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Townhead Hotel Bar Restaurant

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitised menus
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Updated 12/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 12/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Ratings and reviews

Travellers' Choice

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
The Townhead Hotel offers you a vibrant welcoming restaurant within our hotel. Having been recently refurbished, and using only the finest ingredients, farm assured, and locally sourced, we aim to provide our customers with a great dining experience. We cater for all diets, including vegetarian, vegan & gluten free. Everyone who walks through our door receives a warm welcome and a pleasant dining experience. Bookings are advisable over busy times like weekends. Winners of the "Best Hotel Bar Dining" award in Scotland through Scottish Hotel Awards.
US$6 - US$29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish
Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews burger beef scampi pate booked a table lovely meal place to eat could not fault lovely surroundings warm welcome well worth a visit good size hotel room fab
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Am so glad this hotel / restaurant has reopened after the lockdowns, it is the best restaurant in the area, took some visiting friends there for dinner yesterday evening, absolutely first class, food excellent, atmosphere excellent, and the staff Emily and Hanna were above super,...friendly and helpful, nothing was too much bother.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 21 August 2020

I'm not one to normally do reviews on restaurants,. But I literally had the best steak and ale stew of my life. Big chunks of tender steak in a nice rich sauce, excellent mashed potatoes(champ), and some veges. Seems like it'd be a reasonably easy...thing to get right, but these guys managed to excel so much at such a simple dish that here I am writing a review about it. The staff were excellent and attentive, And the covid precautions were well thought out. Shame I'm not a local, but if I'm ever back in Lockerbie, I'll definitely be back.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would recommend salt and pepper chicken, katsu curry and the steak - all good dishes 🙂 Portions are a good size.

Date of visit: July 2021
Stephen Montgomery, Owner at Townhead Hotel Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Thank you for your very kind words, and we hope to see you again soon Regards Stephen & Team

Reviewed 15 June 2021

Staying over for one night so booked a table for evening meal. Given a good welcome and service was excellent. Had the pie which was first class. Three LARGE pieces of super beef. Not had a pie served like this before. Highly recommended. The girls...are lovely and friendly. Would go again if passing through. Nice little beer garden at the back for a pre dinner drink.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Stephen Montgomery, Owner at Townhead Hotel Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest Thank you for these very kind words. We are all glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and also our food, and we hope you will call with us again soon Regards Stephen & Team

Reviewed 12 June 2021

Just dropped in off the motorway for something to eat. Asked a local where we could find a really good restaurant or bar food. He immediately recommended the Townsend. He was right and the food was just awesome. My only moan here is that you...don't have more than 5 stars, because I would have rated it higher. It was exceptional value for money. The service was great too. We were celebrating a very special event this week and had I consciously wanted to book something special, this would have been the place. Glad a decision to stop brought us to this place. The service was great and this decision to stop for a meal became one of the highlights of our trip. Thank you so very much!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Stephen Montgomery, Owner at Townhead Hotel Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Colin Thank you so so much for these very kind words in your review. It is always nice to hear what our customers have to say. We are all so happy to know that you enjoyed your trip and stopped with us for your...More

Reviewed 8 June 2021 via mobile

Just perfect, both the food and the service. 2 different dinner menus available and you can.mix and match choices from both, which we did. Special mention for a couple of the items on the 'cut above ' menu- The rack.of lamb was cooked to perfection...and the Apple dessert was something to behold (see my pic) As I said before, the servers added to our experience and could not have been nicer.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Stephen Montgomery, Owner at Townhead Hotel Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Martin Thank you for your review. We hope that you will drop in with us again very soon Regards Stephen & Team

Reviewed 27 May 2021 via mobile

We were visiting Lockerbie for the first time as always to visit the air disaster memorials. Popped in a couple of local pubs before going to the Townhead for a meal. We were not disappointed as the Katsu Chicken Curry with sauce on the side...was superb. Good friendly staff in a nice looking restaurantMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 26 November 2020 via mobile

We decided to stay at the Townhead Hotel on the first stop of our return from Wick to London. We were not disappointed. We were very happy with the hotel and facilities but the highlight was our meal. We were served by Peter (?) who...was really helpful. We had the pate as a starter followed by scampi and steak pie as our main. All were really good but I must highlight the steak pie which was awesome, containing really large pieces of the tenderest beef. Beautiful. Perhaps the best steak pie I have ever eaten. Our desert of cheesecake was also very special. We are disappointed that we will not pass this restaurant much in the future but highly recommend it to anyone that does. Thank you.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 7 November 2020

Myself and my beautiful wife had a fantastic meal , with outstanding service , cant wait to come back again.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 9 October 2020

Throughly enjoyed my meal, lovely relaxed atmosphere - the staff couldn’t do enough for us. A great evening! I have passed on to friends and family a definite Place to visit.

Date of visit: September 2020
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1 January 2021|
Response from Townheadhotel1 | Property representative |
Hi Hospitality in Scotland is completely closed as of Boxing Day so unfortunately no we are not open Wishing you a happy new year Regards Stephen
17 February 2020|
Response from Townheadhotel1 | Property representative |
Hi Mike Thank you for your message. Yes we certainly do. We have family rooms and also children’s menus etc Regards Stephen
carol l
26 June 2017|
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Response from Townheadhotel1 | Property representative |
Hi Guys, Yes we have a beer garden to the side of the car park where you are quite welcome to bring your dogs along to. Regards Stephen & Staff
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Yes, Townhead Hotel Bar Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Townhead Hotel Bar Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5