Fishmonger and smokehouse

111 Montague Street Rothesay PA20 0HW

Member of Bute Kitchen initiative


Ritchie's of Rothesay is one of the oldest & finest smokehouses in Scotland. It has been in continuous use since 1888 and its quality was royally recognized when its products graced the Balmoral breakfast table during the reign of Queen Victoria.

Ritchie's products, including its famous smoked Atlantic salmon, is cured in a secret recipe perfected by the Ritchie Family, then smoked over oak shavings. No artificial colours or flavourings are needed. In keeping with tradition, the smoked salmon is sliced by hand emphasising its rich and varied texture.

Ritchie's of Rothesay is an integral part of the Bute Family. Ritchie's of Rothesay's traditional smokehouse has been in continuous use since 1888 making it one of the oldest smokehouses in the country. Their secret recipe remains unchanged and produces some of the finest smoked salmon available.

NOTE: The store on Montague Street is now closed, pending relocation to Bute Yard later in 2023. In the meantime, online orders for a limited range of smoked products are accepted.

Key Services / Products

Mail Order Available

- contact Isle of Bute Smokehouse (Ritchies) for arrangements and costs for mail order

Regular Opening Hours

  • Monday CLOSED
  • Tuesday CLOSED
  • Wednesday 10:00-13:00
  • Thursday 10:00-13:00
  • Friday 10:00-13:00
  • Saturday CLOSED
  • Sunday CLOSED
  • Last verified 2022-09-27 -

Location of Isle of Bute Smokehouse (Ritchies)



Isle of Bute Smokehouse (Ritchies) does not have a car park, however there is usually plenty of free on-street parking in the vicinity.

Public Transport

Isle of Bute Smokehouse (Ritchies) is within a short walking distance of the main town centre bus station at Guildford Square.

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Recommendations for Isle of Bute Smokehouse (Ritchies)

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Fabulous quality every time

We've used Ritchies many times for a range of produce - standard stock items as well as their specials - and always been happy with the quality received. During lockdown they stepped up their free delivery service despite most orders being for relatively small amounts of money, and we won't forget this. Exceptional service.

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