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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” (40 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
20 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AH, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 1,036 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly and welcoming staff. Cosy surroundings and good choice of menu. Nice tasty home made food and good portion.

Thank Tracey C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here for a bar meal. The menu was quite large and it was popular with all ages. We had quite a wait for our pub grub due to it being so busy but it was hot and delicious when it arrived.

Thank Minkykins
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Based on many people's recommendations visited the Craven Arms. All three of us went haggis with creamy whiskey sauce great choice was very moorish. Very friendly staff and locals. Made us stay for cocktails. Good night

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food!! great staff !! Just a pity no children are allowed in or I would visit more often ... just a thought possibly allow children in up to a certain time.

Thank patriciawil
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here many times for both lunches and evening meals and have never been disappointed! Staff are very friendly and efficient, food delicious, huge portion and great value for money! Extensive menu and staff are always happy to adjust meals to specific needs!

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I often visit for lunch or dinner when we’re child free as a ‘treat’ ! Cavens has been a favourite of ours for years and will continue to do so. Very courteous and efficient staff-probably best in town ! Specials menu available...More

Thank Andymck85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Regularly visit with friends. Staff friendly & efficient. Great variety on menu although I usually have the fish & chips which are consistently good.

Thank AnnieRafters
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When In Dumfries, we ate here twice a day. Awesome!!!! Great choice of food from breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Thank Pbshanahan
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived at just before 6.30pm and within 10 mins there wasn't an empty table. The staff were very friendly and not pushy. We got our drinks delivered very quickly. We didn't have a starter after reading other reviews about big portions. We chose criffel...More

Thank Paula W
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Very friendly welcolme given on entering the bar. Helpful and polite staff, really liked the way that you can sit and relax at the bar, they will then come and take your food order and only call you through to your table when the food...More

Thank Fox2715
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Questions & Answers
Stephen M
26 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
28 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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