AN UNFORGETTABLE DESTINATION IN THE HEART OF LOCHINVER

Our famous pie shop and bistro restaurant is open post Covid-19 with a unique Pie Shack.

Kick back and enjoy your order alongside the river Inver with sea loch views.

Click and Collect is more than just the Internet in Lochinver!

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Heritage

Lochinver Larder was created by Ian and Debra Stewart in 1986. It started as a deli with takeaway sandwiches, before expanding to a B&B, and eventually a restaurant, where diners could relax with great food and views out to the loch.

Famous for its delicious pies, homemade recipes and warm hospitality, Lochinver Larder has attracted a loyal following over the last thirty years. The pies have become so popular that they can now be sent anywhere in the UK Mainland, with “Pies by Post” offering tourists a chance to relive the taste of their Highlands adventures at home.

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community

Lochinver Larder is about more than just pies. We want to help grow the local community by providing employment opportunities and promoting Lochinver as a great place to live, work and raise a family.

We will be drawing on the voices of the wider Lochinver community to share the many stories and secrets that make this rugged and unspoilt corner of Scotland so special.

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More about Lochinver

Vision

Our vision is to create a welcoming and unforgettable destination in the heart of Lochinver that celebrates the unique qualities of the natural area and the local community.

The new Lochinver Larder and Boathouse will include a pub, restaurant, bistro cafe, deli counter, bakery, brewery and smoker - offering a welcome pit stop for travellers and a cosy, familiar den for locals. As well as a raft of employment opportunities.

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pie club

"It is worth my travelling 45 minutes by single track road to buy a pie in Lochinver" was the first thing John Snyder ever heard about Lochinver. Born in Scotland, the new owner of Lochinver Larder simply did not know Sutherland's beauty, nor the delicate qualities of a fine Venison and Cranberry Lochinver pie until 2019.

Whilst Lochinver Larder pies have a reputation of their own, John is keen to bring together pie afficionados to share pie stories as well as celebrate Lochinver and the Assynt region of North West Scotland.

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OUR RANGE OF PIES

The Environment

Lochinver is the jewel in the crown of the North Coast 500

The North Coast 500 is a 516-mile scenic route around the north coast of Scotland, starting and ending at Inverness Castle. The route is also known as the NC500 and was launched in 2015, linking many features in the north Highlands of Scotland in one touring route.

Lochinver sits on a sheltered bay in the wilds of the far North West, in the Assynt district of Sutherland. Dominated by remarkable views of nearby Suilven, it offers some of the most stunning scenery in the north of Scotland - and is a gateway to adventure.

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Lochinver Larder on the NC500
Mountains in Assynt - Scotland

Mountains

The mountains of Assynt were created, or at least changed, during the last ice age when glaciers carved and gouged the landscape to reveal some of the oldest rocks on the planet, with layers of younger rocks ripped from the ground by the encroaching ice. Suilven is the most popular - but don’t miss out on the views from Canisp and Stac Pollaidh.

The perfect pie to pack up for a mountain walk is certainly the Venison & Cranberry Pie
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Achmelvich Beach - Scotland

Beaches

Assynt has some glorious beaches which rival the Caribbean with their soft white sand, azure seas and gentle slope underfoot for safe swimming. It is not unusual to see dolphins frolicking in the bay, and with the main ocean current coming from the Gulf of Mexico, the water is a wee bit warmer than you might imagine.

The ideal pie for a stroll on the beach is certainly the Chicken & Ham Pie

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Ardvreck Castle - Lochinver, Scotland

History

Assynt is steeped in a rich history dating back to the Stone Age and up to the Highland Clearances in the early nineteenth century. The bone caves and Clachtoll Broch are among the most popular sites for visitors, as well as the medieval castle at Ardvreck - with the tale of the Mermaid of the Loch.

The ideal pie to step back in time is certainly the Haggis, Neeps & Tatties Pie
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Otter in Lochinver, Scotland

Wildlife

Assynt is home to a huge variety of wildlife and is a real haven for the naturalist. Visitors can expect to encounter deer, badgers, otters, dolphins and whales, as well as several of birds of prey, including the white-tailed sea eagle. You may even be lucky enough to spot a golden eagle.

The perfect pie to sit and watch the wildlife is always the Chestnut, Mushroom & Red Wine Pie.

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Produce

Our award-winning homemade pies are baked daily from scratch using the finest, locally sourced ingredients from the North West of Scotland.

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