Marrbury Smokehouse - Bistro at Carsluith Castle

Bistros & Brasseries

A75, Carsluith, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway, DG8 7DY

    The Marrbury Smokehouse shop and bistro at Carsluith Castle are a haven for food lovers, so much so that a trip to Scotland would not be complete without a visit to the Marrbury Smokehouse 5* TOURIST SHOP AND BISTRO at Carsluith Castle.

    Our speciality café / bistro serves ‘out of the ordinary' luxury light bites, so be prepared for something quite unique.

    Our menu changes according to season, but, of course, at all times features dishes prepared from Marrbury Smoked Foods. A "Taste Our Best" Property - the menu is very visitor friendly offering a huge variety of foods cooked fresh to order. It is however NOT "just fish" - We offer chicken, duck, our own sausages, haggis, black pudding and our famous Smoked Brie supper with plum sauce dip is a dish (veggie or not) to die for! Home baking offers tasty desserts - Children are particularly catered for in style. Marrbury offers a fantastic "kiddies meal" option which gives the choice of chunks of our speciality fish battered - wiith chips (cooked in non trans fats) or our own smoked sausage - bite size chunks are wrapped in little kiddie friendly bags, placed in a fun box along with ketchup etc - Your childs choice of apple or orange juice carton - and a fantastic activty pack with crayons - a tray is provided so you may sit back, relax - and enjoy your meal whilst your little one has educational fun with our unique pack - 

    In summer - kids love the castle grounds - Dine outdoors - Whether you want to stop for a Latte - or bring the family for a full lunch or suppper - we at Marrbury pride ourselves in making all welcome at any time.

     In summer, you will find delicious sandwiches and wraps with freshly prepared home deli salads as well as our amazing "Smoked N'Battered" "posh chip shop" style menu. We have superb brunches such as smoked salmon eggs benedict, as well as simple toasties such as smoked chicken with smoked cheddar in light mayo.

     OPEN SEVEN DAYS 01671 820476 Please note - in winter we try to remain open seven days, but as we are in a tourist region - we can often operate on a skeleton staff basis in winter. If you are in a hurry, please inform staff on arrival and he/she will do their best to have your order ready promptly - We have a very small open kitchen -(you are welcome to say Hi to chef as you pass!) so please bear with us during busy periods. 

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2015
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Open seven days with extended opening in peak season - check with staff first if travelling beyond 5.30pm on 01671 820476 for current opening times.

    Best for

    • Afternoon Tea
    • BYOB - Bring your own bottle Cover charge per person - £1.50
    • Breakfast
    • Business Lunches
    • Group Dining
    • Kids & Families
    • Lunches
    • Outdoor Dining
    • Outstanding Views
    • Sourcing Policy
    • Sourcing Policy - Local, Seasonal, Organic
    • Special Occasion
    • Weekend Brunch


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available

    Dietary Options

    • Dietary needs can be accomodated


    • Coastal Location
    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Dogs Welcome Dogs are made most welcome to our outdooor dining area - water bowl and biscuit provided
    • Families
    • Senior Citizens Senior citizens portions for our speciality fish or sausage chip meals

    Typical Prices

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch


    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Childrens Portions
    • Dinner Available
    • Evening Meal Available Evening suppers in peak season please check with staff first on 01671 820476
    • Gluten Free
    • Lunch Available
    • Organic Food
    • Outdoor Smoking Area
    • Outdoor dining area where smoking is permitted
    • Restaurant
    • Shop
    • Takeaway food available
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Traceability / Provenance
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available

    Cuisine Types

    • British
    • Fish & Seafood
    • Scottish

    Leisure Facilities

    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Public Transport Close By

    Road Directions

    From the South and East (Dumfries / Carlisle)
    Follow the A75 Dumfries to Stranraer road past Gatehouse-of-Fleet. Keep going approximately 5 miles -  Pass Auchenlarie Holiday Park and Marrbury at Carsluith Castle is located on the left-hand coastal side of the A75, approximately 1.5 miles on. Watch out for the signs for "Carsluith Castle Farm Shop" - we are located here.

    From the A77 North and West (Stranraer)
    Follow the A75 Stranraer to Dumfries Road past Newton Stewart, Creetown and Carsluith. Continue on the bypass BEYOND Carsluith, Marrbury is located approximately one mile on the right-hand coastal side of the A75. Watch out for the signs for CARSLUITH CASTLE farm shop - we are located here.

    Approximate distances to Marrbury Smokehouse:


    116 miles
    2.5 hours
    106 miles
    2.0 hours
    78 miles
    1.5 hours
    191 miles
    3.5 hours
    130 miles
    2.5 hours


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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair


    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria
      • restaurant
    • Catering staff provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

    Food & Drink offer
    Valid 1 Mar 2015 to 31 Dec 2015

    VISIT SCOTLAND exclusive offer - QUOTE VisitScotlandOffer whilst ordering and get 10% discount on all dishes from our Smoked & Battered or our Baguette Deli Platter menu. Spend £30 in our deli - and get a free block of smoked cheese. Ask staff for details,

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