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Mad Hatters

53 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1AE, Scotland
+44 1556 502712
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (23 reviews)
“soup” (9 reviews)
“tea cake” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
53 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1AE, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in for coffee while visiting Castle Douglas. Quirky, busy cafe with good service and really good coffee !

Thank richardi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great traditional cafe. Simple good value food and drinks, very popular. Top spot for visitors with dogs who are very welcome and get water bowl when coffee served. Great breakfast rolls and my favourite tatti scones

Thank peakdistricttravel
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We visited Mad Hatters whilst on holiday, 8 of us and our dog were made to feel very welcome, the food was lovely and a great choice, water was provided for the dog and there was also toys for young children, great little place and...More

Thank Diane lets you know
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We popped in here while on a short break in the area and were very pleasantly surprised. It's a traditional little eatery with a good menu that covers everything from soup and snacks to more filling offerings and judging by what I saw on other...More

Thank Lensman9
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Visited the Mad Hatters on two occasions for lunch. Each time the staff were very friendly and helpful. Our two large Labrador's were made a fuss of which they loved. The food was on both occasion the best we had on our holiday, well cocked,...More

Thank happylad3046
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Soup and sandwich great value and quickly served. Staff very friendly and happy to spend time advising you places to visit in the area. Would recommend to friends and family.

Thank nanmcdonald65
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Superb! Nowt more to say....don't feck around. Go here for full Scottish.....get change from a fiver, and skip lunch....you'll still be full!

1  Thank eoin f
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Food was average, but reasonably priced, and staff were a bit 'not bothered' about customers. Not much interaction with thew customers and several of them lounging about at the back of the restaurant when there were tables to be cleared. Not a good message to...More

Thank Orland61
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch. Have 2 young children so split the macaroni. Was a goid portion for price. Gilled roll was tasty and egg and chips again is good value. Toys in back seating area for the children to play with.

Thank Joanne R
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Castle Douglas is only a short diversion from the A75 and is well worth visiting to eat at The Mad Hatter - and to explore the town afterwards. My wife had poached eggs on toast and I had an all-day full Scottish breakfast. The food...More

Thank amiddletonsct
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1AE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Castle Douglas
  • Phone Number: +44 1556 502712
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