Lindores Abbey Distillery has everything you need to make the most of summer – here’s what you need to know before you visit.
With picturesque abbey remains, a working distillery, stunning grounds and more, Lindores Abbey Distillery in Fife, near Newburgh, has lots to offer.
There are a few adaptations in place to allow people to visit the distillery safely after lockdown, but there’s still lots of fun to be had at this unique spot.
Here are five ways to explore, celebrate and relax at Lindores Abbey Distillery this summer.
1 Enjoy a refreshment at the Courtyard bar
Lindores Abbey Distillery has now re-opened its Courtyard where a pre-booked bar table service is on offer. You can stop by for a cold drink and refreshment, just make sure to book ahead.
The Courtyard will be open every Friday (11am – 9pm) and Saturday and Sunday (11am – 4pm).
Guests are politely asked to adhere to the current government guidelines when it comes to social distancing and mixing households, and will be asked to complete a Track and Trace information form.
2 Learn more during a tour
From Friday July 17, you’ll able to book whisky tastings and tours of the visitor centre and abbey ruins (£10pp).
You’ll learn lots about the historic abbey and distillery, even with some parts of the distillery remaining closed to the public – in these parts, a series of films will tell you all about the production of whisky at Lindores Abbey Distillery instead.
The Distillery will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for pre booked tours at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm.
3 Go for a hassle-free picnic
Fancy a delicious summer picnic, without having to pack up your entire kitchen? Pre-book a Ploughman’s lunch picnic hamper or a delicious charcuterie or Scottish cheese platter to enjoy in the Courtyard (£12.50pp or £6.00 per child).
You can also pre-book a luxury hamper of locally caught seafood (£65 for two people), if you fancy something a little more gourmet.
Don’t forget, all bookings and refreshments need to be booked 48 hours prior to your planned visit.
4 Celebrate with a private dinner
Birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions are important. Why not celebrate in style this summer with drinks in the romantic tented Chapter House followed by a private dinner in the Apothecary?
With space for eight to 10 guests, the Apothecary will be yours on an exclusive-use basis after the distillery has closed for the day – meaning you’ll get to enjoy its magical atmosphere all to yourselves.
You’ll also be able to design your own menu incorporating some of the finest Scottish products, prepared by award winning chef Andrew Wilkie, and served with excellent wines or even a wee dram or two to accompany your delicious food.
Private dinners are by arrangement only, find out more online here.
5 Say I do in the Abbey
Lockdown put wedding planning on hold for many people across Scotland, so why not get started by booking a unique, picture-perfect venue – Lindores Abbey Distillery.
The expert team at the venue have helped many couples say ‘we do’ and they know this year has proven particularly stressful so far for wedding planning – their goal is to work with couples and give them a stress-free experience in a beautiful and unique environment.
That’s why they’re offering micro weddings for couples looking to tie the knot this summer, with intimate celebrations for up to 15 people allowed at the stunning venue.
You’ll get a choice of simple but comprehensive packages to plan your perfect day, incorporating the likes of private chefs, luxury BBQs, meals, cocktails, prosecco and flowers. Your guest list might be intimate in size but you’ll still have lots of options for creating the romantic, stylish wedding of your dreams.
Micro weddings can be booked by arrangement, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Lindores Abbey Distillery to find out more.
Find out more
See more of what’s on offer at Lindores Abbey Distillery this summer on its website here.
You can also find out more or book a tour, table or other event by emailing email@example.com.