Dropped in to see the Howff and enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and the surroundings. A delight for Robert Burns enthusiasts. The food was plentiful, reasonably priced, and a diverse choice was available.
The building has many old fashioned features - such as the low doors and wood panelling. A copy of one of Burns' last letters adds a sad touch to this hostelry which he knew so well and loved so much. Ann Park's spirit still resides here it seems.
You can sit in Burns' chair as long as you recite some of his works, failure to do this invokes a penalty of buying everyone a drink, so be warned. Upstairs can be found original and facsimiles of Burns' diamond point engravings on the windows. Finally this building contains the impressive home of the Dumfries Burns Howff Club, the scene of many club convivial social events.