Local Shopping /Eating and Whats Open July 2020

Local Shopping

Colvend Stores is open until 8am - 6pm six days a week and 8am  _ 4pm on a Sunday. The owners have been very supportive to the local community and are happy to deliver for orders over £10.

Tel 01556 630228

You will find newspapers, postcards fruit and vegetables along with a great array of groceries.

Loch Arthur Farm Shop is an organic farm shop and cafe. Open Monday to Friday 9am till 4pm. https://locharthur.org.uk

You can email with an order or enter the shop.

Takeaway and garden cafe 9.30 to 3.30

This is one of our favourite food places in Dumfries and Galloway. Stock up on home made breads, milk from the farm, organic meats, cheeses and cakes.Your also supporting a working Community which includes men and women with learning disabilities.

Earths Crust Bakery Family run artisan bakery based in Castle Douglas. Another of our favourites selling fresh bread and pastries. There is a great cafe there ( Closed at the moment ) You can visit the shop or order on 01556 502506. Opening times are changing so please check https://www.facebook.com/TheEarthsCrustBakery/

Annettes Baking in a Box  a local lady in Colvend who makes amazing cakes quiches and treats. Having won numerous Great Taste Awards her business has gone from strength to strength. All our family celebrate special occasions with one of Annettes cakes but who needs an excuse? Annette will deliver to the cottages and you will need to order in advance 

Tel 07795 166991 https://www.annettesbakinginabox.co.uk

In House Chocolates in Castle Douglas is an artisan chocolatier hand making 65, mouth-watering chocolate flavours using traditional methods. In House Chocolates is a delightful shop we always visit when in Castle Douglas and your hamper will have a wee treat from there. 

Tel 01556 503037  https://www.inhousechocolates.biz


Eating Out 

Mr Pooks Kitchen Creative cooking with local produce. Mr Pooks opened in Castle Douglas in 2018 and offers " Dumfries and Galloway on a plate." Take away options available also Mr Pook’s Outside – Friday and Saturday dining available from  to the rear of the restaurant ( Scottish weather permitting )


Collection Thursday, Friday, Saturday 2pm – 6pm

Delivery available Thursday and Friday, please phone to discuss delivery.


Available Thursday 5pm – 8pm and Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12noon – 8pm



Designs Gallery and Cafe A busy cafe in Castle Douglas serving home made breads tasty soup, sandwiches, creative lunch time specials, cakes and coffee. Lovely outside seating area which is dog friendly. The gallery has changing exhibits and beautiful jewellery and gifts.

The Shop will be open from 6th July 2020 10.30am-3.30pm, Monday to Saturday. The cafe from 14th July offering takeaways / picnic that can be eaten in their lovely garden.pre order from their website and click and collect. We cant wait to get back!


Selkirk Arms Kirkcudbright Another family favourite for lunch and special occasions.Run by Chris Walker and his team you are assured of a warm welcome and great service. Imaginative menus using local ingredients, gluten free, vegan and vegetarian menu.

Opening the 15th July presently offering a great take away menu and have installed a wood fired pizza oven.



The Boathouse Glencaple Stylish lunch venue with beautiful views across the Nith to Criffel and beyond. Interesting menu and a lovely spot to chill out.

Opening on the 16th of July for Boathouse on the Grass serving coffee, cakes, scones and snacks. Restaurant opening early August.https://theboathouseglencaple.com

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