The food and drink in our local area are well worth the visit : Oban is the Seafood capital of Scotland, but our local farmers produce delicious meat of many species, along with local vegetable and egg producers with road side honesty boxes.
The digital guidebook that booked guests receive has details of producers for you to book ahead, and plan stops in
your day trips.
On the farm here at Kintaline, my hens produce the most delicious eggs, and you will get some in the house welcome pack.
Forest Field and Glen is very local and can supply fresh venison to the door. Their facebook page is updated frequently - and Amanda also delivers to many local shops, including our wonderful Pink Shop in the village, which is a very well supplied local supermarket that has most things you might need.
Within walking distance is the award winning Tralee Fish and chips - just a little further is Hawthorn Restaurant; in the village is the wonderful Ben Lora Cafe renowned home baking and stone baked pizza, and Michelin starred Isle of Eriska hotel welcome non residents to their very fine dining, only a couple of miles along the road. apologies that these are facebook pages, but that is the best place for up to date news in these changing times. Just north on the main road you can pick up VERY VERY fresh oystersstraight out of the water of Loch Creran, Caledonia Oysters also supply many of our local restaurants and outlets, like the Seafood shack on Oban pier.
Afternoon tea at the Castle is just a mile along the road - with Barcaldine Castle offering a unique experience. There are also many local bakers, including Heritage Bakehouse, who is under a mile away, producing delicious sour dough breads several times a week, ask nicely and Tracey will deliver to the door.
The Oban Food hub(weekly online click and collect service) welcomes visitors to place orders, and our wonderful meat and fish producers sell here, as well as preserves, biscuits, and drinks are available. I can collect an order on Thursday before your visit (including chilled and frozen goods), as well as the following Thursday being a great way to buy scrumptious gifts for your friends and family and treats for yourselves as reminders of your holiday.
There are some great shops to find local and Scottish produce in Oban : Taste of Argyll has a very wide selection of seasonal produce across the area.
Newly opened in 2021 is the Highland Fold ice cream shop - yes, ice cream made from the hand milked highland cows on a local farm !! sublime.
There are lots of places to eat and shop on the Kintaline house attractions map on the What to do page.
If you have a special birthday there are a number of local bakers who will take orders, and then there is the chance to book an ICE CREAM CAKE !! yes,a whole cake made from Highland Fold ice cream !!
To really spoil yourself you can have whole meals delivered - Argyll exclusive can provide a full meal, or a special tea, your personal chef, using our wonderful local foods. Remember to book well in advance, this service is in great demand.