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 enjoy eating 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, Winston Churchill Venison, Real Mackay Stovies, Inveraray Castle Tearoom, Home Ground Coffee, JR Fine Foods.


The award winning George Hotel, Inveraray will host the Beer and cocktail bars in assocation with WEST Beers of Glasgow, brewers of the finest artisan lagers and wheat beers in the UK. The George Hotel, Inveraray has always had an enviable reputation for ambience, friendliness and its cuisine. With its original solid stone flagstoned floors and four roaring log and peat fires, the George is a lively haunt for both local characters and visitors alike with a wide choice of real ales, 100 malt whiskies and an extensive wine list. This award winning 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.