Food & Drink

FROM PLOUGH TO PLATE

The best of farm produce from nature’s larder in the local area.

Thorneybank Farm Shop

Thorneybank Farm Shop has been providing fresh, homegrown and local produce since the 1970’s. From field to fork our veg is picked daily by Stephen hands bringing our customers the finest, freshest produce. Our home bakes are made in house by Catherine Stephen. Her Shortbread in particular is a favourite with people worldwide, it simply melts in the mouth. It really is a family affair with all 3 Stephen generations very much involved with the day to day running of the farm shop

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Barra Farm Shop

The Farm Shop @ Barra Castle is open year round, from 08:30-17:00 Monday – Saturday and 09:30-17:00 on Sundays. In the early days, we only sold our strawberries, raspberries and blackberries which are grown just yards from Barra Farm Shop, but now we stock a range of high quality Scottish produce and our delicious fruit ice-cream. In 2019 we also added our brand new Barra Kitchen, serving a delicious and creative lunch menu.

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Little Rowater Farm Shop

Located near Cornhill in the north east of Scotland, we are a growing family farm, passionate about providing locally farmed premium produce complemented by healthy food education. We invite you on our journey with as we nurture and grow our stocks of Red Deer, Belted Galloway cattle, Dutch Spotted sheep, ostriches and emus – to supply premium healthy products to our local communities.

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FROM THE SEA:

Find your catch of the day at two of the best local fish and seafood merchants.

Downies of Whitehills

To ensure that only quality fresh Scottish fish is available to customers, Alan Downie specially selects fish at the local markets on a daily basis, once selected the fish is quickly transported to our factory here in Whitehills for processing by our skilled team. We smoke our own fish and our award winning Cullen Skink is freshly made on site on a daily basis.

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Sutherlands of Portsoy

Our award-winning Salmon is smoked using methods passed down through the same family for 100 years. Firm fleshed and strong, our salmon are hatched and raised in Scotland’s cool, clear waters. No artificial chemicals or preservatives are used – that would be breaking with tradition. For those who are lucky enough to live in the area you visit our fish shop in Portsoy or buy from our sales vans. If you are not lucky enough to live in this wonderful part of Scotland then why not purchase our products online and have our products delivered direct to your door.

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EATING OUT RECOMMENDATIONS:

The Fife Arms , Turriff

The Fife Arms is the perfect venue for the business person as well as for leisure breaks with many interests including the whisky trail, shooting & fishing.

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Kastille, Turriff

The Kastille is located in the historic market town of Turriff in the heart of Aberdeenshire. Serving high quality food & drink.

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The Fife Lodge , Banff

Lunch and dinner are served daily in the Balvenie Lounge Bar and Montcoffer Dining Room.
The Balvenie Lounge Bar has an informal, comfortable feel with soft seats and a warming fire in winter.
The Montcoffer Dining Room is a light, spacious room with stunning views over our gardens to the Deveron Valley below and Montcoffer Woods, for which it is named.

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The Banff Springs , Banff

Our talented local chef’s source from local ingredients inspired by the land and sea of this beautiful part of the world. From the daintiest canapés to the best of Scottish beef, we will help you have the perfect menu for the perfect event. At The Banff Springs Hotel we place a real emphasis on seasonality and locality, taking the best from Scotland’s natural larder to create beautiful, delicious food.

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