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Cavens Arms

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
20 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AH, Scotland
+44 1387 252896
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak pie” (37 reviews)
“haggis” (46 reviews)
“pudding” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
20 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AH, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having heard several people say that this was a good place to eat and it is in the CAMRA guide. However, reality was completely different. We had to wait 30 minutes to get shown a table, while waiting we had to fight our way to...More

3  Thank JudeWed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friend for lunch here. Did not have too long to wait for a table. Our friends had the trout which is excellent. Our friend had chicken and again excellent. Vegetable were a bit hard in places unfortunately prawn dish was a disappointment as...More

Thank Malcolm M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here the night before Mother’s Day with family the food was lovely as usual, I normally have the lasagne, unfortunately I didn’t check the bill before I paid it and was over charged for things we didn’t have, I have written to them to...More

1  Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Regularly visit. Staff smiley, friendly & efficient always. Great variety on menu although I usually have the fish & chips which are consistently good. Lovely selection of desserts. Particularly fond of traditional puddings. Mmmm! Reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

Thank AnnieRafters
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you are in Dumfries and looking for somewhere relaxing for lunch, then the place that I'm about to review is the place for you, and that place is Cavens Arms located at 20 Buccleuch Street. I went to Cavens Arms for my lunch today...More

Thank Rachael S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here many times before, brought my fiancée , step daughter and parents for a family meal. Food and service were great and very reasonable prices. Pate and the Mac and Cheese were unreal! Highly recommend! I can see why it wins pub of the...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had been recommended this pub by a friend. First impression on arrival wasn't great as it looked rather dated. The inside decor was not much better. We were greated by a lovely friendly waitress and took to our table. Great extensive menu, options to suit...More

Thank panners from Scotland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decor not great but staff really are superb!!! They are excellent, as others have said. Beer is cheap and food looks excellent!

Thank Simon W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a pub! We say the word but ‘pub’ has meaning. Many today are only threre to extract money from you. The Cavens is what every pub should be like, you might think that they can’t all be like this but they can. The...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place as all though we have family's its so nice to go to a place where you can have a break from kids and judging by the place being full I would say everyone else there thought the same.We came for Sunday lunch...More

Thank Simon B
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Christopher P
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Response from MagsThornhill | Reviewed this property |
No they have to be 14
Stephen M
27 September 2017|
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Response from Dave M | Reviewed this property |
They can but you’re best booking as it gets busy. They only accept bookings for parties of 6 or more.
1 May 2017|
Response from alan14Bristol | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay. I believe that it was staff annual night out. There is also no food served on Mondays. This I believe is due to stringent kitchen cleaning system used. Alan14Bristol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Dumfries
  • Phone Number: +44 1387 252896
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