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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” (43 reviews)
“haggis” (46 reviews)
“chicken” (42 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
20 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AH, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Love this place as all though we have family's its so nice to go to a place where you can have a break from kids and judging by the place being full I would say everyone else there thought the same.We came for Sunday lunch...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the few places that have a very extensive vegan menu. I'm vegetarian though. Anyway, last time I went there for around Xmas time and I was very hungry. Got served the most delicious plate of food I've ever eaten anywhere I think. Good...More

Thank stuartseaton
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wide range of well kept real ale. Very good pub food menu with a nice selection of specials. Steaks are good but a little pricey. Useful terrace for smokers/outdoor drinkers. Bar area can get crowded.

Thank Murdoch777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fab , go there , the fish and chips are just the best , great friendly staff , top of my list every time

Thank Ann D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like a meal with friends in the Cavens. Food is always lovely. Quiet enough for a chat and some banter. Highly Recommended.

Thank Kristian L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have always shunned this Dumfries pub, although consistently voted the best for pub food, they did nothing to entice vegans. NO LONGER, I visited recently and was so impressed by their Vegan menu - Well done!! Staff were lovely, service was great. Food spot...More

Thank Maucro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place meals are always good and piping hot ,staff excellent always have a smile 😃.very central in Dumfries definitely the best place to go.

Thank MagsThornhill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super place gor a meal the Cavens Chicken is large and beautiful as long as you are hunger to start with well served and great taste. Friendly staff if sometimes a little overly attentive. Good for couples unfortunately I cannot visit with the family as...More

Thank comyancolin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was in on Sunday night,, unfortunately a woman had suffered a heart attack inside the resteraunt ,, the following scenes were shocking,,, whilst the lady was on the floor, 3 times a waiter or waitress stepped over her with plates of food to serve people,,...More

123  Thank brianmurdoch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of people, trying to find some place with good communication atmosphere. Because we celebrating a team building party with the new members of the work office. Start with the food menu and continue with a few, or more drinks hahaha.... What...More

1  Thank ellie g
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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