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Craft Town Scotland

The Barony Centre 86 Main Street | 50 Main Street, West Kilbride KA23 9AP, Scotland
+44 1294 829179
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Scrumptious scones at the Barony Cafe!

A good morning out at the Barony Centre, West Kilbride. I visited with a friend as we were in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alison M
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Lochwinnoch, United Kingdom
Lunch time snack

Stopped in for a bit of late lunch as we had had a filling breakfast at the Seamill Hydro where we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brenda D
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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West Kilbride, Scotland’s only designated craft town, samples the wealth of Scottish craft and design talent. This highly rated visitor attraction features 9 studios and the award winning Barony Centre, an exhibition, activities and events venue. In this beautifully converted former church,visitors can see innovative exhibitions, choose from a range of exquisitely crafted objects and take part in creative activities. Additionally, they can stroll through our picturesque town, meet our makers in their craft workshops and visit the towns independent retailers, all located within easy walking distance of the town centre.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible7%
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The Barony Centre 86 Main Street | 50 Main Street, West Kilbride KA23 9AP, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A good morning out at the Barony Centre, West Kilbride. I visited with a friend as we were in the area. A little bit of culture as we wandered round the current exhibition, a little bit of retail therapy as we wandered round the shop...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a bit of late lunch as we had had a filling breakfast at the Seamill Hydro where we were staying for a few days. We found this cafe while having a walk (but be warned Wednesday is most of the businesses' closing...More

Thank Brenda D
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sian930, Secretary at Craft Town Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. For others who would like to visit our new website Craft Town Scotland gives opening times and contact details for all our makers.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Based on the reviews, I purposely went on a Thursday, late afternoon. A couple shops were open, others were closed for no apparent reason. Two ladies sat in the stained glass shop while the sign on their door read "closed". The concept of having studios/stores...More

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sian930, Secretary at Craft Town Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Sorry to hear of your disappointment. Our new website Craft Town Scotland will guide you on opening times and gives the contact details of all our makers. The Barony Centre is our main base and please do visit again. We'd be happy to show you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a new crafter thought a trip to Craft town would be inspiring. How wrong I was,I went on a Thursday and got there about 10.30, apart from the co op the only place open was a lovely small gift shop. The place was like...More

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sian930, Secretary at Craft Town Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Working studios open at 11am. Barony Centre flags will have been flying and indicate all is open from 10am including the cafe. Not sure what happened? The village can be quiet but we were all there working away.

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

This is a collection of examples of crafts and art which are produced locally, and many of the individual artists and crafts-people have studios in the village where you can study their work in detail. I spent a couple of hours surrounded by temptation --...More

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sian930, Secretary at Craft Town Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We were so pleased to hear that you had enjoyed your visit and all our lovely arts and craft work. Our intention is 'Something for everyone'. Vuelve pronto!

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Since moving nearby just under two years ago, we have always been delighted with the Barony café. We often have lunch there when friends and family are visiting. The soups are delicious and the quiches with salad so tasty with crisp pastry and interesting fillings....More

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sian930, Secretary at Craft Town Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for the lovely review. Our staff will be delighted.

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

This is an excellent, popular cafe in a unique location. It has great coffee, cakes and scones and friendly staff all of which makes each visit a joy. It is a good reason to take a trip to West Kilbride

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sian930, Secretary at Craft Town Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Thank you. Delighted to see you again.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

The cafe was taken over a while back and now rather uniquely serves hot food only from 12 to 2.30pm with coffee and cake after that time. It used to be table service however it is strictly counter service only and woe betide you if...More

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sian930, Secretary WKCIL at Craft Town Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

So disappointed that you did not enjoy the cafe. We run on a tight staffing budget, hence the time restrictions, but our food is delicious and our staff are delightful. I note your comments were made on Saturday and I will pass these on to...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

West Kilbride is a smashing wee village. Very friendly locals who will make you feel welcome. Great shops, arts and crafts, unusual gift ideas and pubs and cafes too. Great out exploring the independent stores. Lovely park in the town as well, great for a...More

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sian930, Secretary at Craft Town Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Thank you so much for your positive comments. We are working hard to make sure the village is an enjoyable place so it's really delightful to hear you had a good visit. We'd be very pleased to welcome you again and hopefully you'll be able...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Been visiting West Kilbride for years and the wee shops littered all over the Main Street are brilliant. All kinds of craft available all in the One place. Worth checking outMore

Thank Vince M
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sian930, Secretary at Craft Town Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and I agree - the studios on the Main Street are wee gems and the Barony Centre is a delight. You will have realised the Centre is open 6 days a week 10-4 and the studios are Thurs/Fri/Saturday...More

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