Dumfries and Galloway houses some amazing food producers, below are the those which we support.
First established in February 1996, Sulwath Brewery takes great pride in the production of products which are brewed traditionally using only 100 percent natural ingredients. The softness of the local water also plays a vital role in producing beers that have a rounded and mellow flavour, without the harshness that harder water tends to create.
Tom van Rooyen is passionate about food and cooking. His baking is inspired by a fusion of seasonal, local home cooking and creative influences from cultures across the globe. Brought up on a Dumfries and Galloway smallholding, he has since travelled and worked around the world. Returning to Dumfries and Galloway in 2000 with his wife Pavlina, Tom worked as a cook for a local events centre where he became known for his curries, risottos, soups and of course his baking. Having to cater for a wide variety of special diets led Tom to experiment with different flours, and longer slower baking methods such as sourdough.
In 2011 Tom set up The Earth’s Crust Bakery with the aim of providing real bread to his local community. (Sadly due to a fire the bakery is currently out of action, but they will be back...)
Galloway Chillies grow chilli plants, from the mild through to the super hot, and produce a range of chilli based preserves. They attend a number of markets in the region and central belt on a regular basis, and we have over 20 regular stockists in Scotland, plus our newest stockist in South West England.
Wee Sweetie Creates a mind-boggling range of handmade sweeties including pulled sugar and boiled sweets, fudge, toffee slabs and coins, nut brittles, caramels, pralines, coconut ice and Gourmet bacon sweets in a wide variety of flavours and colours from old-fashioned childhood varieties to very modern creations. Known for pushing flavour boundaries with innovative and exciting combinations to suit all tastes. Seasonal, limited edition sweets and menus are frequently showcased. Always 100% natural, handmade and ethical with a strong local focus, highlighting the outstanding produce available in Dumfries & Galloway.
Indulge in luxurious dairy Cream o'Galloway Ice Cream, tuck into tasty Finlay's Farmhouse Cheese and enjoy lots and lots of deliciously good fun at our award winning Visitor Center.
Cream o' Galloway is a deliciously good fun place to visit. With its woodland adventure playground, indoor visitor centre and play areas, daily events, exciting slides, rides and pedal kart track, and its miles of beautiful walks and nature trails to explore in Galloway's scenic countryside.
NonaLou's is a gorgeous tea room situated in an old school building, they serve tasty light lunches & there Fat Friday cake is legendary. Also whilst at the school we highly recommend you visit the Art Room, a hidden gem. A perfect place to pick up a gift for yourself or a friend. The Art Room also hosts workshops for both adults & children, and holds a gallery of local artists work, follow on facebook to keep up to date on current & upcoming exhibitions.
A gorgeous restaurant situated at the Burns Centre in Dumfries. They serve lunches & Dinner, well worth a visit. As well as the Restaurant the Hullabaloo team cater events, perfect if you are planning a wedding or party.