THISTLE INN

BED AND BREAKFAST


               

What's going on in and around Crossmichael.

You can releax ore be active, ther is something going on for everyone

Fishing On Loch Ken

Fishing is popular on and off the banks of Loch Ken which is renowned as one of Scotland’s most prolific pike and coarse fishing waters.fishing on Loch Ken Loch Ken has a reputation for high quality coarse fishing and is the place to land the BIG one. The biggest pike in history was caught here in 1798 weighing a massive 72lb. Last year a 29lb. pike was caught so there are still some sizable fish. Fishing methods for pike vary from float, lure, ledger and fly. Live bait is not allowed with preferred bait being mackerel, sprat etc. Bream, roach and perch are abundant for the coarse fisherman and for the bank fisherman. It should be noted that fishing from the bank requires permission or a permit. The loch is not stocked with trout but is fed from many rivers and streams and the largest brown trout for last year was 5lb. Just 2miles from the Thistle Inn is Loch Roan which is fully stocked with rainbow and brown trout. This venue is fly only from a rowing boat with life jackets provided, permits can be obtained from McGowan & Son, 50 King St., Castle Doulgas, Tel. 01556 610270. There is a marina in the village only 200 yards from the Thistle Inn where you can launch your boat or hire one, store your boat and keep it on a mooring. This stretch of water is the River Dee which has been flooded during the creation of the the Galloway hyrdo-electric scheme. Coarse fishing is also available at Loch Ken Marina, Galloway Multiactivity Centre and New Galloway Angling Association.

Red Kite Trail

There is a Galloway Kite Trail Information Board at the Thistle Inn. Red kites were almost extinct in the UK in the 20th. Century and were reintroduced to this area. Between 2001 and 2005, 104 red kites were released, these birds are now well established in Galloway. The trail offers a suggested route to give you the best chance of seeing red kites as well as a rich diversity of other wildlife, historical attractions and beautiful countryside. The trail is an anticlockwise route of some twenty four miles around Loch Ken (winter) with an additional fourteen miles of forest drive (summer only). Being out on a bike is a great way to spot red kites and for the energetic, it’s a reasonably level route, with cycle racks provided at Boat O Rhone, New Galloway and Mossdale. The west side of Loch Ken is particularly quiet and attractive for cyclists.

CYCLING

Dumfries and Galloway is where cycling began when in 1840 Kirkpatrick McMillan invented the bicycle. The National Cycle Network transverses the region taking in more than 130 miles of stunning scenery, rugged coastline and vast forests. With quiet country roads and courteous drivers travelling by pedal power is a pleasure. The 7stanes are seven world class mountain biking centres across the south of Scotland with five located in Dumfries and Galloway. With miles of single track roads to explore and trails to suit all abilities and features such as ‘The Twister’, ‘Heartbreak Hill’ and ‘The Slab’ the cyclist will be pushed to the limits. Scotland’s only dedicated museum to cycling is at Drumlanrig Castle covering the complete history of the bicycle and a collection of bikes from the 19th. centuary to the present day.

Accommodation

Some pictures of B&B

OUR TEAM

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NICK

OWNER

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DEE

OWNER

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IN OUR HOME

A warm welcome awaits you

BED AND BREAKFAST

A warm welcome awaits you at the Thistle Inn which is a traditional village inn in the picturesque village of Crossmichael on the A713 four miles north of the market town of Castle Douglas in Dumfries and Galloway. The original retro public bar has a cosy and friendly atmosphere with a coal fire and no television so there is plenty of chat and the odd sing song. It has an excellent selection of malt whiskies and Nick or Dee can help you to find one to suit your palette. There are also spirits, wines, beers, lager, Guinness and guest real ale. For the darts enthusiast there is a small games room. The lounge bar and dining area have a tartan theme with pictures of whisky making and Robert Burns.

Personal Info

  •   01556 670203
  •  Main St, Crossmichael, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway DG7 3AU
  •   nd.thistleinn@gmail.com.
Dining

The food is all home made using fresh local produce.

STARTERS
SOUP OF THE DAY £3.95
Fresh homemade soup with a crusty roll
CRISPY GARLIC MUSHROOMS (V) £4.95
Crispy mushrooms with garlic mayo
HAGGIS, NEEPS AND TATTIES £4.95
Layers of haggis, potato and turnip with a whisky cream sauce
CRISPY SPRING ROLLS (V) £4.50
Spring rolls with a hot and spicy dipping sauce
CHEF’S PATÉ £4.95
Paté with melba toast and salad  

MAIN COURSES

HADDOCK £10.95
Fresh haddock deep fried in homemade batter with salad, lemon and tartar sauce
SCAMPI £10.95
Deep fried scampi served with salad, lemon and tartar sauce
SALMON £11.95
Fresh fillet of salmon served with lemon and dill butter and salad
STEAK & GUINNESS PIE £11.50
Homemade steak and Guinness pie with a puff pastry
GAME PIE £11.95
Homemade game pie containing venison, pheasant and rabbit cooked in a red wine sauce topped with pastry
RIBEYE STEAK £15.95
8oz Ribeye steak with mushrooms, tomato, and onion rings ( Dianne or Bonnie Prince Charlie sauce £2.00 extra)
STEAK & HAGGIS £13.50
Rump steak topped with haggis and peppercorn sauce
CHICKEN CHASSEUR £11.50
Chicken breast topped with a tomato, mushroom and onion sauce
GAMMON STEAK £10.95
Gammon steak with tomato and egg or pineapple *The above are served with vegetables and chips or potatoes*
CHICKEN OR VEGETABLE CURRY £10.95
Madras or Thai Curry with rice, poppadom and mango chutney
PASTA & MUSHROOMS (V) £9.95
Pasta, mushrooms and Brie in a white wine and cream sauce with salad and garlic bread  

SWEETS

SELECTION OF ICE CREAM £2.95
Vanilla, strawberry and chocolate ice cream
CHOCOLATE SUNDAE £4.50
Chocolate and vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce and chopped nuts topped with cream **This does contain nuts**
STRAWBERRY SUNDAE £4.50
Strawberry and vanilla ice cream with strawberry sauce topped with strawberry sauce and cream
RHUBARB & APPLE CRUMBLE £4.50
Homemade rhubarb and apple crumble
BREAD & BUTTER PUDDING £4.50
Homemade bread and butter pudding
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PRICING

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Downstairs room.

£60,00/ Night
  • Twin with TV, coffee and tea, hair dryer and fridge.En suite. With wheel chair access

Upstairs room.

£60,00/ Night
  • Double with single, TV, coffee and tea, hair dryer. En suite .

Bothy

£20,00/ Per Person
  • One set bunk beds and one single bed. With TV, coffee and tea, toaster, fridge. En suite

2 Suites

£Price on Application
  • Each with double bedroom, lounge, kitchen and bathroom.