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The Garden Arms Hotel

69 Main Street, Gardenstown AB45 3YP, Scotland
The Garden Arms Hotel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm troubled to see a recent review noting that the Inn has "lost its edge." My wife and I visited in June as well and had a delightful evening. We had booked via email (at first mistakenly believing the Inn offered lodging which, at present, it does not) and Lynn was happy to confirm a dinner for us and confirmed... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited June 2015 after having some great evenings a few years ago. The pub has lost it's edge, scruffy and unkempt both the interior and exterior. Same owners just seem to have lost all customer service skills, no food available and we were advise to phone and let them know if we required food throughout the week, needless to... More 

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Jasper National Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found myself back in Gardenstown this May and spent some time in the pub. The proprietors, Dave and Lynne, have the knack of creating a very special atmosphere filled with great people, good conversation, delicious drinks and a lot of laughs. This is in part due to the many lovely local people who frequent the pub, who make visitors... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Great old pub with friendly staff and locals, landlady helped us find the cottage where we were staying.... great friendly atmosphere.. food was excellent and very reasonably priced, make sure to book in advance...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Visited Gardenstown on an artist retreat and cannot say enough good things about this charming pub! The owners are so friendly, the atmosphere charming and fun. If you are so lucky to enjoy a meal prepared by Lynn, you are in for a treat!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Lynne and Dave have created something very special in all they do at this family friendly put in the most beautiful setting. This was my second time organising an art retreat with folks travelling from America and Australia to create art in Gardenstown. I thought the first time was exceptional but they really outdid themselves this time. The food was... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I, along with eight other artists, visited Gardenstown for a week-long workshop with Gillian Lee Smith. Lynn and Dave provided four delicious meals for us, accommodating our various food sensitivities. The wholesome meals were delightful and Dave presented them with panache. Everyone in the pub was friendly and invited us to the various "highlights" of the week including quiz night... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The Garden Arms Hotel has set the gold standard for food and service. Full stop. I was treated to four dinners there and each one was more amazing than the next in terms of presentation and original combinations of regional food. (The salmon dish was my favorite.) In addition, the owners are the warmest and kindest people you would ever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This pub that was built in 1740 is an unexpected delight. Low beamed ceilings with cosy seating around the bar, overseen by the friendly owners who made us feel so welcome. Dinner can only be described as unexpectedly awesome and fantastic value. We were sorry that it was booked out on our second night but hope to go there again... More 

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Jasper National Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I arrived in Gardenstown as a solo female traveller. I was a bit worried that I'd be drinking tea and going to bed every night at 9pm, so rented a car in case I had to make a speedy getaway. That was so NOT my experience in Gardenstown, and this pub had everything to do with it. I was welcomed... More 

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