Award winning pub at the heart of the Glenkens & Galloway

The Clachan Inn is an award-winning pub situated in the picturesque village of St. John's Town of Dalry on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park, half way along the Southern Upland Way. Nestled in the heart of an area of outstanding natural beauty it offers the best in food, drink and accommodation.


After a day out walking, fishing, shooting or cycling return and enjoy a fine selection of real ales, craft beer and spirits before dining in a relaxed and family friendly environment. All the food on the extensive menu is freshly made from, quality, locally sourced produce.


At the end of a relaxing evening retire to your room and enjoy a peaceful evenings sleep before waking refreshed for another days activity.


The Clachan inn has been featured consecutively for many years in CAMRA’s good beer guide.  We are pleased to announce that we have been crowned CAMRA pub of the year 2019 for Stewartry region and Dumfries & Galloway!

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We are pleased to announce that we are now working towards a phased reopening of The Clachan Inn. We have completed a
risk assessment that you can download here


We are delighted to be opening our outdoor area from Thursday 9th - Sunday 12th July. This will be for drinks only, although you will still be able to pre order from our takeaway menu (available on our Facebook page).  We will then be reopening indoors including the bar and restaurant from Thursday 16th July and finally, will be reopening our accommodation from Wednesday 29th July.  Restaurant and indoor bar tables must be reserved in advance as we will be operating at limited capacity to begin with.


Further details of our full opening times once we are back to business will follow shortly, but in the meantime we are taking bookings now for all of the above and can’t wait to welcome you back!

Re - Opening Plans Post Covid-19

The Clachan Inn
8-10 Main Street
St John's Town of Dalry Castle Douglas DG7 3UW

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"Pub of the year 2018 & 2019"
Stewartry Area winner

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CAMRA pub of the year national finalist

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