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The Swan Kingholm Quay

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
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Kingholm Quay, Dumfries DG1 4SU, Scotland
+44 1387 253756
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just back from having a meal out with friends, I ordered the chicken Thai green curry, what came was awful, "congealed goo" is the only words I can describe it as. When the waiter came to collect the dishes, ha asked if everything was ok, I said no, he did apologise & say he would let the kitchen know. Bill... More 

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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited early evening a first visit to the pub, with a good selection of meals and differing special days choice was difficult. The soup hot and fresh the garlic creamed mushrooms nearly a meal by themselves, mains were fish mornay with potatoes and fresh green veg,my gammon was cooked the way I like them and came with the largest... More 

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167 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time in this very busy restaurant. Booked a table but we arrived early and had to wait for the table, no waiting area just standing around bar area. Very extensive but reasonably priced menu. No complaints about the food from our party of 6 with everybody having different dishes. Sweets were very nice especially the ice cream sundaes. Good... More 

Thank Ray H
Nuneaton Warwickshire
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch at The Swan was excellent. The meals we had were large quantities, fantastic taste and excellent value. The staff were friendly and knowledgable about the area. Almost across the road from the Swan, in the Quay was a large sailing ship which looked as if it might be docked there for refurbishment, and there were also other boats docked... More 

Thank Kathleen B
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal and staff were very polite and service prompt. Definitely recommend. Well worth the visit

Thank L4921NVdave
Cumnock, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to the Swan and twice we have had a superb meal. Waiting staff were lovely and the meal was top notch Will definitely return

Thank Jim M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went for lunch with a friend - very disappointing! Service was very slow, staff were not the friendliest, took a while to order our food and even longer for it to arrive. When we did receive our food it was the wrong order and cold! The sandwich bread was stale and chips were barely warm. Drink was served in a... More 

2 Thank ellell321
Motherwell, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Nice venue and food but a wee bit pricy for lunch. Too much sauce on the sticky chicken but tasty all the same.

Thank Mr G
Aviemore, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Sadly this was not a good experience. On arrival a tall waiter said just sit over there as he thrust a bundle of menus into my husbands hand. No welcome. No good evening. Nothing. We ordered drinks and our meal. Pate arrived quickly very tasty but served only with 2 small slices of bread.... hence half the pate was returned... More 

2 Thank Kelty1
Annan, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

excellent food , excellent service, warm and friendly atmosphere, could not fault anything. looking forward to going back

Thank Elaine K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kingholm Quay, Dumfries DG1 4SU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Dumfries
  • Phone Number: +44 1387 253756
The Swan is on the Quay less than 2 mile from the town centre of Dumfries with great views, beer garden and easy parking. Opens 7 days a week from 12noon for lunch and 5pm for dinner. Serving quality traditional pub food with a full bar to include real ale and is family and disable friendly. Enjoy food outdoors in the summer in the beautiful beer garden and terrace and in the winter a warm welcome awaits you with the 2 log fires in the pub.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?