Christmas Lunch Availability

There are very limited spaces for Christmas Lunch at The Usual Place. Please book now by contacting us at or by calling 01387 253485 to avoid disappointment. Spaces available: Thursday 5th December Friday 6th December Monday 9th December Monday 16th December Thursday 19th December Friday 20th December MENU  

Christmas Raffle

The Usual Place will be holding a raffle this year with a chance to win one of two Christmas cakes worth £25! One cake will be decorated traditionally, while the other will have a more modern flair.  To enter, please visit us at the retail store and purchase some tickets! Tickets are £1 per strip. […]

The Friday’s

It will be Friday on Saturday! The Friday’s will be playing at Glasgow Central Station on Saturday 16th November.  Look out for the band underneath the big clock in the middle of the station between 10.45 am until noon. This event will be raising money for MusicALL, which operates to provide access to high quality […]

School Pupils

Yesterday, school pupils Lewis, Dana, Chloe and Connor came to The Usual Place to learn more about us. They helped chop vegetables in the kitchen, ironed our aprons and worked in the shop all to our standards and then finished the day by attending a pizza making workshop with trainees Meg and Gavin. Well done […]

Pizza Making

Today The Usual Place held a pizza making workshop for our trainees. This is an event we hold often and it is invaluable to the trainees as a teaching tool – and as an opportunity to have some fun! Today Meg and Gavin have been busy making their pizzas.  We are excited to see how […]

Christmas Tree

This year, The Usual Place will be entering Dumfries and District Flower Club’s “A Forest of Christmas Trees” festival. This festival will be part of the 150th anniversary of St John’s Church! Although it is only November, we must start planning as we plan to make all of our decorations by hand.  Our trainees Skye […]

Spinal Injuries Scotland Drop In

Spinal Injuries Scotland will be holding a drop-in at The Usual Place tomorrow 5th November. Spinal Injuries Scotland offers peer support in the national spinal unit as well as in outreach clinics, runs various activities and events, delivers education programmes around spinal injury and offers a national telephone mentoring service.  The drop in which they […]

Pumpkin Carving

Happy Halloween! To celebrate, Morgan has carved two amazing pumpkins to be displayed at The Usual Place! The precision of the carving is remarkable, and they make great spooky decorations.  The flesh will be used in today’s baking and as today’s Soup of the Day. Well Done Morgan!


Recently Steven completed his SVQ in Hospitality Services and this morning he received his certificate! Steven has worked very hard towards this achievement, and everyone at The Usual Place would like to say a big well done and congratulations on this achievement. Well Done Steven!   Photo: Alison Boyes©

Dumfries in Bloom

For the second year running, The Usual Place has came 1st in the commercial category of Dumfries in Bloom’s Civic Pride Awards! Having a welcoming exterior and lovely grounds is important to us as it means that customers feel welcome from the moment they see our beautiful premises.  It is also important for the young […]