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Cavens Arms

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) #2 of 100 Restaurants in Dumfries ££ - £££ , British,
20 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AH, Scotland
+44 1387 252896
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
20 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AH, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only terrible because after reviewing it online and finding it number one eatery, we trudged about 3 miles trying to find it only to be refused entry because our child was only 10. I thought obviously that means in the pub part and not the...More

1  Thank billC2123KE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful meal. I had steak pie, veg and mash potato although I could have had new potatoes or chips. Best steak pie I've had in a while. Hubby had fish and chips and mushy peas.It is a lovely place to go as there is plenty...More

Thank Annmarie A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a warm welcome when we arrive. The friendliest service in any restaurant ive been in and also the cleanest. Food is always hot and tasty. A few things I'd like to see change...... More vegetarian starter options (maybe a deep fried cheese) better pastry...More

Thank twinklesblog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here on 2 occasions and the food was good both times. Highly recommended. Staff were friendly and helpful

Thank Conor M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we met some friends after work and had our tea at the cavens. The place was very busy even on a week night but the waitress service was excellent. Everyone was well looked after and nothing was too much bother. We ordered from the menu...More

Thank Ally G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent selection of real ale. A good variety of choice, cooked excellently, presented excellently. Above all, the staff were really good and made a pleasant evening even more memorable.

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited a couple of days ago and enjoyed an excellent meal of fish and chips with my wife. Food was great and service was excellent. Will most certainly return again in the future.

Thank gallopingmajor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended this pub for our first evening meal on arrival in Dumfries and we were not disappointed .Although the pub was extremely busy we were made very welcome and a table sourced very quickly .We were advised of waiting time for the table...More

Thank lesley299
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Town centre pub justly popular with locals and visitors alike. Atmosphere is good, menu is varied and portions are generous. Really good selection of real ale. Good for lunchtime or evening meals but no food on Mondays... All this and good prices

Thank IanHa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we are in Dumfries we try out different restaurants but always come back to the Cavens Arms, food is really good there is plenty of choice and the plates are full to bursting. It's a child free eating place and it's always very busy...More

Thank Solusmor
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Do you allow dogs?
28 October 2016|
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Response from Dotty2729 | Reviewed this property |
Wouldn't think so as they are so busy with food
Is there wheelchair access and a disability toilet ?
5 July 2016|
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Response from alan14Bristol | Reviewed this property |
yes there is a toilet which is easily accessible on the main entrance area to the right. Generally the pub is wheelchair friendly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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