We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 4 Creetown B&Bs / inns

The Ellangowan Hotel

3.0 of 5 Inn   |   St. John Street, Creetown DG8 7JF, Scotland
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Ellangowan Hotel to your Saves list
The Ellangowan Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Ranked #2 of 4 Creetown B&B and Inns
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Abc123427 Wigtown, United Kingdom
Write a Review

26 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (6)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Wigtown, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit the ellangowan very reguarly and i have tried almost everything on the menu and have not yet been disappointed by any of the food or service i had been given.. The duck with hoison sauce is delicious, the strips of fillet steak is melt in mouth and oh yes i can not forget the crispy beer battered fresh... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dumfries, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading all the reviews and listening to local people talk about the restaurant here I was looking forward to giving it a try, I wish we hadn`t bothered to be honest. We were seated and handed a menu which lacked any flair at all, I knew they normally do specials and also a fish menu neither of which were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Fleet, Hampshire
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We ate here with family who have a holiday home nearby and visit the pub and restaurant regularly. When we first stepped into the pub, I was more than a little apprehensive to say the least. I'm glad to report that in this case my fears were definitely misplaced. We ate off the two course set menu. My husband had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Roy Herries is the new chef here and he's continuing with the same high standard he had at the Laird's Inn. Varied menu, nicely cooked and friendly service. Good value especially on Sunday when they do a special set menu.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

we followed roy herries from the laird's inn and the food has improved from already very high standards. seafood is excellent. children's menu is varied and as good a standard as the adult food which is rare. friendly service. best food in the area. very good value.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We did not stay in the hotel but there is nowhere to review the restaurant but here, and it is definitely worth mentioning. The Ellengowan now has a new chef, Roy Herries, previously of The Laird's Inn. Fabulous food! We ate here 3 times during our visit to the area and the meals were faultless on each occasion. Prompt and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Ayr, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

From out side hotel looks v old and a bit run down. Bar is nice, friendly staff and full if locals! Hotel rooms a bit run down and odd mix if wallpaper, but our rm was big and comfy. Nil wifi could only get it in bar, I fact no phone reception at all! Breakfast was nice and staff v... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
3 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

being big wicker man fans, we did our own film tour around the area. this pub was one of our stops. very nice pub and staff. we didn't stay here, just went in for a drink and a look. it was very busy, but we were served quickly. there are lots of wickerman photos everywhere, which was nice to see,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Creetown, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Room is refurbished. Clean. Good bed, tv, wifi ok, lots of space. Village is poor. The bar is a real bar, not for families. Bathroom is old.fashioned. price is reasonable. Very quiet street. Good for a short stay.

Was this review helpful? Yes
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Just returned from a three night stay in the Ellengowan and really enjoyed the experience. Although Creetown is hardly a centre of life and laughs, this is a good base to visit a beautiful area. The double I stayed in was beautifully decorated, well looked after and very clean. The breakfast and dinner were both good value and served with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Do you own or manage The Ellangowan Hotel?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to The Ellangowan Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Ellangowan Hotel

Address: St. John Street, Creetown DG8 7JF, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Creetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ellangowan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Tingo, Travelocity and Venere so you can book your The Ellangowan Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

5 photos of this hotel

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (6)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Room/suite (3)
Dining (1)
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Near The Ellangowan Hotel