GLOBE INN, 56 HIGH STREET
Established in 1610, this is an old inn in which
actually drink, as in 1796 he wrote, '...the Globe Tavern here, which
these many years has been my howff'. The inn is a gloriously old and
magical kind of place. They have the teensiest snug I've seen in
a long while, with wooden benches along the walls, framed Burns stuff, and as many drinkers as
will comfortably fit inside.
, it seems, spent a lot of his
spare moments scrawling words on windows using a diamond ring, and the
Globe has one intact example in one of its bedrooms. 'Gin a body meet a
body coming through the grain, gin a body kiss a body the thing's a
body's ain.' A most snug and delightful Dumfries pub, and with
real ale too.