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Main Street Dg7 3uw, St. John's Town of Dalry Scotland
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in St. John's Town of Dalry
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Rural village inn set in the heart of the glenkens. We are open every day all year round providing a selection of ensuite rooms, country pub dining, camera award winning real ale and also welcome well behaved dogs in selected areas. A perfect base for people exploring the area, rural scottish getaway, stop off for southern uplands way and for country sports enthusiasts. Gun safes provided along with chilling room for stalkers.
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Wendy S wrote a review Feb 2021
Ayr, United Kingdom1 contribution
My husband and I were looking for somewhere special for lunch to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. This was back in November 2020 just before most places closed for lockdown again. Despite the restrictions of masks, social distancing and the fact it was a miserable, (very) early afternoon, we couldn't have picked a better location. My husband had the souffle to start whilst I had the haggis scotch egg and both were delicious. We each had the fish maincourse which was just amazing. I just wish I had reviewed sooner so I could remember exactly what the dish was but it has stuck in my memory, it was that good. We're looking to return again when 'normal service resumes' and hopefully won't have to wait too long.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Anniep1232014 wrote a review Dec 2020
Castle Douglas, United Kingdom10 contributions10 helpful votes
This was our first meal out since March and it did not disappoint. The food is first class as is the service. The restaurant it’s self has a nice warm atmosphere, with its log burning fire. Very good value for money would recommend it highly, but you really need to book.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Response from Philip Papworth, Owner at The Clachan Inn
Responded 22 Dec 2020
We are so glad you enjoyed your first meal out in ages. It certainly been a difficult year for everybody and we hope to see you again in the new year. Bring on the vaccine!!!
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RAN wrote a review Jul 2020
Stockport, United Kingdom11 contributions5 helpful votes
The Clachan is a lovely scottish pub - friendly staff, nice food and good beer. Given the recent pub closures across Scotland its great the see that the Clachan is now open! We sat in the sunshine yesterday on one of the outside tables and enjoyed a beer, coffee and coke. Very impressed with the attention to detail in ensuring that customers are well looked after, and safe. Thank you team Clachan.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Response from Philip Papworth, Owner at The Clachan Inn
Responded 17 Jul 2020
It is great to be back. These are still difficult times and it is so important that we all work together complying with the current restrictions to make this a success. See you again soon.
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Bigladwigan wrote a review Mar 2020
Warrington, United Kingdom5 contributions
I've never had bad food in the clachan. We eat here whenever we come to loch ken to fish. On our last trip for my 50th the team had adorned our table with loads of banners and balloons sent to them by my wife. Then they'd put on my favourite pudding at the request of my wife. In case you're wondering we had beef cheeks for main and it was delicious but it just can't compare to the experience that is their vanilla rice pudding with cinnamon, brown sugar and salted caramel ice cream. The prices are very very reasonable and you'll not be disappointed with the service either. If you are going do book a couple of days before as you'll struggle to get a table at weekends if you don't. To the team that work there. Thanks so much for everything you did for me on the 15th. Ady
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Philip Papworth, Owner at The Clachan Inn
Responded 27 Mar 2020
Glad we could make your 50th a memorable occasion. Look forward to seeing you and all the fishermen when we are open for business again. Keep safe.
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Nikki B wrote a review Feb 2020
Longton, United Kingdom74 contributions18 helpful votes
Staying in the Dumfries and Galloway area, we travelled 40 minutes to get to this oasis of pub loveliness! This part of Scotland is not renowned for its beer and the men in our party of 6 had been suffering from the lack of a decent pint all week. Two of us had visited before, so we promised they wouldn’t be disappointed and they weren’t!! Excellent beer, choice of 3 on draught and amazing food. The pub also has a wonderful warmth about it, not just because of the real fires but the decor and the friendly staff add to the ambiance. Definitely need to book, we couldn’t get in the first night of our choice! The food is imaginative, vary tasty and filling. We had beef cheek, duck breast and halloumi and aubergine burgers, all delicious and also pigged out on the puddings! Best meal and beer of our holiday, just wish it was a bit nearer!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Philip Papworth, Owner at The Clachan Inn
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Thank you for posting a review. Besides providing good quality and good value food, we are proud of our ever changing selection of well kept real ales. We are currently the CAMRA pub of the year for Dumfries and Galloway. Yes booking is essential at the weekends. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday.
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United KingdomScotlandDumfries and GallowaySt. John's Town of Dalry
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Clachan Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Clachan Inn?
Nearby attractions include Forrest Estate Experiences (4.6 miles), The Galloway Forest Park Red Deer Range (4.3 miles), and CatStrand (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Clachan Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Clachan Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Clachan Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Clachan Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Smithy, The Clachan Inn Restaurant, and The Ken Bridge Hotel.
Is The Clachan Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of St. John's Town of Dalry.
Are pets allowed at The Clachan Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is The Clachan Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.