The Dumfries Larder The Dumfries Larder

The Dumfries Larder

170-172 High Street, Dumfries, DG1 2BA, United Kingdom | 01387268410

Venue Description

Specialising in cheeses - we have at least 50 in stock at any one time - we source the very best produce and flavours to offer our customers. Our fine food and drink range constantly evolves, and we also stock gourmet gadgets, selected for their design elegance and practicality, as well as gifts for the foodie in your life, or just for you! We build bespoke hampers for all occasions - just tell us your budget and any favourite foods/drinks (and no-nos!), and we’ll do the rest. Our owner, Louise, has a Cheese Retail diploma, is passionate about cheeses from all around the globe, and is constantly developing her cheese knowledge and skills, which she wants to share with you. We can create celebration cakes of cheese, provide cheeseboards for events and source specialist ingredients, as well as selecting the finest food from across the UK, Europe and beyond for general sale in the shop. We sell a selection of Dumfries & Galloway produce, such as Hills and Harbour gin, Gallovidian Liqueurs, Ethical Dairy cheeses, Loch Arthur Cheddar, Nith Valley Bees honey and Nith Valley Eggs. As Louise was born and brought up in the Western Isles , there are inevitably some of the finest tastes from that part of Scotland on offer too, including the famous Stornoway Black Pudding, Barra Atlantic Gin and multi-award-winning Stag Bakery products, and we are proud to be the first Isle of Harris Gin Click & Collect location in Dumfries.


There is level access (short slope to a recessed door from the pavement) at the shop entrance. There is a push pad at the bottom of the slope and on the inside on the customer side of the counter for opening the door (although during warm weather, we would usually have the door open). There is a clear route through the shop, which is tight due to the shop being small, which is wide enough for most wheelchair users. We will always assist any customers to get round the shop physically (e.g. by moving anything which may be narrowing for their route through, and in any other way we can.

Accessible Performances

Not appplicable

Awards List

Dumfries & Galloway Life Awards 2018 (Special Commendation in Independent Retailer category) Guild of Fine Food Shop of the Year 2019 Finalist (Delicatessen & Grocer category) Memberships: Federation of Small Businesses Guild of Fine Food


We do not provide any toilets for the public at all, as we are a retail premises.


The owner/manager of the business has had accessibility training through previous employment as an Architect and Local Government officer; she has also done a basic sign language course and a signing card is kept by the till.

COVID Precautions

Information about COVID precautions has not been added for this venue.

Assistance dog facilities

Assistance dog exercise facilities

The nearest areas would be the public parkland by the river (approx 5-10 minutes' walk away), or the Catherine Street park (approx 5 minutes' walk).

Other assistance dog facilities

We have a water bowl by the front door to the shop.

The venue says it has...

  • Accessible Format
  • Disabled Access

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