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Cavens Arms

) #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%
Travellers talk about
“haggis” (43 reviews)
“chicken” (36 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
20 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AH, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 959 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent food and service and great menu choice. We had to wait on a table. We were given menus and our order was taken at the bar and served as soon as we got our table. Would definitely recommend

Thank iglairdy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Good service and very nice pub food. Lovely steak pie, the chips were lovely, proper chips, not frozen. Overall a very nice place with good food and very friendly. Good sized portions. Have been several times now and it is consistent. Will be back..

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed my food here but the experience didn't live up to the food. Prices are reasonable. Within a minute if sitting down staff were asking for my food order and I like to take my time, the menu has a great deal of choice...More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Staying in Dumfries for the night, recommended to try this pub. Packed to the door, good sign, excellent service and food was very good. Cheerful staff, working really hard. Definitely deserves its reputation.

Thank tokyScotland
Reviewed 4 days ago

wonderful place.... great food... good spirits n beer... atmosphere and great local experience ... within walking distance to our B n B ... good good service. good portions and reasonable prices.

Thank Paula G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place to come for classic pub dishes done well. Portions are huge and the service is great though the place is always packed.

Thank Foodaholic01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These guys know how to run a pub. Excellent real ale selection and food menu. The best food. Most of all friendly and highly efficient service from genuinely lovely people. Been twice now and will be back in a flash.

Thank gordon_ure
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been on numerous occasions this year food is excellent service great never had anything that I have not liked. Keep up the good work would definitely recommend.

Thank Billy D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't expecting much on a Sunday evening, but arrived here to a great welcome. Cavens Arms was busy with diners and all the food looked great. Guest beers as you would expect from a Camra Pub, and friendly staff guided us through and made...More

Thank Yvonne840
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is in a lovely old building. It has been well kept and the atmosphere in the bar and the restaurant is very friendly. The staff were welcoming and very helpful with the menu as I have some food intolerances. I had the chicken...More

Thank blburton04
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you allow dogs?
29 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 ?
6 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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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