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“Always welcoming”
Review of The Old Smugglers Inn - CLOSED

The Old Smugglers Inn
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Old Smuggler's Inn is a 18th century coaching inn in the beautiful solway coastal village of Auchencairn, near Castle Douglas. A characterful public bar with real log fire, a pool table and a boat as the bar, contrast with the warm, modern lounge bar with adjacent restaurant. A large beer garden with a burn running at the bottom surround the rear of the building. Customer car park available. Four en-suite letting rooms including a large family room, two doubles and a small double available. Bar meals and snacks available 5pm to 11pm daily, alongside restaurant menu Wednesday to Sunday 6-9pm. Lunches served Wednesday to Sunday 12-3pm. Mondays open from 5pm. Tuesday to Sunday open from 12pm right through until midnight.
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Always welcoming”
Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Always a lovely meal. Very welcoming reception from Derrick and Ruth and so accommodating. Looking forward to our next visit.

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1 Thank DrWhosMum
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25 reviews from our community

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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Holiday”
Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Very Welcoming, Very Friendly and Fantastic Food! Great value for money ... What more can we say.
Liddle and Bones

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2 Thank Mollie B
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good Beer, Good Food”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Old Smugglers Inn was the most convenient place to our B&B to eat. The pub side features a bar made from the prow of an old boat. Unique to say the least. The owners are friendly, helpful and good humored.

The real ale is great. So is the fresh seafood. We stopped in here twice.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Tom M
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Settle, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
716 reviews
445 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
“Beer Garden needs TLC”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

We stopped here for a drink after a walk around Balcary Bay. We sat outside as it was a lovely warm day. The beer garden has massive potential if some money and TLC was spent on it. Its right next to a beck/brook. But most of the benches are worn out or broke, some are so broke they cant be sat at. The grass needs a good cut and the plants and borders a thorough tidy up. It could be a very pleasant place to sit.

Inside the bar is small but well stocked and they serve a nice pint of beer. The service was friendly and quick.

We didn't eat so can't comment on the food.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank MD-FatDonkey
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Livingston, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Dennis & Mo”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

Spent 6 days in Auchencairn, We ate there every day never the same meal twice. Food was terrific beautifully cooked and served by lovely friendly staff. Will be back anytime we are in the area.
Thanks for making our holiday., ,

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Maureen B
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