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The Schoolhouse

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A75 | Ringford, Castle Douglas, Scotland (Formerly Tjhe Schoolhouse)
01557-82-02-50
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here on way home from gatehouse , food was very good and well presented . The building ( the old school house ) has loads of character,well worth the visit .

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Thank Ian A
Dumfries and Galloway
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went today with my husband and two friends....been several times and never been disappointed..food is excellent 3 of us had chicken n leek pie it was delicious..plate was hot and the chips and veg was lovely..my friend had open prawn sandwich which was very good too...and the puddings are very good with a great choice....it is a great treat to... More 

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Thank Pollywally50
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went to The Schoolhouse after a recommendation. If I'd read some of the previous reviews, I might not have bothered. Well, I'm glad I did. For the avoidance of doubt, there was NO smell of chip fat hanging in the air and it was pleasantly WARM inside. The food was excellent as was the service. Good bit of banter with... More 

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Thank Aleximo1965
Preston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

On booking a table for 5 I made the mistake of asking for high tea instead of afternoon tea however when I told the staff of my mistake they couldn't have been kinder and pulled out all the stops to accommodate the change in menu required. I couldn't speak too highly of the service and quality of the food provided.... More 

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Thank Moira B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Stopped in here on a Sunday afternoon and wished I'd continued on.... food was poor, lady serving was rude, barking at kids and our clothes stunk for the rest of the day of fried smells.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I stopped at The school house on the way to cairnryan today and what a disappointment it was. the smell of chip pan fat when we walked through the door was disgusting....not to mentioned it was freezing inside and had to sit with my coat on the whole time. I ordered a roast beef dinner which came with (6) peas... More 

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1 Thank gogirl18
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We visited The Schoolhouse twice during our week long holiday at Gatehouse of Fleet, both times for scones and coffee. The scones were delicious and staff very helpful. It is obviously very popular, and the menu and array of home bakes explained why! Only complaint was that it was a bit cool, and the musak detracted from the experience. Would... More 

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Thank iMunros
Gosport, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Six of us stopped in for lunch after reading all the great reviews, which may have heightened our expectations. Two children loved their meals. Two of us had the sandwich and soup, both loved the soup but one was disappointed with the sandwich, fair enough it's personal choice on the bread but she felt the the filling was dry (chicken).... More 

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Thank Jane M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Always great food and a friendly welcome. A great selection of food prepared with excellent quality local ingredients. Loved by all the family. We always return.

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Thank Mhairi641
Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We have always had a delicious meal at this establishment served by very efficient friendly staff, There are many choices to suit different requirements from sandwich to full meals.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A75 | Ringford, Castle Douglas, Scotland (Formerly Tjhe Schoolhouse)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Castle Douglas
  • Phone Number: 01557-82-02-50

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