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 30 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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  • 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 'To You'

    A dinner party catering service available for groups of any size staying at Thistle Lodges.

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  • Clonyard Hotel

    A small hotel near Rockcliffe serving a range of home cooked dishes, many featuring locally sourced Solway seafood.

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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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  • 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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  • Balcary Bay Hotel

    Country House dining with an emphasis on local produce at a coastal hotel with stunning views

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  • Auld Alliance Restaurant

    A restaurant in Kirkudbright with a changing menu featuring dishes which reflect the historic links between Scotland and France

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  • Selkirk Arms

    A hotel restaurant in Kirkudbright with menus descibed as "Scottish Mediterranean with a twist"

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  • Loch Arthur Community

    A unique working community helping those with learning disabilities with a cafe, farm shop and award winning creamery"

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