Food & Drink
When it comes to food and drink at The Crichton, we can offer a selection of formal and informal dining options including sit-in, takeaway and outside catering services.
You will find out more about the bars, restaurants and cafes on site below including:
- Easterbrook Hall
- Easterbrook Bistro, Bar & Spa
- Fresco Cafe
- Bankend Bar & Brasserie at Holiday Inn
- Zest Training Restaurant at Dumfries & Galloway College
- Rutherford McCowan Coffee Bar
- The Clubhouse at The Crichton Golf Club
Vending facilities are also available in Dudgeon House, Rutherford McCowan Building, Dumfries & Galloway College and Maxwell House.
The Crichton Trust is keen to support the Crichton Carbon Centre‘s efforts to reduce the use of plastic and therefore offers a free water refill service in Easterbrook Bistro, Bar & Spa. Please ask for details.
Easterbrook Hall also offers outside catering for meetings and events taking place in buildings at The Crichton and can also provide fully catered meeting, conference and event space in any of the Easterbrook Hall function rooms (subject to availability).
If you want a BBQ at your function or want to arrange a BBQ on the grounds, Easterbrook can provide this too.
The grounds and gardens at The Crichton are also an ideal spot for a picnic, whether you bring your own or pick up a takeaway. Picnic tables and benches are available in various locations and entry to the Crichton is free.
Rutherford McCowan Coffee Bar
Costa at The College
Easterbrook Bistro, Bar & Spa
Easterbrook Hall Catering Services
The Clubhouse Bar
Fresco Cafe at Criffel View
Bankend Bar & Brasserie at Holiday Inn
Just a wee note to express our huge thanks for helping organise our wedding in July. We had the most amazing day and it went like clockwork without any real hitches – this is all thanks to you and your team. The Crichton Church was amazing and the Duncan Rooms even had a new carpet fitted in our honour! The food was also fantastic – hats off to the chef! Thank you so much for a very professional service from start to finish.Mr & Mrs Mika, Wedding at The Crichton
We would like to express our many thanks for all the help you gave us, making sure our wedding day went to plan without too much fuss. Your expertise and support was amazing and means a lot to us.John & Pam, Wedding at Easterbook Hall
A belated thank you to you and the staff at The Crichton for helpin, so much, to make such a successful 50th Anniversary celebration for NADFAS. You were so helpful from beginning to end and everything on the day worked like clockwork. The food we all thought was delicious. It was greatly appreciated.Melanie, NADFAS
Dear Kirsty and Fiona, Just to say, thank you so much for the delicious dinner last night. There was a really good feel about the evening and it went so smoothly thanks to you and your staff’s courteous efficiency. Thanks to you we had a very enjoyable conference all round. Many thanks, Diana (The Halo Trust)
Hi Kirsty, Just a note to say a huge thanks from us for hosting our event last week, our colleagues enjoyed using the Easterbrook Hall facilities again this year! The food at the dinner on the final evening was enjoyed by all. Thanks again, Carol (The Halo Trust)The Halo Trust Conference
An email to thank you, and the Easterbrook Hall team, very much for all your assistance with arrangements (both before and on the day) for the event on Wednesday. Everything went smoothly and our guests were especially appreciative of the lovely lunch with a lot of complements following. Having help readily available for technical hitches and managing the room partition worked extremely well. It was very much a success and we look forward to our second event next year.Anne Bray, SRUC Dairy Centre and Knowledge Exchange