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“Robert Burns would be proud”
Review of Globe Inn

Globe Inn
Ranked #27 of 133 Restaurants in Dumfries
Certificate of Excellence
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
741 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
“Robert Burns would be proud”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

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.

  • Visited March 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Dumfries,Scotland
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“cool but trad pub”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Really nice food, good real ales and I like the old fashioned inside seating and the up to date outdoor seats, has bands on too sometimes, really nice wee pub.

Visited September 2012
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Thank clareboob
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Mauchline, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Was there during the Folk'n Ale Festival. Only one ale was available and it was not in good condition. Service was friendly..

Visited July 2012
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Thank alchemist700
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“not as good as it could be”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

the main bar is ok,music too loud even some locals retired too back room, could do with more choice on the real ale front,no food availeble,the 2 interesting rooms at the front with Burns interest were not accessible,we did take a peek and thought they would be a rearly good place to sink a pint or 2,with all that history someone is missing a great oppertunity

Visited November 2012
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Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great service and very reasonable prices”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

I have often been in The Globe for lunch. The service has always been warm and friendly and the prices are great! There is usually a really good atmosphere and staff have always been friendly and punctual with food. The only critisim i have is that the toilet facilities arent great and there isnt much room around the tables/booths. However if you want a good meal, at reasonable prices then it is worth a visit!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank MissT17
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