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The BQA to its friends, this family-run hotel is looking very smart these days, with a satisfying Scottish-ness to the place which extends to the culinary output. The region's produce figures large on menus that show pan-European leanings and no lack of ambition.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

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1 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence

Hotel dining with a local flavour

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- AA Inspector
The Buccleuch and Queensberry Arms Hotel
112 Drumlanrig Street, THORNHILL, DG3 5LU
Phone : 01848 323101

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 52
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 5.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 16
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 11
  • Cuisine style: Modern Scottish
  • Vegetarian menu

About The area

Discover Dumfries & Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway is a wonderfully undiscovered corner of Scotland – a romantic land of wooded glens, high hills and exposed moorland, haunted by its colourful past and the ghosts of those who fell in fierce and bloody battles. Heading west from Gretna Green you soon reach Dumfries, straddling the River Nith, where you may see red-breasted mergansers in summer.

The market town has strong associations with one of Scotland’s most famous sons, Robert Burns, who farmed nearby and returned to Dumfries towards the end of his life. You’ll find Burns-related visitor attractions around town, plus a portfolio of other sights ranging from ruined castles and abbeys to quirky museums. You can see for miles from the Camera Obscura, which occupies the top floor of the 18th-century windmill.

To the north lies a vast and endless landscape; mile upon mile of open moorland and afforested slopes stretching towards the Ayrshire coast. On the long haul to Stanraer, you’ll want to make regular stops and visit places like Gatehouse of Fleet, a delightful 18th-century planned town, and Creetown, a planned village on the estuary on the River Cree. Perfect for walking and fishing, Dumfries and Galloway seems gloriously untouched by 20th-century progress.

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