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The Merchants House

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The Merchants House Main Street, Cairnryan, Scotland
+44 1581 200215
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Derby, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Had enjoyable bar snacks here when staying at the Auld Cairn next door. Very friendly place. I think you need to book to get dinner but the bar snacks menu suited all of us anyway.

Thank FredFII
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

A great night stop over following our ferry journey. The owners were very friendly, welcoming and were grrat ti chat to about the area and our onward journey. The place was clean and breakfast was tastey.

Thank Emily B
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service provided for breakfast. Really tasty, satisfying portions and nothing is too much trouble

Thank Cameron M
Preston, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Simple, cheap, friendly, smashing views and breakfast...all for a great price! Thanks...just what we needed :)

Thank camperqueen38
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Stopped here for breakfast on route to an early Ferry. Owners very kindly accommodated us even though we were not staying. Scottish breakfast was excellent and Fiona was lovely and couldn't do enough for us. Recommend for sure.

Thank John H
Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

I stayed at the Guest House next door the Merchants House and as it was easier to eat next door rather than go 'hunting for food', I decided to have my breakfasts and dinner at the Merchants House. The hosts Alan and Fiona, also run the Merchants House as a Guest House, and with Callum and Grant ably supporting them,... More 

Thank Gaynor B
Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

i had an evening meal here as i stayed in the guest house next door the food was good value and tasty

Thank bbqprince
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

A very warm welcome! You couldn't ask for better people to welcome you into their own home. Be assured of being very well fed. We'd be glad to return on our next travels.

Thank naila h
Ayr, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015

My wife and I have used the Merchants enroute to Stranraer for a few years now but last Thursday the first visit this year and Alan and Fiona's welcome was as always great we had our usual cactchup on what's happened then enjoyed another superb meal of 3 courses home made piping hot and presented on the new table settings.... More 

Thank douser2014
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

What a superb welcome! Fiona met us at the door and was so welcoming. She helped us carry our cases up to our room. We enjoyed a tasty supper with wine. The room was comfortable with a nice view. We had a late breakfast and left knowing we would return next time we're in Cairnryan.

Thank Malcolm E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Scottish
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Merchants House Main Street, Cairnryan, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Cairnryan
  • Phone Number: +44 1581 200215
The Merchants House Guest House and Licensed Restaurant is situated on the shore of Loch Ryan, approximately ½ mile north of the P&O ferry terminal in Cairnryan.

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