Archerfield Walled Garden and Micro Brewery, Dirleton

Just 18 miles from Edinburgh and set within the beautiful grounds of the Archerfield Estate, you’ll find the Walled Garden with its family-friendly café, shop and microbrewery.

The Micro Brewery at Archerfield Walled Garden

Have a pint of beer brewed at the micro brewery. Photo: Archerfield Walled Garden

With its nature-related activities for families, Archerfield Walled Garden is the place to come to enjoy the great outdoors followed by some delicious food, craft ale and a brewery tour. We hear the Estate’s spa is a great place to relax and unwind. The Sunday Times featured it as one of the Top 6 British Spas.

The Foodie Travel Guide

  • Family-friendly café
  • Micro brewery
  • Nature trails
  • Good for foodie walkers as it’s on the John Muir Way

Eat Brunch in the Café

Eat brunch in the light and airy café or, on colder days, snuggle up next to the cosy woodburner with a mug of coffee and a bacon roll. Open 7 days a week, the café’s menu changes throughout the day so you can visit for breakfast, lunch or dinner and try dishes such as Shetland mussels steamed in ale. The café regularly hosts a monthly Saturday night supper club too.

Buy Local Produce in the Deli

Buy freshly baked bread in the Deli and stock up on local produce such as honey and cider. Bunches of herbs are freshly picked from their own garden where they’re starting to restore the raised beds of over a hundred years ago so they can grow their own fruit and vegetables. There’s also a selection of fine wines, as well as sandwiches, cakes and coffees.

Sip a Pint in the Beer Garden

Sit with a pint in the beer garden or take a look around the micro brewery. They’ll always try to accommodate you with a short informal tour depending on the beer production schedule. The brewery produces Archerfield Fine Ales as well as other beers.

Walk the Nature Trail

Bring your wellies and your own Mr Hendricks and go for a nature walk around the estate. You’ll spot roe deer, hares, bats, dragonflies and damselflies, many different types of butterflies and lots of interesting birds. There’s also a 5k running route through gorgeous countryside around the village of Dirleton (join the informal Sun Run on Sunday mornings).

Archerfield Walled Garden Trail


Tips

  • The Walled Garden is on the John Muir Way so for walkers, it’s a great stopping off point to refuel
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult on the brewery tour (unfortunately children under 8 are not admitted)
  • Enjoy some relaxation time at the luxury Spa which is also located on the estate

WHERE TO STAY IN EDINBURGH

Brooks Hotel Edinburgh

Brooks Hotel

Edinburgh, Scotland

A boutique bed & breakfast experience in a West End location with 43 double rooms.

Rooms from £83 a night.

The Bonham Edinburgh

The Bonham

Edinburgh, Scotland

Stylish hotel in a central location. Fabulous breakfast and popular ‘Boozy Snoozy’ lunches.

Rooms from £85 a night.

Hotel du Vin Edinburgh

Hotel du Vin

Edinburgh, Scotland

Luxury and elegance in a former asylum with relaxed bistro dining and wine tasting room.

Rooms from £104 a night.


DOGS

Dog friendly days out in Edinburgh

There are some great walks for me on the estate but you’re politely asked to keep me on a lead.

Mr Hendricks


HOW TO FIND ARCHERFIELD WALLED GARDEN

 

Archerfield Walled Garden & Micro Brewery, Dirleton, Archerfield Estate, North Berwick, East Lothian EH39 5HQ

Website: www.archerfieldwalledgarden.com