Best Pubs in Dumfries & Galloway

Expert recommended Top 3 Pubs in Dumfries & Galloway, UK. All of our pubs face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes local reviews, history, trading standards, ratings, satisfaction, trust, price and their general excellence. Only the bee's knees!


20 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway DG1 2AH Directions

Since 2003

Wine, Beer, Garlic Bread, Sandwiches, Prawn Cocktail, Beef Lasagne, 10oz Gammon Steak, Breaded Whitby Scampi, Smoked Bacon, Smoked Salmon, Fish and Chips, Smoked Chicken Breast, Prime Beef Cut Burger, Smoked Beef Chili, Roast Mushroom, Rib Eye Steak, Sides, Sauces, Whiskey, Side Dishes & Homemade Desserts

Cavens Arms is an award-winning pub, bar & restaurant in Dumfries Galloway. In this traditional pub serves excellent food and drinks in the heart of Dumfries town centre. They provide a wide range of real ales and ciders. Wheelchair access, free Wifi and gift cards are available. The afford famous British dishes fish ‘n’ chips, chargrilled dishes, snacks, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Registration SC397028

Price: Starts from £2.50

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Mon & Tue 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Carsethorn, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway DG2 8DS Directions

Since 1562

Wine, Beer, Bread Basket, Nachos Platter, Famous Steamboat Combo, Creamy Garlic Mushrooms, Hot Smoked Salmon Pate, Prawn Cocktail, Steamed Scottish Mussels, Smoked Bacon, Smoked Salmon, Fish and Chips, Smoked Chicken Breast, Prime Beef Cut Burger, Smoked Beef Chili, Roast Mushroom, Rib Eye Steak, Sides, Simple Gnocchi Pesto & Cajun Chicken

The Steamboat Inn is a fantastic pub located right by the Solway Coast. The pub has spectacular views, incredible hospitality, dinner restaurant and accommodation. They have captivating surroundings and quirky features which offer a unique bar area, pleasant dining experience and excellent bed and breakfast in Carsethorn near to Dumfries. They are cosy fires in the winter and very child and dog-friendly. They offer Pool Night for every Thursday 8:00 pm and Quiz Night for every second Wednesday 8:00 pm. They provide an extensive range of wines and craft beers.

Registration 1704507

Price: Starts from £3



Mon & Tue 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm|
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm|
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu & Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm|
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat & Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Kingholm Road, Dumfries & Galloway DG1 4SU Directions

Wine, Beer, Cheddar Cheese with A Side of Apple Chutney, Coronation Chicken with A Light Curry, Mango Chutney, Mayo Chicken with A Chinese Spiced, Mayo Chicken in A Lemon, Cracked Black Pepper, Mayo Poached Salmon in Lemon, Cracked Black Pepper Mayo, Cucumber Prawns with Marie Rose, Sauce Baked Gamon with A Side of Red Onion Marmalade & Onion Rings

The Swan is a family pub/restaurant with real fires, excellent beer garden and local ale as well as a completely stocked bar and wine list. The Swan, Kingsholm Quay is just outside Dumfries along Kingsholm Road. They serve quality traditional pub food with a full bar to include real ale and is family and disable friendly. Enjoy their food outdoors in the summer in the beautiful beer garden and terrace and the winter a warm invite awaits you with the 2 log fires in the pub. Kids can eat mains for only £2 from Monday to Thursday from 5 pm until 6.30 pm.

Registration 1738105

Price: Starts from £2.50

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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm|
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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