Dowhill Country Fayre
- Telephone 01655 331 517
- Opening times Mon–Sat 9.30am–4.30pm; Sun 10am–4.30pm.
- Average price £9.00 (lunch)
- Website www.dowhillfarm.co.uk
A large, well-put-together farm shop, café and gift shop with a beautiful view, Dowhill offers a good range of local produce. From Ayrshire ice-cream to Girvan beef, this is a practical shop that offers a real alternative to the supermarket. They stock veg from the farm, and produce their own frozen ready meals, jams, pâté, soups and cakes. Turning the weekly shop into a family outing, there's a range of books and outdoor clothes on sale for kids, as well as a play area and tables in the lovely sheltered courtyard, with views over the sea a few hundred feet away. The café serves lunch and tea staples – home baking, hot specials, soup and sarnies, with gluten-free cakes on offer.
Handily located just off the A77 on the south bound approach to Girvan, Dowhill Country Fayre shop offers a wealth of locally sourced supplies. As well as an impressive array of chutneys, crackers and Ayrshire-made handmade chocolates, this smartly presented venue also sells homemade frozen ready meals including lentil soup, chilli and lamb casserole. The chilled section is well stocked with fresh local meats, pies, terrines and cheeses while the fresh vegetables, grown onsite, look hearty and wholesome.
The adjoining restaurant is reminiscent of a welcoming farmhouse kitchen, with pine tables and views overlooking the courtyard and sea beyond. There are hot meals on the menu, including the house favourites - creamy macaroni cheese and flavoursome steak pie, as well as freshly prepared sandwiches and homemade soup in generous portion sizes. There is a wide range of baked goods proudly displayed on the counter including perfectly crumbly fruit scones which adds to the homely, farmhouse feel of the venue.
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access
- Open since: 1998