About Us

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A unique blend of traditional hospitality, fine food, Scottish history and local art.

Our privately owned Hotel, restaurant and pub offer a perfect retreat, whether an overnight stay, a few days break,dining in the restaurant or bar or just popping in for a coffee or dink. Under the ownership of Chris and Sue Walker formerly owners at The Creebridge House Hotel in Newton Stewart and the Masonic Arms in Gatehouse of Fleet. The pair bring over 30 years of hospitality experience to the Selkirk Arms. Now in their tenth year of ownership they are supported by an able and committed team whose daily mantra is the deliver the best in quality and service. We hope you enjoy your time with us.

What makes us special


True Scottish History


It’s a gentle pace and peaceful atmosphere which perhaps moved Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns to write the famous Selkirk Grace at this very hotel in 1794.

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The Artists' Town


The streets of Kirkcudbright have housed generations of creative artists, a tradition maintained today by a flourishing colony of painters and craftworkers.

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Locally Sourced Food


We offer a selection of dishes, from a variety of styles and cuisine to produce a real choice, from local seafood, to a hearty Galloway steak, or a classic portion of fish and chips, whatever
your taste buds are asking for.

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Stunning Accommodation


A stunning 17 bedroom privately owned and managed townhouse hotel in the heart of the pretty harbour town of Kirkcudbright.
Where good food, friendly service and a warm
welcome await.

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Meet Our Team


Chris & Sue Walker

Owners

Chris and Sue have been in hospitality for many years. Chris is a keen Sea Kayaker, and Sue is an avid runner.



Alistair Cooper

Assistant Manager

Alistair has worked his way up the team ladder. From an Accounting background originally he brings a fresh welcoming approach to customer care.



Jake Hopkins

Head Chef

Jake was recently promoted to Head Chef after many years as second Chef. He brings a young fresh approach to the culinary direction of the menu



Jill Davies

Head Receptionist

Jill has worked at the Selkirk for nearly 2 years now and is pivotal in ensuring the smooth day to day running of the reception.



Shona McKend

Head Housekeeper

Shona heads up a team of 4 in the Housekeeping department and has been the Head Housekeeper at the Selkirk for over 14 years.



Eileen Wood

Bars & Bistro

Eileen a welcoming face to many of our regular customers is committed to making our Bar Lounge and Bistro a home from home.



Magda Durba

Head Waitress

Magda heads up the waiting team. In at the crack of dawn to serve breakfast, she is quick, efficient and customer focused.



George Constatin

Sous Chef

George has proven himself over the years as Junior Sous and now steps up to lead the team in Jake’s absence.



Derek Joiner

Night Porter

Derek has had a long career in hospitality. He is a very steady pair of hands looking after the hotel through the night.



Join Our Team

Are you Selkirk material?

We are always on the lookout for hardworking, enthusiastic people.
For more info, email chris@selkirkarmshotel.co.uk