Breakfast at Fern Villa

Think about a Scottish Breakfast what springs to mind?

Oatmeal Porridge, Kippers, Haggis, Black Pudding, Smoked Salmon?

We are happy to serve them all!

Vegetarian and Vegan choices too

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Breakfast at Fern Villa

Breakfast is served between 7.30am and 8.45am :

Choose from our 4 breakfast options for meat and fish lovers. Or a choice of 5 dishes for vegetarians/vegans. 


Slow Cooked Hamlyns Oatmeal Porridge made with full fat milk.

Our own recipe Bircher Muesli – maybe better known as overnight soaked oats.  A mix of 10 dry ingredients stirred through yoghurt and apple juice on a bed of mixed berries.  

Please let us know if you’d prefer either made with non dairy. 

At our Self Service Counter

  • Selection of cereals 
  • Yoghurts 
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Mixed Tinned breakfast fruits – e.g. grapefruit, mandarin, apricots
  • Fruit Juice

Followed by a choice of Fern Villa's freshly cooked breakfast options


Choice 1

Select From :

  • Our Butcher’s own Dry Cured Back Bacon
  • Our Butcher’s own Pork Sausage
  • Free Range Eggs
  • Grilled Tomato
  • Naughty but nice Mushrooms sauteed in butter
  • Stornoway Black Pudding
  • McSween Haggis
  • Baked Beans


Choice 2

Select From :

  • A Loch Fyne Kipper (a whole smoked herring, minus the head!)
  • Free Range Eggs
  • Naughty but nice Mushrooms sauteed in butter
  • Grilled Tomato


Choice 3

Select From :

  • Toasted Bagel
  • With either Cream Cheese or Scrambled Egg
  • Smoked Salmon


Choice 4

Served on Toast

  • Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Haddock, Cherry Tomatoes, Chives and Flat Leaf Parsley

Please advise at the time of booking if you would like a Vegetarian or Vegan Breakfast, this allows us time to shop further afield as not all items can be bought in our local CoOp.   We can offer

1.  A full Scottish Breakfast using vegan meat alternatives.
2. Scrambled tofu.
3. Home made beans on toast.
4. Herby mushrooms on toast.
5. Avocado toast.   

All breakfasts are accompanied by a pot of tea, cafetiere of coffee or a hot chocolate, toast, butter, jam and marmalade.

Occasionally we may have to substitute some items from our menu due to availability.

We are delighted to have achieved Visit Scotland’s Taste our Best accreditation as recognition of our sourcing policy and the quality of food we provide at breakfast.

Check out the provenance of the products used in our breakfast menu.


  • Letterfinlay’s own Dry Cured Back Bacon
  • Letterfinlay’s own Pork Sausages
  • Charles MacLeod of Stornoway Black Pudding (Letterfinlay)
  • Macsweensof Edinburgh Haggis (Letterfinlay)


Loch Fyne Kippers* are bought from our fishmonger in either Oban or Fort Wiliam. We buy these by the stone and we then freeze them individually.

The smoked salmon comes from Wester Ross Fisheries and is smoked by Letterfinlay.

The smoked haddock comes from our fishmonger in Fort William.

Fruit and Vegetables

  • Tomatoes and mushrooms are Scottish when in season and available.

Dairy and Eggs

  • Scottish large free range eggs (Letterfinlay or local supermarket)
  • Various Scottish butters used for sauteing mushrooms
  • Butter Portions (Letterfinlay)
  • Grahams Family Dairies Yoghurts (Letterfinlay)
  • Scottish Milk


Mackays Jams and Marmalades which are made in Dundee.


Hamlyn’s Oatmeal, which uses Scottish Oats.**
Ingredients for the Bircher are bought on line from Healthy Supplies.
Other items like bread, fruit and cereals are bought in the local supermarkets.
* Kippers are whole herring, split in the middle and opened out, salted and cold smoked on the bone.
** David gets rave reviews about his porridge, check out what people are saying.

Letterfinlay mentioned several times above is a family business in Fort William. They deliver to us twice a week which helps us reduce our carbon footprint and the need to freeze items.

Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any allergies or food requirements.