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Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel

4.3
4.3
96 Reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
We pride ourselves on providing excellent food with locally sourced ingredients. Whether you take a table in the restaurant, book our private dining room, have a snack at the bar or if you fancy pub food in the back bar, our chef William Pottinger is sure to delight you with our seasonal menus. Due to the availability of fresh produce please be aware that this is an example menu and we can not guarentee it will be on the menu for your visit. Wine is another passion. We believe in working hard to source well priced delicious wine, and are on hand to recommend a bottle that will best complement your meal. Our relationship with Find Wine, an innovative young wine company, ensures a cellar that is both wide ranging and of the ultimate quality. Please have a look at our wine list. We would also be very keen to cook your catch of the day, please do let us know in advance so we can prepare it for you.

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2 people

20:30


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Scottish

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 07:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01848 323101

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Reece Watkin

  • Catering

    Please contact us. We are happy to accommodate most requests.

  • Private party facilities

    We have our private dinning room that can accommodate between 8-20 dinners. We also have a function room that can seat up to 80 people depending on dining style.

  • Area

    Thornhill

  • Parking Details

    There is an abundance of free parking surrounding the hotel.

  • Entertainment

    We occasionally have local musicians who come and play in the bar area in the evening.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 96 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. FG

    FionaG

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had lunch at the B&Q some weeks ago and always wanted to spend an overnight here. We were not disappointed. Accommodation was comfortable and the food was very good. Staff were friendly and helpful.
  2. A

    Albie

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Booked the special which was Thai red chicken curry and it was excellent. Included a soft drink but upgraded to alcoholic and great value for money.
  3. L

    Louise

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere - busy but not noisy or overwhelming - thanks to friendly and efficient staff. Service was prompt and orders taken in a timely manner. Our food was delicious and I would definitely recommend this place. A great first night to our holiday!
  4. C

    Cookie76

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Table was booked for 7.00. We took about fifteen minutes to decide and order. We ordered 1 kid's starter which took a while to arrive but to be fair was a nice portion. The waitress apologized for the delay. But we waited over an hour for the main courses to arrive which with three hungry and fidgety kids is not ideal. We only got 3 out of 4 main meals served as there was another delay with the fish and chips. Once again the waitress had to apologize for the delay and said it would be another four minutes, but it was longer than that and we were more than halfway through our meal before my middle daughter's arrived. The adult food was nice but just took too long and by this time we had lost interest in eating anything else. The kid's pizza was very small and quite obviously just a frozen pizza and the pasta was pretty basic. The restaurant was not busy by any means and to be fair the waitress was very friendly and apologetic throughout but we probably wouldn't return as the overall experience was disappointing.
  5. NS

    NicolaS

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambience. The noise level was caused by me and my friends (otherwise the bar and lounge areas were quiet!!) Toilets are clean and well-maintained. There is a beer garden out the back where you can also eat. B&Q is dog-friendly
  6. BP

    BethP

    Austin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    This is a lovely hotel, and the wait staff were very friendly. However, they seemed to be short staffed in the kitchen.
  7. TG

    TessaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A very nice meal in attractive surroundings. Service quick and good - relaxed, friendly and professional. The sea bass was really excellent - their chefs know how to cook fish!
  8. E

    Ewan

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Cheerful and efficient service. Food was straightforward and well presented. A good spot to drop in and have a meal in Thornhill.
  9. AB

    AnneB

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Standard fare - burger, fish, macaroni cheese etc and specials (happened to be roast ham or roast beef on Sunday). Arrived hot, tasty, well presented. Good value for money. Service is excellent and staff are lovely. Dog-friendly but with separate non-doggy area which is perfect. Dog was welcomed and brought a drink, too. We are repeat diners in an area with lots of choice - that says a lot!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and friendly service. Great that we could take the dog too - the staff were very dog friendly. Nice evening for us all as an end to our holiday.
  11. SW

    SusanW

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, super service. Clean welcoming with nice extras like water and bread for the table. The food however was over priced especially the fish finger brioche
  12. KD

    KayD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely meal. Lovely staff . All together a lovely afternoon
  13. AB

    AnneB

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dog friendly is understatement- dog got bowl of fresh water, treats and cuddles. So much better than leaving dog in car. ASD grandson is very particular about his chips - cleared his plate. We asked for burger without the garnishes and got it with most removed - without fuss or drama, thank you. Quieter dining room for non- dog owners too, a relaxing treat after a walk at Drumlanrig Castle.
  14. WM

    WilliamM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning meal, lovely staff, great value for money will be back again without doubt.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service was quite slow. ,Orders were wrong , we had to ask for Sunday roast menu as it was not automatically given out on arrival same with the vegetarian staff were new and very pleasant but unaware off what was on offer ie soup of the day , roasts. The table next to us were not aware the roast menu was an option as they commented to us that they would have ordered it if they had known it was available
  16. CG

    CatherineG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening here celebrating my mums birthday. The staff went above and beyond with the service, they were extremely friendly and welcoming. The food was absolutely gorgeous and we left with full tummy’s and big smiles on our faces. We’ll definitely be going again and would highly recommend to anyone!
  17. VB

    VickyB

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, very high standard, would highly recommend
  18. O

    Orchid

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Most of the party enjoyed their meal very much, however the light bites menu continues to disappoint.
  19. TG

    TessaG

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely hotel restaurant. Service friendly and professional. Menu not huge but everything we had was very good. Especially recommend catch of the day. Definitely recommend.
  20. BM

    BMatthews

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and atmosphere every time. Did the crème brûlée I asked for as a special request for pudding as they are the best.
  21. KT

    KTG222

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall nice experience and lunch. Excellent service and staff very friendly and attentive.
  22. B

    Brini

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The lunch was excellent and waitresses where efficient
  23. JD

    JanD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    My friends and I were in for lunch, the food was delicious my only criticism would be that for a lunch menu there was very little choice . we did not require the full dinner option. And would have preferred more choice in the light bite menu. Having said that what we had from the starter menu and light bite menu was lovely
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dunbartonshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic from start to finish. Great atmosphere. Attentive service. The food was outstanding. Great choice of menu. We chose the haggis tweeds and soup to start, followed by the beef wellington for two plus a bottle of Malbec. We will be sure to return.
  25. HM

    HannahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fabulous service, wonderful pub. We will be back! We went with our two little girls abs the pub was extremely accommodating, bringing their food out first. Thank you!
  26. L

    Lynholm

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely hotel. Great food. Xmas decorations are lovely.
  27. CP

    CharlotteP

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stayed here a few times and had several meals in the restaurant. Service is always good, food excellent. You always feel welcome here - we will be back on our next trip in 2022. Highly recommended for both food and accommodation.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Booked the Buccleuch for our 2nd wedding anniversary dinner.. we received a complimentary glass of fizz each. Dinner was lovely and staff were very pleasant. Only one down side, we were given 2 slices of bread each and the table across the way was given loads.. was a little disappointed in that. Felt that said couple were receiving preferential treatment. They were also asked if everything was OK with their meals during their meal.. we weren't. No one approached us until we were finished.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The choice on the menu was very limited to a small bar menu plus a few specials. But the food served was very good
  30. JH

    JennaH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is the second time that we have visited Thornhill and decided to eat at the hotel again as the food was beautiful last time. We weren’t disappointed by the food or service, both were perfect. Love that it’s dog friendly as well. I think from eating in the restaurant part before, I’d rather have my meal through there as it feels a bit nicer but other than that, was perfect. The staff were lovely to every customer that was in and were knowledgable about their selection of drinks.
  31. MS

    MaxineS

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food if a wee bit pricey. Not much atmosphere but probably just because it was a Sunday night in February. Staff very friendly and efficient. Good service.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my first valentines date with my girlfriend. Lovely place to enjoy some great food. Lovely bar area to chill after our meal listening to a man on guitar. Will definitely be back
  33. SM

    StuartM

    Dumfries and Galloway

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Lovely meal for my wife's birthday. Local venue and always good service and good food.
  34. ES

    ElspethS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked the meal for lunch 6 family members . Service was excellent , we all thoroughly enjoyed our meal and would highly recommend the hotel . We will definitely be back
  35. LP

    LucasP

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and very reasonably priced. Thoroughly recommended and well placed to explore the beautiful region.
  36. CH

    CHRISTOPHERL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    The menus on your website and the hotels are completely wrong. I was looking forward to a whitebait starter (not widely available in Scotland it seems) and my wife wanted the antipasti starter. When we arrived we were presented with a very limited lunch menu not remotely like we had seen online and both had to settle for the soup of the day. I wanted a soft drink whilst waiting and asked for Pepsi. The chap serving us was not sure if they had that?? They didn't and his alternative suggestion was ginger beer or irn bru! Are you serious? I had to settle for lemonade. F or our main course I chose the beer battered fish and chips, my wife opted for the smoked salmon which when she enquired did not come with chips (or anything else) and she had to ask for a portion of mashed potato. Charged as an extra! When it was served the plate looked empty apart from the smoked salmon and a small amount of garnish. The plate looked dry and my wife asked if there was a sauce or dressing available to go with the salmon and was offered, believe it or not ( and I didn't).. gravy. Smoked salmon and gravy? Come on guys. My fish and chips was nice I have to say but the chips were more like French fries than hand cut chips and the mushy peas portion sparse. The fish was presented as 2 small pieces which at first glance I thought I had been given 2 battered fish fingers. It was as much batter as it was fish. Dessert (which I don't normally bother with but I was still hungry) was almost a saving grace. Very nice. I had the warm pear and almond dessert with custard. The custard was almost an afterthought but as said it was very tasty. Overall I think they are trying to present a fine dining experience whereas I favour substance over presentation. The dining room needs a makeover and so does the menu. Wait staff were far between but this was a Monday lunch after all. The meal was not expensive but I was disappointed and a undeserved generous tip over 20% did not even warrant a thank you.
  37. MS

    MaxineS

    Dunbartonshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Meal out for 6 of us and the service and food were very good. Only small criticism was that four of us had special coffees - i.e. amaretto and calypso and the coffee was cold.
  38. SM

    StuartM

    Dumfries and Galloway

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Another good meal enjoyed by both, good value and good service.
  39. AS

    AileenS

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a very pleasant visit to "The Buccleuch" when we enjoyed a delicious lunch. The beefburger was very tasty as was the vegetarian burger. Fish and chips were nice, though, the fish was a small portion. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and reflected the bright clean ambiance of the hotel. Very good.
  40. RM

    RosiM

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, beautifully presented and great value. Beef wellington was divine! Well stocked bar with great choice. Overall a wonderful evening with the best of friends

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Contact tracing information collected

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Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel is rated 4.3 stars by 96 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

20:30


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel

112 Drumlanrig Street, Thornhill, Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway DG3 5LU

Additional information

  • Area

    Thornhill

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 07:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Scottish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    There is an abundance of free parking surrounding the hotel.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Reece Watkin

  • Entertainment

    We occasionally have local musicians who come and play in the bar area in the evening.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01848 323101

  • Catering

    Please contact us. We are happy to accommodate most requests.

  • Private party facilities

    We have our private dinning room that can accommodate between 8-20 dinners. We also have a function room that can seat up to 80 people depending on dining style.

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