Bute Kitchen Members

Our members are enormously proud of what they bring to the marketplace.

Spot the ButeKitchen logo at local shops, restaurants, tea rooms, cafes and bars across the island and find out where you can purchase or experience the very best of our island has to offer.


Burnside Dexters is the longest established herd of Dexter Cattle in Scotland. The breed is the smallest British cattle breed and despite its small size is an efficient producer of both beef and milk. We produce quality breeding stock and have supplied breeding stock the length and breadth of Britain, exported to Ireland and Germany. Quality beef is supplied from our naturally reared grass fed stock and enquiries are welcome.

Burnside Dexters

Edinbeg farm is based near Port Bannatyne behind Kames castle and on the road to Wester Kames castle. We are predominantly a livestock farm with 60 acres of arable. On the land we have a hill flock of Scottish Blackface sheep that graze our Heather hills and a lowland flock of Highlander ewes that have been fed solely from grass. There is also a heard of Saler cattle studded by the Charolais bull. 

Edinbeg Farm

The multi award winning Macqueens of Rothesay opened its doors to trade customers in 1976. Founded by Alistair & Hazel Macqueen. The shop is now run by brothers David & Ronald Macqueen. With over 50 years Butchery experience between them along with their highly skilled staff, they have developed Macqueens into Rothesay’s premier Butchers and now one of Scotland’s top online Butchers.

The shop is busy and vibrant and is renowned with the locals and visitors for its light hearted friendly atmosphere, modern trends and outstanding service.

Tel: 01700 502 067 | www.macqueensofrothesay.co.uk Macqueens Contact Form

Macqueens of Rothesay

Ritchie’s of Rothesay’s traditional smokehouse has been in continuous use since 1888 making it one of the oldest smokehouses in the country. Their secret recipe remains unchanged and produces some of the finest smoked fish and cheese available.

With a fabulous array of smoked fish & cheese, plus traditional values and a long standing history, Ritchie’s of Rothesay is an integral part of the Bute Family.

01700505414 | shop@ritchiesofrothesay.com | https://www.ritchiesofrothesay.com

Ritchie's of Rothesay

We are a working farm, with self-catering accommodation and breeders of both Border Collies and Novia Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers on Isle of Bute, Scotland. Our farm carries a herd of about 170  suckler cows, mainly “Saler cross” cows with Charolais calves at foot, and about 1,000 breeding ewes consisting of 150 Herdwicks and 850 Highlander and Aberfield Ewes. Farmed by Ian and John Dickson, the farm is producing “lamb and beef” which is sold mainly through ScotBeef to supply Marks & Spencers as well as our local butcher R. H. McIntyre, Rothesay and ButeKitchen.

Tel: 01700 831241 | www.scalpsie-farm.com Farm Contact Form

Scalpsie Farm


Braw Liquor Club is locally sourced, small batch cocktails. Expertly crafted with premium Scottish ingredients. Created by Lizzie, born on Bute. For good times, with people you love. BLC is on a mission to make cocktails better without cutting corners on quality, using Scottish ingredients from land and sea, sourced with transparency. Our drinks are a contemporary twist on old classics.

Our products are created with Scottish natural ingredients that pack a braw punch. This means the best ingredients, no weird stuff, sustainably sourced packaging and contributions to mental health charities helping others.

www.brawliquorclub.com | hello@brawliquorclub.com

Braw liquor club

Buttercream cakes for all occasions, treat boxes and other bakes. Follow on both facebook and instagram for weekly packages available from Brooke. Enquires welcomed on either of these platforms.

L2 hygiene & fully insured

Brooke Bakes FB | Brooke Bakes Instagram

Brooke Bakes

Bringing you the Fruits of Bute…..Jams, Chutneys and Preserves inspired by seasonal produce from the Isle of Bute. 

Tel: 01700 504787 | Bute Fruits | butesfruits@gmail.com

Butes Fruits

Bute Island Foods are manufacturers of Sheese, a dairy free and vegan cheese alternative that is 100% delicious and 100% cruelty free. There are over 21 varieties of Sheese including creamy styles, pre-grated styles, sliced styles and hard styles, all of which are extremely versatile. Bute Island Foods has been creating quality food for over 30 years and is distributed globally.

Tel:01700 505 357 | www.buteisland.com

Bute Island Foods – Sheese

Bute Produce is part of Fyne Futures Ltd, a registered charity and social enterprise with the environment and people at the core of their objectives.  The 6 acre market garden grows seasonal herbs, fruits, and vegetables which are available via a weekly green box scheme.  Accredited by Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh to deliver Certificate in Practical Horticulture, there is ongoing horticultural training activities and experiences from learning to Grow You Own to Bee Safari’s.
Tel: 01700 503 181 | www.fynefutures.org.uk/buteproduce| enquiries@fynefutures.org.uk

Bute Produce

Gold award winning sourdough freshly baked on the island. Available for purchase at Macqueens butchers but also by contacting Lesley directly. Various flavours as well as donuts and pizza dough on offer.

Tel: 01700 503 181 | Bute Shores Artisan Baking | harverson007@hotmail.co.uk

Bute Shores Artisan Baking by Lesley

Traditional Scottish Bakery with Tearoom and Takeaway. Fresh produce baked daily, light meals, soups, celebration cakes, milkshakes, freshly ground coffee, teas, coffees, juices, filled baguettes and sandwiches 
A small range of Vegan & Gluten Free options available.

Tel:01700 503471| Electric Bakery| ccabrooks@aol.com

Electric Bakery

Female founders Mhairi Mackenzie (Bonnie Bling) and Lisa Lawson (Dear Green Coffee Roasters) both grew up on Bute (with Lisa carrying the coveted title of official Brandane!) and have since created recognised businesses in their chosen fields. Whatever coffee you drink, we want to involve everyone in our journey to create a product that Bute can be proud of.

We want to help put Bute on the coffee map, we have just launched our very first Isle of Bute Blend (Dec 21). Watch out for our upcoming tasting events.

www.butecoffee.com/ | hello@butecoffee.com

Isle of Bute Coffee

Isle of Bute Cheeses is an Artisan cheese making business sourcing milk from Largievectrean Farm on the Bute which is a grass fed Holstein Friesian single herd. ⁠⁠Currently, Isle of Bute Cheeses consists of a Caerphilly style cheese called Largie which is matured for three months but there are exciting plans to make different cheese in the future!

Tel:07900 191 196| Bute Cheeses| ian@butecheeses.com

Isle of Bute Cheeses

This quaint Scottish island is the inspiration behind our small batch gin, crafted with care in the heart of Rothesay using a traditional copper still. Our gin embodies the very best in craft production. We source botanicals from across the island and nearby areas to create best-in-class gin that lends itself to life on the Scottish isles. You can purchase your own bottle online or at our gin garden on High Street.

www.isleofbutegin.com | info@isleofbutegin.com

Isle of Bute Gin

Isle of Bute Smokehouse

Isle of Bute Smokehouse



Northern Lights Cakery is an independent bespoke bakery and cake design studio nestled in the beautiful Argyll forests and overlooking the Isle of Bute. Owner and baker, Kate, not only designs and bakes the cakes, but also grows the organic edible flowers that feature in her designs.

Tel:07447 450 724| www.northernlightscakery.co.uk | kate@northernlightscakery.co.uk

Northern Lights Cakery

Founded by two brothers, both armed forces veterans and a hogmanay challenge to blend the ultimate whisky liqueur. The resultant Heidrun began a journey into the intricacies of & joys of blending, compounding, shop fitting, broom handling, form filling & distilling. Today a visit to the Spirit of Bute micro distillery & shop highlights the passion & love poured into these unique products & locations. Visit us in store to see more of our hand crafted gin, whisky & liqueurs. Watch the stills in action or have a blether with one of our distillers.

Tel: 01700 505324 | www.spiritofbute.com | keith@spiritofbute.com

Spirit of Bute

1kg, 500g & 250g sweet bags available.Fizzy, Plain sweeties or Mix it up!Vegetarian options.Munchie, Chocolate & Custom made boxesDelivered, Post & Pick up availableContact through facebook or instagram for more details or to pre-order!

The Candy Shop FB| The Candy Shop Instagram

The Candy Shop

Wild Kitchen started 2020, the love of foraging, growing food and preserving the harvest inspired Leoma to turn this into a small business in Tighnabruaich, Argyll.

Leoma produces all Wild Kitchen’s products  from her home kitchen in Tighnabruaich using local ingredients to make Jams, Jellies, Chutneys and Scottish Tablet. 

​You can also find home made cakes , traybakes and pastries from Wild Kitchen at the local café Five West in Tighnabruaich.

Tel: 07887 894 854 | www.wildkitchenargyll.co.uk | info@wildkitchenargyll.co.uk

Wild Kitchen


A small family run restaurant located on the sea front on the Isle of Bute. Friendly staff, cosy atmosphere and serving local sourced produce. Bonnie Clyde operate a BYOB for alcohol but you can buy non-alcoholic beverages in the restaurant.

Tel:01700 503 777  | Bonnie Clyde Restaurant | thebonnieclyde@outlook.com

Bonnie Clyde Restaurant

Bute Yard

Bute Yard



This quaint Scottish island is the inspiration behind our small batch gin, crafted with care in the heart of Rothesay using a traditional copper still. Our gin embodies the very best in craft production. We source botanicals from across the island and nearby areas to create best-in-class gin that lends itself to life on the Scottish isles. The Isle of Bute Gin Garden is open for drinks at 65 High Street, Rothesay, PA20 9AU – rear of the mansion house. Here you can enjoy a perfectly served gin and tonic, a gin tasting flight and then purchase your own bottles to take home and enjoy all over again. There are also Distillery Experiences available, see more information on their website.
Tel: 07415 478 320 | www.isleofbutegin.com | info@isleofbutegin.com

Isle of Bute Gin Garden

Scalpsie Farm’s farmhouse is available to rent as self catering accommodation all year round. It is located with only a 5 minute walk from Scalpsie Bay – which you can see from the bedrooms and kitchen. Scalpsie Farm has two glamping pods nestled in a field, just a pebble’s throw away from Scalpsie Bay. The breathtaking views can be soaked in whilst staying in one of our beautifully furnished little pods. The unique beach-front setting of our glamping pods allows guests to enjoy the beach and the view across to the Isle of Arran.

Tel: 01700 831241 | www.scalpsie-farm.com | Scalpsie Contact Form

Scalpsie Farm Self Catering

Mount Stuart is Britain’s most astounding Victorian gothic mansion. Home to the Stuarts of Bute, descendants of the Royal House of Stuart, this magnificent house sits proudly on the Isle of Bute – ancient stronghold of Scottish kings.Although it feels as if you have escaped to a wild and wonderful kingdom, this award-winning historical attraction lies less than 90 minutes away from Glasgow.The flamboyant house and its 300 acres of gardens reflect the artistic, religious and astrological interests of the 3rd Marquess of Bute. It provides a spectacular private venue for luxury weddings, exclusive parties and corporate events.

Tel:01700 503877 | www.mountstuart.com | contactus@mountstuart.com

Mount Stuart

Serving a wide variety of alcohol and tasty homemade meals the Black Bull is an integral part of Rothesay culture and most definitely worth a visit.Booking is advised!

Tel:01700 505838  |The Black Bull |

The Black Bull Rothesay

The Jam Jar coffee shop is situated near the 3rd Gate at Roseland Holiday Park, on Canada Hill overlooking Rothesay. Open seasonally from Late March to Late November to both residents and non-residents. With a relaxed environment to enjoy a Tea/Coffee and a Cake, a Beer/Wine and a Snack, a Milkshake and an Ice-cream, Brunch, Lunch and Pizza/Burger nights during the Summer in a non-formal setting. Great views over the town. We have a small out door play frame, sandpit and putting area for customers, available when the coffee shop is open and schools are out – weather permitting. There is disabled assess via the reception door as well as disabled and baby changing toilets.

Tel: 01700 501 840  | www.roselandholidaypark.co.uk info@roselandholidaypark.co.uk

The Jam Jar

Lovely and friendly wee village post office with a cafe and general store. Located on Marine Road, Port Bannatyne you can sit and enjoy a coffee looking out on the water.
Tel: 01700 502 911  | The Port Post Office | theportpostoffice@gmail.com

The Port Post Office

Wee Zoe's

Wee Zoe's


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