hosted by the award winning FOOD FROM ARGYLL GROUP

Whether you're a gourmand who relishes in the intricacies of fine dining, or a regular foodie excited about tucking into Argyll's local food and regional specialities, you'll definitely enjoy the gastronomic offerings The Best of the West Festival showcases.

"The Best of the West Festival celebrates the quality, diversity and wholesomeness of locally and regionally produced fresh food and drink."

Whether you're looking for something to eat at the festival or to take home, there is plenty of delicious food and drink to choose from the award winning Food from Argyll group & invited friends including: Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, Winston Churchill Venison, Real Mackay Stovies, Inveraray Castle Tearoom, Home Ground Coffee, Coast vegetarian, Aye Love Scotch Eggs, JR Fine Foods, Shellfield Farm Lamb Burgers and Pies, Glasgow's own Nomad Wood Fired Pizza's and the Isle of Ghia's Wee Isle Dairy Ice Cream.


We welcome back the award winning George Hotel, Inveraray who will host the Beer and cocktail bars in association with the amazing WEST Beers of Glasgow, brewers of the finest artisan lagers and wheat beers in the UK. This is WEST Beers second BOWFest and their company ethos can best be summed up as ‘Glaswegian Heart, German Head’. They proved a massive hit at last years festival and there will be a wide selection of WEST beers on tap to keep your thirst satisfied throughout the weekend. The George Hotel, Inveraray an award winning pub and hotel deservedly earns its place in the good pub guide and the good beer guide. Come and taste some of their amazing festival cocktails all made from West Coast distilled spirts at #BOWFest2017.

#BOWFest2017 beer partner WEST BEER believes that Scotland deserves a premium lager to be proud of, a product of carefully sourced barley, hops, yeast and water, and absolutely nothing else. Their quest for truly great Scottish beer started in 2006 in Glasgow and ever since they have been brewing the finest artisan lagers and wheat beers in the UK.

"The location of this festival is unbeatable, I love this area in Scotland. Don't leave without trying the beer."


Come and celebrate whisky/uisge beathe (the water of life), at #BOWFest2017. It's the ideal way to discover your favourite west coast malt. The following distilleries and products will be represented in spirit at least in the Loch Fyne Whisky marquee. Abhainn Dearg, Arran Auchentoshan, Ben Nevis, Bowmore Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila Glen Scotia, Glengoyne, Glengyle / KilkerranIsle of Mull Blended Whisky, Jura Kilchoman, Lagavulin, Laphroaig Littlemill, Loch Fyne Whiskies, Loch Lomond, Oban, Springbank, Talisker and Tobermory

Life as an aspiring whisky drinker or a more experienced 'drammer' would be very dull without a visit to #BOWFest2017. You can speak to the professionals who put the stuff together and sell it, and of course the opportunity to taste a huge range of whiskies from the west coast of Scotland.