Our history

Respect for our produce, landscape and the environment has been the founding philosophy of Loch Fyne, ever since our founders Johnny Noble and Andy Lane picked their first oysters from its shores back in the 1970s.

Johnny, the flamboyant laird of Ardkinglas House, and marine biologist Andy, set up their first oyster farm on the shores of the loch in 1978; selling fish and shellfish from a roadside stall to pay the bills on the Ardkinglas estate.

The business quickly built a reputation for the quality and flavour of its seafood and was soon followed by a smokehouse and an oyster bar on the shore of the Loch. As the reputation of their produce grew, so did the number of sites.

The golden shell mussels we serve in our restaurants today are supplied by Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd, who have recently been recognised as the first blue mussel producer in the world to receive certification against the ASC bivalve standard; awarded by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council.