It’s not often that my husband Andy and I have a day off together, last Wednesday we made the journey up to the Totternish Peninsula to Culnacnoc near Staffin to the Glenview Pie Cafe. We had been fortunate enough to win a voucher at a Fairtrade Ceilidh held in April, we were keen to taste those pies! The pie cafe is a quirky, oldy, worldy place, filled with memories from past times. The crockery is all mismatched and you get your tea served in china cups, it is all very much like going to your grannys on a Sunday. There is wool and knitting needles, you can even knit a few rows while you are waiting on your pie to arrive. The service was speedy and in no time at all we were served our pies. Andy had chosen the ‘Pie of the Month’ pork in cider gravy I had the local beef, we weren’t disappointed, they were delicious, lovely pastry. We had an accompaniment of homemade potato wedges they were excellent, lovely and crispy, they came with their own homemade tomato sauce. Any of you who know us will know that we nearly always leave room for a pudding, to-day was no exception. I had a delicious chocolate and coconut brownie which had a dollop of cream and Andy had raspberry frangipan tart with ice cream. We couldn’t fault the food or the service, we will certainly be going back. Attached to the restaurant there is a small gallery also filled with quirky different gifts for you to buy
After lunch we continued further up the road to Kilmuir where we visited Margaret MacDonald at The Museum of Island Life. They have recently added on a new visitor shop with access into the museum, at £2.50 entrance it must be the best value on the whole of Skye. You are transported back in time, over a 100 years to the way the islanders lived.
The Totternish peninsula is awash with things to see and do, you will be spoilt for choice, a must when you visit Allt a Choire Bed and Breakfast.