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Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel, Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway

Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel

4.3
4.3
120 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

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, English, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–10:00 pm

  • 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.

  • Neighborhood

    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 120 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. B

    Brini

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Had to wait for my meal as steak not cooked to my liking even though I told them how I like it
  2. a

    anon

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely first time visit. would definitely go back.
  3. C

    Cathhk

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    First visit here with friends and the food was really good. Will definitely make another visit. 5*
  4. S

    Scott

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent quality food and service. Good vegan options aswell.
  5. KD

    KayD

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service . Regular customers and can vouch for a consistent service
  6. EM

    EmmaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food and very friendly service. Thanks for a lovely evening. The only negative was that the children's meal was very expensive at £12. We didn't realise you were going to charge for each course individually else we wouldn't have ordered 3 courses. Everywhere else we've been has a deal for kids meals.
  7. B

    Brini

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We where welcomed with such kindness and caring staff every time we visit we are warmly welcomed
  8. NW

    NickyW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful welcome and excellent friendly service. Food was outstanding choice, value and content. Delicious. Can’t wait to be back this evening.
  9. M

    Mariquet

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Excellent food in very pleasant surroundings. Will certainly be back
  10. MR

    MarkR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As a hotel ticks all my boxes - authentic, genuinely welcoming, smart room with character and a clear "we love our locals and our visitors" ethos. Big plus was was properly dog-friendly not just dog tolerant. Menu covers all the bases. I had venison from the gourmet end of the spectrum which, with mushrooms, an intense reduction, cauliflower & fondant potato was exceptional. All the better for being cooked very pink it was Scotland in autumn on a plate. Had I stayed another night I suspect I'm have been very happy with steaks & burgers too. Concise wine list very fairly priced & selection by the glass works well. Good to see local beers and spirits prominently part of the offer. Would (and will) return.
  11. B

    Brini

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoy our visits always welcomed by friendly staff
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    A little confusion over where to seat us despite a booking but once settled all fine. Pleasant waiting staff and good food.
  13. J

    John

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The Buccleuch & Queendberry Arms Hotel provided good food with friendly and timely service. The portions were of a reasonable size although it was felt that the portion of venison was smaller than expected. Overall this was good value for money.
  14. B

    Bumble

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Menu not as stated on line on sat. although it was a new menu my companions choice of venison was unavailable. Disappointing.
  15. MA

    MenaA

    Inverness

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    ploughmans lunch poor ,tiny portion of cheese , 2 slices of brown bread should have been crusty bread . korean chicken good .
  16. CP

    CarolP

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very welcoming,excellent service& delicious food! Will be back.
  17. KF

    KateF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was lovely and good value for money. Nice surroundings
  18. M

    Maggie

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fresh home cooked and tasty food. Pleasant atmosphere and service very good. Good value for money.
  19. RT

    RachelT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant choice of Vegan menu. Very friendly service and good value for money. Lovely setting. Best meal in ages.
  20. JB

    JanetB

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good choice on Dinner Menu , portions good and enough and well presented, staff super friendly and gave the place a good feeling and nothing a bother for them , and another thing I did like the proper linen napkins nice touch
  21. E

    Elle

    London

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tried for the first time and we will certainly be back. Friendly and great atmosphere. Great food and decent however small choice. Would highly recommend.
  22. L

    Lynda

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. We were a party of 3 and all thoroughly enjoyed our food. We will definitely return.
  23. SS

    SteveS

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food. Friendly staff. Very dog friendly. Can pre order food 24 hours before booking time. We will be back
  24. RO

    RachelO

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Pre Pandemic - food was great. Post pandemic massive declined in quality.
  25. FG

    FionaG

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 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.
  26. A

    Albie

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 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.
  27. L

    Louise

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 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!
  28. C

    Cookie76

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 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.
  29. NS

    NicolaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 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
  30. BP

    BethP

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

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

    TessaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 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!
  32. E

    Ewan

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

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

    AnneB

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 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!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 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.
  35. SW

    SusanW

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 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
  36. KD

    KayD

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

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

    AnneB

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 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.
  38. WM

    WilliamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 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
  40. CG

    CatherineG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 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!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel is rated 4.3 stars by 120 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel

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

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Thornhill

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, English, Steakhouse

  • 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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