Bladnoch Inn Circa 2012

The Bladnoch Inn is a small, friendly inn, ideally located by the banks of the River and just a short distance from Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town, in Galloway, southwest Scotland.

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Visitor Attractions

Contained by sea to the east, west and south, and the Galloway Hills to the north, Bladnoch and the 'Machars' is becoming well-known for the outstanding beauty and variety of it’s stunning natural landscape and for the opportunities for outdoor pursuits.

Justifiably referred to as ‘Scotland's best kept secret’, this region of Dumfries and Galloway is the outdoor enthusiasts paradise.

Towns & Villages

Bladnoch is famous for its whisky distillery, Scotland's most southerly, which has been producing "The Spirit of the Lowlands" since 1817.

Newton Stewart is a picturesque market town on the banks of the River Cree in the heart of the Galloway Hills.

Visit Whithorn, where Saint Ninian brought Christianity to Scotland in the 4th century. The nearby Isle of Whithorn with it's pretty harbour, is the site of the ruins of St Ninian's Chapel. Visit St Ninian's Cave near Glasserton via a beautiful walk down through the woods to the shore.



Restaurant at the Bladnoch Inn, Wigtownshire


Bar & Restaurant

Food is available at the Bladnoch Inn from 12noon - 9pm, 7 days a week.

The Bladnoch Inn hotel is an ideal venue for private functions and business events such as weddings, birthday parties, conferences and seminars.

  • Take away menu available.
  • Home-made Daily Specials board.
  • 3 years and under eat FREE.

Children Welcome

Children are always welcome at The Bladnoch Inn and we have a great children's menu available.

Lunch Menu

12:00noon - 3:00pm (Mon - Sat)

Evening Menu

6:00pm - 9:00pm (Daily)

Sunday Carvery

12:00pm - 3:00pm

Extensive bar menu also available.



Lunch Menu
Wide choice of main meals, fresh salads, tasty paninis and sandwiches served from 12:00pm until 3:00pm, Monday - Saturday

Early Bird Menu
Selection of delicious traditional dishes from £7.00 served from 5:00pm until 6:30pm, Monday - Friday.

Evening Menu

Head Chef David, boasting 6 years culinary experience, is passionate about using the varied abundance of fresh local produce on our own doorstep to create his delicious homemade dishes.

He will strive, with the support of his 2nd Chef, Emma McMurray and their young and upcoming kitchen team, to deliver the finest cuisine to your table. Served daily From 6:00pm - 9:00pm.

Sunday Carvery

There is a Carvery every Sunday, from 12:00pm - 3:00pm. Please check our carvery menu. Extensive bar menu also available on Sunday.

We also have a delicious selection of sumptuous desserts to tempt you.

Public Bar

The public bar is open until 11pm.
Our bar menu is hard to beat and opens daily (Mon-Fri 12-2pm, Sat Sun 12-3pm).


If you are planning a special event such as a wedding , retirement party, or birthday celebration, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Formal / informal sit-down lunches and dinners, or buffet meals for large groups can be arranged to suit individual requirements.
We will be happy to make the arrangements for you.



Family bedroom at the Bladnoch Inn, Wigtown

Rooms Available

We have five letting rooms; four twin rooms and one family room.

Three bedrooms are en-suite, two share a shower room, and all have a television, hairdryer and tea & coffee-making facilities.

All bedrooms are bright, fresh and comfortably furnished.


Room Facilities

We aim to make your stay at the Bladnoch Inn as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

  • En-suite Rooms
  • TV
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities

Please let us know if you have any special requirements.


Rooms & Tariff

To make a booking, or to check availability, please contact reception on 01988 402200.

Rooms 1 and 2
(Sharing Bathroom)

Single Tariff
Bed & Breakfast - £50.00 per night
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast - £70.00 per night

Double/Twin Tariff
Bed & Breakfast - £70.00 per night
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast - £110.00 per night

Rooms 3, 4 and 5

Single Tariff
Bed & Breakfast - £55.00 per night
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast - £75.00 per night

Double/Twin Tariff
Bed & Breakfast - £75.00 per night
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast - £115.00 per night

Children under 12 - £18.00
Sharing with 2 adults - £10.00 supplement
Infants (under 4) - Free
Special family room rates are available.

All prices include VAT at 20%


Booking Enquiry

If you would like to make a booking enquiry, or would like to check availability, please contact us.

The Bladnoch Inn requires a 50% deposit to secure all accommodation bookings.

Cancellation Policy

The Bladnoch Inn has a strict non-negotiable cancellation policy. Please take a few minutes to review the details below.

The Bladnoch Inn requires a minimum of 48 hours notice of cancellation for one room bookings. Failure to do so will result in the loss of the 50% deposit taken to originally secure the booking.

For a group booking, which constitutes as two or more rooms, we require a minimum of two weeks cancellation notice. Failure to do so will result in the loss of the 50% deposit taken to originally secure the booking.

Deposits will only be refunded if The Bladnoch Inn is informed of the cancellation within the above cancellation deadlines.



From golfing and fishing to bird-watching and hill-walking, the area offers visitors a great deal, and vast array, of leisure activities, including the 7-stanes mountain bike trails in the nearby Galloway Forest Park.

As well as a wide range of activities and leisure pursuits there are lots of interesting places to visit and visitor attractions such as Scotland's most southerly distillery just across the road at Bladnoch, Wigtown, Scotlands' national book town, public gardens and nurseries and much more.

7 Stanes Cycling

What are the 7stanes?  The 7stanes are a series of mountain bike centres in Forestry Commission Scotland forests in the Borders and Dumfries & Galloway: two of the trails, at Glentrool and Kirroughtree, are within 10 miles of the Crown Hotel.

Rough Shooting, Wildfowling & Deer Stalking

The spectacular scenery of South West Scotland offers some of the finest pheasant shooting as well as Red & Roe Deer stalking.

Walking Festival

WalkFest - the Newton Stewart Walking Festival -is now firmly established as the biggest walking festival in the South of Scotland. Galloway is a wonderful location for walking and whether you enjoy the challenge of our true hill walking experiences or our lower level themed routes, there is sure to be something for everyone.


We own almost three miles of very productive fishing on the River Bladnoch. It has a variety of different types of fishing habitat and offers excellent fly and spinning water along its length. As the river is a spate river, it fishes best after a good fall of rain. The Bladnoch holds both game and coarse fish species.


Newton Stewart Golf Course is a superb 18-hole parkland course measuring 5,840 yards (par 69) with spectacular views from every hole.

There are over 30 golf courses in Dumfries and Galloway. The following are all within a 30 miles radius of the hotel.

  • St. Medan Golf Club
  • Wigtownshire County Golf Club
  • Tongland Family Golf Centre
  • Gatehouse Golf Club
  • Stranraer Golf Club


Visitor Attractions


Bladnoch Distillery

Across the road from the Bladnoch Inn enter Scotland's most southerly whisky distillery, with gift shop and visitor tours. There is also an attractive walk along the banks of the river and a picnic area.

Wigtown, Book Town

Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town just 7 miles away, is home to many books shops and hosts the popularWigtown Book Festival - a annual festival celebrating books, theatre, music and film.

Cream o' Galloway

Cream o' Galloway organic farm is a great day out for all the family. Delicious ice cream, nature trails, farm tours, adventure playground, 3D maze, tearoom, cycle hire, activities, pedal karting and more.

The Galloway Forest

TheGalloway Forest Park is a woodland park operated by Forestry Commission Scotland. It has three visitor centre's at Kirroughtree (4 miles), Glentrool (10 miles) and Clatteringshaws (10 miles).

Dark Sky Park

Galloway Forest Park has some of the best dark skies in Europe - ideal for star gazing.

Forestry Commission Scotland has established part of Galloway Forest Park as the first Dark Sky Park in the UK.

Gardens & Wildlife

From the tropical botanic gardens at Port Logan, heated by the Gulf Stream, to the romance of the garden at Claymoddie near Whithorn, there is something for all garden and wildlife enthusiasts within a short distance of Bladnoch.

  • Gardens & Nurseries

Leisure Activities

From golfing and fishing to bird-watching and hill-walking, the area offers visitors a great deal and vast array of leisure activities, including the new 7-stanes mountain bike tails in the nearby Galloway Forest Park.

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hill Walking
  • Golf
  • Shooting

Gem Rock Museum

Experience a world class collection of gemstones, crystals, fossils, rocks and minerals at the Creetown Gem Rock Museum, 6 miles from Newton Stewart, with lots to see and do for all the family.



Getting Here

The Bladnoch Inn is in the small town of Bladnoch just south of Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town, in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland.

Newton Stewart
Dumfries and Galloway

By Road

Take the A75 Euroroute, which crosses the south west of Scotland from Stranraer in the west to Gretna at the English border where it joins the M6 motorway.

Bladnoch is approximately 30 miles from Stranraer, 50 miles from Dumfries and only 2 hours drive from Glasgow or Carlisle or 3 hours from Edinburgh or Newcastle.

At the Newton Stewart roundabout, on the A75, turn off for Wigtown (A714), Scotland's National Book Town. Bladnoch is 1 mile south of Wigtown on the A714.

By Air

The nearest airports are Glasgow International Airport and Prestwick International Airport.

Bus Travel

There are regular bus services running from Dumfries/Carlisle and Stranraer and from Newton Stewart to Bladnoch and the Machars:

  • Bus timetable 500/X75 - Dumfries - Newton Stewart - Stranraer
  • Bus timetable 415 - Newton Stewart - The Machars
  • Bus timetable 416 - Newton Stewart - Whithorn - Stranraer

Rail Travel

By train, the nearest rail links are at Stranraer, Barrhill and Dumfries. You can check train timetables at Scotrail / National Rail.




***** Michael110360 Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 18, 2012
Great food
Welcoming cosy bar and restaurant. Food fresh and delicious and reasonably priced. Best bar in area.


*** EdinburghChaz Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 8, 2012
Just had a drink but nice place. Quite an old pub but please note that in the evening they do not serve meals until 6pm.


**** Nookman46 UK
Reviewed October 8, 2012
The best pub near Wigtown
Pub meals of good quality cooked by owner/chef. You can book a table but probably not necessary. £2 for apple crumble and custard had to be tried - custard could have bee better - but for £2!


* tigerbaps Scotland
Reviewed October 7, 2012
Ugh. Don't eat here if you can avoid it. Shame because it could be so good. I ordered a 'trio of sausages" which sounded great on the menu. It wasn't. It was three massive chip shop style frozen sausages laid over a bed of frozen chips with a weird zig zag drizzle of balsamic dressing and mustard over the top.
I ordered tea for two - I expect they use bulk economy tea bags. I left it to brew for a while before pouring but it was still dishwater. Ordered tap water which never came. Awful awful place.

**** eeka72 Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 30, 2012
Reasonably priced, tasty food.
We had lunch at this pub after visiting the Bladnoch distillery, which lots of other people seemed to also be doing. We were served quickly and then chose from the menu. My partner had the soup and sandwich and I had a jacket potato. Both...More


***** Donmch  Stranraer
Reviewed September 26, 2012
Been twice already this month or is that three times! can't remember
I think that I've managed to eat here only three times this month, hope that says something good about the place. It certainly confirms I like to eat out a lot! The food is excellent, Haddock & Chips is the best! Especially when it gets...More


***** donmch Stranraer
Reviewed August 23, 2012
Another Excellent Place to Eat
I always find the Bladnoch Inn food to be of a high standard, been coming here for well over a year now. Standards have never slipped in that time. Its usually 1 to 2 weeks I have dined here. My favourite dish is the Fish...More


*** Chris K  Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 22, 2012
OK if you're not too hungry
Food Ok and staff are pleasant and helpful but the portions and very small considering the price. (One small bowl of chips between two people is really unacceptable).


*** UlsterMike
Reviewed August 13, 2012
Nice pub, mediocre service.
Food not bad and staff friendly enough but they got the food order wrong and the service was terribly slow, even though we were in well before lunch. To their credit they gave us free desserts without any prompting.


***** MattandAM Gloucestershire
Reviewed August 5, 2012
Great food
Visited for Sunday carvery, was very easy to reserve a table in the bar (as we have a dog this was great) Great value & big portions, kids looked after very well too.