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Fully refurbished and under new management. Family owned traditional harbour side Inn in the beautiful fishing village of The Isle of Whithorn. Offering the very best of local produce including our very own ales from The Five Kingdoms Brewery
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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All reviews fish and chips scallops lamb burger pudding bread salad ice cream potatoes cakes harbour side the pub real ale own brewery great beer evening meal both occasions
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Reviewed 12 January 2024

Super, terrific afternoon at the Steampacket Inn....had a lovely lunch with my family and canine friend and we all thoroughly enjoyed it! I would highly recommend to anyone wanting a good, tasty and ample meal. Service was excellent, staff were excellent and we were very...looked after. We ate: Wild Boar Burger (my favourite!), Fish Pie, Mussels and Smoked Sea Bream.....all DELICIOUS! Thanks again for a great afternoon!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

Lovely food but could do with a couple more pub classics to go along side the fancier Red Deer and Pheasant etc. Shame you can’t sit and have a drink anywhere any more with all bar tables now for dining only.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Callum Harvey, Owner at The Steam Packet Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2024

Thanks for reviewing us, you can sit and have a drink anywhere and tables certainly not for only diners , you came in the night before hogmany and so tables were limited as it was set for the hogmany dance but that is one off....More

Reviewed 2 January 2024

The Pub has a warm and cosy feel, love all the fairy lights. The Staff are super friendly make you feel at home. The food was delish, from the breakfast ( milk and butter alone) evening meals excellant, Choc brownie FABULOUS. The rooms nicely done,...our stay was lovely, Thank you to all for a fantastic New year. Everyone should have a pub like this in their lives or just visit if your in the area, you won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Callum Harvey, Owner at The Steam Packet Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2024

Thank you for your lovely review and we are delighted you enjoyed new year with us ..we hope to see you again

Reviewed 23 December 2023

What a fantastic place , the food and staff was top drawer, the crunchy cauliflower started was amazing and the ribeye was the best, a truly top quality food experience

Date of visit: December 2023
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Callum Harvey, Owner at The Steam Packet Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2023

Thanks for taking time to review us and your kind words are very much appreciated . We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 1 December 2023

This place is a revelation! Fantastically inventive use of the freshest local ingredients prepared with the greatest skill and respect. Don’t miss a chance to visit- currently there’s an astounding festive menu which is as generous as it is tasty- absolutely fabulous value and well...worth the drive. The best food treat ever and kind and happy staff- woohoo! We’ll be back as soon as we can make it! Also fabulous beer from their brewery.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Callum Harvey, Owner at The Steam Packet Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2023

Thank you so much for your lovely review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay, it was our absolute pleasure looking after you and we look forward to your next visit

Reviewed 29 November 2023

Gorgeous meal at The Steam Packet last night, the food was delicious and inventive, lots of variety on the menu, the staff are warm and welcoming and the pub sparkled with lights and Christmas decorations!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Callum Harvey, Owner at The Steam Packet Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2023

Thank you so much for your lovely review..we are glad you enjoyed your evening and look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 25 October 2023

Brought the family back for another meal, and I have to say the food was even better than before!!! Service 10 out of 10 lovely warm atmosphere, highly recommended!!!!💙❤💙

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 17 October 2023

If you are travelling to the Isle of Whithorn, this is the place to eat. The owners have made this a beautiful place to stay and to enjoy food and drink. We had the Fish and Chips and the Boar Burger which were very tasty....The homemade tomato ketchup is delightful. They also stock local beer. We were so impressed that we booked in for breakfast the next day which was equally as good. The service was friendly and attentive. We will visit again 😊More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Callum Harvey, Owner at The Steam Packet Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2023

Thanks for your lovely review and we are delighted you enjoyed both lunch and.dinner with us .we look forward to your next visit

Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

Two couples both with dogs were made welcome from the moment we arrived. Lovely food, delicious starter’s (lobster ravioli being a highlight) and quality mains (a mix of Ox cheek, pork, pheasant and beef Wellington between us) all with good service. Would definitely recommend a...visit if in the area.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Callum Harvey, Owner at The Steam Packet Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2023

Thank you for your review and it's great to receive such nice comments . We are glad you enjoyed and look forward to you returning

Reviewed 6 October 2023

We both had the partridge from the specials menu. Beautifully cooked and loved that it was locally sourced! Attentive service and would HIGHLY recommend!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Callum Harvey, Owner at The Steam Packet Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2023

Thank you for reviewing us and it's great to hear you enjoyed the partridge . We look forward to you joining us again

Reviewed 2 October 2023

I have been coming here for many years on and off whilst travelling with work and wouldn't usually comment. However, there something not just not right with this place and I feel the present management are just there to make a quick buck whilst everything...falls apart. The gents toilet cubicles are in a right mess with either being closed off or toilets seats hanging off for over 4 months. And for the beer!! How can you run out so often when the pubs brewery is just down the road. Food is okay but slightly overpriced then again most places are now daysMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Callum Harvey, Owner at The Steam Packet Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2023

If you have been coming for years you will know just how much me have actually spent since buying into the packet, complete new floors, and refurb , tables chairs ,bedrooms and carpets etc etc so certainly not here to make a quick buck as...More

Reviewed 22 September 2023

We were quickly welcomed and shown to our reserved table. Our drnks order was also taken and delivered. We decided to order main course and dessert. I had a lovely Beef Wellington (medium rare) and my wife really enjoyed her Barbary Duck which was cooked...to her choice of medium. We were very satisfied with the quality and quantity of food. The restaurant was busy and the only negative of our meal was that the staff did not seem to notice that we had finished the mains. I had to call a waitress over to ask for dessert menus. We had a Gingerbread Cheesecake and a Chocolate Almond Dartois. The ice cream was delicious. A nice touch was that as my wife has mobility issues, she was shown to a downstairs staff toilet. The total cost for the meal and drinks was £74.30, not cheap but worth it.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Callum Harvey, Owner at The Steam Packet Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2023

Thank you very much for taking time to review us it's great to get positive feed back. I sincerely apologise for the wait for a dessert menu and we have followed this up to make sure it doesn't happen again. We look forward to your...More

Reviewed 19 September 2023

Very popular so book ahead and ask for lobster in advance. Best lobster ever! Steaks and beef wellington also excellent.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Callum Harvey, Owner at The Steam Packet Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2023

Thank you for reviewing us and we are very happy you enjoyed the food . We are lucky in that lobsters are usually just a text away and I believe we have the best butcher in the region in Ballard's. We look forward to your...More

Reviewed 19 September 2023

A perfect base when staying in the village. Michelin standard meals. Good variety of drinks. Cannot wait to return.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Callum Harvey, Owner at The Steam Packet Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2023

Thank you for your kind review and we delighted you enjoyed the food and drink, we look forward to your next visit

Reviewed 16 September 2023

Pub and restaurant only. Friendly staff with great service, ambiance left something to be desired (we sat in back) but the food was fantastic. Get the lobster ravioli or two!!! Sea bream was well prepared and perfectly served. Ribeye was perfectly cooked to order.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Callum Harvey, Owner at The Steam Packet Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2023

Thank you for your review . Glad you enjoyed the your meal, the lobster ravioli is extremely popular ..we hope to see you again

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Think 10 or 10.30 can’t quite remember, but call them they are very helpful nothing was too much trouble when we stayed
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Sorry we are closed Christmas Eve, Christmas day and boxing day
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Lunch is 12-2 and dinner is 5.30-9
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The Steam Packet Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5