The Glass Barn

Cafe & Farm Shop

The heart of Sgriob-ruadh

The Glass Barn is home to our farm shop and café, where visitors can come and sit under the vine over a coffee or lunch, browse our produce for sale, and take in views down across our farm and down to the sound of Mull.

Opening Times

Summer 2023 Opening Times

Summer 2023 Opening Times

Cafe - Sunday and Monday, 10am - 4pm
Farmshop - Thursday through to Monday, 10am - 4pm

Browse our farm shop to fill up your fridge with our Isle of Mull cheese and Island pork, and add to your drinks cabinet with our farm produced Isle of Mull whey spirit. We also stock the biscuit Reade's range of Island Bakery biscuits, oatcakes that are perfect for balancing a chunk of cheese upon, savoury crackers and sweet biscuits. We keep busy in the café kitchen in the down season, producing chutneys and preserves, using much of our own grown ingredients, which can also be purchased in our shop.

A peaceful spot to watch the cows go by

A peaceful spot to watch the cows go by

The Glass Barn framework was originally part of the village hall in nearby Salen, having been built on the Clyde in the early 1900's, it was taken down to make way for a new road and has been at Sgriob-ruadh for nearly 30 years now. The Reade's had been on Mull a few years and were gradually re-building the farm, and re-purposed the metal frame, bringing it back to life at the farm and adding in the glasswork.

Moving up from the warmer climates of Somerset, and being keen gardeners, the family originally wanted somewhere to grow plants, and even considered the space could be used to house calves, and store cheese in the winter if needed. An ornamental vine was planted in the glass barn those 30 years ago, which today covers every inch of the ceiling. Its Spring leaves allow light to peak through during the spring and summer months, creating a magical space for all to enjoy. The Glass Barn was run as a café by Shelagh and Shona Reade in the early years, had a number of varying purposes since, and re-opened as a seasonal café in 2015.

Today, if you're in the café around 3.30/4pm in the summer months, and the cows are in the front fields, you'll be able to sip your coffee and watch the cows saunter in for milking time.