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Hole I The Wa Inn

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165 High Street, Dumfries DG1 2QT, Scotland
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good40%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“haggis” (2 reviews)
“bar lunch” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Scottish, Pub
165 High Street, Dumfries DG1 2QT, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Attractive 'old fashioned' sign and an uplifting Robert Burns poem at the front door. Plenty of space and clearly popular with locals coming to relax before moving on. Meals are served during the day but not in the evenings. Helpful bar staff and a good...More

Thank Rossergruffydd
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We saw the Hole I the Wa and decided to go in and have a look 4 guys were playing draft Locals we think they gave us a big welcome which was nice. We had a couple of drinks and the bar started to fill...More

1  Thank Lee S
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Family run bar that always has decent entertainment and good banter. The toilets need upgraded big time - apart from that it's a good "filler" on a night out.

Thank AnonAnonymous95
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

On a visit to Dumfries and being a member of Dundee Burns Club I had to visit this place. We entered the bar where a few worthies were chatting noisily then headed to the lounge. We were given menus and told to order at the...More

Thank JoLow
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I think the last time this bar had any money spent on it was 1965 :) however this is part of its charm. You get to it by walking down a narrow walkway, hence the name, its a bit like the tardis, looks small when...More

1  Thank MikeyAndHisTravels
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Visited over a dozen bars in Dumfries on holiday , this was easily the worst. Go the globe instead , much nicer.

Thank neil w
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We stopped in here for a bar lunch having been here in previous years. We were very surprised by the very reasonable price of the meals and were further surprised by the size of the helpings! It was really excellent value. Drink prices were also...More

1  Thank James S
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I,m sure we didn,t see this pub at its best as when we were there there was a group of very drunk geordies shouting at each other,shoving each other and smashing glasses on the floor,the pub wasn,t as historic as i thought it might be,although...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Going into any pub declaring that it was established in 1620 you might expect some sort of gravitas; some feeling of timeless quality and class. You might almost expect that the owners would try to maximise its historical heritage. Burns used to come here for...More

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Stopped in for a drink one lunchtime and the overriding smell of carbolic was refreshing if you had forgotten what the smell was like. The pint of 60 shillings was acceptable, but the state of the gents loo was disgusting. The ceiling had more dark...More

Thank Davidbignose!
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Bar, British, Scottish, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 High Street, Dumfries DG1 2QT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Dumfries
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