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Cavens Arms

20 Buccleuch St, Dumfries DG1 2AH, Scotland
44 1387 252896
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Ranked #9 of 104 Restaurants in Dumfries
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Great Food at a reasonable price. See the sweet menu with great choice and big portions. The staff could be more helpfull they even dried a friends trousers in the tumble dries when he came into the pub wet! What more can you ask.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went into the Cavens Arms last Saturday night, it was very busy and were told it would be at least 30 mins to wait for table that as ok as they took your order and within 30 mins we were seated and enjoying our meal, it was piping hot . The bar lets you run up a tab which... More

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Lockerbie
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went here on a Friday evening with family. The restaurant was extremely busy.We were given menus and told table would be about 30mins which is norm here. Ordered drinks at bar and got a table to browse menu. The order was taken by friendly staff . Taken to table after 20 mins and food arrived quickly. Had a platter to... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

There were six for the meal and because of this we were able to book a table although this is not normally the case I believe. Four of us had the fish, chips and mushy peas, two the roast beef. There was hardly a crumb left between us despite the portions being plentiful. No complaints from any of us as... More

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband asked for gammon when he got his meal he found a long hair under the battered onions .we were offered a free coffee for the hair we refused we will not be back

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was recommended by a few colleagues. I ordered salmon teriyaki which was okay but I'd just had better in Vancouver so wasn't overly impressed. It came with white rice which looked like the microwave pack variety. The pudding, rhubarb crumble was delicious and came with a perfect custard. Coffee was good as well. Service was excellent; the staff are... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
214 reviews 214 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Considering we were recommended by the tourist office in Dumfries to go to this pub for lunch. We were expecting a quality lunch. We arrived ay 1pm & the place was very busy which is always a good sign, if local people frequent the place what's good for them you would conclude it would be good for you. We were... More

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Annan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went for a family meal and was pleasantly surprised with the Cavens overall. Good food, good service, nice surroundings had a great time and would go back anytime.

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edinburgh
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

although it was extremely busy and we were told it would be 1/2 hour wait they gave us the menu and then took our order so when our table was available we were served quickly. Food good and plentiful, staff friendly and reasonably priced. would recommend.

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Went Friday evening as was recommended by the rivendell owner of somewhere good to eat.had 15mins wait for table..no problems there,ordered starter for 2 people which wasn't very well presented and half the food was deep fried for too long.had lamb tagine which tasted nice enough with rice and chips but it also had carrots and brocolli on the side???wont... More

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