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Cavens Arms, Dumfries

20 Buccleuch Street
Dumfries
DG1 2AH
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Old Boots left this review about Cavens Arms

A bigger than it looks CAMRA favourite, multi room and multi hand pump pub, COVID rules meant I couldn’t take proper stock of the number of pumps etc but there were 7 cask beers on the menu but not hugely different to JAQPTIO’s visit. People may sneer about CAMRA and hand pull count but this one deserves its GBG place judging by the quality of my Jarl and that’s a beer I know and love very well. I can’t describe the place in detail as Covid forced me into a shed thing with big sports screens in the yard, sorry beer garden, as others have said it’s diner oriented so a casual drinker takes what he can get in the time of plague. I certainly can’t fault the service or beer quality and would visit again if I was unlucky enough to be in Dumfries.

On 12th July 2021 - no rating submitted
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Cavens Arms

Multiple Camra award-winning pub, with an unbroken run as Dumfries & Galloway POTY from 2006 (which may actually say more about the rest of the establishments in the branch area than it does about this particular place). Having said that, it's perfectly reasonable in its own way, with restrained traditional furniture and decor in the various dining (at the front) / seating (further back, by the bar) areas. Seven different real ales from a total of ten handpumps, although with most from England (e.g. Old Speckled Hen, Wainwright and two from Black Sheep) the choice was somewhat disappointing. Thankfully, though, there were also the Fyne Ale Jarl and the Swannay Orkney IPA (3.20) available.

On 19th November 2017 - rating: 8
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custodian 42 left this review about Cavens Arms

The best pub in Dumfries by a distance. It's a huge place with the bar on the left hand side. It is aimed more at diners, but there was no problem in getting served and getting what looked like the last table. Staff seemed to be all over the place during my visit. Excellent selection of real ales, although the only two I can remember were Old Speckled Hen and Jaipur (my choice, of course). No surprise that it has been CAMRA pub since 2006!!

On 30th July 2017 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Colin Walker
Dumfries, 0.82 miles, 15 min walk (show)
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12th Jul 2021, 16:07
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12th Jul 2021, 16:07
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 09 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 09 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 09 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 09 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 09 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 09 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 09 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 09 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 09 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 09 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 November 2011 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 09 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 09 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 09 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Limited - last updated 09 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 09 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 09 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 09 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 November 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 09 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 09 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 09 November 2016 by Aqualung .
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