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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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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Reviewed yesterday

We spent two nights at this little hide-away in unexpected comfort (views over the quiet harbour) with outstanding food and drink, and attentive, cheerful staff. The range of ales, made right there in the tiny village, was extensive and the beer was delicious. The wines...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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toncal, Owner at The Steam Packet Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The door unfortunately had the handle vigoursly pulled from the other side causing the problem but luckily the joiner was on hand to fix it straight away. We are very...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have been meaning to write this review since we returned from our 'self catering' holiday mid May. The last review and the rating of 1 star has given me the jolt to do so. How The Steam Packet, it's food and it's team be...More

Date of visit: May 2021
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toncal, Owner at The Steam Packet Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind review and we are delighted you had a good experience with us. We are very lucky here in the Isle to have great local produce including the give kingdoms beer.

Reviewed 6 days ago

So after reading the reviews we were expecting good quality food and service. On arrival we were directed to a table, no hello, welcome, nice to see you, just directed to the table. After about 5 minutes I had to flag a waitress to ask...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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toncal, Owner at The Steam Packet Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

What night did you eat? We sell so many of the hand made ravioli and have never had a complaint ever, every table is checked so I would have happily changed the steaks or anything you were not happy with had you of said to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great local food and friendly service with excellent beer. We booked a table for an evening meal and the food was a delight. Highly recommend the local scallops starter and the I had the steak which was cooked to perfection. On another evening we sat...More

Date of visit: May 2021
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toncal, Owner at The Steam Packet Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for reviewing us and we are delighted you had a nice evening with us. We hope to see you again

Reviewed 1 week ago

The king scallops, dressed crab, fish n chips, ribeye, belly pork and mussels, all absolutely fabulous and enjoyed over a number of meals this week. Really hope to return one day and enjoy a pint or 2/3/4.. A great up and coming eatery. well done...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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toncal, Owner at The Steam Packet Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for such a fantastic review we are delighted you had a nice time with us and look forward to seeing again in the future

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food served here was some of the most delicious food we had ever eaten. Particularly the starters of seafood chowder and scallops were absolutely gorgeous. Everything was a good sized portion and therefore good value for money - we couldn't have eaten any more!...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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toncal, Owner at The Steam Packet Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review and we are glad you like both the food and and the new look. We hope to see you again

Reviewed 1 week ago

On holiday touring around Scotland and found this absolute gem of a restaurant, we had the fish and chips and these were honestly the Best we have ever had. Absolutely amazing, lovely staff and fabulous service. We opted to enjoy the sun and sat outside,...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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toncal, Owner at The Steam Packet Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for such a great review and we are glad you got to enjoy the sunshine in this beautiful wee part of the world.. We hope to see you again

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We parked our motorhome behind the Steam Packet so as to enjoy a night out without the worry of driving home. on going in the welcome was second to none as was the food that was to follow, excellent menu with great choice of fresh...More

Date of visit: May 2021
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toncal, Owner at The Steam Packet Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing us. We are glad you enjoyed your evening and look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited this bar many times in the past and always enjoyed it. Recent renovations and new menu have really improved it. It's a great location, staff really friendly, food was amazing and the beer from the local brewery was outstanding. Can't wait to...More

Date of visit: May 2021
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toncal, Owner at The Steam Packet Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and it's great to get some feedback from a returning customer

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The newly refurbished Steam Packet Inn is just what the Machars region needed. The food is first class, as are the welcome and service. The produce is locally sourced, fresh and of the finest quality. The beer is already award winning and it won’t be...More

Date of visit: May 2021
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toncal, Owner at The Steam Packet Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and we hope to see you again

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Audrey C
8 July 2020|
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Response from ecctv4219 | Reviewed this property |
It is very quiet here on the Machars with very little open - now there is to be a change in July I understand - but cannot say about whether the Steam Packet (great place to stay) is to be open!
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Markybug73
19 December 2018|
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Response from V9252VOsteves | Reviewed this property |
Yes we've taken our dog inside.
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Kathleen M
20 March 2017|
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Response from DPayn | Reviewed this property |
Im sure if you asked it would be ok to eat each night. The meals are really reasonable and yes dogs are welcome.
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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