain and at the head of Loch na Dal. Here you will find some of Scotland’s best food, roaring fires, whisky on tap and giant beds
44
Café 1925
Ardvasar IV45 8RS
Tel: 01471 844255
A warm and friendly wee café offering speciality coffees and teas, freshly made food and delicious home baking. The
Fracino Retro manual lever espresso machine delivers great coffee
37
Hotel Eilean Iarmain
Sleat IV43 8QR
Tel: 01471 833332
An enchanting, privately owned hotel of unique charm and character with Table d’Hôte dining in the Birlinn Restaurant and delicious bar meals and music in the lively Am Pràban bar
43
Gasta at Armadale Castle
Sleat IV45 8RS
Tel: 01471 844774
Popular bar and restaurant in Armadale Castle’s old stable block. Lunches, Sunday roasts and evening meals freshly prepared from local ingredients, music plus lively bar Wednesday to Sunday nights.
39
Duisdale House Hotel
Isleornsay IV43 8QW
Tel: 01471 833202
Comfortable and elegant
boutique hotel offering luxury accommodation and
two AA rosette restaurant fine dining menu. Light lunches and early evening à la cart meals served in the Chart Room.
40
An Crùbh
Duisdale Beag IV43 8QU
Tel: 01471 833417
Cool community-run venue with beautiful views over the mainland. Shop, gathering space, post office and excellent café erving great coffee, lunches and fish suppers some evenings.


41
Toravaig House Hotel
Manse of Sleat IV44 8RE
Tel: 01471 820200
Award-winning luxury hotel offering nine individually designed contemporary bedrooms and an elegant dining experience in its 2AA rosette restaurant, serving fresh local ingredients.
42
Torabhaig Distillery
Teangue
IV44 8RE
Tel: 01471 833447
Skye’s newest whisky distillery and visitor centre has been a fully operational Single Malt Scotch Whisky distillery since January 2017. Distillery tours; wine, beer and spirits shop; and on site cafe serving good coffee and fresh baking.
38
Praban na Linne
Eilean Iarmain, Sleat
Tel: 01471 833496
Small niche whisky company focusing on quality. One of the few independent businesses in the Scotch Whisky industry, and one of the few with its headquarters in the Scottish Hebrides.

Raasay

45
Raasay Distillery
Isle of Raasay IV40 8PB
Tel: 01478 470178
Five Star visitor attraction, distillery offering quality accommodation
46
Raasay House
Isle of Raasay IV40 8PB
Tel: 01478 660300
Quality accommodation, restaurant and activities in Raasay’s historic house