From July 2020 the Distillery will be open for pre-booked Tours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 1130 / 1300 and 1430. You can also pre-book cheese & charcuterie platters, picnic hampers or luxury seafood hampers.
The Courtyard will be open for refreshments and/or pre-booked food platters, picnics boxes or hampers on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 11am – 4pm. If the weather is due to be a wee bit dreich we can make use of the Cloister, making sure the tables are at least two metres apart to keep you all warm and dry!
Small weddings, private dining events, and bespoke tours for groups of 8+ can be booked for any time, by arrangement.
We are closed for private events on the following days: Friday 11th September from 1400 | Saturday 19th September ALL DAY | Saturday 26th September from 1400
SUMMER 2020 RE-OPENING OF LINDORES ABBEY DISTILLERY
- SUMMER 2020 – From Friday 17th July we shall be hosting small pre-booked whisky and history tours and tastings within the visitor centre and abbey ruins. These will be available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1130 / 1300 and 1430. The tours will be £10 per person and will include a Guidebook and tasting. Parts of the distillery will not be open to the public, but we have prepared a series of films that will tell you all about the production of whisky at this historic site.
- REFRESHMENTS: Tables for refreshments and/or Cheese and meat platters, Ploughman’s picnics (£12.50 per person) or luxury seafood hampers (£65 for 2 people) can be reserved in advance. All bookings and refreshments must be booked in advance, by 1800 the night prior.. You can book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- THE RULES: a wee reminder about social distancing and household mixing rules. Currently we are only allowed to mix with up to six other people from no more than two households (including your own household but excluding children of 12 and under) and we should all be trying to adhere to social distancing 2m guidelines even when mixing, unless they are part of a ‘bubble’. In addition, it is mandatory that visitors to the distillery and courtyard must wear their masks whenever they are not seated at a table for eating and drinking. As our teachers used to say ‘we aren’t making up these rules for fun, they are for your (and our staff’s) safety” , so please be kind to our team when they respectfully ask you to adhere to them. As a business we have a responsibility to our staff and ourselves to keep everyone as safe as possible and if we are not able to do this, we will not be able to open to the public.
Learn all about the processes and history of whisky making on one of our Distillery Tours at Lindores Abbey Distillery. Find out what goes into producing whisky, and once you’ve learned the ins and outs of distilling, you’ll be able to try two delicious drams for yourself! We even provide little takeaways for the drivers so no need to drink and drive. Tours are available at 10:30am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm, and we even welcome well behaved dog owners along with their four legged friends.Distillery Tours
If you are needing a bit of refreshment while you are visiting us or taking a tour, we do have self-serve hot and cold drinks as well as crisps and other snacks available to buy from our Visitor Centre, or you can PRE BOOK and choose from one of our:
PICNIC BOX PLOUGHMAN’S LUNCHES
Why not enjoy a packed picnic box ploughman’s lunch in the Abbey ruins or in our lovely Courtyard? We will even lend you a rug to sit on! £12.50 per person, £9.50 for children.
SOUP AND SANDWICHES
Choose from our selection of delicious homemade soups and enjoy with bread (or a cheese scone) or a selection of sandwiches, all served in our Refectory or Courtyard. £5.95 per person for Soup and bread (or a cheese scone) | £9.50 per person for Soup and a selection of sandwiches.
Our delicious Charcuterie and Cheese sharing platters can be enjoyed in our Legacy Bar overlooking the Abbey ruins or in our cozy Refectory, and are made with locally smoked and cured meats and scottish farmhouse cheeses. £12.50 per person.
WHISKY AND CHAMPAGNE AFTERNOON TEAS
If you are looking for something a bit more elegant you can pre-book Afternoon Teas which you can enjoy in the atmospheric surroundings of the Legacy Bar, with its glorious views of Lindores Abbey and the river Tay beyond. £25 per person.
For light lunches and a more extensive menu, we are very lucky to have some fantastic local eateries nearby such as the Buttercup Café and Café Alice. The Buttercup Cafe is at the end of our road and Cafe Alice is in Newburgh, just 2 minutes drive, or 5 minutes walk away.
The Legacy Bar
Leave all your worries behind and retreat to our cosy yet sophisticated Legacy Bar for a dram or a delicious Aqua Vitae cocktail. The Legacy Bar is named as such as it embodies our ethos; marrying together our rich history with the view over the ruins and our future with the hum of distillation coming through from the adjacent still house; it is the ideal place to relax with friends and drink in the atmosphere.
The Legacy Bar is open until 4pm during normal opening hours. We also offer a selection of Scottish Cheese and meat platters to accompany your drams and cocktails which are exclusive to the Legacy Bar (must be pre booked).
We can exclusively hire out the Legacy Bar for private or corporate events, so get in touch with the Events Team if you would like to know more.
We try to ensure that all our visitors have a safe and enjoyable visit regardless of their access requirements.
DOG FRIENDLY DISTILLERY
We are a very dog friendly distillery so registered assistance dogs are very welcome on site, as are any four legged friends, and we have water bowls outside for them. Well behaved dogs are more than welcome to accompany you on your distillery tour as long as the rest of the party is happy to have them along. We have even laid an extra bit of flooring to ensure the stillroom floor doesn’t hurt their paws!
Disabled parking is available 5 metres from our entrance. The Apothecary and Visitor Centre are all on one level with disabled toilets. We have a lift available to the second floor and Legacy Bar.
At our Events and Weddings we always ask for dietary requirements and our chef goes to great lengths to prepare special dishes for these guests. For our Afternoon Teas, Cheese and Meat Platters and at our BBQ’s we will always do our best to provide gluten free options plus we always make sure we use stock in the soup that doesn’t contain gluten or any form of meat or fish. If you have any other specialised dietary requirements, please let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate them.
If you are traveling around Scotland and venturing to our beautiful part of Fife to visit our distillery, you may be needing somewhere to stay, and we have selected a number of nearby hotels and self catering accommodation options for you to choose from.ACCOMMODATION
We have a 8 seater fully insured Minibus which we can use to transport visitors to the distillery for special events, so if you are interested in finding out more contact us on email@example.com