Breakfast at Ellan Vannin
Breakfast at the Ellan Vannin is a truly Manx affair. Our breakfast produce is sourced as much as possible from local farmers and family owned Manx businesses. We would like to thank them all for helping us serve you the freshest, tastiest ingredients for breakfast.
For instance our bacon and sausage are from Radcliffes in Castletown, a Manx family butcher. The bacon is a traditional dry cured, unsmoked back bacon with no added water. It is still hand rubbed with a family recipe salt mix before the curing process. Radcliffes breakfast Sausage is hand made from the finest quality Pork and to a secret recipe!
The free range eggs on your breakfast plate have come from Finanns farm in Patrick. The chickens enjoy life and are free to roam the open fields of this Western farm. Keep your eyes open for Adrian the farmer delivering your breakfast eggs.
The butter and milk that we serve you is supplied by a small cooperative of family owned Manx dairy farms, whose farm assured herds produce the purest milk. Our local milkman, Peter, still delivers the milk and butter to our doorstep very early in the morning, fresh for your breakfast.
Manx kippers are Herring that are smoked in large oak smoking kilns in exactly the same way for the last 130 years. Manx fishermen call Herring “the King of the sea” or “Ree ny Marrey” in Manx Gaelic. We would like to thank Devereaus, a local, family Fishmonger established since 1884 for our tasty kippers.
Manx Bonnag is baked by our kitchen and is a traditional breakfast accompaniment. In days gone by currants would be added only for special occasions such as a Manx wedding. Butter a thick slice for a delicious treat.
Please try a selection of award winning Manx Cheese, made by the Isle of Man Creamery, using the traditional skills and reflecting the long culinary heritage of our enchanted Isle.
Our delicious jam and marmalade is homemade by the Ellan Vannin kitchen, and we hope you like it. Try some of our Isle of Man honey with it’s own characteristic taste, aroma and texture. Did you know that you can’t import bees into the Isle of Man? Which means that Manx bees are descended directly from the ancient bees that have populated the Isle of Man for over a millennium.