The Globe Inn


About The Globe Inn

Burns frequented The Globe Inn during his time in Dumfries, eating and drinking with companions in his favourite ‘howff’. It was whilst working as an exciseman that Burns and his family moved into the town, and he began to frequent The Globe Inn. Sometimes he lodged overnight!

The Burns Rooms at The Globe Inn hold a number of authentic Burns artefacts, including the chair that the poet sat in. You can also see verses that Burns etched onto the windowpanes of his bed chamber using a diamond stylus.

Visit the dining room where Burns ate, drank, sang, recited, and famously read aloud to his companions, from newspapers newly arrived off the Edinburgh stagecoach, updates on the French Revolution. Take a peek into Mrs Hyslop’s kitchen where the landlady of The Globe Inn prepared traditional hearty meals for the poet and his friends.

Fine out more about The Globe Inn below, or visit the website for more information.

What you’ll see

Food and drink

First opened in 1610, The Globe Inn is still serving food and drink. Today it is highly regarded for its delicious and varied menu prepared by award-winning chefs, using local produce. Keep an eye out for special events and dinners!

Burns Tours

Get a glimpse into the life of Robert Burns. Sit in his chair and see the spot where he entertained his acquaintances!

Mrs Hyslop’s Kitchen

Find out all about the traditional Scottish delights that Burns would have eaten at The Globe, including sheep’s heid, haggis, and clootie dumpling.

More Information


Telephone: 01387 323010


Located in the centre of Dumfries, The Globe Inn can be found tucked away just off the main High Street.

56 High St,


Wheelchair Access to venue
Wheelchair Access to bar and tables


Free (Public House)
Burns Tours: Adult (18+) £10 per person
Burns Tours: Child (4-17) £5 per person
(Please book in advance)


Disabled Toilet

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