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Our family-run takeaway and gift shop is located in one of Scotland’s most beautiful spots and we certainly live up to our name. Wonderful views of Castle Stalker, Loch Linnhe, the Islands of Mull & Lismore can be enjoyed from our perfectly positioned outdoor benches.  Have a browse in our spacious, panoramic gift shop which stocks a fantastic range of Scottish books, Jellycat toys, jewellery, childrens' clothing & baby gifts and knitwear.  



Cheesecake & castle





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Our gift shop

Our main focus is showcasing something that little bit different which will appeal to you, our customer. From Harris tweed bags and Jacob wool throws, to individual hand-made silver & gold jewellery, Isle of Skye candles and luxury toiletries, we offer a very pleasant shopping experience! We also hold a great range of Scottish books which is frequently stocked up with newly-released titles.




  • 225 Grams plain flour
  • 100 Grams caster sugar
  • 225 Grams butter
  • 100 Grams semolina
  • 175 Grams butter
  • 175 Grams caster sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons golden syrup
  • 397 Grams condensed milk
  • 200 Grams plain chocolate(Broken into pieces)

1. Set the oven to 160C/gas2. Lightly grease a 20cm x 33cm oblong/ Swiss roll tin.

2. Place all the ingredients for the base into a food processor and whizz together until they form a smooth dough (if preferred this can be done by hand in a bowl).

3. Press the mixture into the base of the Swiss roll tin and prick with a fork.

4. Bake for about 30-40 minutes until golden and firm. Set aside to cool.

5. To make the topping, place the butter, sugar, syrup and condensed milk into a saucepan and stir over a low heat until the butter has melted.

6. Bubble the mixture gently for five to eight minutes, stirring all the time until thick and fudge-like. Pour over the cold shortbread in an even layer. Leave to cool.

7. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Pour the chocolate over the toffee and leave to set. Cut into small squares and store in an airtight tin.



Recognise it as Castle Aaaaaaargh from Monty Python's cult classic The Holy Grail?

Castle Stalker is a renowned Scottish landmark, the name originating from the Gaelic “Stalcaire” which means hunter or falconer. Originally a fortified building dating from 1320 and belonging to the MacDougalls, the castle was a stronghold of the Stewarts of Appin for many years. King James IV, who was a cousin of the Stewarts, made frequent hunting trips to the castle around the end of the 15th Century. In 1620, the castle passed into the hands of the Campbells as the result of a drunken wager by the Stewart Chief in exchange for an eight-oared wherry (a boat) farmacia maschile. The castle was abandoned by the Campbells around 1800, and it wasn’t until the 1960’s that it was restored by Lt.Col. D.R. Stewart Allward with the help of his friends and family.


Find Us


Appin, Portnacroish, Argyll, Scotland


01631 730444


Temporarily closed 
Until 2022

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We have had to make a few changes following a very challenging year due to Covid.  Our new takeaway serves the best coffee, homebaking, hot ciabattas, home-made meatballs & fries :).  

Enjoy a seat on our outdoor benches, overlooking one of the best views Scotland has to offer.  

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Sea Tea was set up in 2019 on the beautiful island of Kerrera.  Small batch herbal teas are blended using a variety of plants wild harvested on the island, along with ingredients sourced from organic growers.  Wild watermint, peppermint, Dulce seaweed, Juniper, Cardamom and Nettle feature amongst the many ingredients used.  Available in small gift tins and as refills.  

We're delighted to stock them in our cafe and shop, and the tins have been very popular.   Cottage industries are really thriving around Argyll and it's great to be able to support them. 


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 Jellycat baby bunny

We absolutely love Jellycat and stock a range of their beautiful baby gifts and toys.  Ideal for newborns, little ones and us adults, all of their characters are adorable.  Great gifts. 


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COVID HAS BEEN A HUGE CHALLENGE for ourselves and many other businesses.  This year we have converted an old shipping container into a fully-equipped mini kitchen in order to offer takeaway to our customers. We also have outdoor seating and hope to add a gazebo for weather protection. 

Our gift shop has moved to the original cafe space and is bright & spacious.  This makes social distancing easier.  Feel free to wander around with your coffee :)

We know many of you are looking for sit-in.  At the moment this is impossible for us to staff, and unfortunately many hospitality businesses are struggling with this same problem.  Here's hoping the situation will improve in the next few months.