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The Buccleuch and Queensberry Arms Hotel

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About this rating

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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Hotel dining with a local flavour

AA Inspector

At a glance

Open all year
All day dining
Vegetarian menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

The BQA to its friends, this family-run hotel has undergone an extensive refurbishment and emerged looking good and fit for purpose in the 21st century. There's a satisfying Scottish-ness to the place, which extends to the culinary output. The region's produce figures large on menus that show Pan-European leanings and no lack of ambition. Pancetta-wrapped scallops with cauliflower purée and roasted spring onion might set the ball rolling, ahead of main-course halibut with leeks, kale and seafood sauce. To finish, a wee dram of whisky adds backbone to sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream, or you could go savoury with local cheeses, oatcakes and chutney.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Dinner served until: 10
  • All day dining


  • Chef(s): Will Pottinger

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern Scottish
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 16
  • Wines over £30: 22
  • Wines by the glass: 9

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 52
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 22
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 52
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 22

Getting here

On A76 in centre of Thornhill

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Nearest train station

Dumfries, Sanquhar
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