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Crofters' Music Bar Bistro


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Previously known and established as Fiddlers' by Arran local Dónal Boyle, Crofters’ has developed into a vibrant and friendly bistro which showcases the talent of local musicians and provides a platform for world class visiting artists from all over Scotland and internationally. Freshly cooked meals served everyday day with daily specials utilising local products where possible, vegan and gluten free options available. So whether it’s coffee and a cake, lunch, a beverage or an evening meal to listen to the music; the passionate and welcoming staff are here to help. A small bistro with only 40 seats means that tables are in high demand - especially throughout the summer months. You’d be best
US$7 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
European, Bar, British, Scottish
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews cullen skink curry pizza fish and chips sticky toffee pudding haggis chicken potatoes salad steak live music great atmosphere traditional scottish music great evening book in advance saturday night booked a table
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My Husband and I booked dinner for 8.30pm on Saturday 23rd March. We were welcomed by the lovely waitress and immediately seated at our table. Although there were only the waitress and the Manager serving we never really had to wait for anything and the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Pamalama
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My partner and I had not booked anywhere for dinner but upon walking into crofters we were immediately greeted by the waitress who was very welcoming and seated us right away. The drinks were brought over by another lady who took our order and advised...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Scotlandadventure
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just back from Arran and again visited crofters bar. It’s so warm and welcoming and the staff are lovely! We had drinks on the Sunday and watched a music group called hingin by a threed who were so determined to get to Arran to play...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank stacyw00dl0ck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I recently had dinner here during a weekend stay on Arran. The food was absolutely delicious (special mention for the macaroni cheese with pimento and paprika) There was a nice jazz band with a great singer on and it was lovely to...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank GemmaM21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my partner were in desperate need of a curer after a heavy night. We were very well looked after, I should of got our waitresses name but she was brilliant, full of the banter and knew exactly what we needed. A hearty meal...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank 475karynm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely staff. Food good- pulled pork & mixed bean wrap ( would have liked the filling yo be warm) Quick visit to Isle of arran so will be back in the future.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Turner62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this establishment and found it quite good. The soup was excellent, my seafood pasta better than expected and I tipped well for the service. What I didn't know or like is that I was getting the boot from the bistro because after my...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank JohnM7012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great beer. Staff were extremely welcoming and friendly. I had the special burger and my wife had the mussels. Excellent. Chips were especially good!

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Craig B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good atmosphere but Cullen Skink was watery (lacked flavour and fish) the macaroni cheese was tasteless and the tuna was dry and not hotMore

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank John M
Crofters' M, General Manager at Crofters' Music Bar Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi John, I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your time with us as expected. We pride ourselves on our food - and both the Cullen and macaroni are prime dishes on our menu with lots of people loving them. Did you mention to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right on the front in prime position, great food and beer, live music at night but you need to book in for meals in the evening as it is quite compact and theres no standing room.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Diane T
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26 June 2018|
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Response from gillangrace | Reviewed this property |
I would phone them as sometimes they do but not sure if every sunday
25 March 2018|
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Response from Michael D | Property representative |
The distance between Brodick and Blackwaterfoot is approximately 11 miles, if you travel over the String Road.
15 August 2017|
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Response from Nicola Jane S | Property representative |
HI there, sorry Sunday sessions have been cancelled for now, hopefully resume in the winter, regards Nicola
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