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Cavens Arms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
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20 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AH, Scotland
+44 1387 252896
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Cannot fault this place, staff attentive and the food fantastic. Both had steak pie which was freshly made, hot and delicious. Given we didn't go in until about 2.45pm this was great.

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Thank Moya G
Duns, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We (two couples) had lunch here, while on a visit to Dumfries, to attend the Trophy d'Ecosse skating event. Food : 9/10 Beer : 10/10 (fabulous selection of real ales, with Marston's New World glorious !) Staff/Service : 10/10 (would like to give 11/10 !) Ambience : 10/10 Overall : 10/10 Would thoroughly recommend, if you're in search for good... More 

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Thank Des E
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lunch here on local recommendation although perhaps not the best advice , busy pub/diner serving standard menu. I started with the soup which was reasonable enough but why do they always serve tasteless doughy bread , my wife opted for no starter. My main pork belly consisted of three small pieces of soggy pork not crisp with mash and something... More 

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Thank John B
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favourite place to dine in Dumfries. Affordable, relaxed and great portion size and prices.

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Galashiels, Scotland, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food great as promised. Staff friendly and efficient. Good local fare prepared with skill. Would heartily recommend.

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Thank Annette A
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting our daughter at University in Dumfries & this has become our very favourite restaurant. Top quality pub grub well sever great variety and reasonably priced what's not to like!

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Thank Peter K
Annan, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for lunch, good food, good variety of drinks pleasant atmosphere will go back when in the area.

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Thank Pete Stargazer X
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a warm welcome when we arrived for lunch. Obviously very popular with locals as it was full by 12.30, so come early. Extensive menu supplemented by a Scottish Specials menu ( cos it was close to Burns Day). Very attentive service and good food. My husband really liked his steak pie and my prawn & veg stir fry... More 

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Thank Welshlynda
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with four friends for food and drinks last week! I decided to try the strawberry daiquiri's which although a touch too strong at times were generally lovely! If possible I would suggest branching out to frozen daiquiri's as they tend to be more popular with younger people :)! My friends got beer and soft drinks and all... More 

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Thank Aimee L
scotland uk
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a catch up with the girls, which was a night through the week so got a table straight away, food was excellent as usual, nice relaxed atmosphere so we went on to have deserts and coffee too

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?