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Address: 56 High Street, Dumfries DG1 2JA, Scotland
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+44 1387 252335

National poet Robert Burns' favorite haunt.

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I reckon that any pub that has a sign saying "Established 1610" deserves your patronage, if not your curiosity and when you add the fact that this was one of Burns' drinking... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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1,580 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 726 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I reckon that any pub that has a sign saying "Established 1610" deserves your patronage, if not your curiosity and when you add the fact that this was one of Burns' drinking haunts it's surely an honour and privilege to follow in such esteemed footsteps. On entry there was a room on our left with a few tables and, unusually,... More 

Thank johnhouston2
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Had never heard of this place but was intrigued by the pub sign leading down an alley so went to investigate, being in need of a refreshment anyway. Mid afternoon on a VERY cold weekday so it was very quiet. Can't comment on food as only had a beer which was ok but not great. there is a cosy wee... More 

Thank JackLove2013
Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

As an ardent Robert Burns fan I have quite often dreamed of one day visiting the famous Globe Inn. Well, this opportunity rose and to say that this visit was a highlight to my U.K., trip is an understatement. The Inn is quaint, rustic and is steeped in the history of Robert Burns. The atmosphere is fantastic and the staff... More 

Thank joa42936
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I love the globe, it's a great atmosphere and great prices. However in the last 6 months or so, the integrity of the place, especially at the weekend has gone way downhill. They allow people who are clearly underage and are known to be underage and often sell the underage 'regulars' without checking ID. They clearly water down the whiskey... More 

1 Thank moonjay
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

A real olde worlde pub which feels like you have stepped back in time. The rooms inside let you enjoy hospitality as you would a century ago. Make sure you ask for a tour of the rooms upstairs to view the four poster allegedly used by Robert Burns, and copies of his poems scratched onto glass windows.

Thank wbr4bruce
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

£ of us popped in after visiting the Burns House and Museum. We expecting a tourist rip off , considering its connections with Burns. We were very pleasantly surprised. It was down to earth, don't expect "fine dining" and very popular with both tourists and locals. The service was quick and friendly. The portions were twice what you can expect... More 

Thank Margaret G
Harthill, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Was staying in dumfries on a small weekend break..was looking forward to visiting this pub but was let down..we went on a friday afternoon at 3.30pm and there were 5 men in the bar one extremley drunk (a local) who was moaning at the barmaid who proclaimed she was run off her feet short staffed and to be lucky the... More 

Thank Yvonne F
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59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

What a brilliant place a pub over 400 years old and still trading as one, called in on Saturday when asked if dogs were allowed in even though he wasn't allowed in restaurant we were shown into a beautiful old room so as we could still eat, lovely food and great service it was like a personal dining experience.

Thank theoultrams
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Steeped in the history of being the bards favourite watering hole, but even today I think he would approve. Good ale, good food and a nice atmosphere.

Thank Tikitoura
Spring Hill, Florida, USA
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43 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Located in a close off High Street, the Globe was the favorite haunt of Robert Burns. This pub was just a few blocks from his house. We had a private "Mini Burns Night Dinner" complete with a recitation of Burns' Address to a Haggis by the past-president of the International Burns Society. After dinner we were given a tour of... More 

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