The Friars Carse Hotel in Auldgirth near Dumfries boasts a magnificent panelled entrance hall and elegant staircase. This Castle Hotel in Dumfriesshire offers guests a very warm welcome in a totally relaxing place to stay, away from modern day life. Relax in the lounge, take in the air with a stroll round the 45 acre woodland, have a game of snooker in the snooker hall, or perhaps arrange some salmon fishing on the River Nith which meanders through the Friars Carse Hotels Estate.
The Dumfries Friars Carse Hotel features 21 en suite bedrooms many with spectacular views over the beautiful gardens leading down to the banks on the River Nith. Due to the layout of the building all rooms vary in size and layout giving each one a unique character of its own.
Whenever you're in need of food or refreshment, or just a place to unwind with friends and family, The Whistle Restaurant & the Fishing Bar is on hand. Let the character of Friars Carse tempt you with an imaginative selection of freshly prepared dishes and beverages all served in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere
The Friars Carse Hotel in Dumfries offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year.
Unless specified otherwise, prices are quoted per adult per night.
Childrens reductions are available, for more details see our terms and conditions.
Single Room Supplement £20.00
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The Friars Carse Hotel’s bedrooms are all en suite and are available in doubles, twins or family rooms for up to four guests. The hotel can also provide extra beds and cots at no extra cost so can suit almost any combination! There is lift access to all floors of the hotel.
The Friars Carse hotel has one room which has disabled facilities. Please request SPRUCE, if available. This room has a wet room facility.
- Disabled Assisted Rooms (Limited)
Come and experience the wonderful culinary delights that are served at the Friars Carse Hotel whilst seated in the famous Whistle Restaurant.
Only locally sourced seasonal goods are purchased and the team of chefs are happy t0 cater for all your needs and tailor any dish to your liking.
Whatever the event or occasion, the Friars Carse Hotel is the ideal venue in which to relax, do business or celebrate.
Mon – Fri: 7.30am – 9.30am
Sat and Sun: 8am – 10am
Lounge Menu and Afternoon Tea are served from 11am - 5pm.
Dinner: Daily 6.30pm – 8.30pm.
Sample A La Carte Menu - The Whistle Restaurant
Scallops - West Coast King scallops wrapped in bacon, paprika butter £8.25 (Supplement £4.00)
Trout - Fillet of trout, butternut squash puree, micro-herbs, herb oil £6.95 (Supplement £2.00)
Wellington - Mini Wellington of pork, thyme jus £5.75 (Supplement £2.00)
Duck salad - Smoked duck and fresh fig salad, raspberry vinaigrette £6.95 (Supplement £3.00)
Mushrooms on toast - Sautéed wild mushrooms, Madeira sauce, served on a slice of home-made brioche bread £7.25 (Supplement £3.00)
Venison - 8oz Venison rump steak, wild mushroom sauce £14.95 (Supplement £4.00)
Partridge – Whole roast partridge, pearl barley and vegetable risotto £14.50 (Supplement £3.50)
Scotch Steak - Prime Scotch beef fillet steak, Drambuie glaze, grilled tomato, field mushroom, hand cut chips £22.00 (Supplement £8.50)
Duck - Pan-fried duck breast, autumn berry sauce £15.95 (Supplement £5.00)
Fish - Roasted monkfish tail, wrapped in prosciutto, couscous with dried fruit, nuts and cinnamon, mixed herb butter £14.95 (Supplement £4.50)
Vegetarian - Potato gnocchi, Parmesan cheese, sage butter £12.95 (Supplement £3.00)
24-hour pre-order dishes
Whole roast chicken, roasted potatoes, steamed vegetables (4 people to share) £27.00
Whole roast wild mallard, roast autumn vegetables, thyme jus £14.95 (Supplement £6.00)
Bowl of lightly seasoned hand cut chips £3.00
Bowl of French fries £2.50
Bowl of fresh crisp green salad, house dressing £3.00
Seasonal vegetable dish £3.00
The end - All desserts £5.25
Fruit pudding - Autumn fruit pudding, Chantilly cream
Toffee pudding - Classic sticky toffee pudding, butterscotch sauce, vanilla ice-cream
Homemade cheesecake, berry compote - Handmade chef’s cheesecake, mixed berry compote
Cake of the Moment - Chef’s homemade cake served with pouring cream
Fruit - Roasted peach, amaretti, vanilla pod ice-cream
Chocolate - Exploding chocolate gateau, chocolate work
Cheese - Selection of Scottish farmhouse cheeses, celery sticks, grapes, savoury biscuits, handmade chutney £6.95 (Supplement £3.00)
Freshly filtered coffee or tea, homemade petit fours
Supplement prices charged onto dinner inclusive packages
Panelled snooker room.
9 Hole Putting Green.
Nearby shooting (by arrangement)
Cycling trails and a variety of golf courses to suit all abilities.
The Friars Carse Hotel owns a mile long stretch of the river Nith and fishing for sea trout, grayling and salmon exclusive use of guests can be booked depending on season - with tackle storage, drying room and freezing facilities in the hotel.
- Horse Riding (In Local Area)
- Nature Reserves (In Local Area)
Dogs are welcome at Friars Carse and the grounds are perfect for walking them although they are not permitted in the restaurant, please let us know at time of booking if you will be bringing a dog
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Directions to Friars Carse Hotel in Auldgirth near Dumfries
Located 8 miles from Dumfries Town Centre
Exit the M74 at Gretna/Dumfries turn off (A75) and stay on the A75 until you reach a large roundabout with a distinctive suspension footbridge overhead. Take the final exit onto the A76, signposted Kilmarnock, and continue for approx. 6 miles. Soon you will pass Court Hill Caravan Park on the left-hand side, indicate right at this point and the Friars Carse Hotel entrance is approx. 100 yards ahead on your right hand side
Exit M74 at Moffat/Dumfies junction and head for Dumfries A701. Continue until you reach the A75 and take the 3rd exit signposted A75 Stranraer. You will soon arrive at yet another roundabout where you should take the last exit signposted A76 Kilmarnock. Follow the A76 and you will pass the Caravan Park on your left-hand side and as above.
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Well behaved pets allowed & in public places. Please use a lead when walking any dogs in hotel grounds.