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…

 

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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!

 

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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!

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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…

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Smiths Hotel’s Reception Makeover

July 15th, 2016

You may have noticed a few weeks back that we hinted at some changes coming to the reception area in Smiths at Gretna Green hotel. We’d asked for feedback and a few of you had mentioned that our reception area was needing a bit of TLC …. we’ve listened and for the past few weeks have been very busy bees freshening up the Smiths reception to welcome our fabulous guests to a trendy, stylish and fresh space – the perfect welcome!

Looking for the perfect reason to come visit Smiths hotel? We’ve got it – definitely time to come see the BRAND NEW reception for yourself! We’ve changed the wallpaper, added in a few fabulous lights and added in some stylish furniture which ties everything together! We’ve got a few photos and collages on the way as the finishing touches…

We might be slightly biased but we’re so pleased with how the Smiths reception makeover has turned out. Just be careful with the couch – it’s so comfortable once you sit down, you may not get back up! 🙂

Let us know your thoughts!

 

The new look of Smiths at Gretna Green's reception

The new look of Smiths at Gretna Green’s reception

 

 

 

 

 

Savour the Summer – Smiths à la carte menu is changing!

June 2nd, 2016

We’ve got exciting news from the kitchen of Smiths at Gretna Green! Our head chef and his team have been busy grilling away as they brainstormed some exciting new dishes to complement the old favourites….and we’re just about ready to reveal the NEW à la carte menu! This new menu is the perfect excuse to pop back to Smiths and try them all! Why not come tuck into the fresh taste of a Scottish summer at Smiths at Gretna Green – they feature only the finest local produce and are sure to delight all the senses!

We’ll be sharing the entire menu shortly – we’re just putting the final few touches on the menu. More than just a meal – Smiths a la carte menu is the perfect complement for any special occasion – and it will be here just in time for summer!

For now….here’s a wee teaser of what’s to come…

Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel. Eating out. Scallops with sea vegetables and dashi broth. 25th May 2016 JONATHAN BECKER

Scallops with sea vegetables and dashi broth.

Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel. Eating out. Beef and truffels. 25th May 2016 JONATHAN BECKER

Beef and truffels.

Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel. Eating out. Baileys creme brulee served with tonka bean ice cream. 25th May 2016 JONATHAN BECKER

Baileys creme brulee served with tonka bean ice cream.

Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel. Eating out. Knickerbocker Glory, 25th May 2016 JONATHAN BECKER

Knickerbocker Glory

 

Photos courtesy of Jonathan Becker