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The Old Smugglers Inn - CLOSED

11 - 13 Main Street, Auchencairn DG7 1QU, Scotland
+44 1556 640331
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
24 Oct 2014
“Top pub grub”
12 Oct 2014
“Friendly pub ”
Restaurant Hours Closed
British, Vegetarian Friendly
11 - 13 Main Street, Auchencairn DG7 1QU, Scotland
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Reviewed 24 October 2014

We had a lunch here in Oct 14. The fish was offered to us in breadcrumbs as well as batter, though it was not shown on the munu as available with breadcrumbs and we took them up on the offer. There was a choice of...More

1  Thank DavidCF
Reviewed 12 October 2014 via mobile

Visited the smugglers several times while staying at Rascarrel bay lodges nearby. Good pint, decent food and very friendly atmosphere. Well worth a visit if in the area

1  Thank art5677
Reviewed 9 October 2014

Great choice on the menu of fresh, home cooked dishes and a very impressive vegetarian selection. Friendly, welcoming staff.

Thank YarisScotland
Reviewed 6 October 2014

I agree with all the good stuff other reviewers have said, but I must add that I think the chef knows his stuff. The food I had was fresh & homemade, NOT factory prepared pre-packed processed frozen meals banged into a microwave or whatever, NO,...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 7 September 2014

We stayed in Craigshall Cottage for a week and with such good food served by very friendly staff we found there was no need to go anywhere else to have a meal- the beer garden has had a makeover but unfortunately not warm enough to...More

Thank Maureen B
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Excellent food and freindly hosts. Good value for money. Service was on the slow side, waited an hour for the ffod after ordering. Food wqs very good though and worth the wait.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Always a lovely meal. Very welcoming reception from Derrick and Ruth and so accommodating. Looking forward to our next visit.

1  Thank DrWhosMum
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

Very Welcoming, Very Friendly and Fantastic Food! Great value for money ... What more can we say. Liddle and Bones

2  Thank Mollie B
Reviewed 2 July 2014

The Old Smugglers Inn was the most convenient place to our B&B to eat. The pub side features a bar made from the prow of an old boat. Unique to say the least. The owners are friendly, helpful and good humored. The real ale is...More

1  Thank Tom M
Reviewed 25 June 2014

We stopped here for a drink after a walk around Balcary Bay. We sat outside as it was a lovely warm day. The beer garden has massive potential if some money and TLC was spent on it. Its right next to a beck/brook. But most...More

Thank MD-FatDonkey
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  • Address: 11 - 13 Main Street, Auchencairn DG7 1QU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Auchencairn
  • Phone Number: +44 1556 640331
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The Old Smuggler's Inn is a 18th century coaching inn in the beautiful solway coastal village of Auchencairn, near Castle Douglas. A characterful public bar with real log fire, a pool table and a boat as the bar, contrast with the warm, modern lounge bar with adjacent restaurant. A large beer garden with a burn running at the bottom surround the rear of the building. Customer car park available. Four en-suite letting rooms including a large family room, two doubles and a small double available. Bar meals and snacks available 5pm to 11pm daily, alongside restaurant menu Wednesday to Sunday 6-9pm. Lunches served Wednesday to Sunday 12-3pm. Mondays open from 5pm. Tuesday to Sunday open from 12pm right through until midnight.
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