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Lael Crafts Gallery

3 Lael, Ullapool IV23 2RS, Scotland
+44 1854 655383
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Great gallery and cafe.

This gallery and cafe is well signposted on the road but it is a fast section of road and easy to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dannykimweed
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Amazing gallery easily missed

We stopped for a mid-morning coffee and were pleasantly surprised by the range and high quality of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
24atrip
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Lael Crafts Gallery shows a wide selection of some of the best local and Scottish arts and crafts. Tweeds and textiles, wood and weaving, prints and paintings, jewellery, ceramics, sea glass and silver, pens and baskets; to name just a few. And now serving traditional coffee ground for your order and roasted in the Cairngorms along with tea and hot chocolate, scrummy cakes and bakes. Set in wooded surroundings we are just 10 miles south of Ullapool, on the A835, two miles north of A835/A832 Braemore Junction. Don't drive by - drop in!
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3 Lael, Ullapool IV23 2RS, Scotland
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+44 1854 655383
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This gallery and cafe is well signposted on the road but it is a fast section of road and easy to drift past. However, make every attempt to find it as it is a little gem. The gallery has a lot to offer with lots...More

Thank Dannykimweed
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Guy K, Owner at Lael Crafts Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for taking time to post this very complementary review. It is good to see you agree that we are well worth a visit. For everyone else - keep an eye out for the big green signs!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for a mid-morning coffee and were pleasantly surprised by the range and high quality of items on display in this small gallery. With a large portion of items hand crafted locally this gallery is many levels above the usual tourist shop and prices...More

Thank 24atrip
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Guy K, Owner at Lael Crafts Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your very kind review of our gallery. We are very pleased you liked what we have to offer - as we say 'local first:Scottish second'!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came upon this lovely shop whilst on a short break . What a find! Beautifully laid out, friendly, helpful staff and wonderful choice of cakes! Coffee was lovely too. A great variety of very competitively priced craft items The premises are welcoming and extremely...More

Thank Margaret S
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Guy K, Owner at Lael Crafts Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Margaret, we are glowing! Thank you for this very encouraging review. Zoe is mopping and polishing the loo as I type!! Thanks again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this place. Somewhat difficult to find, but well worth stopping in, both for tea and for exploring their gallery. We enjoyed good conversation and were given useful suggestions on nearby places to visit while traveling in the area. We hope to return again.

Thank Kar-and-Dave
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Guy K, Owner at Lael Crafts Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Very pleased that you did find us and enjoyed your visit. For anyone looking for us we are 10 miles south of Ullapool on the main Inverness road - look out for the big green signs.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a stop for a look around and a refreshing cuppa. Small place but really nicely done and with some great art and pieces to look at. We purchased a lovely print and some cards. Owners were friendly and welcoming.

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Guy K, Owner at Lael Crafts Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to review us and thank you for your purchase. We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit with us, Hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

We popped in here after a walk for a much needed coffee. Relaxing place and the items for sale in the gallery were good quality.

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Guy K, Owner at Lael Crafts Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Very pleased you found us after your walk and thank you for reviewing the gallery.

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

We were extremely impressed with the quality of art and craft items on display in this lovely Gallery a few miles out of Ullapool centre. The Gallery is beautifully laid out and one can browse at leisure without pressure to purchase by the friendly owners....More

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Guy K, Owner at Lael Crafts Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you very much for taking tme to review us. It was grand to see you and quietly help you while you considered your purchases. See you again soon we hope.

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Popped in on the way to Ullapool and what a lovely shop with a fantastic selection of beautiful crafts & gifts. Very friendly and welcoming. There is a small seating area for a tea / coffee which we didn’t sample this time due to timings...More

Thank Ayrshire1Scotland
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Guy K, Owner at Lael Crafts Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you for this very nice review. It was good to meet you both. Do try the coffees next time!

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

On a grey day driving from Inverness to Ullapool this was a wonderful stopping point. The coffee is delicious as was the marmalade clootie. There is a stimulating range of local crafts and really wide variety of skills on display. Very friendly owners - would...More

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Guy K, Owner at Lael Crafts Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thank you very much for your thoughtful words. It was good to meet you. Very pleased you enjoyed the coffee and the gallery. Hope to see you next time. Guy and Zoe.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This unassuming, simple cafe and art gallery between Ullapool and corrieshalloch gorge, is a "must stop" to experience pure, unadulterated Scottish craftsmanship. A very warm welcome by the owners makes one feel comfortable and valued. One can buy excellent quality arts and crafts at reasonable...More

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Guy K, Owner at Lael Crafts Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

It was a delight to meet you both and chat about your boys' days away. So glad you found and liked us and thank you for taking time to send in your review which is very encouraging for us.

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ChristineJL
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Response from Guy K | Property representative |
Hello Christine, I am very sorry not to have answered sooner tripadvisor has not been notifying me of visitor posts. You must have been very frustrated, sorry. We do have Harris Tweed items. We have seraps, wraps, scarves... More
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