Dinnertime! Introducing the new Sunday Roast at Smiths Hotel!

March 8th, 2017

Exciting news, exciting news!! We’ve got a yummy brand new Sunday Roast at Smiths Hotel!

Love roast dinners? You’ll LOVE this….each dinner is an individual whole joint slow cooked to perfection and dressed with seasonal roast veg, a fresh veg medley, bubble & squeak (serves 2), braised red cabbage and cauliflower & cheese served with a tasty jus ..

A fish dish & vegetarian option will also be available each week…

Enjoy 1 course for £18, 2 courses for £20 or 3 courses for £24. Why not treat yourself …. see you Sunday ! Give us a call on 01461 337007 to book. And don’t forget to share your dining experience with us! Leave us a comment on Facebook, Twitter or share with us on Instagram!

Get Ready! The “Best Wedding Fayre Ever” is coming soon to Gretna Green!

March 8th, 2017

Gretna Green is holding it’s largest wedding fayre ever! Maybe the largest wedding fayre in the world. On Sunday 19th March 2017 from 12 noon – 4pm Gretna Green will be welcoming prospective brides and grooms from all over the country to discover what this romantic destination can offer to make a couple’s wedding dreams come true.

Couples will register for the event at Gretna Hall Hotel, where they will be entered into a free prize draw for an exciting mystery prize, which will be announced at Greens at Gretna following a bridal fashion show presented by Carol Roberts Couture Bridal and Genevieve of Carlisle.

During the day visitors will be invited to view the historic marriage rooms at the Famous Blacksmiths Shop and the marriage rooms at Gretna Hall Historic Marriage House plus the Old Toll Bar, Greens at Gretna Hotel and Smiths at Gretna Green. Gretna Hall will host the largest number of wedding suppliers to ever attend this event, with over 35 exhibitors; from bespoke invitation designs to unique entertainment and unusual party ideas.

All venues will have banqueting rooms set up to view how stunning your wedding celebrations could look and at Smiths, visitors will be able to sample culinary treats that couples can enjoy on their wedding day.

Michelle Hall, Wedding Manager, Gretna Green, and her team have been planning the Wedding Fayre Extravaganza for months and are excited to meet everyone who comes along. “This is something special. A wedding extravaganza like no other, showcasing one little village in the south of Scotland that has the largest romantic heart in the world! As a special treat we are also offering 20% discount on selected packages so if you fancy saying ‘I do’, Gretna Green Wedding Fayre Extravaganza needs to be a date in your diary.”

Planning on coming along? Make sure to join our Gretna Green Wedding Fayre Extravaganza Facebook group for a list of exhibitors, our suggested plan to make the most of your day here and much, much more!


Wedding photo courtesy of Colin Carpenter Photography.

A Fresh Take on Smiths Hotel A La Carte Menu

February 21st, 2017

If you love dining at Smiths Hotel, you’ll love this bit of news! Our à la carte menu has been updated – a sure sign that spring must be on the way! Make sure to check out the new offerings then come let us do the cooking one evening!

Hands up if you enjoy a night out of the kitchen? Yes, we thought so! Here’s the perfect excuse to come back to Smiths for tea very soon….made from locally sourced ingredients, this delicious menu features a mix of old favourites and new exciting dishes featuring fun, unique Smiths signature touches – of course, remember to leave room for our classic desserts!

Stopping by? Make sure to call ahead to book your table on 01461 337007. And don’t forget to share your dining experience with us! Leave us a comment on Facebook, Twitter or share with us on Instagram!

Love is the air! Celebrating Valentine’s at Smiths…

February 1st, 2017

Are you feeling the love this Valentine’s?

It’s time to wave good-bye to January and welcome February with open arms! Whilst it may be the shortest month, February certainly isn’t short on love, romance and happiness!

You may have noticed that Valentine’s Day 2017 is just around the corner – certainly a fitting time to pull out all the stops when it comes to sweeping that someone special off their feet….

The perfect Valentine’s gift awaits at Gretna Green…

Looking for the perfect excuse to come back to Gretna/Gretna Green? Not only do we have the perfect unique gift for your Valentine this year, we’ve pulled together a few other Valentine’s ideas full of romantic gestures are sure to be appreciated!

Show the love! Join the tradition of romance here at Gretna GreenFamous Blacksmiths Shop with one of our handfastings – go on, be spontaneous! Or come add a lovelock to our Wall of Love and stop by to touch the Famous Anvil after a blessing by one of our Blacksmiths Guides….after all, legend has it that doing so will bring you good fortune in affairs of the heart!

Share the love …

We’re sure Smiths Hotel is the perfect destination for a romantic evening away…. Remember that visit/trip back you’ve been planning for ages….now’s the perfect time!

Enjoy an overnight stay with a stunning meal for two (we’ll even make breakfast!) for only £99! Or how about that perfect romantic dinner for two? Let us do the cooking! Our talented chefs have whipped up some delightful treats sure to be loved by all who enjoy them! From tempting starters to mouth-watering puddings, our Valentine’s menus are perfect for sharing…(just sayin’)

Why not take a sneak peek at our special Valentines’ Day menu

We do believe that we’re lucky enough to be in a very special place where love and romance fill the air year-round….why not stop by Smiths Hotel this Valentine’s and see for yourself?

PS…We’d love to hear your favourite stories of romance – both here in Gretna Green and further afield! Share them with us on our Facebook or Twitter

A Penthouse Proposal at Smiths Hotel Gretna Green

January 30th, 2017

We love a good love story here at Smiths Hotel and the other day we were told one that’s sure to warm your heart with a touch of #howheasked!

Gillian got in touch to say thank you for a wonderful surprise stay … which turned out to have a very special ending!

“My partner proposed to me in your penthouse suite on Saturday and it was wonderful. The room is lovely and the staff are so welcoming, nothing is a trouble. The champagne and birthday gifts in the room were a lovely touch and the dinner was fantastic. The private booth was the perfect touch. Thanks for a lovely stay, we will definitely be back soon!”

Gillian and her new fiancé have been together for 12 1/2 years – they’ve always talked about getting married and Gillian loves coming to Gretna Green to see all the weddings so she thought it absolutely perfect that Danny brought her to Smiths for that all important question!

Congratulations once again Gillian and Danny – enjoy this exciting new adventure! We hear Gillian’s already planning the next trip …. “to check out the wedding fayre!”



Do you have a proposal story from Gretna Green? We’d love to hear it – share with us on our Facebook page!

Headed to the 2017 Prestige Hotel Awards Finals

January 17th, 2017

Smiths Hotel among Scotland’s favourites! We’ve been hoping to hear about something we entered for a little while and we finally have an update!

If you’ve been following our page for a little while, you may have noticed that we asked for your support with the Prestige Hotel Awards back in 2016.

Well….we’ve got exciting news! Late last week, the finalists were announced after 7000+ votes were left by fans of each nominee…. and ….. we’ve been selected as finalists in three categories: Best Hotel Barista, Wedding Hotel of the Year and Country Hotel of the Year!

The awards will be revealed in February so we’ll be keeping our fingers and toes crossed and working hard to make sure everything is in tip top shape to impress the ‘mystery-shopper’ judges who will be visiting Smiths Hotel between now and the middle of February.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who voted for Smiths Hotel – and make sure to follow us on our Facebook and Twitter for the very latest!

Stayed tuned…





Wedding Fayre Extravaganza 2017

January 10th, 2017

Save the Date: Sunday 19th March 2017 from noon – 4pm. Admission is FREE!

It’s that time of year again! Hard to believe but we’re busy putting those final touches on our annual wedding fayre and this year it’s going to be bigger and better than ever!

If you’re getting married in the area soon, at the early stages of planning your Big Day or even just thinking about getting married, then our Wedding Fayre Extravaganza should definitely have a tick on your ‘must attend’ list…

Combining Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop, Gretna Hall, Smiths Hotel, Greens at Gretna and the Old Toll Bar, our new wedding fayre format is very exciting – the perfect way to see all the Gretna Green/Gretna has to offer. Come see all our venues and hotels on one day and get some great deals too! Plus you’ll get to spend the afternoon in one of the most romantic spots!

All our lovely wedding co-ordinators will be on hand during the day to help you with any questions you have about our surrounding wedding venues. Not only that, you can also see for yourself our full range of accommodation.

Bring your friends and family – it’s sure to be a great day out!

For the very latest, make sure to keep in touch with our Facebook group!







The 2016 Gretna Green Advent Calendar

November 25th, 2016

It’s nearly December here in Gretna Green which means it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! Finishing touches are going on our party nights at Smiths Hotel and our sister hotel Gretna Hall and Greens at Gretna, our first-ever Gretna Green Christmas decorations are here at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop, Santa’s on the way to our Christmas family event at the Blacksmiths Restaurant with plenty of treats for the little ones …. and our festive menus are ready!

But wait, there’s one more thing!

2016 Grenta Green Advent Calendar

We had such a positive response from our first ever Advent Calendar last year that we decided to do it all over again…! We’ve teamed up with the rest of the Gretna Green family (Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop, Smiths Hotel, Greens at Gretna, Gretna Hall Hotel and Old Toll Bar) this year for some very special treats hidden behind the 24 doors…

Remember to follow us on Facebook for more….each day the door will open at 9am! Don’t forget to like, share and comment on the Advent Calendar video and each day ….

Best of luck – and from us all a merry Christmas and all the best for the festive season!


Christmas Party Nights from Smiths Hotel

September 23rd, 2016

Christmas Nights

Here at Smiths at Gretna Green, we’re excited to start our countdown to Christmas 2016….now that’s it’s officially autumn, that’s exactly what we’re doing!

Available on 3 dates this year’s Christmas parties at Smiths Hotel in Gretna Green are due to be the best ever…

All party nights kick off at 7.00pm with arrival cocktails followed by a 3 course festive dinner and finishing with dancing until midnight.  A perfect way for you and your partner, friends or colleagues to celebrate in style.

Our dates for this years Christmas party nights are:

  • Friday 9th Dec 2016 – Dirty Dancing/Grease Tribute Act
  • Friday 16th Dec 2016 – Freddie Mercury Tribute Act
  • Wednesday 21st Dec 2016 – 70s/80s Night – BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

£10 deposit required to confirm your booking.

Smiths at Gretna Green Christmas Party Nights 2016

Looking for a day out with the wee ones? Just across the road from Smiths Hotel, our sister site Blacksmiths Restaurant is hosting their second annual family Christmas event! Following the fabulous response to the first-ever family Christmas last year, we’re doing it all over again! This fun and family-focussed event will be taking place in a winter wonderland on Sunday 18th December 2016 from 4-8pm and includes:

  • Buffet
  • Family disco
  • Children’s Entertainment
  • A visit to Santa with a gift for all children

And last but definitely not least, the Blacksmiths Functions will be getting into the festive spirit with two fantastic Christmas Party Nights

  • Saturday 10 Dec – relive the days of Rat Pack
  • Saturday 17 Dec  – sing your heart out with our Robbie Williams/Michael Buble tribute act.

All tickets will be available for £32.50 and include an arrival drink, delicious carvery and disco.

Interested? Give us a call on 01461 337007 for tickets, availability, information and more…don’t miss out! Tickets are going fast!

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the very latest from Smiths Hotel!

Gretna Green coming to a small screen near you…

August 15th, 2016

We’ve got some exciting news to share….and on a Monday to boot! Time to launch the countdown for #WeddingTown on Channel 4!



Think back to last summer when we had a film crew here at Smiths Hotel and our sister site Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop collecting footage following different weddings, blessings and vow renewals taking place across Gretna Green including the special ambience and tales ….well fast forward to August 2016 and we’re only 7 days away from the very first episode of #WeddingTown!

Definitely feeling real now…. don’t forget to keep an eye on our Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop Facebook page where we’ll be sharing updates and more as Gretna Green arrives on the small screen!

Join us in one week as Wedding Town shines a spotlight on Gretna Green, one of the world’s most famous wedding destinations, on Channel 4 starting at 14.40 (2.40 pm)! We’ll get the popcorn ready…