Pubs and Places to Eat near Kirkennan

Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

There are many options of places to eat out near Kirkennan including pubs, cafes and resaturants. The list below is by location and distance from Kirkennan and includes local ones as well as ones that might be a welcome stop during a day's excursion to explore the area. See also our list of dog friendly eating places.

Quotes are from Kirkennan visitor books - we welcome additions to this list.


0.7 mile from Kirkennan self catering cottages - walking distance along the road (take a torch if going/returning after dark).

The Glenisle Inn in Palnackie is the nearest pub. The Glen Isle Inn Kitchen based at the pub serves food Thurs - Sunday. Dog friendly.

The Willow Tree, UPDATE 2018 - Unfortunately the Willow Tree is now closed. We do hope someone else will take over the restaurant and will keep you posted.


2.5 miles
Luigi’s Restaurant in Dalbeattie serves Italian food every day from 5pm till late.

De Caff 'We had a nice lunch' (Oct 17)

Haugh of Urr

5.5 miles

The Laurie Arms in Haugh of Urr is a pub with good food that is known for its real ales. CAMRA regional winner in 2016. Dog friendly.


6 miles

The Anchor pub in Kippford serves food and locally brewed beer. On a fine day it is a wonderful spot to sit overlooking the water. It is dog friendly.

The Ark cafe serves light lunches and great cakes. Open weekends only out of season.

Castle Douglas

7 miles

Carlo’s is an Italian restaurant on the main street in Castle Douglas. 'Nice food' (Sept 15)

Double Dutch Pancakes 'for anyone who loves pancakes there is a lovely little place in Castle Douglas... they do sweet and savoury. Wonderful - so give it a try'.

Kings Arms 'Puddings were worth the money and very nice' (Dec 17)

Nikos is a Greek restaurant on the main street in Castle Douglas. It serves good fish. 'We had a fabulous Greek meal'

Threave House and Gardens 'Also good for lunch' (Sept 17)


9 miles

Loch Arthur Farmshop and Cafe A great place for lunches and snacks (not open in evening or on Sundays)


9.2 miles
Barend Bar & Restaurant - 450 yds from Sandyhills beach - 'Very good food, piping hot, good value and very welcoming' ( Dec 17). Dog friendly


13 miles

The Schoolhouse, Ringford 'Once again we went to the Schoolhouse and had a wonderful high tea'


16 miles

Polarbites an upmarket Fish and Chip shop near the harbour in Kirkudbright where you can eat in and take your own wine.
Selkirk Arms Hotel - fine dining in a comfortable atmosphere using local produce (does not allow dogs).


16 miles

The Steamboat Inn at Caresthorn is an interesting pub to visit with lots of historic local memoribilia. It overlooks the sea and does good food. 'A quirky, warm, welcoming pub, reasonably priced home cooked food'. (Dec 17)

New Abbey

18 miles

Abbey Cottage Tearoom next to Sweetheart Abbey is great for a break after visiting the Abbey, or climbing Criffel.

Gatehouse of Fleet

21 miles

The Galloway Lodge 'We had a lovely lunch' (Oct 15)

New Galloway

21 miles

The Smithy Tea Room 'Enjoyed' (Oct 15)


23 miles

Galloway Smokehouse 'Fresh produce and great smoked products' (Oct 17)


43 miles

Reading Lasses 'Beautiful lunch and bookshop. The Pea and Ham Soup is to die for and the homemade cakes are gorgeous. The staff are lovely and it is really cosy' (Oct 17)


The Chip Shop Dalbeattie

Moore's Fish and Chips in Castle Douglas

Seahorse Chinese Takeaway in Dalbeattie 'good if you don't want to eat out'. (July 15) Closed Tuesday

Shezan Indian Takeaway, Dalbeattie

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