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.
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 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).
- 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
A boutique bed & breakfast experience in a West End location with 43 double rooms.
Rooms from £83 a night.
There are some great walks for me on the estate but you’re politely asked to keep me on a lead.
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