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The Angus Tour: Sample our Delicious Food & Drink

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  • Food and Drink


  • Autumn
  • Winter

Highlights and Delights

Our exciting and diverse three-day itinerary has been created to help you discover the best food and drink experiences Angus has to offer among some of the most spectacular locations in Scotland. From Arbroath’s famous smokies to distillery tours and tastings, there are many unique and authentic experiences waiting for you.

Please note – whilst opening times and prices were correct at the time of publishing, these may be subject to change and we strongly advise you check before travelling. It is also recommended that you book in advance for attractions and restaurants where possible, to avoid disappointment. 


Welcome to Arbroath and Carnoustie

Day 1 starts in Arbroath, a traditional 12th century fishing town famous for its smokie (a freshly caught haddock smoked over hardwood) and its stunning cliffs.

You will also visit nearby Carnoustie, a town famous for its golfing heritage, stunning scenery and exceptional hospitality.

Travel information

Arbroath is easy to reach by car or bus using the A92 coastal road or by train. Travelling around Arbroath is easy, whether by car, bicycle, public transport or on foot.

You can hire a bike from Angus Cycle Hub, an award-winning, non-profit social enterprise based in the town centre. Arbroath is part of NCN1 (National Cycle Network) which makes it ideal for bike travel.

There are charging points for electric vehicles throughout the town, including the harbour area. Download the Visit Angus app for convenient access to an interactive map of electric charging points on your iOS or Android phone.

It takes around 10 minutes to drive from Arbroath to Carnoustie on the A92 and around 30 minutes by bike along the stunning coastal path. Carnoustie is situated along the stunning Angus coast, just 5 minutes off the A92. It takes around 25 minutes to reach the town from the main A90 trunk road that runs through Angus.

There are electric vehicle charging points spread across the town.

  • Arbroath Harbour
  • Toll House
  • Lunch
  • Angus Alchemy
  • Dinner

Location 1: Arbroath Harbour

Take a walk around this bustling harbour to see working fishing boats land their catch or prepare for sea. Enjoy locally caught fish from the many fish and chip shops while admiring the yachts and fishing boats in the marina and watching harbour life go by.

Arbroath Harbour is one of the stops on the Arbroath Smokie Trail, a sensory experience showcasing five key destinations for you to explore between Arbroath and Auchmithie that tell the story of the world-famous Arbroath Smokie.

  • Location: Ladybridge Street, Arbroath, DD11 1PD
  • Accessibility: Mostly smooth flat surfaces with accessible parking bays alongside the harbour
Arbroath Harbour

Location 2: Toll House Spirits

Toll House Spirits is a family owned producer of award winning spirits and liqueurs, distilled, bottled and labelled in Angus under the Redcastle & Toll House brands.

At their Arbroath base, they have a retail shop with a carefully curated selection of local products alongside their own range of gins, rums, vodka & liqueurs. Their Tasting Room and Gin & Rum Blending School are available for pre-booked experiences. For larger groups, tastings can be held at their Redcastle Suite at Gayfield Park, home to Arbroath FC.

Join them to explore the history of spirit creation in Scotland, understand the various methods used and discover a range of botanicals. Create your own gin or rum recipe using our extensive library of flavour compounds. You will label and wax dip your very own gin or rum and leave with a gift set containing 2 x 20cl of your very own creation, an engraved glass and a certificate.

  • Location: Unit 18, Matthew Kerr Place, Arbroath, Angus, DD11 3AX
  • Get in touch directly to arrange a tasting or blending experience
  • Retail shop open Monday, Wednesday & Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Toll House Spirits, Arbroath

Location 3: Lunch at the Old Boatyard

Enjoy a spot of at the Old Boatyard Restaurant. This award-winning, family-run business offers fine food and unforgettable views over the harbour and sea.

The restaurant serves many different seafood delights, steaks, pasta, and seasonal specials made with local-sourced ingredients. And why not try a traditional Scottish whisky, beer or ale to enjoy with your meal.

  • Location: Fishmarket Quay, Arbroath, Angus, DD11 1PS
  • Opening times: 10am to 10.30pm (closed on Tuesdays)
  • Accessibility: Accessible restaurant and bar all on one level
Old Boatyard, Arbroath

Location 4: Angus Alchemy

Angus Alchemy, based near Carnoustie, are focused on making world-class gin, rum, moonshine and offering up an unforgettable visitor experience.

Whether you’re a seasoned spirit connoisseur or just looking for a unique day out, enjoy an immersive journey into the world of Angus Alchemy and discover the art of crafting moonshine and gin.

  • Location: Woodhill, Carnoustie, DD7 7SD
  • Opening times: See the website to see times and book your experience
  • Accessibility: Level access. Accessible toilets and parking.
Angus Alchemy Distillery Experience

Location 5: Dinner at Wee Cook Kitchen, Carnoustie

Enjoy a delicious dinner at Wee Cook Kitchen, a family-run restaurant and award-winning pie maker based at the Barry Downs Holiday Park just outside Carnoustie. Wee Cook specialise in dishes inspired by exotic international dishes made with local seasonal produce.

Wee Cook’s menu changes regularly but always offers quality food, freshly cooked with care. Their signature dishes include famous, award-winning pies, ‘Hanger kebabs’, burgers, seafood and exciting weekend specials. Wee Cook also has outstanding vegetarian and vegan options like their cauliflower bhuna pie and mushroom marinara. There are also some tempting desserts and a great children’s menu.

The restaurant is unlicensed, but you are welcome to bring your own bottle to enjoy with your meal. There are no corkage fees for alcoholic drinks apart from spirits and cocktails.

  • Location: Barry Downs Holiday Park, Carnoustie, DD7 7SA
  • Opening times:

Wednesday & Thursday – 11.30am to 8pm
Friday & Saturday – 11.30am to 9pm
Sunday – 11.30am to 4pm

Closed Monday & Tuesday

  • Accessibility: Partial disabled access with accessible parking
Wee Cook Kitchen


Welcome to Forfar, Kirriemuir & Glamis

Visit Forfar on Day 2 to experience a traditional market town full of history and memorable outdoor experiences. Forfar is home to a local delicacy known locally as the bridie, a hearty meat and onion pastry.

Next it’s on to Kirriemuir, known as the ‘Gateway to the Glens’, thanks to its ideal location for exploring the beautiful Angus Glens.

Finally you will visit the historic village of Glamis, home to the majestic Glamis Castle as well as two fantastic distillery experiences.

Travel information

Forfar is around a 25 minute drive from Carnoustie along scenic roads. There are several locations throughout the town with electric vehicle charging points. Download the Visit Angus app for convenient access to an interactive map of electric charging points on your iOS or Android phone.

Kirriemuir is located just 10 minutes from the main A90 dual carriageway. The town is around 15 minutes from nearby Forfar by car. Again there are several electric vehicle charging points in the town.

On to Ogilvy Distillery, which from Peel Farm is around a 25 minute drive. Finally, The Bothy Experience in Glamis village is a short 5 minute drive from Ogilvy Distillery.

  • Forfar Bridie
  • Peel Farm
  • Lunch
  • Ogilvy Distillery
  • Bothy Experience
  • Dinner

Location 1: Forfar Bridie

A Forfar Bridie is a simple (but delicious) hand-held meat pie made in a horseshoe shape using shortcrust pastry, with a filling of steak mince, secret seasoning, and sometimes onion. You can pick up a bridie at either Saddlers or McLarens bakeries in the town centre.

You may also wish to visit the Meffan Museum where you will learn more about the town, including the history of the Forfar Bridie. Your visit here will let you take a stroll back in time along The Vennel, the Meffan Museum’s recreation of an old, narrow cobbled street. Peer inside several traditional shops, including Peter Reid’s sweet shop, a clock maker’s workshop, a baker’s shop with bread and bridies on display, and a shoemaker’s where you can watch shoes being made and mended.

  • Location (Saddlers): 35 East High Street, Forfar, DD8 2EL
  • Location (McLarens): ​​8 The Cross, Forfar, DD8 1BX
  • Location (Meffan Museum): 20 West High Street, Forfar DD8 1BB
  • Opening times: Wednesday to Monday: 10.30am to 4pm
  • Entry: Free
  • Accessibility: Full disabled access with lift to upper galleries
Forfar Bridie

Location 2: Peel Farm

Peel Farm is a short drive through the Angus countryside from Kirriemuir and offers entertainment for the whole family and even somewhere to stay.

The Peel Farm Nature Trail is the ideal way to enjoy some of the best scenery that Angus has to offer. Suitable for both adults and children, the trail takes you past the red deer park and then onto view one of the waterfalls on the River Isla.

Children will love saying hello to Missy and Murphy the horses, seeing the rabbits and guinea pigs, visiting the chicken village, and feeding the resident ducks.

The farm shop is the perfect place to find local produce and products, including the farm’s own home-produced highland beef and lamb, hand-made chocolates and sweets, and a great selection of luxury jams, chutneys, oils, vinegars, eggs, biscuits and snacks. Stop by The Courtyard to pick up some unique gifts and souvenirs, including hand-crafted jewellery and clothing.

Peel Farm also offers wonderful self-catering lodges and glamping opportunities in scenic surroundings. The farm’s accommodation has a 4 star rating from Visit Scotland.

  • Location: Peel Farm, Lintrathen, Kirriemuir, DD8 5JJ
  • Opening times: Open daily from 9am to 4pm
  • Accessibility: Accessible parking and toilets on site
Peel Farm

Location 3: Lunch at Peel Farm Coffee Shop

Established for over 30 years, Peel Farm Coffee Shop serves delicious home cooked snacks and lunches including soups, sandwiches, beef burgers, baked potatoes and daily specials as well as a lovely selection of cakes and delicious teas and coffees.

The Coffee Shop is quaint and cosy and aims to offer fresh, local, food and to use as few food miles as possible.

Afternoon teas are available which include a delicious selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes. There are gluten free and vegetarian options if required.

  • Location: Peel Farm, Lintrathen, Kirriemuir, DD8 5JJ
  • Opening times: Open daily from 9.00am to 4.00pm
  • Accessibility: Accessible parking and toilets on site

Location 4: Ogilvy Distillery Tour

Ogilvy Distillery, based at Hatton of Ogilvy Farm just two miles outside Glamis, produces award-winning Ogilvy Scottish potato vodka. 

Experience first-hand how the distillery’s ground-to-glass, single-estate vodka is made on the Ogilvy Distillery Tour. Jump on the Tattie Box Tours trailer and go behind the scenes to learn how the vodka is made from scratch, using farm-grown potatoes.

Your tour will finish with a tasting of their award-winning vodka after exploring their visitor centre. You’ll find the singular spirit warm, welcoming, smooth and sweet.

  • ​​Location: Hatton of Ogilvy Farm, Glamis, DD8 1UH
  • Opening times: Saturdays and Sundays, 2pm
  • Entry: 
    • Adult (18+): £18.00
    • Concession (16/17 years): £16.00
      Visitors aged 16 or 17 must be accompanied by an adult over 18.
  • Accessibility: Fully accessible but with limited bookable accessible spaces available on their trailer
Ogilvy Visitor Centre, Glamis

Location 5: The Bothy Experience

Don’t miss a visit to The Bothy Experience where you will learn how award-winning gin is made and have an unforgettable tasting experience. 

You are free to explore the bothy at your own pace. The Bothy Beginnings room takes you through the entire Gin Bothy journey, while their Bothy Tales room gives you an in-depth history of bothies across Scotland, with fascinating stories and songs to enjoy.

For the full bothy experience, you should book a space on one of their gin tasting sessions to sample popular Gin Bothy gins and liqueurs in the cosy and rustic bothy rooms.

The Bothy Larder shop has locally sourced food, drinks, and carefully selected gifts.

  • ​​Location: Kirkwynd, Glamis, DD8 1RT
  • Entry: 
    • The Bothy Experience: Free
    • Gin tastings: Contact for details
  • Opening times: Thursday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm
  • Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets
The Bothy Experience

Location 6: Dinner at Armstrong’s Bar and Restaurant

After an action-packed second day, it’s time to enjoy some dinner and drinks at a wonderful local restaurant. Armstrong’s Bar and Restaurant offers an extensive menu and superb wine list to enjoy in a relaxed and contemporary atmosphere.

The dinner menu offers home-cooked Scottish cuisine using fresh, local produce and is complemented by the popular high tea, Sunday carvery and Wednesday steak night menus. 

Armstrong’s is renowned for its quality of service, affordable prices, and overall experience. Dinners recommend the traditional dishes served here for their taste and presentation, and are particularly impressed by the scallops, deer, and sirloin steak. They also mention the varied selection of wines, ales and whiskies. 

Enjoy cosy after-dinner drinks by the log burning stove. Perfect for colder nights.

  • ​​Location: Roundyhill, Glamis, DD8 1QT
  • Opening times: Daily from 11am to late
  • Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets
Armstrongs Restaurant, Glamis


Welcome to Montrose

Visit Montrose on Day 3 for more fantastic foodie adventures, with a visit to Arbikie Distilley, Charleton Fruit Farm and Upper Dysart Larder.

Travel information

Travelling to Montrose from Glamis takes around 40 minutes by car through the picturesque Angus countryside.

  • Arbikie
  • Lunch
  • Upper Dysart
  • Charleton Farm
  • Dinner

Location 1: Arbikie Distillery Experience

Book a visit to Arbikie Distillery Experience and see a sustainable, field-to-bottle distillery built around real craft, real ingredients and real people. Learn how Arbikie grow a great range of crops, including potatoes, rye, wheat, and a host of key botanicals on their 2000 acre farm overlooking Lunan Bay.

Come and taste Nàdar, the world’s first climate positive gin and vodka made from a base spirit of peas, or learn about the Highland Rye Single Grain Scotch Whisky, produced here for the first time in over 180 years.

This is an authentic experience, guided by people that are passionate about Arbikie’s ethos. The visitor experience is open to all, with an onsite café and retail space.

  • Location: Inverkeilor, Arbroath, DD11 4UZ
  • Opening times:
    • Sunday to Thursday: 10am to 5.30pm
    • Friday & Saturday: 10am to 7pm
  • Accessibility: Level access. Accessible toilets and parking.
Arbikie Distillery Experience

Location 2: Lunch at Arbikie 

The onsite cafe at Arbikie Distillery Experience boasts breathtaking views of the surrounding fields and the stunning Lunan Bay beach.

The menu offers a range of expertly crafted food and drinks using many homegrown ingredients, including breakfasts, soups, sandwiches and salads.

  • Location: Inverkeilor, Arbroath, DD11 4UZ
  • Opening times:
    • Sunday to Thursday: 10am to 5.30pm
    • Friday & Saturday: 10am to 7pm
  • Accessibility: Level access. Accessible toilets and parking.
Arbikie Distillery Experience

Location 3: Upper Dysart Larder

Upper Dysart Farm is a family run locker box vending machine farm shop offering a variety of products including ready to eat snacks, home bakes, sourdough breads, butchery, pies, condiments and much more.

The farm also offers a lovely walk, a fantastic outdoor play area for little ones, farm animals to meet and pop-up events throughout the year.

  • ​​Location: Montrose, DD10 9TQ
  • Opening times (Farm Shop): Daily, 7am to 8pm
Upper Dysart Larder

Location 4: Charleton Fruit Farm

Charleton Fruit Farm have a welcoming cafe and restaurant, self-catering holiday accommodation, a farm shop and a play area for little ones, as well as seasonal pick your own produce.

The farm shop has a a tasty range of fresh grown produce including local meats, cheeses, chutneys, biscuits, bread, eggs, chocolate and a wide range of delicious foodstuffs. You’ll also find artwork, gifts, crafts, homewares, scarves and hats.

Visitors are welcome to come along and pick their own produce, with seasonal offerings throughout the year including pumpkins in October and Christmas trees in December.

Little ones will love the extensive play area, where you can also enjoy family activities taking place throughout the year.

  • ​​​​Location: Hillside, Montrose, DD10 9EW
  • Opening times: Daily, 10am to 4pm
  • Accessibility: Wheelchair access with accessible parking and toilets
Charleton Fruit Farm

Location 5: Dinner at Links Hotel

Links Hotel was built in the 1800s for the owners of a local mill, the Paton family. Today, the hotel’s restaurant serves delicious food made using local ingredients.

Enjoy a delicious meal from a menu featuring the best beef, lamb, pork, chicken and game that our local area has to offer.

The hotel is situated on the historic Montrose Mid Links – a quiet location only a few minutes away from the town centre.

  • Location: Mid Links, Montrose, DD10 8RL
  • Dinner Service: Daily from 6pm
  • Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Accessible parking and toilets are available.
Links Hotel, Montrose


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