Restaurants & Cafés
Beltie Books

6 Bank Street



01988 402730

The newest bookshop in Wigtown, Beltie Books opened in July 2013. In a delightful combination, an eighteenth century drawing room forms the bookshop, which is a front - both literally and metaphorically - for a spacious, airy, bright café and gallery.

An eclectic selection of books with an increasing focus on local and Scottish interest and history rewards the careful browser.

We will also buy books.

Fantastically good coffee and tea from a boutique merchant in Aberdeen compliment a small but fine menu of cakes and light meals, made on the premises, mainly from local ingredients, some grown in the garden where visitors can enjoy the sunshine - weather permitting, of course.

Pets may bring their well-behaved owners.

Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday. Thursday, Friday 10am to 4.30pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm Sunday 12noon to 4pm, Closed Tuesday

Self catering flat available, please see link below




Bladnoch Inn



Dumfries and Galloway



01988 402200

The Bladnoch is a small, family-run Inn, ideally located by the banks of the river Bladnoch and just a short distance from Wigtown, Scotland's national Book Town. Enjoy relaxing in our friendly bar with open fire or dining in our a la carte restaurant on the finest traditional food in the region. All food is sourced fresh locally. We have four twin rooms and can provide packed lunches on request.



Cafe Rendezvous

2 Agnew Crescent



01988 402074

Open Mon - Sat 9am - 8pm, Sunday 10am - 6pm



31 South Main Street,


DG8 9HG.


01988 402097

Dawn & Ryan Barclay

Festival opening: 11am-9pm Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun. 11am-6pm Tue.

Wigtown’s newest restaurant, it is situated right across from the Co-op store in South Main Street.

Craft Hotel

30 Main Street



01988 403236


Stephanie & Carl Davis

Conveniently located in the centre of Wigtown, we offer a range of modern, inviting rooms in a beautiful traditional building. We have two double rooms, a four poster as well as a family room and all are en-suite. Our conveniently located restaurant also boasts delicious home-made meals for you to enjoy throughout your stay. We endeavour to make your visit to Wigtown as welcoming and relaxing as possible. Pre-booking is recommended. 


Open  Sun - Thur  10am - Midnight   Fri - Sat   10am, - 1am

Craft Restaurant

30 South Main Street


01988 403236

Stephanie & Carl Davis

Opening hours: 10am - Midnight - Sunday to Thursday, 10am - 1am  - Friday and Saturday


Craft will be open during the whole ten days of the book festival from 10am until Midnight ( 1am at weekend). Sitting right in the heart of Wigtown we offer a range of craft beers and provide traditional dining with contemporary local specials. You will be welcomed with a warm and friendly atmosphere and we also have an inviting beer garden for those wanting to relax and enjoy some refreshment during their day. Dogs are more than welcome.

Daytime booking and dining parties are also available by pre-arrangement.


Glaisnock Cafe & Books

20 South Main St,

01988 402249

Glaisnock Café is located in the heart of Wigtown with a recently refurbished cosy café room, including comfortable sofa seating and breakfast bar & bar stools to enjoy the beautiful views looking over Wigtown Square gardens.  Drink, Eat, Relax, while away the hours, a warm welcome awaits you. We offer homemade hot & cold meals all day, light snacks, cakes, scones, sandwiches, paninis and soups as well as our daily specials. All cooked on the day in our kitchens. We now offer vegetarian and gluten free options. We are proud to supply a range of Thomsons of Glasgow Coffee including dark, medium and decaffinated roasts. All ground from beans on a daily basis. Speciality teas are also served. We source our meats and cheese from within the county to offer you an authentic taste of Galloway.


Stockists of second-hand Modern Fiction, Autobiographies and general Non-Fiction books, which can be found in our 'book cave' at the back of the café.

Opening Hours: 


March to October - 8am to 8pm every day

November to February - 9am - 4pm Monday to Saturday

Hillcrest House

Maidland Place

Station Road


Dumfries and Galloway



01988 402018

Set on the southern edge of Scotland's book town, they provide good food with lovely, comfortable rooms. Whether your perfect break includes dark sky stargazing, birdwatching (several of the rooms look on to the RSPB reserve at Crook of Baldoon), walking, cycling or browsing the many bookshops, stay, eat and share the stunning beauty of the area. 


17 South Main Street





01988 403266

Jacqui Robertson

ReadingLasses boasts a quirky welcoming atmosphere for bookworms with a caffeine habit! There’s plenty of space to relax in comfy chairs and sofas, read a book, enjoy our wonderful coffee and home baking or treat yourself to lunch in our slightly more formal café.

ReadingLasses is the only women’s bookshop in Britain and our front room is dedicated to books ‘by and about women’. We are only one of only a few independent bookshops who stock directly from Persephone Books in Bloomsbury, a publishing house specialising in reprinting neglected fiction and non- fiction by mid-twentieth century women writers. Our middle room however, houses a more eclectic collection of books including travel and exploration, history, science and social sciences.

Our café always serves homemade soup and soda bread and a wide range of sandwiches along with a great selection of home baking.  We have gluten free and vegetarian options available.

Opening Hours : During Festival - 10am to 10pm


Spice & Cheese, Pop Up Wine Bar

24 Lochancroft Lane



07742 394940

Open daily, 12 noon to 9pm

The Galloway Inn

24 South Main Street


Dumfries and Galloway



01988 402431

Opening hours

Mon - Thur  2pm - 11:30pm    

Fri   2pm - 1am,

Sat  12pm  - 1am,  

Sun  12:30pm - 11:30pm

The Pheasant Sorbie
01988 850 270

The Pheasant is an authentic Italian Restaurant just 6 miles from Wigtown. We spent over a year doing extensive refurbishment and have a created a contemporary restaurant offering a unique dining experience in the heart of Galloway. Italian co-owner and chef Andrea brings an authentic Mediterranean menu with an interesting twist.
The cosy eclectic lounge with log fire offers a great place for a casual lunch and pre-dinner drinks and nibbles. The modern rustic styled dining rooms with driftwood bar are the perfect place for any intimate meal with family or friends.