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The Merchants House

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Main Street, Cairnryan, Scotland
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Description: The Merchants House Guest House and Licensed Restaurant is situated on the...
The Merchants House Guest House and Licensed Restaurant is situated on the shore of Loch Ryan, approximately ½ mile north of the P&O ferry terminal in Cairnryan.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Simply great.

What a superb welcome! Fiona met us at the door and was so welcoming. She helped us carry our cases up to our room. We enjoyed a tasty supper with wine. The room was comfortable with a nice view. We had a late breakfast and left knowing we would return next time we're in Cairnryan.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2014
Malcolm E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

What a superb welcome! Fiona met us at the door and was so welcoming. She helped us carry our cases up to our room. We enjoyed a tasty supper with wine. The room was comfortable with a nice view. We had a late breakfast and left knowing we would return next time we're in Cairnryan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We were staying next door, popped in for dinner. We were given a warm welcome and made feel at home. Food is lovely, duck pate is great and the haddock and chips is proper homemade fare. Would happily go back and recommend to anyone

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a night before taking the ferry to Belfast. Good accommodation, nice room, good breakfast, great shower! We had a meal in the bar as well which was excellent.

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co down
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Home made food lovingly made. Friendly and helpful hosts. Home Made Chips! lovely I was spoilt and more than happy with the quality of this meal. Wish I could eat at places like this every time. Will definitely return here has to be the very best of the area.

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Glenlivet, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Stayed overnight in the Cairn (adjacent) awaiting the ferry next day. Had our evening meal and breakfast at The Merchants House and found the food was to a very high standard, obviously home cooked, and very reasonable priced. Our hosts were genial and very helpful. We will return to The Merchants/Cairn on our next visit to Ireland.

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Co Derry
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Called in for dinner as we were waiting for the boat. Lovely cosy place. Good wholesome choice on menu if limited. My husband had steak and kidney pie which he assures me was lovely even if the chips were very well done. My daughter and I had sausages and mash. Neither of us could eat the sausages. They tasted funny.... More 

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Darlington, England
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Food freshly cooked and good choice. Had fish which was obviously very fresh and delicious. Breakfast next morning very good

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Cumbria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Eating next door is so convenient. The food was great, a good menu and good portion sizes. Fiona and Alan are good hosts.

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west yorkshire
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Home made steak and ale pie first class.Breakfast top notch.

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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

The pub looked like it was under going renovations so we were directed to the public bar. It was very lived in with no other patrons however the meal was excellent including a tender and well cooked slab of sirloin steak. Quality of food surprised us.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Cairnryan, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Cairnryan

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Scottish

Description

The Merchants House Guest House and Licensed Restaurant is situated on the shore of Loch Ryan, approximately ½ mile north of the P&O ferry terminal in Cairnryan.

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