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Cavens Arms

) #2 of 98 Restaurants in Dumfries $$ - $$$ , British,
20 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AH, Scotland
+44 1387 252896
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“haggis” (43 reviews)
“chicken” (36 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
20 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AH, Scotland
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Local pub feel with quality food, nothing fancy but very tasty. Had to wait for a table but worth it .... Scottish home cooking at its best.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday

Called here two nights running and was not disappointed. Fantastic value for both food and drink. Can highly recommended the Cavens chicken it's amazing. My husband enjoyed the haggis and tatties. Staff were all very friendly and a great atmosphere. I think this one of...More

Thank grannyuk
Reviewed 2 days ago

The caverns his brilliant menu drinks everything the staff help you if there was a problem you can ask them.

Thank mary792016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food here is always brilliant. Fresh,homemade food and good size portions! The criffel chicken is awesome 😍

Thank Nichola D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots to choose from on menu. Excellent portion sizes - you will not leave this restaurant hungry! Steak pie was delicious. Fish and chips seemed to be the most popular choice and looked very appetising. Nice friendly pub/restaurant. Very relaxed atmosphere.

Thank sunnyessex1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried Cavens a few times and each time thought it was ok although some rave about it. Visited again in June and had to wait 45 mins for a table, this is apparently usual. Good selection of food with large portions, although 'small plates' available...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose the Cavens Arms for our only night in Dumfries on the basis of its TA reviews as it seemed to tick all the boxes. We were very happy on all points. We hadn't booked but were prepared to wait if necessary, although as...More

Thank Hacendado
Reviewed 1 week ago

We would rate this as 3.5*. Nice enough but not outstanding, was perfect for a late meal during our evening in Dumfries.

Thank carol53
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to change our lunch venue Last week .we tried cavens.it's been a few years since we were last here. We stuck to our normal menus. Having a chicken and ham salad.which was superb followed up by bannoffi pie which we shared. Overall a...More

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went for an after work meal with 3 friends, the food was fab and service couldn't be faulted. Good choice of food, I will definitely be returning.

Thank Sandra H
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Questions & Answers
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
28 October 2016|
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Response from Dotty2729 | Reviewed this property |
Wouldn't think so as they are so busy with food
5 July 2016|
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Response from alan14Bristol | Reviewed this property |
yes there is a toilet which is easily accessible on the main entrance area to the right. Generally the pub is wheelchair friendly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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