Christmas Dinner at Smiths Hotel

September 30th, 2020
Are you already thinking about Christmas Dinner? Well, here at Smiths 4-star Hotel, we certainly are!

Join us on Christmas Day for an incredible 5-course Christmas Dinner, expertly prepared by our experienced chefs in our award-winning 2 AA Rosette Restaurant, giving you even more time to appreciate the company of your loved ones.

Make this festive season one to remember with the best Christmas Dinner at Smiths at Gretna Green, with your choice of 5 exceptional courses from our exclusive Christmas menu, including vegetarian options.


Enjoy Christmas Day with the people who matter most to you, for just £60 per person or £25 for under 12s.

Limited availability so be sure to book soon! Use our online booking form below and select the 25th December to reserve your table.


Smiths Hotel is Awarded Wedding Hotel of the Year & Cocktail Bar National Winner 2020

April 27th, 2020

It is with our greatest pride and pleasure we announce that Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel has taken home two incredible wins from the Scottish Hotel Awards 2020 for Cocktail Bar and Wedding Hotel of the Year.

We are living in such unprecedented times as of recent, which is what makes it so much more wonderful to celebrate something positive. Thank you so much to our fantastic hotel team for all your hard work and dedication; we are incredibly proud of you.


Although this year’s Scottish Hotel Awards ceremony was a little different due to the current circumstances, organisers were keen to acknowledge and celebrate Scotland’s hard-working hotel and wedding teams. The awards were announced on the Scottish Hotel Awards official Facebook page, throughout the evening of Sunday 23rd April – which should have been the 17th Annual SHA Gala. Nominees were invited to join in raising a glass of wine or a dram of whisky at home and even host their own Zoom video party!


We were over the moon to hear our name announced for not one but TWO fantastic awards, which were:

  • Wedding Hotel of the Year – 2020 Winner
  • Cocktail Bar – 2020 Winner

The passion and exceptional work ethic shown by each member of our dedicated Smiths hospitality, bar and wedding teams is what makes our hotel guests, diners and wedding couples’ experiences at our hotel extra memorable.

Thank you to all of our incredible Smiths and Gretna Green family.

Click here to see the full list of winners!


September 4th, 2019



Gretna Green Winter Wedding Open Day 2019

Thinking about planning your big day? Find your wedding inspiration at Gretna Green, Scotland.

Join us on Sunday 17 November 2019 for our Winter Wedding Open Day across our family-owned venues; including The Famous Blacksmiths Shop, Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel, Gretna Hall Hotel and Historic Marriage House and Greens at Gretna Hotel.

Chat with our wedding planners, take a look around our venues, view our suites and discover our local suppliers.

Open from 10 am to 4 pm.

Click Here to Register

Introducing… The Twisted Devil Cocktail

July 26th, 2019


Twisted Devil CocktailSink your taste-buds into our new, homemade cocktail flavour! With special thanks to the award-winning team at Smiths Hotel Bar.

This fiery, fruity alcoholic concoction was specifically invented for you by our experienced bartenders and staff at Smiths Hotel… and, to thank you for being a part of the Smiths family, we’re giving you secret access to the recipe to try at home! Why not invite a few friends and family round, and show them your alcohol alchemy skills with a dangerously delicious Twisted Devil of their own?

Find our complete ingredients list and tutorial below, and test your cocktail-mixing DIY abilities this summer.


What you will need:

  • 1 Gin Globe or other large glass
  • 1 Blender
  • 1 Measuring cup
  • 35ml of Whitley Neill Blood Orange Gin
  • 35ml Passoã Passionfruit Liqueur
  • 15ml Martini Fiero
  • 125ml Tonic Water
  • Ice
  • Strawberry ice-pop


  1. Fill the blender with a scoop of ice or a few ice cubes (the more you add, the thicker your drink will be).
  2. Using the measuring cup, pour 35ml of Whitley Neill Blood Orange Gin, 35ml of Passoã Passionfruit Liqueur, 15ml Martini Fiero and 125ml Tonic Water into the blender.
  3. Blend for 30-45 seconds or until the mixture becomes slushy. If your drink appears too thin for your liking then just add a little more ice and blend again.
  4. Pour the mixture into your Gin Globe or alternative large glass.
  5. Garnish with a strawberry ice-pop of your choice.

Et voila! You’re finished! Now take a seat and enjoy your exclusive Twisted Devil drink – you’ve earned it. Be sure to show us your devilish drink-making skills on social media with the hashtag #twisteddeviltail or even share the recipe with your Facebook friends so they can give it a try!

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WIN a Stay for 2 at Smiths Hotel in Gretna Green

June 14th, 2019

WIN a 1-Night Stay for 2 at Smiths Hotel

Grab yourself a chance to win a 1-night stay with breakfast, for two people, at Smiths Hotel in Gretna Green

Win a 1-night stay competition at smiths hotel

For your chance to WIN 1-night stay for 2 in a double room, with full Scottish breakfast, at Smiths Hotel, simply enter your details in the form below. Competition closes at 11.59 pm on Friday 12th July and you can find our full terms and conditions below.


Terms and Conditions:  The winner will be chosen at random from all entrants and announced no later than Friday 12th July 2019. Prize includes 1-night stay for 2 people with full Scottish breakfast, at Smiths Hotel, in a standard double room. Stay must be booked in advance, subject to availability and exclusions apply. Entrants must be 18 or over. Prize Subject to availability.

Father’s Day at Smiths Hotel, Gretna Green

May 31st, 2019

Father’s Day at Smiths Hotel

Give something back this Father’s Day with a delicious Sunday Lunch at Smiths’ 2 AA Rosette Restaurant.

Sunday 16th June 2019

To book your Father’s Day Sunday Lunch, call: 0146 337007     

Dining at Smiths Hotel

Make “Dad” smile with a gift you can experience together. We all know how important that father figure in our life is so, to celebrate him, Smiths hotel is hosting a tasty Sunday Lunch this 16th June. Take a seat in our luxurious 2 AA Rosette restaurant and enjoy a succulent roast joint of meat served with tasty seasonal vegetables, all locally sourced.

Reserve your place now before we’re all booked up! Call now: 0146 337007

Visit the Famous Blacksmiths Shop Attractions

Visiting the Famous Blacksmiths Shop Attractions

Discover Gretna Green’s unbelievable runaway history at the Famous Blacksmiths Shop Museum, just a stones-throw away from Smiths hotel! Or perhaps take a stroll around our range of shops, stocking everything from unique and personal gifts to big-name brands and speciality Scottish products. From Harris Tweed hip flasks to English Pewter Company tumblers, Barbour jackets to Joules polo shirts, traditional shortbread to Scottish whisky; Gretna Green has it all!

Experience Something Unique

Whisky Tasting at the Famous Blacksmiths Shop

Maybe you’d like to experience something new during your visit. How about an exclusive Whisky Tasting Experience at the Famous Blacksmiths Shop? Sample a fantastic collection of traditional Scottish whiskies and discover their incredible origins, plus receive 10% off purchases made in Whisky & Gifts, the Foodhall or Gretna Green Since 1754 when you book our “The Blacksmith’s Dram” tasting package for 2*!

Click here to view all our Tasting Experiences

Whichever way you choose to celebrate, we wish all the “Dad”s a very happy Father’s Day!

*Terms and conditions apply. Ask for details.

WIN a Meal for 2 at Smiths Hotel Restaurant in Gretna Green

April 1st, 2019

WIN a Meal for 2 at Smiths Hotel

Grab yourself a chance to win a meal for 2 at our Chainmail Restaurant at the Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel


For your chance to WIN a meal for 2, from our 2 AA Rosette restaurant at Smiths Hotel, simply enter your details in the form below. Competition closes at 11.59 pm on Wednesday 10th July and you can find our full terms and conditions below.


Unfortunately this competition has now closed.

Terms and Conditions:  The winner will be chosen at random from all entrants and announced no later than Friday 10th July 2019. Prize includes a meal for two people from the A La Carte menu, excludes beverages. must be booked in advance. Supplements on some menu items may apply, ask your server for details. Entrants must be 18 or over. Prize Subject to availability. View the A La Carte Menu

Things to do on Easter weekend 2019 in Gretna Green

March 18th, 2019

Are you thinking to yourself; “what can I do this Easter weekend?”  If so, we have the answer!

This year celebrate Easter with us at Gretna Green where we’ll be hosting fun activities for the kids and delicious dining for all the family. From Famous brand shopping, to bespoke experiences, we’ve got it covered!

Easter Sunday Lunch at Smiths 

Smiths Hotel has carefully prepared the Easter Sunday Lunch for everyone. Enjoy a quality meal and Individual roast joints, using locally-sourced produce with seasonal vegetables.

  • 1 Course-£18
  • 2 Course-£21
  • 3 Course-£24

All prices per person.

Easter Hamper 

Are you looking for a unique Easter gift for your family and friends, or a tasty treat for yourself?

Our team have pulled together a whole host of themed hampers, perfect for gifting, sharing with friends or for enjoying all by yourself.

Take a look at our hand-picked selection. From our locally sourced organic food hamper and indulgent Chocoholic Hamper, to our Kids inspired Sweet-Treat Hamper and our grown-ups only Gin Essentials Hamper, we have them all. If you want to make it extra special, you can even build your own exclusive Easter hamper with the help of our amazing Foodhall Team. For more info call 01461338601.

Egg Hunt

Oh dear! Mr Rabbit & Miss Bunny have lost their wedding guests and need your help to find them and the rest of their family before the wedding! Can you follow the clues, find the guests and help the soon-to-be Mr & Mrs Rabbit in time!?

Join the magic of our Easter Egg Hunt and get set to discover what Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop Attractions has to offer.  Following the clues, find the guests and win a prize!

With ample free and unrestricted car parking, you can spend the day enjoying everything Gretna Green has to offer.

For a fantastic day out this Easter weekend, visit Gretna Green.  We look forward to welcoming you soon!


Mother’s Day at Smiths Hotel, Gretna Green

February 11th, 2019

Treat your mum to an exclusive afternoon tea at Smiths, Gretna Green

£17.50pp (includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival)

Sunday 31st March 2019

To book your Mother’s Day Afternoon tea, call: 0146 337 007

In our little corner of Scotland, we’re all about love and family and celebrate it every day. Whether its love for a partner, sibling or parent, here at Smiths, Gretna Green, we believe that love is universal and lasts forever. That’s why this Mother’s Day, we’re hosting a special Prosecco Afternoon Tea.

Our pastry chef has been working hard to design a delicious selection of expertly made cakes, scones and sweet treats along with the classic sandwiches, all complemented by a glass of chilled Prosecco and selection of tea or coffee.

Enjoy a classic experience with a contemporary twist only at Smiths, Gretna Green.  Relax in the cool abidance of our lounge before a spot of retail therapy courtesy of our stores at the Famous Blacksmiths Shop Attractions.

Shop top brands including Swarovski, Joules, Barbour and Radley, or indulge in specially selected products from our Foodhall. From niche Gins, locally produced chocolates and sweet treats to famous brand merchandise, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for mum, or yourself!

If you’re looking for something extra special to show our mum how much she means to you, treat her to a family handfasting and make this Mother’s Day one to remember!



Spring Wedding Open Day

February 4th, 2019

Our Spring Wedding day is on Sunday, the 10th of March 2019, 10-4pm.

Calling all those who’re thinking about tying the knot this year! If you’ve recently got engaged, or have been for a while but haven’t found the right place to say your vows, or even if you’re just thinking about marrying, come along to our special Spring Wedding Open Day.

We invite you to visit our stunning venues and experience Gretna Green first hand. This wedding open day will allow you to see our entire suite of wedding venues and also meet and chat with our dedicated team of experienced wedding planners. They’d love to talk you through the many different and varied options Gretna Green has to offer and make your special day as unique and memorable as possible.

From the Famous Blacksmiths Shop, the original home of romance, where the legend of the Gretna Green Anvil Wedding began, the historic Gretna Hall, to the cool contemporary environment of Smiths Hotel (link), and, finally to the gorgeous Water Gardens at Greens at Gretna. Come along and visit our uniquely historic and entrancing venues. We are here to make your dream wedding come true!

With dramatic settings, beautiful countryside and iconic backdrops to set the scene for your wedding pictures, Gretna Green has it all.  Become part of our living history when you marry at Gretna Green and join the unbroken thread of romantic history that is woven through this little Scottish village.

Register your interest or book an appointment with one of our team today and receive a guided tour of your preferred venue. It is a great chance to explore, enjoy and gather heaps of wedding inspiration and find out all you’ll need to know to create your perfect day.

Can’t make it on that day?

If you can’t make it on this time and date, you can always book an appointment with one of our wedding planners to chat about your specific questions, you can call us on 0333 300 4803 or email via

Don’t forget our amazing new fully 3D virtual hotels tour links here.

Smiths Hotel tour link

Smiths Hotel Penthouse Suite tour link

Gretna Hall Hotel tour link

Greens at Gretna Hotel tour link