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The Mariner Hotel

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Kippford, Kippford, Scotland
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was OK, service OK also, perhaps perfunctory. Dog friendly which is a bonus (if you have a dog!). Worth a visit if in the area and need to refuel.

Thank Rick S
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Liked this place in Kippford. Good basic food quickly served, hot and almost too generous portions. Nice view from large windows across estuary. The other eating place in Kippford we didn't try as its menu was full of pan fried or seared food.

Thank dreamer2012
Kendal, UK
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Pleasantly situated overlooking the inlet, warm and welcoming. Limited but decent menu, average pub grub!

Thank Elspeth O
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We have had the flat above the pub very dog friendly good staff David,Peter carol and Angela not forgetting the chef/chefs food was hot and very good cannot wait for next visit in May next year (too long to wait)

Thank paulstewart1946
Chorley, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We decided to try The Mariner Hotel after finding out it was dog friendly. This was important to us as we had our 2 dogs with us on holiday. The staff were friendly on both nights we visited .The food was served quickly and was really good. My husband and I both had different meals each evening. We enjoyed the... More 

1 Thank CarmelGirl333
Surrey, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The first thing I noticed was the pub was not that busy , I think because the Anchor is popular ! The Food was ok but not the best I have had and the Mariner lacks a bit of atmosphere

Thank Chris M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

My wife, brother and wife, were staying in Kippford to "Recharge our Batteries". the 20th Sept. was Big Brothers birthday. After the 4hr drive Local was good, so we called into The Mariner Hotel for a meal. Must say the welcome was friendly, the place warm and comfortable ( landlord suggested not to eat in conservatory as at this time... More 

1 Thank Keith G
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Always perfect. On a lovely evening, stopped by for a delicious meal, place was buzzing. Still managed to get a wonderful seafood platter and glass of beer.

Thank The_Buchans
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

we tried different meals over 3 nights and all were very good. recommended, advise booking a table if eating on the saturday night

Thank philip d
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We only called in for an afternoon drink with our children. We sat in the garden area with things for kids to do. The person that served me was very pleasant with nice mutual conversation (made me feel I was a regular). Will have a meal next time as they looked good.

Thank Glynn H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kippford, Kippford, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Kippford

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