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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Modern country-house cooking on the Solway coast

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At a glance

Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

The solid-looking white hotel stands on the shore of the Solway Firth with views across the water to Heston Isle and the Lake District beyond. The hotel might be in a secluded spot, but the kitchen team proves to be a forward-looking lot.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: December to January
  • Closed for lunch: Monday to Saturday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 1.30
  • Dinner served from: 6.45
  • Dinner served until: 8.15


  • Chef(s): Craig McWilliam

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern European
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 28
  • Wines over £30: 68
  • Wines by the glass: 13

Price guide

  • 2-course dinner from: £36.50
  • 3-course dinner from: £41.75
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets

Additional information

  • Seats: 55
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

On A711 between Dalbeattie and Kirkcudbright. In Auchencairn follow signs to Balcary along shore road for 2 miles.

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