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The Swan Kingholm Quay

€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
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Kingholm Quay, Dumfries DG1 4SU, Scotland
+44 1387 253756
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
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Annan, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just been for a meal at The Swan with 3 of my friends and 3 of their well behaved children. Roughly spent around £100 for the lot which is decently priced. However the staff are either paid terribly or each of them has had a really bad day. Not one member of staff was friendly, welcoming or attentive to our... More 

Thank Bruna P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It provided a very good choice menu, good service even though the staff were very busy- the food was very nice.

Thank YoungatHeart90
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointing, the food was not up to scratch. The chicken was tough, the batter was greasy, the plastic coating was cooked and served under the batter of the hagis. I have eaten at the Swan for well over a year now and there has been a steady decline over that period. I wont be going again.

2 Thank Mercer K
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food at a good price, my wee boy loves the kids burger, always clears his plate, something for everyone. We are there at least once a month.

1 Thank 432curtism
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

10 of us dined as a family before the return to work after christmas and new year the menu was extensive but we were disappointed in the lack of dairy free options available as one of the children in our party is dairy intolerant so had sausage and chips (not really a dining out treat) After the mains we asked... More 

Thank mrsgol
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Turned up today for Christmas Lunch without booking . very very busy but soon had a table , menu's and drinks , lots going on , but in no time we had the most fabulous Christmas Meal , Turkey trimmings the lot , followed by Sticky toffee pudding and ice cream , it was lovely , and I can be... More 

Thank Hamish S
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We were in here yesterday for my sons 17th, even with being a party of 8 the staff were very accommodating,friendly and attentive. For a Sunday night the place was very busy but everything we ordered was fresh and homemade. I had the big daddy burger which was spot on ( what a feed ) most at the table had... More 

Thank AaronDowney
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Had an evening meal here, friendly staff, prompt service & delicious home cooked food with God portion sizes

Thank Cgrainger70
Preston, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We (my husband, 7-year old daughter and I) were staying at the Holiday Inn in Dumfries and were recommended to try The Swan for our evening meal. After a short picturesque walk (10 minutes approximately) we arrived at The Swan and received a very warm welcome by the staff. The surroundings were lovely and clean and the log burner was... More 

1 Thank Michael J
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101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Not been here for a while. Food was tasty and filled us up. Was great that kids meals were brought with our starters. I did think the pudding for my daughter would be brought out first also but not an issue. Starters were a good portion, portion of garlic bread wirth extra - some places are the same price for... More 

Thank Joanne R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kingholm Quay, Dumfries DG1 4SU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Dumfries
  • Phone Number: +44 1387 253756
The Swan is on the Quay less than 2 mile from the town centre of Dumfries with great views, beer garden and easy parking. Opens 7 days a week from 12noon for lunch and 5pm for dinner. Serving quality traditional pub food with a full bar to include real ale and is family and disable friendly. Enjoy food outdoors in the summer in the beautiful beer garden and terrace and in the winter a warm welcome awaits you with the 2 log fires in the pub.

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