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SEE OUR HOTEL REVIEWS THE SELKIRK ARMS HOTEL many guests are still posting food review on the Hotel web site as well...Choice of dining areas in this 17 bedroom town house hotel. Choose from the Bar, Bistro or Restaurant where the same a la carte menu is available throughout. Both open to the public and hotel residents daily for lunch and dinner. Dine at a leisurely pace with cosy settees, casual dining areas, free wi fi and a relaxed atmosphere. Although a hotel the food is the big attraction here and it is very popular with locals. A great selection of beers and real ales are on tap. Wood fired Pizza oven for al fresco dining in the summer
PRICE RANGE
£13 - £38
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Scottish
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Tasty food, generous portions, friendly staff. I chose the fish and chips which was delicious, and finished my meal with some lovely local ice cream. I will definitely be back!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely food here in a stylish and comfortable surroundings. There’s a choice of three dining areas so no danger of feeling cramped - we ate in the central area nearest the entrance as it has the most light and a sense of space. The service...was attentive, and quick, and the food top class: Jenny had a very classy and large plate of cod and chips (delicious ones) with garden peas, while I had the salt-baked celeriac with dukkah, rose harissa and chick pea dal, together with some tenderstem broccoli. Both main courses were a generous size so sadly we had to resist the temptations of a toothsome dessert menu; others might succumb enthusiastically! Very reasonably priced for high quality cooking, and a place we’d be delighted to return to.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very simple fine fare for a modest lunch- very friendly staff and decent menu. Service was prompt and well stocked bar.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 March 2024 via mobile

Super Friday night getaway.We attended the very informative wine tasting which finished just in time for our dinner booked at 7.30pm. Steak & fish & chips were spot on as was the clootie pudding. We had been allocated room 19 which was small but well...appointed. To be honest we didn’t spend much time in the room as we were out the door after our nicely cooked breakfast for bike ride to Castle Douglas. We returned in time to have a really good afternoon tea with a nice selection of cakes and fresh cut sandwiches and many cups of tea as we’re a bit dry after the bike ride. We payed the bill a departed for home feeling full up and relaxed. We will be back.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Dear Clucks, Sounds like a perfect Friday to us. Thank you for letting us know how perfect it was and make the readers aware of the various activities we can offer and help arrange. Our wine merchants Corney & Barrow keep the cellar stocked and...More

Reviewed 24 February 2024

This hotel was delight. Very friendly and helpful staff. Hotel warm and welcoming despite cold and rain outdide. Our room was besutiful, lovely comfortsble bed, good bathroom with bath and shower. Nice touch was the nespresso machine and pods. Approved of the jack points on...sockets for usb and tech leads. Fruit and biscuits as well. Dinner perfect from award winning young chef, we shared scallops snd risotto starter I had roast tandoori cauliflower very tasty and just well spiced. My husband said the pigs cheeks were delicious. A shared pannacotta rounded off a great meal. Excellent nights sleep was followed by a hearty Scottish Breakfast. We didn't need any more food until the evening. I can't recommend this lovely hotel too highly.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Dear 971chrysaa, Breakfast is so hearty isn't it! We always say it's a public service, saving you money on a lunch not needed... Your review is really lovely in all aspects from the service to room to meals and we have passed it onto everyone...More

Reviewed 14 February 2024

Fantastic food and hospitality. Highly recommended. A lovely hotel and excellent value for money. We will definitely return to the Selkirk

Date of visit: February 2024
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Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Dear everettwilkes2016, We appreciate the recommendation and the review. Thank you so much and do pop back again. best regards, Joanna

Reviewed 1 February 2024 via mobile

Had a great stay here in the summer. Visiting Kircudbright again, return trip to Selkirk Arms a must. Really good food, warm and welcoming service from Willie.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 January 2024

Lovely hotel and restaurant in Kircudbright. Good room and really good restaurant with bar and friendly staff. Had 2 pork bellies and starters of Haggis croquettes. Excellent food. Would recommend this hotel and the town as there are quite a few restaurants and bars. Free...parking at the back of the hotel was a bonus.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Management response:Responded 25 January 2024

Dear palane52, I always say, the hotel car park isn't the biggest in the world but it is free! And Kirkcudbright is still blessed with free parking throughout, something that's quite refreshing 'these days'. If our car park is full there is an adjacent one...More

Reviewed 16 January 2024

We had the warmest of welcomes from several staff on a cold day. We were seated next to a coal fire and enjoyed a classic menu of tasty cock-leekie soup followed by a generous plateful of haggis, neeps and tatties. The beer was excellent too.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Management response:Responded 25 January 2024

Dear Malpasmac1, It has been SO cold recently - and when not cold, tipping it down in buckets. We look forward to summer days in the garden but until then the cosy fire is just lovely. I'm glad you enjoyed your Burns meal with us...More

Reviewed 29 December 2023

A very pleasant and welcoming restaurant on a side street down towards the harbour. The food was very tasty, the service swift and friendly and the prices very reasonable. The best Sunday lunch of our brief tour of New Galloway. Recommended. Suomeski: Erittäin hyvä.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Management response:Responded 2 January 2024

Dear Irlantilainen, We hope you had an interesting and happy visit to Kirkcudbright and the area with time to enjoy your Sunday Lunch here at our hotel. We welcome your comments and happily accept the best lunch accolade! Very many thanks for taking the time...More

Reviewed 29 December 2023 via mobile

An excellent menu of very well executed, great tasting food, beyond what you would expect for a restaurant connected to a pub. The service was also lovely from all - friendly and considerate.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Management response:Responded 2 January 2024

Dear antjrice, A great review! We are delighted that you enjoyed yourselves and had a delicious meal. We are 16 bed hotel with restaurant and bar area attached so there's plenty to keep us busy every day. Great comments on the level of service you...More

Reviewed 28 December 2023

Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. Lovely lunch. Would come back and recommend to anyone.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Management response:Responded 2 January 2024

Dear H3566BPruthk, Thank you for this solid review. Your intent to return is the key to everything we do - thank you for this and for popping this review up. kindest regards, Joanna

Reviewed 18 December 2023

Attended party night 16th December with sisters and spouses....stayed over too!....3rd party night at the Selkirk arms and honestly they have it down to a tee. Tasty meal..well timed service.. fab entertainment and participation! Lovely room and cooked to order breakfast.....great touch added to breakfast...menu...information on weather ...walks..and places of interest. Kirkcudbright is a lovely wee town with independent shops......looking forward to coming back for lunch and taking walk that you highlighted...thank youMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Management response:Responded 2 January 2024

Dear annewY8062EZ, Fantastic! Well, we partied well in the latter part of the year - once in November with a 70's and 80's night and then twice at Christmas. You have been great local supporters of the Christmas nights - many thanks for this as...More

Reviewed 19 November 2023

We stayed here for the Stargazing Weekend in November 2023. The hotel is lovely and food is excellent. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the rooms clean and comfortable. The weather was against us so we didn't see any stars - alas - but...we had two informative sessions with expert Steve, a visit to the planetarium and a thoroughly enjoyable stay. The hotel is centrally located in Kirkcudbright which is lovely to visit for scenery and independent shops.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Management response:Responded 2 January 2024

Dear BarbaraH665, Thank you. The weather gods did not get my memo for starry starry nights unfortunately - but as you say, such is Steve Owens knowledge and presentation that everyone departed with his amazing insight and more astral knowledge than they arrived with. The...More

Reviewed 31 October 2023

We stayed for one night, and enjoyed the most exceptional evening meal. Top quality food - locally sourced and presented wonderfully, and a great wine menu alongside. We stayed overnight and have to say the breakfast was equally brilliant. What a find!... will definitely be...coming back (again...and again.) Thank you to the whole team whose attention to detail and customer service added the cherry to the cake.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Management response:Responded 2 January 2024

Dear Inspire59429338959, Please do come and see us again - the town and region have so much to offer visitors looking for a relaxing break. The team are all very pleased with your observations - it was a great moral boost. We are thrilled with...More

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Dogs are not allowed in the restaurant - sorry!
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The menu can be found on their site. I would think they change with the seasons.
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