Airor, Knoydart, Scotland
Places to eat
In Inverie, The Old Forge pub has a restaurant. The Knoydart Pottery and Tea rooms offer a great selection of freshly brewed teas and coffees. They have freshly cooked food at lunchtime and in the season they open 6 days a week. They usually have a vegan option too. They don't have a license, but you can take your own booze.
There is also a snack shack with a variety of meals which have been freshly prepared and frozen. It's located near the bunkhouse in Inverie. It's open 24 hours a day and theres an honesty box.
On the road to Kilchoan is Knoydart River Cottage, a beautiful bed and breakfast that offer meals to non residents on a couple of evenings a week. Booking essential.
Another bed and breakfast that offers meals is The Gathering. They are open to non-residents every day of the week and offer lunches and evening meals. Their restaurant is called The Lookout.
At Doune, located between Inverie and Airor, there is an excellent restaurant, but you have to walk to get to it, or go in by boat. However it's worth it and the return journey, up the hill, settles the stomach.
In Inverie, The Knoydart Foundation Shop sells souvenirs, maps and wines, beers and spirits. There is a Post Office and village shop (01687 462146) which stocks a limited amount including confectionary, dairy products, tinned and dried goods, frozen food and household goods. The Post Office also has internet access.
There is also a farm shop on the Kilchoan estate. They sell a few craft items along with a few essential supplies for your holiday. They also sell a few groceries and specialist items such as artisan cheeses.
You can stock up on essentials from Morrisons or Lidl in Fort William, or the Co-op or Spar in Mallaig on your way to Knoydart and bring it over on the boat with you. Anything you forget you can order it online or by phone from the
Co-op in Mallaig and it will be sent over to Inverie on the boat for you to collect.
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