This newly built café, butchers and farm shop is set in the heart of the Gleno valley, within a few minutes walk of Gleno waterfall and an easy drive from Larne, Carrickfergus and the Causeway Coastal Route.
The Dairy's journey began with a vision: creating a little, quaint coffee shop, butchers and farm shop that everyone can enjoy. They wanted to have a stylish, modern interior (whilst still incorporating some of the old building left behind) with a more traditional exterior to blend in with the beautiful rural surroundings. This they have achieved and more besides!
They have a great culinary team who pride themselves on being able to cater for everyone, with a menu offering a wide range of breakfast and lunch dishes suitable for meat eaters, vegetarians, vegans and coeliacs. Their dishes use fresh ingredients and meat meals incorporate the same produce they sell at their butchers counter. They even have a dedicated baking area where all of their scones, cakes and tray bakes are made by hand. Traditional roast dinners are available on Sundays. They sell Maud's ice-cream and as many locals know, Gleno was once home to the Maud's ice cream factory so its great to see it back here.
Their farm shop celebrates quality local suppliers and stocks a broad and varied range of artisanal products, ranging from chutneys, to chocolates, breads, sauces and sweet treats.
Their butchers counter sells quality cuts of Irish meat sourced from Carnbrooke Meats and their on-site top of the range equipment means they can make sausages and burgers by hand daily. They also have an extensive selection of kebabs, stuffed fillets, marinated chicken pieces and coleslaw all handmade in-store.
With locally sourced meats to using local companies to supply the Café and shop, they pride themselves on supporting local businesses and surrounding communities.
They have a courtyard with outdoor seating area for sunny days and also a children's area. The premises are dog friendly.