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Cavens Arms

$$ - $$$, British,
20 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AH, Scotland
+44 1387 252896
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (40 reviews)
“haggis” (45 reviews)
“chicken” (39 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
20 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AH, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 1,028 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived at just before 6.30pm and within 10 mins there wasn't an empty table. The staff were very friendly and not pushy. We got our drinks delivered very quickly. We didn't have a starter after reading other reviews about big portions. We chose criffel...More

Thank Paula W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very friendly welcolme given on entering the bar. Helpful and polite staff, really liked the way that you can sit and relax at the bar, they will then come and take your food order and only call you through to your table when the food...More

Thank Fox2715
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always have to here when visiting Dumfries. A great selection of alchoholic beverages with quality food make this the best bar/restaurant in Dumfries

Thank bettsi69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and great food in lovely surroundings..... Busy too and staff very efficient. Loved it

Thank smurdoch64
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was here last week with girl friends for catch up lunch and we all had a great meal. Had another lovely meal last night with my partner. Staff were friendly as usual and couldn’t do enough to help.

Thank Dawken26
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for excellent craft beers/ciders etc, while the food and desserts are excellent value. I tried the Jamaican chicken burger, while the wife had a criffle chicken meal. both meals were first class and having stowford press on tap, well wats...More

Thank Des T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently visited Cavens for lunch with family for birthday celebrations however have been many times in the past and has to be the most consistently good places to eat. The food is nice, service is quick and usually friendly and surroundings are as you...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

very good meals! not the average stuff you get in every pub, but very good cook. no children, no sports!

Thank Stefanie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food friendly staff. Will be going again. Best fish and chips we have had for a long time would definitely recommend it to everyone.

Thank margaretwalker53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently had a meal with friends, restaurant was busy but we managed to get a table quite quickly. Staff very attentive without being over bearing.

Thank hazel733
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Questions & Answers
Stephen M
27 September 2017|
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Response from Dave M | Reviewed this property |
They can but you’re best booking as it gets busy. They only accept bookings for parties of 6 or more.
1 May 2017|
Response from alan14Bristol | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay. I believe that it was staff annual night out. There is also no food served on Mondays. This I believe is due to stringent kitchen cleaning system used. Alan14Bristol
29 October 2016|
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Response from Dotty2729 | Reviewed this property |
Wouldn't think so as they are so busy with food
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
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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