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Visit Smiths Hotel this Summer 2017

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Hard to believe it but with Easter (holidays) been and gone, summer is just around the corner. While the weather may be leaving something to be desired at the moment, things are definitely beginning to heat up here in Gretna Green!

Looking for the perfect reason to stop by  Smiths Hotel this summer? Here are some of our favourites…

Smiths Hotel Sunday Roast

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.

Father’s Day – Sunday 18th June

Join us to say thank you to Dad … every Dad will receive 10% off their food bill!

Smiths’ £5.00 Cocktails

It’s back! You loved them so much we brought them back….our famous signature Smiths cocktails will be available for only £5.00 from 1st April – 31st May … you did say you were thinking of coming by for a visit didn’t you?

Future Dates for your Diary

Motown Night – Saturday 9th September 2017 from 7pm. Enjoy a stunning three course dinner before dancing and singing the evening away to those Motown classics!

  • Tickets £32.50 per person

Christmas parties at Smiths Hotel are sure to get you in the festive spirit!

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.

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

Don’t forget to check out the latest What’s On guide for all that’s going on in Gretna Green/Gretna including events and special dates at our sister hotels Greens at Gretna and Gretna Hall, our café Old Toll Bar and Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop!

Ts&Cs apply. Subject to availability. Please call 01461 337007 for more details or to book. £10 per person non-refundable deposit is required to confirm any booking. Updated 25th April 2017. Prices correct at time of writing.



Seeing stars at Smiths Hotel…

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

It’s celebration time here at Smiths Hotel! We’ve just learned that we have been awarded a fresh set of awards recognising customer service and the quality of our hotel and restaurant!

How exciting!

Our Chainmail Restaurant has, for the fifth year running, retained its 2 AA Rosettes for food excellence ….  and Smiths Hotel itself retained its 4 star AA Hotel status which is the most widely recognised quality standard award for hotels! (We’re especially pleased as we’ve now been awarded our 4 star status from both the AA and VisitScotland for 11 consecutive years!)

Our good luck with awards this year doesn’t end there! We’re excited to announce that we’ve also been awarded a string of customer service awards….all of which come from the reviews from you, our highly valued guests! Through various online booking sites (TripAdvisor, Expedia, Laterooms…), the feedback Smiths Hotel has received through reviews has meant we’ve received the customer service award and the Classic British Customer Experience Excellence Award! There was also a surprise in the post for us just last week in the form of an award certificate from Chief Executive at Classic British Hotels consortium with the congratulatory message: “Congratulations to all the team at Smiths for their dedication and commitment to the guest experience, which has led to consistently excellent guest feedback”!

We’re absolutely delighted to receive these awards … they’re a great testament to our Smiths Hotel team who work with passion to maintain these standards! We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all the wonderful reviews and feedback that you, our guests, have left for us – we wouldn’t have these awards without you!

We would love to invite you all to come visit us soon to enjoy the Smiths Hotel experience for yourself! Why not stop by for an overnight stay, or a weekend away …. Or perhaps come try our new season menu or new Sunday Roast which are now available!

Don’t forget to share your Smiths Hotel experience with us – pop us a comment on Facebook or Twitter and share your photos with us on Instagram!




Dinnertime! Introducing the new Sunday Roast at Smiths Hotel!

Wednesday, 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!

Wednesday, 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.

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

Wednesday, 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

Monday, 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

Tuesday, 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

Tuesday, 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

Friday, 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

Friday, 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!

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