Enjoy a drink or maybe a coffee in one of the two bars at The Galloway Arms Hotel

Stay in comfort.  The Galloway Arms has two newly refurbished bars. One very, very old and one very, very new.  We offer two very different experiences for our customers.  

Our Public Bar was once known as the Galloway Tavern, however this was sold in 1970, we purchased this back in 2000, and opened this as Dumfries & Galloway’s newest bar in 2001.  

The bar it replaces was for over 200 years called the OLD TOLL HOUSE so it was very easy to name the newly built  bar THE NEW TOLL HOUSE. The new bar however is over 5 times bigger than the bar it replaced.

The new bar is a modern cafe bar in style.  It has a transport theme and has memorabilia from the heyday of railways as well as 1960’s and 70’s air transport.  It offers SKY sports through no less than 5 large screen televisions, a full range of beers and spirits, or even a cup of coffee.

The new EARLS ROOM LOUNGE was built in 2006, or should we say rebuilt in that year.  About 100 years ago Randolph, Tenth Earl of Galloway decided to lathe and plaster  the lovely old walls of this room and we have now exposed these again.  Why cover the stone?  Perhaps because his Great Grandfather was a  Jacobite and left a message in the granite stones?

The lounge is a lovely and comfortable place to relax and is opened to our visitors from morning until we close. As you would expect with a historical Scottish hotel we feature a vast range of our national drink, malt whisky. Our lounge usually has 120+ examples from all the whisky regions whilst our public bar another 30 or so.              
Senior bar staff posing. inside of what is still the area’s most modern bar,being refurbished again in 2007.  This has been built from a former shop unit in 2001.
One of the bar’s many transport items gathered over 40 years, Here one of the larger displays gets a spring clean in the garden during the 2007 refurbishment.          
Two visitors from England enjoy a drink in one of our new bars.   The hotel also offers a high standard of bedroom as well as modern bar facilities.
A whisky range that very few can match.  We stock over 120 malts from all regions of Scotland. We believe this is the best selection of malts in Galloway.