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Cavens Arms

$$ - $$$, British,
20 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AH, Scotland
+44 1387 252896
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“steak pie” (35 reviews)
“haggis” (46 reviews)
“pudding” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
20 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AH, Scotland
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Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Delicious home made grub. A refreshing change from the micro meals served by many pubs these days. Friendly, efficient service and generous portions.

Thank Andy B
Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

We stopped of for a bit of lunch,and this place didn't disappoint,the staff were all excellent and very friendly,there was a wide choice of food to choose from an excellent menu,our food was hot on arrival and it tasted absolutely out of this world,would highly...More

Thank alex d
Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to eat. Super generous portions. Staff are always very nice and attentive, food was great too

Thank Dominic B
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Went here on a Friday evening where I had chicken breast strips in a chilli and ginger cream sauce and mum had liver; the quality of the food is excellent and it is all home made. The staff are v efficient and friendly and the...More

Thank Chocca94
Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We visited on a recommendation from the lady at our B& B. She was spot on. The food was delicious with lots of choice. Service was very friendly and our meals came out pretty quick even though they were busy. I had pan fried sea...More

Thank melissa T
Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Four of us all had a different main course and thought they were all very basic but okay. Portion sizes very large. I would recommend it if you're hungry, just dont expect anything special.

1  Thank kel999
Reviewed June 18, 2016

A great place for a meal although a no children rule does not make it family friendly,so it is an adults only eatery.

Thank Doonhamer2013
Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Lovely food and atmosphere, pub of the year 10 years running. Would visit again. Book table for evenings

Thank andyhalsall
Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Myself and my partner visited the cavens arms after reviewing the eateries in Dumfries on a recent visit to the area. We were both very impressed with the 1st class service, friendly atmosphere, quality and choice of food and value for money. We would have...More

1  Thank Stuart R
Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I've just embarked on a gluten free diet and while at home im in control ive found it difficult when eating out. I was delighted to see I could still enjoy some of my favourite meals here! Just had the Cavens chicken and as usual...More

Thank twinklesblog
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Questions & Answers
Stephen M
September 26, 2017|
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Response from Dave M | Reviewed this property |
They can but you’re best booking as it gets busy. They only accept bookings for parties of 6 or more.
May 1, 2017|
Response from alan14Bristol | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay. I believe that it was staff annual night out. There is also no food served on Mondays. This I believe is due to stringent kitchen cleaning system used. Alan14Bristol
October 28, 2016|
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Response from Dotty2729 | Reviewed this property |
Wouldn't think so as they are so busy with food
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Dumfries
  • Phone Number: +44 1387 252896
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