Eating and Drinking

Whether you are looking for professional caterers to deliver to your lodge, or to take a trip out to a local pub or restaurant, or to stroll down to the on-site bar and restaurant, there is plenty to whet your appetite.


Here are some of the choices available during your stay - all are at most 20 minutes drive from the lodges.

  • Barend Bar and Restaurant

    On site with the lodges, a friendly bar and restaurant serving a wide range of home cooked dishes, also available to take away.

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  • The Anchor Hotel

    With a delightful setting on the Urr Water as it approaches the Solway, the Anchor at Kippford offers good pub food and local real ales.

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  • The Laurie Arms

    Worth the short drive to Castle Douglas, the menu at Laurie Arms includes dishes centred around Solway seafood and Galloway farm produce.

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  • Carlos Restaurant

    In nearby Castle Douglas, an authentic Italian restaurant regarded as one of southern Scotlands best, with an emphasis on dishes using fresh local fish.

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  • Castle Douglas Food Town

    A surprisingly wide range of restaurants, cafes and specialist food shops on offer in the areas 'Food Town'.

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  • Hullabaloo Restaurant

    On the banks of the Nith near Dumfries, a high standard restuarant offering innovative and eclectic seasonal menus.

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  • Hullabaloo 'To You'

    From the Hullabaloo Restaurant, a dinner party catering service available for groups of 6? or more staying at Thistle Lodges.

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  • Mambo's Take-Away

    Take-away in Dalbeattie serving freshly made pizzas, collect yourself or they will deliver - menus are available in the lodges.

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  • Caterbirds

    A locally based catering company with extensive menu choices for your dinner party at Thistle Lodges

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  • Steamboat Inn

    A fascinating and quirky pub full of interest with an extensive menu, in a spectacular location right on the Solway coast.

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  • The Willow Tree at Palnackie

    A cafe/bistro near Castle Douglas open lunchtimes and some evenings, serving both traditional and more creative dishes.

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  • Luigi's Italian

    An Italian restaurant which welcomes families and offers an extensive menu, a short drive away in Dalbeattie

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  • Annette's Baking in a Box

    Mouthwatering cakes and savoury pastries, celebration cakes and gourmet picnics, all delivered to your lodge

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  • Galloway Wild Foods

    Delicious and nutritious food for free - amazing information on coastal, woodland and hedgerow foraging, guided walks and tuition

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