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Places to eat near Loch Lomond

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Places to eat near Loch Lomond

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Discover Scotland’s Larder

Discovering a new place is only partly about getting outside and seeing the landscape and history. It’s also about eating local and seasonal food. That’s why finding the best places to eat near Loch Lomond is important. So whether you are looking for a family-friendly pub or a romantic dinner for two, here are some great suggestions about where to eat within 20 miles of Ballat Smithy Cottage.

Also, we have some wonderful farm shops in the area, such as the Courtyard Cafe in Fintry, where you can buy homemade ice-cream and home pasteurised milk. Plus we are just a short drive from Glengoyne Distillery and the Oak Tree Inn’s microbrewery at Balmaha.

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Eating out Near Loch Lomond

Enjoy some delicious local dining

The Soup Dragon Cafe

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Distance from the cottage: 0.5 miles

The cottage is practically neighbours to this wonderful little cafe. Situated within the stunning grounds of the Tir na nOg Holistic Centre, the Soup Dragon Cafe offers delicious cakes and simple meals in a welcoming setting. It’s a great Loch Lomond cafe to visit to recharge your batteries and rest your weary bones after exploring Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.

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The Clachan Inn

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Distance from the cottage: 3 miles

Just down the road from Ballat Smithy Cottage is the lovely village of Drymen. Here you’ll find The Clachan Inn. This is Scotland’s oldest licensed pub (since 1734!) and offers as warm a welcome as the day it opened. From fish dishes to pizza, everyone is welcome to eat here.

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Doyle’s Cafe & Deli

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Distance from the cottage: 3 miles

If you are looking for a cup of coffee and something tasty to eat, Doyle’s Cafe & Deli in Balfron is perfect. Everything is cooked on-site and you can choose from fry-ups, soup and cakes. It’s a family-owned deli that delivers great service.

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Oak Tree Inn

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Distance from the cottage: 7 miles

The lovely bar and restaurant The Oak Tree Inn in Balmaha is a popular destination for all visitors to the area. It’s a handy stop-off for those walking the West Highland Way. It offers local and seasonal food and, when it’s warm, you can sit outside and enjoy the views.

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The Cross Keys

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Distance from the cottage: 10 miles

In the mood for a gastropub? Then the Cross Keys in Kippen is for you. Juicy burgers, sumptuous steaks, tasty steak pies and wonderful fish and chips can all be found here, amongst other dishes. And at over 300 years old, don’t be surprised if you catch a glimpse of one of the resident ghosts…

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Dining near Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

The Byre Inn

Distance from the cottage: 13 miles

The Byre Inn near Callander offers great food for everyone. Plenty of wonderful burgers, specials and kids meals are available. Like all restaurants near Loch Lomond, make sure you book a table before arriving.

The Cruin

Distance from the Cottage: 14 miles

If fine dining is what you are after, then The Cruin on the banks of Loch Lomond is just what you need. It offers a la carte and specials menus including goats cheese and beetroot ravioli and spicy crab meat with chips. Make sure you book in advance here and with all other Loch Lomond restaurants.

Loch Lomond Arms Hotel

Distance from the cottage: 19 miles

Of the many Loch Lomond pubs available to eat in, the Loch Lomond Arms Hotel offers everything from a bar to a chippy. It even has a romantic library to eat in too! It’s worth the trip for a visit – and even offers private picnics.

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Eating out in Edinburgh and Glasgow

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Our great cities

Don’t forget that Edinburgh and Glasgow are within easy reach of Ballat Smithy Cottage. Both these large cities have every type of food you could wish for, from local dishes to vegan specialities. Take a look online to see the vast range. If you really want to splash out, then try Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles or Brian Maule’s Chardon d’Or in Glasgow.

So if you are wondering where to eat near Loch Lomond, then wonder no more! With so many places to eat near Loch Lomond, you will be spoiled for choice when you stay here!

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‘We have just returned from a 7 night stay at the cottage and can honestly say that it was fabulous. Central location for exploring some beautiful places. A hospitable host who had included everything from toiletries to a lovely welcome pack. Nothing left out. The perfect place for a break in absolutely beautiful surroundings. Thanks so much.’

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Watch our video below and see our gorgeous cottage for yourself. Plus, get a taster of some of the wonderful attractions and activities nearby, including Loch Lomond. We are sure you will love all we have to offer so get booking today and enjoy a relaxing stay with us here at Ballat Smithy Cottage.

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