Our friends on Mull
Here are a few of our friends on Mull, offering you a selection of activities and places to go and eat, that we ourselves enjoy!
Dervaig Stores and PO
Our first stop for food and drink shopping, and its on your way here from the ferry. Dugie is a fantastic shopkeeper and stocks all kinds of things including lots of local produce and a good selection of whole foods in addition to everything else a local shop would stock! Open 7 days a week – limited hours on a Sunday.
Mull and Iona Food Trail
Favourite places to eat
Ar Bord is a new restaurant, up the hill on the way out of Dervaig towards Tobermory. Iain, the chef, cooks up a storm in their adapted family kitchen ably supported by Joyce, who welcomes you into their lovely home. Iain’s cooking involves lots of foraged, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients – inventive and delicious. Pre-booking is advised. https://www.dervaigrestaurant.com
Am Birlinn is serious about food miles and can tell you exactly how far your ingredients have travelled! Check their website for opening hours which change periodically. Pre-book.
The Spicy Sprout
The talent behind The Spicy Sprout is Ester, who creates delicious pop-ups in Dervaig Hall and at the Tobermory Producers Markets. Have a look at her Facebook page for more details. For the summer of 2023 Ester is offering a takeaway every Tuesday evening – aren’t we lucky!
Croft 3 is a few miles away in the direction of Ulva Ferry. A beautifully converted steading, Croft 3 is a wonderful venue for Jeanette’s locally sourced cooking. She offers Sunday lunches and certain evenings a week. Have a look at her website for more details.
Calgary Arts and Robin’s Boat
Calgary Tearoom does teas, home baking and light lunches – and lots of local art. There is a lovely walk through the woods to the beach, look for sculptures along the different paths. At the beach, on sunny days, Robin’s Boat sells Isle of Mull Ice Cream.
Trips and tours
These trips and tours all operate from North Mull.
Ewan at Nature Scotland is based in Dervaig and offers a selection of day and half day wildlife tours. He operates throughout the year and comes highly recommended.
The Morrisons have been running boat trips to the Treshnish Isles and Staffa longer than anyone else. I’m keen to do their photographers special trip this summer! They operate out of Ulva Ferry, and offer a variety of trips. Contact us for their 10% discount code!
Ruth is based in Tobermory, a friendly and knowledgeable walking guide, highly recommended too. She guides all over the island, and on Iona. Treshnish guests are eligible for a 10% discount.