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In light of concerns about the spread of Covid-19, we have taken the difficult decision to close the Ardbeg Distillery Visitor Centre and Old Kiln Café until 30 April 2020.

The health and welfare of our visitors, staff, and the wider community on Islay is of paramount importance to us.  The decision to close will also help protect our operations staff, who will continue to work as normal within our distillery making the spirit we all love so dearly.

Consequently, we regret that all tour bookings until the end of April, and all Seaview accommodation bookings until the end of June, are cancelled. We will be offering refunds, or the opportunity to rebook at a later date, to all those affected.

To enquire about existing or future tour bookings please contact: distillery@ardbeg.com

To enquire about an existing or future Seaview accommodation booking, please contact: seaview@ardbeg.com

Please note we will note be accepting any new bookings with an arrival date before 1 July 2020.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Ardbeg as soon as possible.

We will keep this page updated with any new developments – 17 March 2020.


Getting to Islay takes a little bit of effort. But what pilgrimage doesn't? It's well worth it. Especially when you turn off the Port Ellen Road and trundle down to the Distillery. Welcome. You’ve arrived at the greatest distillery on Earth.

Ardbeg Distillery
Port Ellen
Islay
Argyll
PA42 7EA
Tel: +44 (0) 1496302244

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BY CAR FERRY:

Caledonian MacBrayne (tel: 0800 066 5000 / www.calmac.co.uk) run the ferry between Kennacraig on the mainland and Port Ellen/Port Askaig on Islay. Normally 3 sailings daily, except Wednesdays and Sundays. Time: 2 hours. Coach services operate from Glasgow to Kennacraig - contact Scottish Citylink Coaches on 0871 266 33 33 / www.citylink.co.uk

BY AIR:

Flybe (tel From UK only: 0871 700 2000, from outside UK: +44 (0)1392268529) fly from Glasgow to Islay twice daily. Time: 30 mins. The little plane flies over Arran, the Mull of Kintyre and the Kildalton Distilleries before landing right beside the beach. www.flybe.com

When on Islay you can use local taxi companies to get about:

TAXIS/MINIBUS

Lamont Campbell - 07899756159
Rhinns Taxis - 07771921157
Hughie Currie - 07737491429
Carol's Taxis - 07775782155
Andrew McEachern - 07899942673

CAR HIRE

D & N MacKenzie:
Tel: +44 (0)1496 302 300, Fax:01496 302324 or web at www.carhireonislay.co.uk

Islay Car Hire
Tel: +44 (0)1496 810 544, email at info@islaycarhire.com or book and pay online at www.islaycarhire.com


 

DISTILLERY OPENING TIMES 09:30 – 17:00 DAILY

(OLD KILN CAFÉ OPEN 10:00 – 16:30, LAST ORDERS 15:45)

2019
21st December – 31st December: Closed

2020
1st January – 5th January: Closed
6th January – 31st March: Open Monday – Friday
1st April – 30th October: Open seven days a week
2nd November – Christmas break Open Monday - Friday

WE WILL ALSO BE COMPLETELY CLOSED ON:
Monday 13th January 2020
Tuesday 14th January 2020
Wednesday 15th January 2020
Sunday 31st May 2020
Thursday 13th August 2020
Sunday 20th September 2020
(More dates may be added through the year, please check back.)