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Shop and Eat at Mount Stuart

Here at The Courtyard we are as passionate about food and drink as we are about our home at Mount Stuart. In our Visitor Centre and Courtyard shops we stock a range of unique local and regional crafts.

At The Courtyard Cafe and Bakehouse we are as passionate about food and drink as we are about our home at Mount Stuart.

The island and its fertile land means we don’t have to look very far afield to find wonderful produce for our kitchen team to work their magic. Our suppliers include our very own Mount Stuart Kitchen Garden team who work tirelessly to grow all of our fresh fruit and vegetables, Bute Cheese Co. for cheese produced using Milk and Cream from McAlister’s Dairy and Smoked Fish from Ritchie’s of Rothesay, who use a kiln which dates back to 1888! We are also proud to source all our beef and lamb from MacQueens butchers who only use produce from island farms. Finally, all of our Fair Trade Tea and Coffee is supplied by Coffee Conscience.

The Courtyard Cafe and Bakehouse team bakes and cooks from scratch. We only use quality locally sourced ingredients to create the delicious hearty soups, fresh sandwiches, salads, hot ‘Bute Bakes’ and irresistible scones that we’ve become so well known for.

In our Courtyard and Visitor Centre shops we stock a range of unique local and regional crafts with a Scottish twist - like our Hairy Coos! We're passionate about supporting local suppliers stocking fantastic gifts from Isle of Bute Candle Company, Animac Design and Ruth Slater as well as books related to Mount Stuart and Bute, guidebooks and postcards. You'll also find Bute Fabrics bags, sporran purses, hip flasks and Stuart of Bute Tartan ties and much more besides!

You can also order a Mount Stuart guidebook from our shop.

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