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Our Hotel - Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel, Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway

Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel

4.6
4.6
208 Reviews
£26 to £40
Scottish
We pride ourselves on providing excellent food and service with locally sourced ingredients.

Why not come and spend the day in Thornhill, take a visit to a local landmark such as Drumlanrig Castle, learn more about our history, our strong connections to Robert Burns, and what makes this corner of the world so special.

Finish the day off perfectly with us in our cosy, stylish, yet informal dining spaces and lounge. We also have a Beer Garden, if outside is your thing too! It is is our pride and joy in the summer, and we would love for you to come and have a sun-soaked afternoon with us and enjoy the space as much as we do.

Menus on offer ; Main Restaurant Menu, Stone baked Pizza Menu (Thursday-Monday Sit-in/ Takeaway), Early Bird 2 courses for £13.95, 3 courses for £16.95 (Thursday - Monday, 5.30pm-6.30pm), Separate Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free Menus are also available. Booking is recommended.

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, English, Steakhouse
  • 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
    We can offer a wide range of catering packages for your event, from plated dinners, canapés, light lunches, buffet style dinners, and much more. Please dont hesitate contact us to discuss your individual requirements for your upcoming event.
  • 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 the dining style.
  • Area
    Thornhill
  • Cross Street
    We are located at the centre of the village of Thornhill, on the A76.
  • Parking Details
    There is an abundance of free parking surrounding the hotel.
  • Public Transit
    The main bus stop for the village is conveniently located just outside of the hotel.
  • Entertainment
    We occasionally have local musicians who come and play in the bar area in the evening.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 208 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

208 Reviews
  1. SharonH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Foodwas excellent and the staff were very friendly.

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  2. Dorothy

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely warm welcome, helpful, friendly and efficient service. Excellent food. Ample portions. Took off one star for atmosphere just because it was quite quiet. The Buccleuch deserves to be much busier given the few places to eat in Thornhill and the quality of the food and service.

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  3. RobbieG

    Glasgow

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love eating at The Buccleuch. Great selection of Gluten Free stuff on the menu. Nice atmosphere and quality of food is superb. Well done

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  4. BMatthews

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the chicken supreme from the gluten free menu and it was superb.

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  5. Lofty

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    As always the food was excellent. The only negative was that the bar was being painted that night so there was no fire on and we had to sit in the dining room after eating

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  6. SusanW

    Dumfries and Galloway

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food. Attention on arrival, fabulous. Bread and miso butter (complimentary) a nice touch. Drinks slow to arrive and similar taking food order. Food slow to arrive but worth the wait. Some specials for desserts would have been good

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  7. TomB

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great staff and atmosphere was good. Would dine here again.

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  8. HazelV

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My friend ordered an open sandwich, she said it was lovely. I ordered a beef & horse radish sandwich, it was just like I had ordered it from a back street cafe. 2 slices of medium sliced white bread with beef and a thin spread of horde radish. So plain and underwhelming, very disappointing.

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  9. ClaireS

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great team today...Ralph Gemma and Zen were on top form. Front of house were friendly and informative. Not overpowering but attentive. Great work 👏 roast beef was cooked to perfection...melted in the mouth. The Italian coffee was amazing!!

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  10. Nona

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    On this occasion, we waited quite along time for our food, around 40 mins. The food was good, but slightly expensive for what it is. The waiting staff are pleasant and fairly attentive.

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  11. SusanM

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and Andy as attentive as always.

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  12. Charm

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff are pleasant and food has always been very good We have never had a bad meal

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  13. AmandaL

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good experience and our dogs were made very welcome. We would dine here again.

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  14. ChristineW

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Good atmosphere Helpful staff Great food Always excellent service

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as ever on a busy Hogmanay. Well done all staff.

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  16. LucyM

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    There was nothing awful about the restaurant, food or service but it was expensive for what it was and 3 out of 4 of the meals ordered weren’t fully eaten, not due to the size. The room where we ate had tables more like a canteen than an expensive restaurant. The room was pretty with fairy lights and fire so did have some ambience. We wouldn’t go again.

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  17. MikeB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good value and fantastic service. I really appreciate it that I can take my dog Harvey into the bar seating area.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pleasant great atmosphere. Staff pleasant Punctual and food was good great selection

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  19. SarahJ

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another lovely lunch. Amy is so very welcoming. Sunday lunch was excellent.

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  20. SharonH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely meal with great service. Will be back to try Festive menu in a couple of weeks.

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  21. Nona

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    All the food was well prepared and presented. We all enjoyed our meals, especially the fish and chips, beef rogan, and the Duke beef burger. The staff were pleasant and attentive, although we did not receive bread to start, which was a slight oversight. An enjoyable evening with family. We’ll be back!

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  22. MargaretG

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place with lovely food. I would highly recommend.

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  23. GillianB

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm welcome and attentive staff. The fish main was substantial and delicious! High quality place.

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  24. Charm

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never ever had a bad meal at this hotel food excellent

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  25. Eddie

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly place with good quality food. Nothing spectacular but very solid.

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  26. NinaW

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered 2 steak dinners and the meat was cooked to preference perfectly! And the sides were also great! There could be a wee bit more choice on the kids menu, but kids pasta was enjoyed and a good portion. Lovely dinner!

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  27. Scott

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Lovely meal in a very quiet and relaxed setting. Will definitely be back!!

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  28. StewartR

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    During the week my wife and I ate 3 times at this restaurant. The service and food was excellent on each occasion.

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  29. WilliamP

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and accommodation. Staff very attentive. Dogs really welcome.

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  30. IainM

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent value for money on the early bird 3 courses for £16.95 highly recommend

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  31. SandraandAndyF

    Glasgow

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had booked to eat here while staying at the Nith Bank Country Estate for a couple of nights, fully expecting a normal pub grub offering. The usual menu items were there but we thought we'd try something a bit different - I had the Kirkcudbright scallops to start and my husband had the chicken wings. The scallops were small, plentiful and beautifully sweet. The chicken wings were deboned and presented nicely on the plate. We both plumped for the venison as our main course. It was cooked perfectly and the boulangere potatoes that accompanied it were amazing. With still a little room left for dessert, my husband ordered the sticky toffee pudding. I had the cheese selection which was just right. The sticky toffee pudding was HUGE and apparently delicious, especially with the cinder toffee crumb and vanilla ice cream on the side. All in all a lovely experience, made more so by the friendly staff who looked after us very well all evening.

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  32. SimonB

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great friendly service, would definitely visit again.

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  33. KarenF

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Do not pass this hotel, fabulous hotel, restaurant, bar. Staff, particularly Amy and Ralph, outstanding. Thanks for a brilliant stay and dinner/breakfast. SUPERB!!.

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  34. TimothyH

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food in an elegant small hotel. Good range on menu and affordable wine list.

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  35. Happy

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat in the area with lovely food and helpful staff

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  36. JanD

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable night ,as a going away dinner for y granddaughter heading to uni Staff were very pleasant , cheerful ,and most helpful

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  37. AlisonS

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere despite being a rainy Thursday. We liked all 3 courses and enjoyed sampling the cocktail menu too.

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  38. LynseyM

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent from start to finish, would highly recommend for very good quality food.

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  39. Kelty17dined

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Early bird menu good value and portion sizes ideal for smaller palates. Opted for main menu fish n chips, sadly disappointed....all batter, small fish. Staff were friendly and efficient.

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  40. FrankR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always feel welcome, staff friendly, service great and food never disappoints.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 208 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Google Map for Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel

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

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    We are located at the centre of the village of Thornhill, on the A76.
  • Area
    Thornhill
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 07:00–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, English, Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is an abundance of free parking surrounding the hotel.
  • Public Transit
    The main bus stop for the village is conveniently located just outside of 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, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01848 323101
  • Catering
    We can offer a wide range of catering packages for your event, from plated dinners, canapés, light lunches, buffet style dinners, and much more. Please dont hesitate contact us to discuss your individual requirements for your upcoming event.
  • 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 the dining style.
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