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Knockinaam Lodge


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When you're after that elusive away-from-it-all experience, Knockinaam Lodge fits the bill like few other places around the UK. The drive along the single-track lane through beautiful countryside helps to create a sense of anticipation before the former Victorian hunting lodge comes into view. Set in 30 acres of lush grounds, the place has its own private pebble beach and views across to Ireland on a fine day. It's so out-of-the way that Churchill and Eisenhower met here secretly during WWII. Kick off with canapés and a snifter in one of the lounges before heading into the genteel, traditional dining room, where the no-choice daily menu begins with an amuse-bouche of rich devilled kidney. The kitchen's modern Scottish repertoire delivers grilled fillet of halibut with pickled fennel and an orange and coriander reduction, followed by hazelnut-crusted roast loin of Lochmaben roe deer with spiced carrot purée, baked baby beetroot and juniper, thyme and port sauce. Cappuccino of leek and thyme with truffle oil might intervene between starter and main courses, and a trenchant lime sorbet paves the way for a finale of caramel pannacotta with poached William pears and honeycomb. At the end, log fires and an oak-panelled bar stocked with more than 120 malts await.

Further information

Tel: 01776 810471
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern Scottish
Chef: Anthony Pierce
Number of seats: 32
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 1
Vegetarian meals available.
No children under 12 yrs.
Parking available.


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Use the route planner for your trip

From A77, follow signs to Portpatrick, then tourist signs to Knockinaam Lodge
Nearest station: Stranraer

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