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The Mariner Hotel

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Bar, British, Pub
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Kippford, Kippford, Scotland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 of us popped in to check out lunch. We ordered drinks at the Bar they only had 2 small bottles of tomato juice for Bloody Mary, no garnish of lemon/celery handed over Lea & Perrins ( not bartenders fault if she had not been trained) only 1 person behind bar & one order before us - took ages, tried... More 

1 Thank Kiwimo
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived a little before service but stood at bar for a good ten minutes before anyone appeared. The place could do with a good vacuum. The table was wobbly and evertime food was cut juice was swaying in the cup. Food was dumped on the table by the young girl who just walked away not asking if we required any... More 

1 Thank Mike18884
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch, scampi was great, chips were plentiful and nice a crispy. Wife had burger and it was great as well, less than £20 including drinks. Will definitely eat at the Mariner again.

Thank 432curtism
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cutlery basicly thrown on table with no effort to set table but they were very busy so took that on the chin but then when main meal was served what was meant to be sweet chilli chicken actually tasted like meatball gravy from a can but with chicken added not at all nice🤔🤔🤔 the macaroni was a bowl of stodge... More 

1 Thank ajandsg
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Food was OK, service OK also, perhaps perfunctory. Dog friendly which is a bonus (if you have a dog!). Worth a visit if in the area and need to refuel.

Thank Rick S
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Liked this place in Kippford. Good basic food quickly served, hot and almost too generous portions. Nice view from large windows across estuary. The other eating place in Kippford we didn't try as its menu was full of pan fried or seared food.

Thank dreamer2012
Kendal, UK
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Pleasantly situated overlooking the inlet, warm and welcoming. Limited but decent menu, average pub grub!

Thank Elspeth O
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We have had the flat above the pub very dog friendly good staff David,Peter carol and Angela not forgetting the chef/chefs food was hot and very good cannot wait for next visit in May next year (too long to wait)

Thank paulstewart1946
Chorley, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We decided to try The Mariner Hotel after finding out it was dog friendly. This was important to us as we had our 2 dogs with us on holiday. The staff were friendly on both nights we visited .The food was served quickly and was really good. My husband and I both had different meals each evening. We enjoyed the... More 

1 Thank CarmelGirl333
Surrey, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The first thing I noticed was the pub was not that busy , I think because the Anchor is popular ! The Food was ok but not the best I have had and the Mariner lacks a bit of atmosphere

Thank Chris M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kippford, Kippford, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Kippford

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?