Media Release: Murray mania at Loch Leven

TO celebrate Andy Murray booking his place into the semi-finals, staff at Loch Leven’s Larder are swapping serving trays for rackets to get into the tennis spirit over the Wimbledon season.

This weekend will see the Larder team ditch their aprons for tennis outfits in a bid to spur on the UK champ, who is from the Perthshire area.

The family-run restaurant, farm and gift shop, based near Kinross, is creating tennis fever in the Larder to show visitors that they don’t need to go to ‘Murray Mound’ to get a taste of Wimbledon this summer.

Emma Niven, head of business at Loch Leven’s Larder, said:

“The next fortnight is all about Andy Murray at Loch Leven’s Larder. From scrumptious strawberry delights to creating your own tennis-themed picnic, the Larder is the place to get your Wimbledon fix.

“We are massive supporters of Andy and hope that as many of our customers as possible will join us by getting into the spirit of things and encouraging him through the semis and into the final.”

The Larder is also offering a free punnet of strawberries to anyone who shares their full name with Andy until 4th July.

Perthshire’s hidden gem, Loch Leven’s Larder, boasts a restaurant that features a stunning menu using some of the finest seasonal ingredients, grown and served at their best by the Larder’s chefs. It is also perfectly situated so diners can enjoy the beautiful views of the Loch.

The Larder offers a delightful mix of Scottish, Norwegian and European influenced gifts, boasting a range of own label products in store including; an everyday range featuring oatcakes, rice, dried fruit and nuts, a home-grown range featuring bread and eggs and a heavenly range of confectionery including; Belgian chocolates, marzipan fruits and clootie dumpling fudge.

Easily accessible from Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee – visitors don’t need to go far to experience the hidden gem during Wimbledon, as the Larder is right on the Perthshire doorstep.

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Notes to Editor:

Loch Leven’s Larder offering:

  • Daily seasonal vegetables are available, straight from the local farm
  • Fresh bread is made daily on the premises
  • Loch Leven’s Larder source their strawberries locally from Blakertyside Farm, Fife.
  • The Larder will be offering a selection of strawberry treats over the summer including: strawberry tarts, strawberry knickerbocker glory, strawberry cheese cake, strawberry and cream-filled meringues, strawberry Charlotte with strawberry sauce, salads with strawberry balsamic and black pepper and an in-house recipe of strawberries, Prosecco and shortbread.
  • Products stocked include – Kilduncan Eggs, Puddledub Pork, Rannoch Smokery, Edinburgh Shortbread House, Wicked Chocolate Company, Tyrells Crisps, Caledonian Coffee Company, Heatherslaw Bakery
  • Homeware stocked include – Ness, SIA, Hume Sweet Hume, OXO, Two Bad Mice Publishers Ltd, Brenda Bowers, Arran Aromatics
  • The constantly evolving Larder gives you a differing experience on every visit with the seasonal offer changing be it Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter.
  • The Larder gift shop is a delightful mix of Scottish, Norwegian and European influences with a twist on tradition, featuring quirky gadgets, quality designer home wares, luxury cashmere and heavenly treats that are almost too good to eat!
  • The family has invested heavily in continuous improvement of the Larder since opening, thanks to Emma Niven, head of the business, including doubling in size to increase square footage (315m2 – 600m2) in 2007.
  • Loch Leven’s Larder employs 66 people, all from the local area, providing locals and visitors with a charming alternative to supermarkets and chain stores with the opportunity to buy fresh, local Scottish produce to take home, or to sample when cooked at its best.
  • Loch Leven’s Larder pride themselves on seasonality and make no apology for not stocking strawberries in December or asparagus in January.
  • For this to happen they need to stick to ‘true seasons’, with seasonality at the heart of the business. Offering home-grown produce (vegetables and fruit) from the grounds of the surrounding family farm, along with some of the finest Scottish, British delicacies from speciality cheeses, cold meats, chocolates and home baking, together with food and gifting influences from France, Italy and other areas of Europe.
  • Loch Leven’s Larder is open seven days a week, 9.30am – 5.30pm (last hot food orders 4.30pm).
  • To contact the Larder, please call 01592 841000; Channel Farm, Milnathort, Kinross, KY13 9HD

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