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The Schoolhouse

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A75 | Ringford, Castle Douglas, Scotland (Formerly Tjhe Schoolhouse)
01557-82-02-50
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Preston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On booking a table for 5 I made the mistake of asking for high tea instead of afternoon tea however when I told the staff of my mistake they couldn't have been kinder and pulled out all the stops to accommodate the change in menu required. I couldn't speak too highly of the service and quality of the food provided.... More 

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Thank Moira B
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in here on a Sunday afternoon and wished I'd continued on.... food was poor, lady serving was rude, barking at kids and our clothes stunk for the rest of the day of fried smells.

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Thank Bawbag2015
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stopped at The school house on the way to cairnryan today and what a disappointment it was. the smell of chip pan fat when we walked through the door was disgusting....not to mentioned it was freezing inside and had to sit with my coat on the whole time. I ordered a roast beef dinner which came with (6) peas... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We visited The Schoolhouse twice during our week long holiday at Gatehouse of Fleet, both times for scones and coffee. The scones were delicious and staff very helpful. It is obviously very popular, and the menu and array of home bakes explained why! Only complaint was that it was a bit cool, and the musak detracted from the experience. Would... More 

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Thank iMunros
Gosport, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Six of us stopped in for lunch after reading all the great reviews, which may have heightened our expectations. Two children loved their meals. Two of us had the sandwich and soup, both loved the soup but one was disappointed with the sandwich, fair enough it's personal choice on the bread but she felt the the filling was dry (chicken).... More 

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Thank Jane M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Always great food and a friendly welcome. A great selection of food prepared with excellent quality local ingredients. Loved by all the family. We always return.

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Thank Mhairi641
Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We have always had a delicious meal at this establishment served by very efficient friendly staff, There are many choices to suit different requirements from sandwich to full meals.

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Thank hbellrscds
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We stopped at the Schoolhouse because we'd been several times before. As ever it was busy - with a great atmosphere. Children are catered for and made welcome. The staff were there to greet us and the service was excellent. The food was of a high standard and it was served without any delay. This is obviously as popular with... More 

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Thank Gary H
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Me and the wife called in on the way to Portpatrick as we had driven up from Keswick as we were hungry. We saw this establishment and drove in. Walking in through the door we were taken aback when the place was empty..it was 12pm and this is on a main road between Stranraer and Carlisle so we were expecting... More 

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Thank Carl W
scotland
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Looking for somewhere different to our usual favourites offering gluten free options and this was perfect. Lovely selections tho my friend ordered pate and the waitress arrived back at the table to get her to reorder as they had none left, shame at lunch, but the chicken and prawn salad she had looked lovely, I had soup, it was delicious... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A75 | Ringford, Castle Douglas, Scotland (Formerly Tjhe Schoolhouse)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Castle Douglas
  • Phone Number: 01557-82-02-50

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?