Fèis Ìle 2024 ~ Information for visitors

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Opening times during Fèis week

Saturday 25th May ~ Open as usual (10am-5pm)

Check around the website for availability of tours & tastings.

Sunday 26th ~ Closed

We will be closed as usual on Sundays.

Monday 27th ~ Open from 10am to 5pm

We are usually closed on Mondays but we will be opening on Mon 27th.

Tuesday 28th ~ Shop open from 10am-5pm ~ the coffee bar will close at 12pm

We are closing our coffee bar at 12pm on Tues 28th to allow for setting up our Festival day.

Wednesday 29th ~ Ardnahoe Day

See below for more details.

Thursday 30th ~ Open as usual (10am-5pm)

Check around the website for availability of tours & tastings.

Friday 31st ~ Open as usual (10am-5pm)

Please note that on Friday it will be possible to drive to and park at Ardnahoe~ parking arrangements at Persabus on that day are for those attending Bunnahabhain's festival events

Saturday 1st June ~ Closed

Please note that we will not be open on Saturday 1st.

Ardnahoe's Fèis day

Our festival day this year is Wednesday 29th May.

We will open to the public at 12pm, and we will close at 5pm.

Our shuttle bus from Persabus will start running at about 11am - see "Travel" below.

No, the festival day is free to attend.

Under-18s are welcome at our festival day, however they must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times and are not allowed in either of our two designated bar areas.

Pets are welcome in our outside festival area.

You can view our Accessibility Guide here.

What's on?

We are proud to be offering both our Inaugural release and also a special festival bottling.

We will have a variety of local producers offering seafood, grilled food, and pizzas.

We will have both an inside & outside licensed bar, with a range of coffee & soft drinks also.

Please note that our outside bar will be cash only.

We will have live music throughout the day from Rhuvaal, and a special performance from Islay’s very own Ella Edgar Dancers.

It's Islay ... you'd always be wise to bring a raincoat. In the event of rain, then we have a good-sized inside area with balcony views out over the Sound of Islay to Jura.


Traffic for the Ardnahoe festival day will park at Persabus - we will be running a free shuttle service to the distillery throughout the day.

Please note that you might have to wait a bit for a shuttle at busy times.

You can see our general information about taxis & buses here.

There will be a limited amount of accessible parking at the distillery on the day - please ask our marshalls at Persabus for directions and permission to pass up the road.

There will be no regular parking at the distillery on the day.

Ardnahoe's Festival bottling

Yes. We are proud to offer a very limited-edition release of individually numbered bottles which is exclusively available to buy whilst physically at the distillery on the day.

You can find out more about the bottle here

Our doors will open at 12pm, and we anticipate there may be a queue forming from about 11am onwards.

We will be issuing physical numbered tickets to customers who wish to buy a bottle, and you will only be able to make a purchase at the tills with one of these tickets. Once you have a ticket then you can enjoy the festival in your own time as you wish, your bottle will be held for you until the end of the day. Any unclaimed bottles at the end of the day will be put on general sale.