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Father’s Day at Smiths Hotel, Gretna Green

Friday, 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.

Mother’s Day at Smiths Hotel, Gretna Green

Monday, 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!



Egg-scape to Gretna Green this Easter

Monday, March 26th, 2018


Easter at Gretna Green

1)    Find the Easter Bunny

Your little ones will love this free Easter bunny hunt! Find 7 Easter bunnies hidden around our shopping complex to win a lovely goodie bag.

2)    Family Fun in the Sun

We have our fingers crossed that the sun will make an appearance this Easter weekend. If you’re heading to Gretna Green, take in some fresh spring air at our Courtship Maze, Sculpture Garden and Outdoor Play Park – free family fun!

3)    Stock up on Easter Treats

Easter wouldn’t be the same without… CHOCOLATE! Whether you’re a milk, white or dark chocolate fan – we have an impressive selection to choose from at our shopping complex. Looking for a chocolate-free alternative? We also have a range of handpicked gifts from seasonal tea sets to Peter Rabbit merchandise.

4)    Explore Gretna Green and the Solway Coast

Spend some quality time in Gretna Green and the Solway Coast. This short break includes quality accommodation at Greens or Gretna Hall with full Scottish breakfast each morning and an evening meal each night. On the Tuesday explore the Solway Coast across the border and see Gretna Green from the other side of the water. Take advantage of your 10% discount voucher to use within our Famous Blacksmiths Visitor Attraction and shopping complex on the Wednesday. Plus, discover the secrets of Gretna Green at our museum. You might even see a wedding or two! For availability and bookings please call 01461 337621 and quote code ‘SOLWAY.’

5)    Meet the Easter Bunny

We are welcoming a very special guest to the Blacksmiths Restaurant on Easter Sunday between 12 noon and 3pm. The Easter Bunny himself will be here and will be giving out free chocolate eggs to the children. Bring the whole family along for a hearty two course carvery, including a main course of gammon or turkey served with a Yorkshire pudding, fresh seasonal vegetable medley and roast or mash potatoes, followed by a delicious dessert of sticky toffee pudding or fruit crumble. All for £8.99! Call 01461 338365 to book a table.

6)    Easter with a Difference

Fancy trying something different? Gretna Hall has the answer. Make your Good Friday GREAT with Fizz Friday – sparkling cocktails only £5.00 each! Or start a new family tradition at Gretna Hall’s Easter Sunday Indo-Asian Curry Buffet – £18.00 per person for a three course buffet. Call 01461 338257 to book. Plus, experience some fantastic live music from acoustic singer, Jonny Lopez, on Easter Sunday from 12 noon to 3pm.

What do you have planned this Easter? Let us know in the comments below. Happy Easter from all of us at Gretna Green.

5 ways to celebrate St Patrick’s Day

Friday, March 16th, 2018


St Patrick's Day

We’d would like to join our friends from across the Irish Sea and celebrate St Patrick’s Day on Saturday 17th March. Here are our top 5 ways to commemorate St Paddy’s Day with food, drink and gifts from Gretna Green:


  • Sample some Irish Whisky  – Our Whisky and Gifts Shop at Gretna Green is home to a range of both famous and unusual blends of malt whiskies. So whether you prefer Scottish or Irish whisky, raise a glass to St Patrick’s Day!


  • Go green – go all out with green face paint, green hair dye and green clothing or opt for the more subtle green accessory – we have a range of gorgeous green items to choose from including green tartan, coats, scarves, gloves and bags. Getting married? Why not incorporate an Irish theme into your wedding with one of our stunning Celtic rings.


  • Irish food – the only day when green food dye is acceptable is St Patrick’s day! So you can either turn your family meal green or join us at Gretna Hall for a meal that has been given the seal of approval from our Irish friends – traditional leek and potato soup, followed by smoked salmon or steak and finished off with a Bailey’s Irish Cream coffee – delicious! To book a table visit or call 01461 338257.


  • Throw an Irish themed party – the Irish certainly know how to party so why not join them with an Emerald Isle style party. Think Irish flags, shamrock confetti and fancy dress!




Happy St Patrick’s Day or “La Fheile Padraig” from the team at Gretna Green!


Mother’s Day at Gretna Green

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Treat your Mum this Mother’s Day at Smiths

Mother's Day at Smiths Hotel Gretna Green

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, here at Smiths Hotel we thought we would give you a helping hand in planning a day to spoil your Mum. Here are some ideas that promise to impress on Mother’s Day.


Smiths, New, Ultimate Luxury Wedding Package

Friday, January 5th, 2018

The next step in luxury Scottish weddings from Gretna Green

We are delighted to announce the newest, all-inclusive, wedding package to the Smiths collection – The Smiths Ultimate Wedding Experience!

Designed for those couples wishing to experience ‘ultimate’ luxury, this new £20,000 wedding package, built with love, romance and true Gretna Green history at its heart allows for up to 75 guests (including the bridal couple) and a dedicated wedding planner to ensure your day runs perfectly through every step.

Key features

  • Exclusive Courtyard Ceremony
  • 4 Star Smiths Hotel Reception
  • Bespoke three-tier Wedding Cake
  • Bespoke Photography
  • 75 Guests (Couple + 73)
  • Gretna Green on your marriage certificate

What does the Smiths Ultimate Experience Package include?

• Marry within the Courtyard Room at Gretna Hall, where the whole courtyard will be exclusively yours for two hours to allow you privacy.

• On the day prior to your wedding, you will be allocated a dedicated wedding planner who will guide you through your day. This planner will be exclusively yours on the day of your wedding and will hand over to your banqueting co-ordinator when you arrive back to Smiths Hotel for your celebrations.

• We will discuss with you your bespoke photography requirements and secure a premier photographer who will arrange and meet with you prior to your wedding. From preparation to your first dance, your day will be captured and from this, you can select 80 images. During your discussion with the photographer, you can choose your album from a collection.

• Your bespoke three-tier wedding cake will be created by our award-winning cake designers who will consult with you. Also included is a cake taster session which can be arranged either at the cake studio or we can organise this at Smiths Hotel.

• Traditional Scottish Piper will escort the Bride to her wedding and then lead the wedding party from the marriage room after the ceremony.

• Choose two cars from a premium collection and agree which members of your party will be escorted to the wedding venue. Each car will be available for two return journeys to and from your wedding venue giving you the flexibility to ensure your wedding party arrives in style at your wedding.

• Exquisite bridal bouquet and Groom’s buttonhole designed for you to enhance your wedding.

• You and your wedding party will have exclusive use of Smiths function area giving you the opportunity to have additional daytime or evening guests (up to 180, additional costs per guest stated below*)

• A DJ will entertain your evening guests who will enjoy your celebrations dancing on our polished pure white LED dance floor.

• Your guests will choose from Menu 3 (pre-order required) which includes three courses, tea, coffee and Scottish tablet.

• Your guests will enjoy our Cocktail Drinks Package which includes an arrival cocktail, a glass of red or white wine with the meal and a glass of champagne for the toast.

• Cocktail Buffet 2 served at your evening celebration.

• The Bride and Groom will spend two nights in a suite of choice including a bottle of champagne, a box of chocolates and full turn-down service.

• For clarity, this packing includes 20 deluxe double bedrooms for the night prior and the night of your wedding inclusive of breakfast and a bottle of wine per room on arrival.

For more information or to book, please call our wedding planner team on 01461 336001 or find out more here


How do I book or find out more?

There are lots of ways to find out more about our wedding packages, from our brochure, which you can request here, to talking to our wedding planners on 01461 336001 or visiting the Gretna Green website here:; where you will find a full list of all the wedding packages, venues and other options available for a Gretna Green or Gretna wedding. You can also take a look at our Facebook page or email us here:

Other information

  • Additional daytime guests £93.00 per person
  • Additional evening guests £22.50 per person
  • Additional bedrooms £160.00 per room per night
  • Deposit £3,000

Come Dine with Us – Gretna Green Style

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Coming to Gretna Green or Gretna soon? Don’t miss out on the tasty treats which await you; as nothing beats the smell of homemade cooking – especially when you don’t have to do any of the work! And we’ve got just the thing – or should that be things – to satisfy that appetite! The only thing you’ll need to do is choose where to start!

Greens Sunday Carvery

Our sister hotel Greens at Gretna loves providing our guests with delicious, wholesome, meals just like the ones served at home! Come relax with them every Sunday from 12noon-4pm and enjoy a slow-cooked, irresistible Sunday Roast Carvery available from only £9.50!

Indulge in fall-off-the-fork roasts, roasted potatoes and vegetables, Yorkshire Puddings and more with our delicious Sunday roasts…

Still have room? Why not add in a starter or perhaps even a pudding?

Smiths Hotel – Traditional Afternoon Tea

Tuck into banana bread with caramel icing, macaroons*, Pimms & Strawberry trifle, fondant fancies, éclairs, Victoria sponge, marshmallow*, chocolate tart with Chantilly cream, popping candy & honeycomb, scones, gin & tonic sorbet, delectable finger sandwiches and soup all accompanied by a lovely pot of tea or coffee?

Even better, our macaroons and marshmallows are made with different flavours so you can come back again and again!

Interested? Well, just simply give us a call on 01461 337007. Afternoon tea is now available Monday – Sunday from 2pm – 4.30pm.

Sunday Roast

Each dish served is an individual whole joint slow cooked to perfection –  choose from beef, chicken, lamb or pork – and dressed with seasonal roast veg, a fresh veg medley, bubble & squeak, braised red cabbage, cauliflower cheese and a tasty jus! A vegetarian and fish dish will also be available each week.

À la carte

Our chefs have carefully selected only the finest seasonal and local ingredients to put together a range of dishes sure to delight your sense in our à la carte menu made with only the best seasonal and local produce and ingredients. Bursting with flavour, there’s something here for everyone … all with a unique Smiths twist of course!

Gretna Hall – High Tea

High Tea (tea or meat tea) is one name for the early evening meal. It is associated with the working class and is typically eaten between 5 pm and 7 pm. High tea typically consists of a hot dish, followed by cakes and bread, butter and jam. Occasionally there would be cold cuts of meat, such as ham. The term was first used around 1825, and “high” is used in the sense of well-advanced (like high noon) to signify that it was taken later in the day than afternoon tea.

Treat yourself to high tea at Gretna Hall from 3-6pm daily – choose from a selection of soups, hot dishes, scones and of course tea or coffee to finish.


Fancy something a little lighter? Why not try the new picnic menu at Gretna Hall? Sit looking down over the green fields over the village out towards the Solway and even the Lake District on a super clear day!  Set underneath the canopy of the majestic trees which line the drive, your picnic will be set up on the lawn for you with a picnic blanket and a wicker basket full of goodies for you to enjoy.

Curious what’s inside that wicker basket? Of course you are! You’ll get:

  • A bottle of red or white wine
  • A selection of finger sandwiches
  • Mini pasties and quiche
  • Scones with jam and clotted cream
  • Mini desserts
  • A flask of tea or coffee

Available daily from 12noon to 3pm – rain or shine! Although we’ve got fingers and toes crossed for a sunny summer, if Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate, we’ll whisk everything inside and your picnic will be waiting for you in our cosy lounge!

Fancy trying a high tea or picnic (or even both)? Simply give us a call on 01461 338257 and our team be happy to get you booked in!

Old Toll Bar – Afternoon Tea

Selection of sandwiches, cakes, traybakes, scones, & unlimited tea or coffee … celebrating? We can add an extra special touch with a bottle of prosecco … just ask! Simply give the Old Toll Bar a call on 01461 338461 a day (24 hours) in advance and we’ll have a tasty treat awaiting your arrival the next day …

Blacksmiths Restaurant – Dining, Cakes, Conservatory, Take-away & Carvery

Last but not least, we have our fabulous Blacksmiths Restaurant. Situated amongst all the excitement and atmosphere of the Famous Blacksmiths Shop Attraction and Shopping. Whether you are looking for a sit-down meal in our lovely licensed dining room, coming with a group, a quick cake and a coffee in the main restaurant or our gorgeous conservatory overlooking our main square; or you are looking for a quick take-away snack from our take-away area or outdoor trailer – we have something for everyone! Even better you can enjoy a warming carvery dinner for just £8.99 on selected days. To book group dining or for more information on our carvery, call us on 01461 338365

Blacksmiths Restaurant

Phew! And that’s not all … our hotels and cafés/restaurants also have regular menus running daily! There’s so much choice you may just need to return for another weekend to sample all that’s on offer! See you soon – don’t forget to share your favourite meals with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!


**Prices and descriptions accurate at time of writing. Subject to change. Last updated October 2017.**

Motown Night Menu

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Our Motown Night isn’t far off now! Our menu for this fantastic evening is now available … here’s a sneak peek!


  • Roasted butternut squash soup with crusty roll (v)
  • Twice baked cheese soufflé & creamed spinach
  • Chicken & mushroom terrine with pickled vegetables


  • Supreme of chicken, fondant potato, seasonal vegetables & cream sauce
  • Roast fillet of sea bream, fondant potato, green vegetables & salsa verde
  • Vegetable risotto, poached hen’s egg


  • Sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream
  • Baked cheesecake with cherry compote
  • Fresh fruit salad


Please advise us of any allergies or dietary restrictions when ordering

Questions? Our team is always happy to help – give us a call on 01461 337007!

Christmas Party Night Menu

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Available on 2 dates this year’s Christmas parties at Smiths Hotel in Gretna Green Scotland are sure to get you in the festive spirit…

Smiths Hotel Christmas party nights 2017:

Saturday 9th Dec 2017 – Dolly Parton Tribute
Friday 15th Dec 2017
– Christmas Wonderland

Christmas Party Nights Menu 2017

Starting time 7pm with arrival cocktails – finishing at midnight. 

  • Roasted butternut squash soup served with a crusty roll (v)
  • Twice baked cheese soufflé with creamed spinach
  • Chicken & wild mushroom terrine with pickled vegetables
  •  Roast crown of turkey, pigs in blankets, stuffing, fondant potato, seasonal vegetables & gravy
  • Roast fillet of sea bream, fondant potato, green vegetables & salsa verde
  • Jerusalem artichoke & chestnut risotto served with a poached hen’s egg
  •  Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
  • Baked cheesecake with cherry compote
  • Winter berry pavlova


Please advise us of any allergies or dietary restrictions when ordering

Any questions? Please contact our team on 01461 337007!

The very best Afternoon Tea at Smiths Hotel

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Love afternoon tea? You’ll definitely want to book in for the brand new afternoon tea at Smiths Hotel which is starting Friday, 12th May!

Why not sink into the deliciousness that is afternoon tea here at Smiths? How can you possibly resist our fine selection of macaroons, Pimms & strawberry trifle, fondant fancies, éclairs, banana bread with caramel icing, Victoria Sponge, marshmallows, chocolate tart with Chantilly cream, popping candy & honeycomb, scones, gin & tonic sorbet, plus delectable finger sandwiches and soup all accompanied by tea or coffee to your heart’s desire? Hmm…we can just taste it!

Here at Smiths we don’t do things by halves and our afternoon tea is a perfect example. Let us spoil you  – sink into one of our cosy seats and let us treat to you the finest spread of deliciousness! You’ll love our vintage-style crockery too… it all adds to the ambience!

Sounds divine doesn’t it? How can I book we hear you say…? Well, just simply give us a call on 01461 337007. Afternoon tea is now available Monday – Sunday from 2pm – 4.30pm all for only £17.50 per person. Now the only choice is where to start …

Don’t forget to share your Smiths Hotel afternoon tea experience with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!