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The Douglas Hotel, Langholm

86 High Street
Langholm
DG13 0DH
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Will Larter left this review about The Douglas Hotel

I already knew this was the only hand pump in town, so had been looking forward all evening to coming here while suffering the other three pubs for the purpose of completeness, or possibly masochism. I must admit to being a little nervous about there actually being some real ale on, but there it was, slightly hidden at one end of the bar and looking understated and a little forlorn: Borderlands Esk Blonde 4.5%, brewed in Langholm itself. I'm a little mistrustful of beers calling themselves "blonde", as they can be bland and sweetish, so went for a wary half, but this one was a really good beer in great condition and I didn't put up much resistance to the thought of a pint to round off the evening.

This pub was closer to the first two with regard to noise, but it was more the noise of two dozen people enjoying themselves than the sound of a fraction of that number feeling they don't exist unless they are calling attention to themselves. The pool table provided amusement, with a Friday night combination of impressive skill and comedy miscues. I somehow got into conversation with two guys from Lancashire who were here for some shooting and for some reason ended up telling them about how the Tories had decided on the policy of selling council houses to their tenants as a way of creating a guaranteed Tory majority; these were quite clearly the sort of people who "never think about politics" but always end up voting Tory. One of them went for an early night and the other was so pissed there is no way he would have remembered our conversation. I should, as the saying goes, have saved my breath to cool my porridge.

On 4th October 2021 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2764 recommendations about 2603 pubs]


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Tex Icecubes left this review about The Douglas Hotel

I found it.
The only handpump in town. Deuchars - wasent a bad pint. It must have been the first of the day, the barman pulled a couple of pints off first - very kind most places wouldent bother.
Its not a snobby food pub, theres a few locals at the bar wearing trainers, a pool table, bandit, all your basic requirements. The hanging baskets outside seemed almost out of place.

On 13th July 2010 - rating: 6
[User has posted 28 recommendations about 26 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Gretna Green, 14.46 miles, 4 hr 39 min walk (show)
Lockerbie, 17.91 miles, 5 hr 45 min walk (show)
Annan, 19.34 miles, 6 hr 13 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Douglas Hotel, Langholm
4th Oct 2021, 17:38
Review submitted by Will Larter
 
18th Sep 2021, 18:53
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 30 September 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 30 September 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 30 September 2018 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 30 September 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes - ...with meals only - last updated 05 September 2021 by Will Larter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 30 September 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 30 September 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 13 July 2010 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 September 2018 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 05 September 2021 by Will Larter
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