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Cavens Arms

20 Buccleuch St, Dumfries DG1 2AH, Scotland
44 1387 252896
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Ranked #6 of 98 restaurants in Dumfries
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: British
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Whitburn, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We were on a short break and friends recommended this restaurant to us. We went along with high expectations and we were not disappointed. The welcome was great, the food was excellent, the service was first class, and the prices were realistic. The portions sizes were huge so we had no room for dessert, which was a bit of a... More

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Dumfries Scotland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Just back from having another delicious meal at Cavens Arms. The food is fabulous and there's something for everyone on the menu. It's one of my favourite eating places. The staff are friendly and the service is excellent. It's well located in the town too. I can't go in without finishing my meal with their Lemon Merengue Pie.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Great selection of real ales and good food. Well managed and staff are friendly. The bar area is constantly cleaned which I always believe is a good sign for the rest of the establishment. Best place in Dumfries for a get together and a meal although because it is popular it can get very busy at weekends.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I have often visited this establishment with friends and have found it to be a very pleasant place with very friendly staff, good honest food and first class service. This place is extremely popular and puts most other eating places in Dumfries to shame I couldn't recommend it more.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The food in Cavens Arms can best be described as good honest home cooking.. Good value and good food. Have been lots of times and never been disapponted. Can be very busy though so best to book a table unless you are happy to sit and wait for half an hour but you can enjoy the atmosphere in the bar... More

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Excellent food - good pub grub - served by experienced attentive staff who always make your visit and enjoyable one.

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Scotland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

The cavens arms is one of my favourite places to eat, food is always lovely and plenty to choose from.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Ate here loads of times. Always heaving, especially at weekends. Food is pretty good but not five star!! But good bar food. Varied menu and great service. My advise would be to book in advance, but you can always have a drink at the bar while you wait.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit when we have escaped from the children. It is getting a little over priced but the food is great and you really do get what you pay for.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Absolutely brilliant food. Great service. Very pleasant staff. We did not have to wait long to be served or for our food to arrive.

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