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Gretna | Gretna Hall Hotel, Gretna Green DG16 5DY, Scotland
01461 338257
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Peppery carvery

Not a good start when you can’t find the entrance. Didn’t fancy joining somebody’s wedding party on the steps with the red carpet and getting in the way of their photographs! We ended going in the bottom of the dining room through a firedoor that was propped open for ventilation. Nice warm... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Not a good start when you can’t find the entrance. Didn’t fancy joining somebody’s wedding party on the steps with the red carpet and getting in the way of their photographs! We ended going in the bottom of the dining room through a firedoor that was propped open for ventilation. Nice warm welcome. Drinks arrived – my lemonade tasted more... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Stopped on our way to Blackpool. Nice lay out and well kept,staff where very pleasant especially bill on the till (pardon the pun) Soup was £3.99 per bowl which I thought was expensive and it seemed to lack taste.

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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Stopped in Gretna and picked this place at random. Ate at the bar and it was pretty much an average experience. Food was standard pub fare and beers on tap were the usual suspects. Staff were friendly enough but not sure I would eat here again.

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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Poor quality food and drinks at an extortionate price. Dry chewy venison, the chicken looked anemic and the haggis it was stuffed in was dry and cheap tasting. Staff off handish and snooty. The resturant smelled damp and the wedding function next door was separated with a flimsy door so we heard the du pumping away throughout out dinner. Not... More 

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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We have went here every year for last 6 years on Mother's Day, and decided to go there today- big mistake! The carvery had finished, but they said we could just have food as In a bar meal, so we said ok. There was 7 of us, but they made no effort to accomadate us with a large table, so... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

- Staff were horrible not caring or organised. - Reception weren't helpful. - Rooms were vile to say the least not clean at all. - Food was average and very overly priced. - Well over booked, very packed. - The bedroom was not comfy and squashed. - Only brilliant thing this hotel has is Laura the wedding planner. - WOULD... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Whilst staying in nearby Ecclefechan, we popped into the restaurant, as I had stayed at the hotel several years ago. All I can say is that the prices have gone up and the standard of food had gone down. The food was nice, but if we had not been using my girlfriend's "2 for 1 Tastecard", it would have been... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Arrived on the 31st may 2013 we had pre booked a table, the decor was ok, the menu looked ok however that's were it all ended, I ordered the t bone steak and at £24 was not cheap! When it arrived it looked very limp and dry with a few paltry frozen chips and boiled to the death veg! My... More 

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

good quality food and plenty of it. Pleasant staff with nice surroundings

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Maryport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

it is o.k for a snack but not good value for money, we think its a little expensive for what you get, it feels like a cattle market. Not much atmosphere just like a cafe.

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gretna | Gretna Hall Hotel, Gretna Green DG16 5DY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Gretna Green
  • Phone Number: 01461 338257
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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