Eat, Drink, Stay

Eating & Drinking

The Festival Cafe

During Wigtown Book Festival, the Festival Café is on the first floor of the County Buildings - it serves snacks, light meals, tea and coffee.

Opening hours (Festival only)

Mon-Fri, 10am-7.30pm; Sat & Sun, 9.30am-7.30pm; Sun 6 October, 9.30am-5pm. 

Eateries in Wigtown and nearby

There are several cafes, inns and restaurants in Wigtown, including:

  • Beltie Books & Cafe, 6 Bank Street (01988 402730)
  • Cafe Rendezvous, 2 Agnew Crescent (01988 402074)
  • Cobwebs, 31 South Main Street (01988 402097)
  • Craft Hotel & Restaurant, 30 South Main Street (01988 403236)
  • Galloway Bar, 24 South Main Street
  • The Green Room, 19 Bank Street (7511469321)
  • The Pop-Up Bar, 4 North Main Street (Festival only)
  • ReadingLasses, 17 South Main Street (01988 403266)
  • Shoots & Leaves Café, 20 South Main Street (01988 402249)

Or, nearby:

For full listings of places to eat and drink in Wigtown and the surrounding area, please visit:

Visit South West Scotland - Food & Drink listings (Wigtown & nearby)

The Kist

Situated outside the County Buildings, The Kist sells local, regional and national food, drink, visual arts and crafts.

Opening hours (Festival only)

Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat & Sun, 10am-6.30pm


To find accommodation listings for Wigtown and the surrounding area, please visit:

Ticket and accommodation package - special offer

Are you looking for somewhere to stay during this year's Wigtown Book Festival?  We're delighted to be able to offer a ticket and accommodation package in conjunction with local places to stay. Join us for a literary celebration in Scotland's National Book Town whilst enjoying some of the rest of what Dumfries and Galloway has to offer.

The package gives 20% off your entire ticket booking even if staying for more than the two days (available by telephoning the Box Office only). Find out more at our Ticket offers & passes page.

Festival Campsite

We are laying on a camping area for tents, offering the chance to sleep out under some of the darkest skies in Britain within a couple of minutes' walk of the festival site.

Basic facilities are provided - there will be toilets and a shower on site. There is a separate cooking area.

Cost: £12 per pitch per night. Limited availability. Pre-booking is essential. Please contact the Box Office on 01988 403222.

NB If you are looking for a caravanning site, please visit the Explore Wigtown website.