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The Merchants House

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Main Street, Cairnryan, Scotland
01581200215
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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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A very warm welcome! You couldn't ask for better people to welcome you into their own home. Be assured of being very well fed. We'd be glad to return on our next travels.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A very warm welcome! You couldn't ask for better people to welcome you into their own home. Be assured of being very well fed. We'd be glad to return on our next travels.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My wife and I have used the Merchants enroute to Stranraer for a few years now but last Thursday the first visit this year and Alan and Fiona's welcome was as always great we had our usual cactchup on what's happened then enjoyed another superb meal of 3 courses home made piping hot and presented on the new table settings.... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Cairnryan, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Cairnryan
  • Phone Number: 01581200215

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, 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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