June at Knockinaam
June offers the chance to savour delights from our kitchen garden and chef Tony Pierce and team’s seasonal creations. The local events calendar really starts to kick into gear around now as we see some of our favourite visitor attractions like the Logan Botanic Garden come to life. Over June and July, we are gifting guests free entry to our fantastic local gardens and attractions; Glenwhan, Castle Kennedy, Logan Botanic Gardens or Logan Fishpond.
We’re excited to welcome guests and diners for short breaks too.
Reducing food miles and using the pick of what’s available on our doorstep is a vital part of the food philosophy and sustainability story at Knockinaam Lodge. Diana White joined us in 2021 as our Head Gardener and manages the 30 acres of flower beds, orchard, vegetable and fruit gardens. During June, diners will have the chance to sample British favourites like strawberries and gooseberries. There’s artichoke, fennel, epicure potatoes, asparagus, various micro herbs, peas, broad beans, rhubarb, garlic, horseradish and chard as well.
We are growing more and more of the flowers we use in the hotel now, reducing our carbon footprint and use of plastic packaging, as cut flowers grown commercially often travel huge distances. Iris, Aquilegia, Centaura, Verbascum, Poppies, Calendula, Fox glove, Allium, Libertia, Oxalis and Geraniums are all on show at the moment.
Flavours of the month
Tony and his team in the kitchen know the way to produce the best, most flavoursome dishes and that’s by selecting the best ingredients. Our daily set menu is a great showcase for the most stunning local ingredients and combines seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs from our kitchen garden with quality produce from the best local suppliers.
Enjoy a sumptuous seven course dinner of: Canapes, Starter Course, Fish Course, Main Course, Pre-Dessert, Dessert or Cheese, Coffee & Petit Fours.
Things to do
The Logan Botanic Garden schedule includes guided walks on the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Tuesday of every month 10am – 12pm and offers bookable wheelchairs/mobility scooters to help with accessibility. The Rhins of Galloway Coastal Path is an ambitious project to improve access to the coast and create an 83-mile circular walking route – new to most of our guests. Following the Rhins local lighthouse guide is another popular activity among guests.
Booking & availability
Throughout June and July, we are offering £100 off all 2 night stays & £200 off all 3 night stays. Kids go free too across both months in Hannay & Croft, our 2 room family suite. All of our room rates include chef Tony’s 7 Courses of Tasting Menu Dinner, inspired by local produce from our very own garden.