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The Auldgirth Inn, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

The Auldgirth Inn

4.9
4.9
102 Reviews
£26 to £40
Scottish
Step inside and perhaps it's hard at first to reconcile age with the comfortably plush 21st century home to the finest cuisine and wines

It is soon obvious though that the Inn has undergone a complete modernisation makeover tastefully achieved without compromising the many original features that are key to the building that last underwent major change as far back as 1804.

Rab, as he is known, has built up a considerable reputation for running restaurants where quality, taste, originality, variety and value for money are a trademark.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, Modern European
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 17:30–20:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–20:30 Sun 12:15–20:00 Bar Wed, Thu 17:00–20:00 Fri–Sun 12:00–19:00
  • Phone number
    01387 740250
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Robert Mcaleese

Experiences

  • Chefs 5 Course Tasting Menu

    £50.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Award Winning 5 Course Tasting Menu

What 102 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

102 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food served in an impressive pub. The staff were delightful. Well worth the money. We eat in the pub side which was nice but book a table in the lovely restaurant.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service - will definitely be back ..

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  3. FionaG

    Glasgow

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What to say ...food was great , staff are just fab ..nothing is a problem and the environment is lovely . Always a treat to visit this restraunt .

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  4. DavidL

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Sunday dinner. Dog friendly. Nice people recommended

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food, we really couldn’t fault it. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.

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  6. LorraineD

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic Sunday lunch Well presented and tasty The Yorkshire puds were to die for Would highly recommend

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  7. AnnW

    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
    We thorough enjoyed our meal. Food was delicious, service excellent and the log fire so cosy and warm on the coldest of nights

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    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
    Welcoming hostess friendly and attentive throughout our visit.The food was great. The haggis scotch egg starter, perfect runny yolk, was lovely as was the garlic aioli. The main course was mega. I had rare cooked roast beef, large Yorkshire pud, roast tatties, honeyed roasted parsnips and carrots, tenderstem broccoli, cauliflower cheese, served with a full flavoured rich, deep gravy. All was very tasty and cooked perfectly. We were offered the pudding menu. It was declined as my party was all stuffed full. A great dining experience.

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  9. SophieJ

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    OMG!! Our meal was a 10/10. The quality was sooo good. Me and my partner both had a 3 course meal and everything was beautiful. The mussels were one of the nicest mussels I’ve ever had! I never understand why this place is always so quiet when it does such top quality food! Can’t wait to come back 😊

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  10. StuartH

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic, staff were excellent, definitely be back

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  11. KatherineK

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A truly lovely lunch in a superb setting, great service and value for money. Best roast beef I have had (cooked to my preference) left with full bellies.

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  12. JohnS

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was so helpful and observant never sat with out a drink all night. Waitress was also very kind and chatted away when she could. Definitely will be back

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  13. MichelleS

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very happy with our dinner at the Auldgirth Inn. It was, in all likelihood, the quietest day of the year (Jan 3!), but our food was nonetheless excellent, and the service courteous and friendly. I would recommend it to a friend.

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  14. LorraineD

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A hidden gem The steaks were excellent and well worth waiting for This is our second visit and will definitely be returning again Staff friendly and polite

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  15. StuartC

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent, first class dining. Very nice and friendly staff.

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  16. RonaldT

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our favourite place to eat out in the neighbourhood. Interesting menu, well prepared, attractive dining room / bar not the stuffy 'country house hotel' ambiance, friendly service. Ancient inn with an modern feel.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s an amazing restaurant in an out-of-the-way location halfway between Dumphries and Thornhill. It’s worth the drive, regardless of where you’re starting. I’m not sure how many Michelin stars they have, but all were well-earned. By the way, they don’t use this app, so you really need to call ahead.

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  18. pault

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    the service was good the food even better, well worth a visit

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  19. Evie

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good ambience and excellent service. Thank you.

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  20. KateH

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We travelled to Glasgow from North Lincolnshire on the morning of our visit. I booked the Auldgirth Inn for on the way back due to its reviews. We were not disappointed - an excellent meal, super service. Will certainly return one day.

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  21. JonS

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointing. £8.00 for a glass of house wine. Complex menu, no honest food. We had Haggis Scotch Egg which was good, Hake Soup which tasted nice but had lumps of uncooked potato in it and Mussels which were ok, just ok, I did not finish the dish. For mains we had Scallops and Black Pudding, the scallops were very good but the black pudding was not, Pork Fillet and Belly served with Dauphinoise Potatoes and Mixed Roast Vegetables, the fillet was bland and unseasoned, the belly was nice but the skin was a soggy mass, the potatoes were scorched on top and uncooked inside and the veg was a greasy mix of undercooked and overcooked. I ordered a coffee and had to wait ten to fifteen minutes for it, when it did come it was extremely bitter and unpleasant to my taste. The restaurant is very smart but the chairs were uncomfortably low for our table. The toilets are a bit of a surprising let down.

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  22. scottm

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the service exemplary top place to go for great food in a great location a must for anybody that likes good food. !!!!

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  23. heatherw

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food in a great atmosphere. I`m coeliac & that was fully catered for, which was good as there were plenty of choices on the menu for me to choose from. Very enjoyable evening & the lift back to our hotel was very much appreciated after. Thanks

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  24. JamesA

    Denmark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Steak was class, great service, the woman loved it too

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  25. Johnboy

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful surroundings brilliant service and excellent food.

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  26. IanG

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As ever a superb meal, the staff were very good attending to the variations our party requested for their food. The food was excellent and well up to its usual high standard. Thoroughly enjoyable all round

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  27. TraceyH

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were welcomed on entering the Inn. Seated at our table with a smile. Service was good throughout the meal. We weren't rushed to order. The music wasn't too loud thankfully. The meal was excellent. I haven't had beef like it. We all had a different dish. Not one complaint. If I had to be super critical the dessert menu didn't offer as much as I thought it might. A very pleasing experience and we'll be back.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food fantastic staff fantastic service

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  29. BeccaW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is fantastic every time! Was remembered from previous visits which was lovely. Food top notch as always! Please keep the haggis scotch egg!!

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  30. VikkiT

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous on every level. Both the food and wine were faultless

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely meal and service was great. Although when we moved to the lounge bar to get a comfy seat in front of the fire the drinks service was a bit poor, almost felt forgotten about.

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  32. AnnF

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Sunday lunch for the bride to be, her bridesmaid and the two mums. Food was amazing, service great and we really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere which allowed us to go at our own pace

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  33. FionaG

    Glasgow

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little gem ... beautiful food , served in fab surroundjngs .. friendly efficient staff .. love it ❤

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  34. StuartM

    Dumfries and Galloway

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another exceptional meal at The Auldgirth Inn, great food, great service and excellent value.

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  35. DoreenY

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fabulous, every plate cleared. Would definitely be back

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  36. GordonM

    Dumfries and Galloway

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wether was super so we ate outside. Food was perfect, well prepared and served and portion size spot on.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing meal! 5stars. First time eating hear an will most definitely be back. Great atmosphere, very friendly laid back staff, but still on the ball the whole night keeping am assertive eye on you without being pushy. Top class food, with fantastic flavours, steak & lobster special was amazing. Reasonably priced, probably more city like prices than usual around dumfries & galloway but no qualms at all about it. and you get a bloody good pint as well!

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  38. rodh

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tremendous stay and meal. Brilliant cooking and friendly relaxed service- perfectly balanced between seriousness about food and enjoyment. We’ll be back.

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  39. MikeF

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly welcome, wonderful service and superb food.

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  40. RobertD

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were both exceptional. The dry-aged beef was flavorful, tender, and cooked perfectly. All side dishes were very good and complemented the entrees very well. The beer selections, while not extensive, offered a variety and all in our party found something to suit the different tastes. We will definitely return to the restaurant at the Auldgirth Inn the next time we are in the area.

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The Auldgirth Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 102 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Auldgirth Inn

Auldgirth Village, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG2 0XG

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Dumfries
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 17:30–20:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–20:30 Sun 12:15–20:00 Bar Wed, Thu 17:00–20:00 Fri–Sun 12:00–19:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Robert Mcaleese
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
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