Food

Bed and Breakfast accommodation, at Ewich House, Tyndrum, Crianlarich, Scotland, UK – meals

Breakfast

Breakfast at Ewich is an experience in itself……large, tasty and cooked fresh to order, it’s a perfect way to start the day. Lighter appetites are well catered for too with fresh fruit salad, yogurt and cereals as well as chunky toast and croissants. Last but not least is porridge served with lashings of brown sugar, maple syrup or honey! Plus all our eggs are supplied by our girls… it doesn’t get fresher than that!

Below is a sample of what we do :-

Traditional Scottish Breakfast (choose any or have all of the following) :

Bacon, sausage, field mushrooms, oven roasted tomato, baked beans, potato scone and fried, poached or scrambled egg.

Vegetarian Scottish breakfast (choose any or have all of the following) :

Vegetarian sausage, Mcsweens vegetarian haggis, fresh mushrooms, grilled tomato, baked beans, potato scone and fried, poached or scrambled egg

Free range poached or scrambled eggs on chunky buttered toast
Mushrooms in butter or grilled tomatoes on chunky buttered toast
Hard or soft boiled eggs and toast soldiers
Porridge
Croissants served with honey and preserves
Freshly brewed tea or coffee
Selection of herbal/fruit teas

Packed lunches

If you would like us to prepare your lunch for you then please let us know prior to your visit or the night before. Our packed lunch normally consists of a chunky doorstep sandwich with a filling of your choice for £3.00. We can add crisps and a drink at your request. Please let us know prior to your visit or the night before by 6pm.

Places to eat locally!

There are good places to eat close by in Crianlarich or Tyndrum as well as many excellent places a little further afield. We don’t have a curfew either so you can be out as late as you like! If you fancy having a drink then there is a good local taxi service which costs around £4.00 to Crianlarich. Tel No. is 01838 207211 or you can ask us to phone them for you.

Crianlarich (turn left and 5 minutes in the car!)

The local pub is the Rod and Reel, the one with the wonky floor! After a few drinks you won’t notice it though……here you will find good, home cooked pub grub which is excellent value, well cooked and plenty of it! The beer is reasonably priced too and is where we tend to go if we fancy a pint!

There is also the Crianlarich Hotel which is more of a restaurant type experience but in a laid back way. The main eating area is traditionally decorated and in winter they have the log burners lit which makes for a cosy atmosphere. They also have nice comfy sofas to flop in afterwards! Food and alcohol is pricier in here than the local pub but the menu is a little more adventurous…although don’t expect huge portions!

Tyndrum (5 minutes the other way in the car!)

There are a few places here and all cater for different things but are all good in their own way. First up is the Real Food Cafe which does fantastic fish and chips, fresh cooked to order so please be aware there might be a little wait. They also do loads of other things, pies, burgers, curries, veggie tempura, homemade soups and amazing fresh salads to name but a few and all are of the same high quality using impeccably sourced ingredients. Lighter bites such as scones and cakes are also available and baked by a lady in the village! You can eat in or take-away and we are more than happy for you to bring food back to the house.

Next is The Green Welly Stop, something of a legend in the area! The restaurant is open till 9pm and they serve a wide variety of well priced meals. Again, they do take-away too including pizza.

Next door is the Tyndrum Inn. This has recently been taken over by new owners and there are a lot of changes underway…..the food is typical pub food.

Further afield….

So, 15 minutes from here is The Bridge of Orchy Hotel which has a cosy, friendly feel. Turn right at the top of our drive and keep driving, go through Tyndrum following the sign for Fort William and then 10 minutes after you will reach the Bridge Of Orchy) You can eat in either the bar or restaurant but both are informal. The food is delicious and the menu varied so should please everyone. A restaurant type experience if you want something a bit special. Definitely recommended by us!

And now for something completely different…..The Old Drovers Inn at Inverarnan! This is 15 minutes again (turn left at the top of the drive, go into Crianlarich and take the right turn at the Crianlarich Hotel signposted Glasgow, then just keep driving till you get to Inverarnan where the pub appears on your left) and people either love or hate this place! Personally, I love it but it isn’t for the fainthearted……so the clue is in the name…old…it’s a 16th century inn and I don’t think it’s been decorated since then….it’s full of bizarre curiosities, lots of strange badly stuffed animals of ancient heritage amongst other things! The main bar has roaring log burners at either end and the sort of spooky candlelit atmosphere that never changes year round and you can imagine Rob Roy hanging out here quite easily! He might be stuffed somewhere….this bar fills quite quickly but there are a couple of equally bizarre side rooms that you can eat in too. The food is pub fare but really well cooked and if you are in at lunchtime then the sandwiches are amazing, proper chunky bread, massive! So if you are a little on the squeamish side then this might not be for you but if you are looking for something very…Scottish and a great buzzing atmosphere then you will love it!

A little further still….

The pretty little village of Killin is 25 minutes from here (turn left at the top of the drive, go through and out of Crianlarich and then keep driving straight for 20 minutes till you reach Lix Toll petrol station where you take the left turn signposted Killin. 5 minutes down this road you reach the village and the pub appears before the wee bridge on your left) and well worth a visit for the famous falls which are especially spectacular after rain and it does rain here occasionally……opposite the falls sits the Falls of Dochart pub which is a great spot to sit on a summers evening with a pint but it also does great food too. Also here is The Old Smiddy, just over the bridge and is getting a mention even though we’ve not managed to go yet (hopefully rectify that soon!) but we’ve had very good reports from a lot of different guests so feel confident to recommend it. It’s only a small place but what’s on offer sounds delicious and fresh cooked. There is also the Bridge of Lochay Hotel and the larger Killin hotel on the outskirts which are worth visiting too.

These are just a few places, there are many others too numerous to mention here but if you are out and about on one of Ian’s tours then we can recommend other places also so please ask! Please also bear in mind that these are our own personal opinions and may differ to yours…..please don’t shoot the messenger!!!