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“Fabulous Family Feast”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Masonic Arms

Masonic Arms
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$26
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Bar food plus restaurant and conservatory dining. Real Ales. Bar open all day. Child and dog (bar only) friendly. Beer garden. Quiz night Wednesdays and open music night Thursdays.
Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous Family Feast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

We booked a table here to celebrate a family 50th birthday. We were not dissappointed! Warm welcome and cosy atmosphere with the open fire in the bar area and the open stove in the conservatory.
So much to choose from on the menu. The delicious food was beautifully presented and piping hot. Very friendly staff.
The children were well catered for too.
Definately "the" place to eat in Gatehouse of Fleet.

  • Visited December 2013
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“Christmas Eve Drinks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

A true local where visitors will always feel welcome. It's the sort of bar where you go and buy a round and you find yourself at the bar for ages chatting to a stranger.

Service was very attentive and the general buzz about the place made us want to stay a little longer...just one more drink.

  • Visited December 2013
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Scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“delicious Spanish menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

Visited the Masonic last night to try out their new Friday night Spanish menu. We were not disappointed! All of our meals were delicious and authentic tasting.
The menu is 3 courses and coffee for £21, a bargain for the standard of food we recieved. There were 6 of us in the party and everyone struggled to choose their courses as the choices sounded so appetising! We all tried to have something different so that we could share (there were around 8 choices for starters and mains) .
My favourite was the 'cocido', a winter broth which was recommended to us and the salt cod was amazing. Don't get me started on the desserts.... I'm not normally a pudding person but I scoffed down my churros & chocolate sauce like there was no tomorrow! One of us couldn't quite finish their creme catalana for pudding & the waitress kindly parcelled it up to take home!
We sat in the conservatory which has a new open fire; the atmosphere was relaxed and the staff were attentive and friendly. We had a lovely explanation of some of the dishes from Sofia who is Spanish.
The chefs have recently spent time in Spain and the experience certainly seems to have paid off. This is just what this area needs, something a bit different for a meal out. I hope the Masonic's success continues, we are all looking forward to returning to try out some more authentic Spanish cooking!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Leighmcf
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Derby
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“Good range of malts”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

We were impressed with the offer of different draft guest beers on the two occasions we visited here. Both good choices- loved the range of malts too... just a pity they had run out of the local. Oh well, will just have to return at some time in the future. Very knowledgeable and helpful barwoman. Thankyou

Visited December 2013
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Thank hellij
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Scotland
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“Lovely Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

Popped in for a light lunch and it was perfect!

Sat by the open fire for a soup and sandwich, great for a damp day!

Also had a look at the new Spanish themed menu! Tapas selection looked very appetising!

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