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Marrbury Smokehouse

Carsluith Castle | A75 Carsluith, Newton Stewart DG8 7DY, Scotland
+44 1671 820476
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“salmon” (32 reviews)
“chowder” (10 reviews)
“fish and chips” (19 reviews)
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Scottish, British, Delicatessen, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Carsluith Castle | A75 Carsluith, Newton Stewart DG8 7DY, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking forward to eating here as it is a small scale smokery. Read rave reviews about the 'ultimate 'filled broiche, duly ordered and eaten. Be aware that the kitchen is open plan, which means that cooking smells ( chip - fat) will wander ( on...More

Thank highlandgardener
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a late lunch in the relaxed bistro with one of the daily specials of warm buttery brioche filled with various smoked fish, side salad & perfectly cooked chips. It was very resonably priced. The smokery shop stocks an amazing range of products. Such...More

Thank Moorlandlass
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called into the Bistro for lunch on our way to Gatehouse of Fleet, Carsluith Castle in its grounds. A great display of smoked fish and meats as well as preserves and salad dressings. I ordered a crumpet with smoked salmon with sun dried tomatoes, it...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is next to an old tiny castle and most of the food is smoked, funny that, but there are other things on the menu to interest you we found the staff friendly and helpful, what we had, afternoon tea in the form of cheesecake...More

Thank David B
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Third visit over the years, food good service a little slow but food is fresh ad good so rather wait than have fast food rubbish.More

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Marrbury, General Manager at Marrbury Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hello Mr Grumpy LOL!!! Noooooo - you are not grumpy - you are a delight! We will take that as a compliment :) Thank you for visiting with us and thank you for your patience. Our kitchen is very small and sometimes the orders pile...More

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Small restaurant with big taste! We had lunch one day and snack another, and they didn't disappoint. The smoked fish is amazing... you can really taste the smoke. We had the fish bun which was loaded with salmon and trout... so much fish that we...More

1  Thank duncarin01
Marrbury, General Manager at Marrbury Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hi again! Och - thank you so much - the ultimate bun is so popular - we drool in the kitchen when serving it up every time. We are only sorry we didn't realise you were hot in the restaurant. We do have a fan...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Coffee is freshly brewed and served in large mugs. Cakes and scones looked delicious. We bought some smoked salmon which just melted in your mouth. We looked around the castle which is on the same site and belongs to Historic Scotland (no entrance fee). It...More

1  Thank 544jules
Marrbury, Manager at Marrbury Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

HI There Thank you so very much! We love our big new coffee mugs - so glad you got to enjoy your visit with us and the castle! Hope to see you again Team Marrbury :)

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

My second review of this establishment, for which I do not apologise. Having discovered it it in 2013 & being mightily pleased then, I have made a point of revisiting whenever I'm able on the 3 or 4 times a year I'm passing by. I...More

Thank Richard B
Marrbury, General Manager at Marrbury Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Goodness what can we say! Your comments are so much appreciated - we try so hard to always go one better every year - thank you - this means so much to us The Ultimate Bun is here to stay!!! Thank you - look forward...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Can't fault this establishment and the Castle is a bonus. Salmon pate was out of this world. Gorgeous Fish and Chips. Very welcoming and helpful staff. Lovely atmosphere. Nothing was too much trouble. A fabulous end to our Scottish holiday. Will definitely be ordering some...More

1  Thank Emma S
Marrbury, General Manager at Marrbury Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

OOOH thank you so much!! Made our day here at Marrbury - sorry we didn't get to answer till now Been a busy summer :) All the best from all of us here!

Reviewed 29 July 2017

This is a smallish diner, in the grounds of an ancient castle, also selling smoked food, predominantly fish though also poultry and various of their own sauces. The food was top quality, and the service from all members of staff was exceptional. It's in a...More

Thank Theologyprof
Marrbury, Owner at Marrbury Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Hi there! Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We all appreciate this so much. Hope to see you again soon! All the best RM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carsluith Castle | A75 Carsluith, Newton Stewart DG8 7DY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Newton Stewart
  • Phone Number: +44 1671 820476
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Smokehouse Deli and Cafe - NEWLY APPOINTED FIVE STAR STB with access to historic castle on site. Food presented daily fresh from our highly acclaimed smokehouse, in a variety of style and budgets to suit all. Families welcome - larger groups by prior arrangement. Open most of the year around including Sundays - for current opening hours please do call first. Food 2 GO available ie Fish/Chicken and Chips take aways - order before 4.30Pm by telephone. Disabled parking space, no stairs, ramp to shop and access for one wheelchair in cafe. Winter weddings in the Castle by arrangement.
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