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Bute Tools

45 Montague Street, Rothesay PA20 0BU

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Hardware store and a whole lot more!

A hardware store with a whole lot more! Three generation family-run shop that proudly focuses on providing a friendly, personal service to all.

Bute Tools is a real Aladdin's cave of housewares, DIY products, gifts and small electricals and is situated in the main shopping area - Montague Street - in the middle of Rothesay just across from the ferry terminal.

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Ironmongers & General Hardware

Traditionally an ironmongery, Bute Tools still offers a wide range of products for DIY and professional use around the home

Bute Tools for Ironmongers & General Hardware
  • Hand and power tools
  • Screws, Nails & Fasteners
  • Locks & Security
  • Hinges, Catches etc.
  • Door & Window Furniture
  • Key Cutting Service

DIY Materials

Bute Tools offers a wide range of DIY products and materials for virtually any job

Bute Tools for DIY Materials
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Timber, sheet materials and mouldings
  • Electrical supplies
  • Plumbing supplies
  • Abrasives, Adhesives etc.

Homewares, Garden & Gifts

Over the years and in response to customer demand, Bute Tools has widened its range of housewares, cleaning products, soft furnishings and gifts

Bute Tools for Homewares, Garden & Gifts
  • Cleaning Products
  • Housewares
  • Soft Furnishings
  • Gifts & Decorative Items
  • Garden Supplies and Equipment

Bute Tools is an Aladdin's cave of goodies - it's simply not possible to list here the vast (and seasonally adjusted) range of products on offer so plan a visit today!

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Bute Tools does not have a car park, however there is usually plenty of free on-street parking in the vicinity. Alternatively, you may park in Guildford Square nearby where a pay-and-display service is in operation.

Public Transport

Bute Tools is within a short walking distance of the main town centre bus station at Guildford Square.

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"Great local shop! "

Summary review by KimC

Staff always really helpful and very friendly. There’s something in this shop for everyone! Love looking around it, recommend a visit!

Detailed review by MH


Takes a little getting used to!

The store layout takes a little getting used to simply because of the wide range of goods stocked. Even then you often find yourself asking a staff member - but they are good at spotting people scratching their heads and will often ask if they can help. It's always worth an ask if you can't find something specific, as they often have stuff in store rooms or in their "yard" (or even on the truck which is often parked out front) so not everything is on the shelf.



The product range really is unbeatable considering the size of Bute. It's always worth asking if you can't find the product you want because they will often be able to order in for you if they don't carry stock of a specific item.


Seemingly 1 or 2 of everything

Unless you are buying screws or nails, don't expect to be able to bulk buy for a large project without arranging in advance. Because of the enormous range of products stocked and the relative size of the island, it's unusual to find more than a few of any one thing on the shelf.



The staff at Bute Tools are predominantly family members and without doubt are some of the friendliest and most customer-centric you'll find on the island. Nothing is too much trouble.



Some items are really good value and others not so. It's understandable - they carry a huge range, it's a big shop considering the size of the island and it is very well staffed. From a large project perspective it will undoubtedly save money sourcing bulk products elsewhere, but for those odd jobs Bute Tools is unbeatable.


Bute is lucky to have them

Great range, great staff, helpful attitude and will source products they don't stock. What's not to like?

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