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The Swan Kingholm Quay

$$ - $$$, British,
Kingholm Quay, Dumfries DG1 4SU, Scotland
+44 1387 253756
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Kingholm Quay, Dumfries DG1 4SU, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great find! We enjoyed it so much we returned two days later! We had a great welcome, the staff were very pleasant and the wonderful food which was reasonably priced. The highlight for us was the amazing shortbread.

1  Thank reakes4136
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large menu, good food, pleasant staff in this recently refurbished pub would definitely eat there again.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked a table for 6 at The Swan for my family knowing little about it, or the area, as we were visiting rather than local. It was a fabulous meal in such friendly and absolutely spotless clean surroundings. The menu has about 7 pages...More

Thank Liz T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time for us, great food, lovely friendly service, great time had by all. Will definitely be back when we visit Dumfries again.

Thank bettsi69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very wet Sunday morning and deciding what to fill the day in with and we decided to have lunch out. Booked a table for 3 not a problem. Arrived at the correct time and we were swiftly seated and presented with the menu and...More

Thank Scott L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took some friends to the Swan. The quality is fantastic and you can choose between normal or smaller portions on most meals. Very varied menu to suit all tastes even has a separate Gluten Free Menu . Lovely surroundings, spotlessly clean, friendly staff. Reasonable prices...More

Thank Eleanor O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this restaurant on the last evening of our stay in Scotland. We really couldn't have chosen better. The venue was reasonably easy to find and located in a pleasant, quiet spot. All the staff we met were helpful and attentive...More

Thank 7,718,532
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch with a friend today at The Swan. Friendly staff, good ambience and excellent food! We were both delighted with our food choices from the fish course menu - the fish platter and the mornay. The helpings were generous, with beautifully cooked fish and...More

Thank june p
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We used the pub a couple of times during our stay in the area. There is a lovely river walk from Dumfries to work up your appetite for your lunch. Very good on the way we had our lunch and they have a lovely real...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I have visited this restaurant several times. The decor is excellent and the atmosphere is ambient and comfortable. Fish and chips appears to be this restaurant't achilles and on the occasions I have given them a "second chance" they have failed to deliver. I think...More

1  Thank andrewmac2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kingholm Quay, Dumfries DG1 4SU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Dumfries
  • Phone Number: +44 1387 253756
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The Swan is on the Quay less than 2 mile from the town centre of Dumfries with great views, beer garden and easy parking. Opens 7 days a week from 12noon for lunch and 5pm for dinner. Serving quality traditional pub food with a full bar to include real ale and is family and disable friendly. Enjoy food outdoors in the summer in the beautiful beer garden and terrace and in the winter a warm welcome awaits you with the 2 log fires in the pub.
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