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Cavens Arms

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Bar, British, Scottish
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20 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AH, Scotland
+44 1387 252896
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really nice, clean pub with great service and friendly staff. Glad we found this one (with help from locals steering us away from a lesser pub round the corner a bit). Great soup and coffees, and tasty cakes. Pleasant ambience. Be aware that on Mondays there is no 'proper' food, and according to a notice at the door it is... More 

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Thank MrTerry
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A busy local restaurant especially for a Wednesday night. Lovely haggis based starters. Gammon streak and Balmoral chicken all polished of within minutes, add a side order of gigantic onion rings and the meal was perfect. All served piping hot by friendly attentive staff.

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Thank Lesley D
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my parents here early evening sat night very busy but lucky to get a table straight away It was very busy but service was ok if you took into consideration their workload Food was good and hot on arrival Its a popular place and I can see why will without a doubt return

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Thank Incandescant61
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in here for Evening meal on a wet dec night. Everywhere else was dead, but this place was buzzing .Food lovely,had the festive menu, pity about the huge portions !! Lol. Well priced,and they do a mean line in Cocktails. Very friendly staff and good atmosphere.Will be back

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Thank Bill W
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Locals love to eat and drink here. Craft beers are excellent and the food is good for pubgrub. Staff are very helpful and atmosphere is infectious. Definitely a pub to come to if you are in Dumfries.

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Thank docdavebreen
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before going to a concert in Dumfries we had been advised by a friend that this was a good place to eat and drink. It was very busy and we had to wait about 10 nins for a table , but it was Friday night. The pub has a fairly extensive menu and a large selection of beers and real... More 

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Thank James S
Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food and great atmosphere, big helpings and very good staff. Bar was very busy but it was a Saturday so we had to wait about 10 mins in the bar for a table but that was ok we had a drink and looked at the menu while waiting.

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Thank mmbell3103
glasgow
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit to this warm friendly place. Constantly busy, but staff didn't take long to seat us and take our order. Would highly recommend the chicken and bacon bbq melt and the roast beef. Would definitely go back

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Thank alan19667
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat here once a month on average, and have never had a bad meal. Pub grub at its best. You may have to wait a while for a table but it's well worth it. Prices won't break the bank. Good selection of beer and wine to boot.

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Thank John B
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brought friends here for a meal and as usual we were not disappointed. Meals were plentiful and tasted good. The wine was good too ( so I was told as I was designated driver for the evening) all in all fantastic service,food and atmosphere and we look forward to returning again in the not so distant future.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Scottish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Dumfries
  • Phone Number: +44 1387 252896

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?