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Festive Dining in Gretna Green

Thursday, December 15th, 2022

We welcome you to our festive feasts in Smiths Hotel across December. From festive lunches to our famous Smiths’ Festive Afternoon Tea. 

Afternoon Tea

Our festival afternoon tea is back bigger and better this year. What better way to spend an afternoon in December than cosied up in Smiths’ lounge with our luxurious Smiths Festive Afternoon Tea? Indulge in your festive favourites of both sweet and savoury, including turkey and cranberry sandwiches, cranberry scones and Christmas cake. As well as much more! Enjoy all of this with tea or coffee or treat yourself and upgrade to a glass of fizz. 

Available from 1.30 pm – 4 pm from now until 23rd December

Festive Dinner

Sit back and relax in our Smiths restaurant this winter and enjoy our festive dinner. Treat yourself to our three-course menu for just £27.50. 

Warm yourself up with our delicious cauliflower soup or a variation of other starters. Go for a traditional turkey for the main or butternut squash risotto. Finish your meal with one of our Smiths desserts, from dark chocolate torte to Christmas pudding.

Available from 6 pm – 9 pm from now until 23rd December 

Christmas Day at Smiths Hotel

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Get all the family together this Christmas Day and enjoy a delicious meal in our 2 AA Rosette Award-winning restaurant. This year we are offering two sittings, either 1.30 pm or 3 pm, and for just £80 per person, you can enjoy a 5-course traditional Christmas Dinner and exclusive Gretna Green gift, in the Home of Romance itself. 

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Winter Wedding Open Weekend

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022


Winter Wedding Open Day 2022 in Gretna Green


Back again, for Winter 2022, we’re opening our doors for not one, but two open days; giving you even more time to see what we have to offer for weddings at Gretna Green. Use our form below to pre-register for our November 2022 wedding open weekend and choose to request an appointment with a wedding planner!

Christmas Dinner at Smiths Hotel

Wednesday, 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

Monday, 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!


Wednesday, 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

Friday, 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

Friday, 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

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.

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

Monday, 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