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“Fantastic For Weddings” 5 of 5 stars
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Mill Forge Hotel
3.0 of 5 Specialty Inn   |   Gretna Green, Kirkpatrick Fleming DG11 3BQ, Scotland   |  
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Crewe, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic For Weddings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

My daughter got married here 22/10/13 .all i can say is WOW , what a beautiful place this is ,absolutely stunning,the staff were great very friendly and accommodating, very clean and brilliant showers,the food was fantastic and good size portions,the bedroom was beautiful very relaxing,i would definitely come back here for a little holiday .

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheMillForge, General Manager at Mill Forge Hotel, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review.

The fact that you mentioned all the different aspects of your time in our care so positively, makes for very pleasant reading.

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Graham Smith - General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I would just like to say that we stayed two nights at the Mill Forge, I have to say the rooms were very clean and spacious, the staff could not do enough for us as my wife and children have dietary needs and they were very well accommodated, all in all and great place and would have no hesitation in recommending or staying here again.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheMillForge, General Manager at Mill Forge Hotel, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank you for sharing such a positive review of your time with us.

It's fantastic to get such great feedback on the quality of our rooms and your experience of our restaurant.

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Graham Smith - General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

We married here at the mill forge 22/10/13 and the place was perfect. The staff are all lovely and the venue is absolutly stunning.very accomadating of dietry requirements. Having gone on reviews we were slightly worried but on arrival all concerns disapeared. The bridal suite was beautiful grounds amazing.the whole place is just amazing.our minister mark photographer carrie and piper craig were brilliant.even the decorating of the room was perfect. Nothing is missed here and all the little extra touches dont go un noticed like the chocs, shot glasses, and a picture of bride and groom on arrival. Excellent value for money but would of paid it twice over was so pleased. Will defo be returning for our first yr anniversary lots of love mr and mrs jones.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheMillForge, General Manager at Mill Forge Hotel, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a great review.

It is fantastic to read such glowing compliments about your time in our care.

Wishing you all the best for the future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

We got married here on 11 October, was dubious as hadnt visited before hand just read all the wonderful reviews on here. As soon as we pulled onto the car park we knew we would love it. The place is very rustic, which we love. Was greeted by the most friendly of staff and shown to our room. We had the bridal suite, in a word beautiful, it was lovely and big and everything was just lovely including the bottle of wine chilling and the chocs etc. Little touches that make you feel special. Our wedding dsy was the most wonderful day of our lives, it was perfect in every way. Craig the piper, Colin the photographer, Adam Dillon the minister, all were friendly and made us feel more relaxed. The chapel is quaint and rustic, it was a very emotional and romantic service. Afterwards we had a meal booked, 17 of us in total, the serving ladies and gents were friendly and our meal was outstanding, warm and good size portions no complaints at all, very much enjoyed. The breakfasts we had whilst there were the same, plentiful and enjoyable. All in all we had a fabulous day and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone thinking of getting married in gretna, we are just thankful we did not choose the centre as when we drove there it looked very over commercialised and impersonal, not romantic like the mill forge was. Cannot thank everyone enough for making our day so special and perfect in every way. We will be back to celebrate our 1st anniversary next year without a doubt.
Many thanks to you all, Mr & Mrs Stubbs xxx

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheMillForge, General Manager at Mill Forge Hotel, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thank you for writing such a kind review.

It is fantastic to read such glowing comments on your time in our care. That you mention the food, accommodation, your wedding ceremony and of course the staff in your review means the world as every aspect of our offering is covered.

Wishing you all the best for the future.

Graham Smith - General Manager
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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I would like to begin by saying that I don't normally write reviews, despite travelling frequently and using hotels on a fairly regular basis, because if you do your research you should know what to expect from the hotel you have booked. However I was so impressed with my recent stay at The Mill I felt compelled to comment.
Firstly the hotels not 5star but it provides a 5star welcome and a 5star service, with a smile. The staff are so helpful and friendly the service is excellent all round. Rooms are spotless and very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. All areas of the hotel and grounds were clean, tidy and well presented.
Ideal wedding venue, lovely church, restaurant, bar and function room. Everyone we came into contact with on our 2night stay were very efficient and friendly with no request for help being too much trouble. Even offering help before it was asked for on numerous occasions. Reception staff offered local information, helped me to locate a dentist, offered use of a their phone, found scissors for my niece when she found she had forgotten hers, which is only a small thing but all in all, these are the little touches that really impressed me. My elderly parents have mobility problems and without asking were offered a downstairs table for breakfast on the first morning but their breakfast was taken to their room on the second morning because a very kind member of staff realised it was difficult for them. They do an amazing job at breakfast serving all these people in a short space of time delivering lovely, well presented food, catering for every need.
I would definitely stay at this hotel again, in fact I would love to attend another wedding here as I feel it is a perfect venue.
Keep up the good work!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheMillForge, General Manager at Mill Forge Hotel, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a glowing review.

It is wonderful to read that you enjoyed so many aspects of your stay with us.

The fact that your experience compelled you to write your first review speaks volumes.

Many thanks

Graham Smith - General Manager
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Motherwell, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

What a place! Could not have picked a more perfect place for our wedding. Everything ran so smoothly, the girls in the office are a credit to the place! The bridal suite was beautiful as were the rooms my family stayed in. The meal was lovely, all our guests commented on how big the portions were - surprising for a wedding! The disco was fantastic, I was a bit worried about the disco having read reviews (all be it from years ago) about the music but the music was fab! Everyone was up dancing! The only thing I am sad about is that it's over :( but we def be visiting again! Beautiful place, beautiful memories x

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheMillForge, General Manager at Mill Forge Hotel, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a kind review.

I'm delighted to read that you so enjoyed all the different aspects of your time in our care, from the accommodation to the ceremony, reception and of course our staff.

We look forward to any future visits you make

Regards

Graham Smith - General Manager
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Thorne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We married on the 25th September 2013 at 1600. What more can I say except absolutely wonderful. The whole experience. Room fantasticwe stayed in room twenty nine a bridal suite which was amazing. All staff attentive and caring could not do enough to help. I can't single any individual member of staff in case of there being an injustice to anyone. From the moment we got there to the moment we left brilliant and highly reccommed Mill Forge to anyone. Could not have wished for a better day and venue. There was only my wife and I that attended our wedding. Everything ran so smoothly. The wedding breakfast we had was beautiful and the waitress that waited on us was excellent. Might I also say the cooked breakfast in a morning was lovely also and I have never been served a breakfast so quickly and so nicely presented. The gardens are very well kept and everywhere is so clean and spotless. The forge itself is very quaint but could not have wished to get married in a better place. Our wedding planner that attending our wedding was so friendly and caring and really did look after us. Provided us with the necessary tissues as the day was very emotional. Also big thanks to Mill Forge for booking such a brilliant photographer in Colin Carpenter and his wife who has done a brilliant job of the dvd. Big thankyou to Craig the piper and Lenny the drummer who played magnificently and were like a comedy duble act. Big thankyou to Pastor Sandy Jamieson for the wonderful service and making us feel at ease. All in all could not have wished for a better day and the most wonderful wedding experience. Big Thankyou Nigel & Julie Bannister Thorne, Near Doncaster.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheMillForge, General Manager at Mill Forge Hotel, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thank you for posting such a complimentary and flattering review.

It is wonderful to read that you enjoyed so many aspects of your time in our care. Compliments like amazing, brilliant and spotless are exactly what we aim for.

Wishing you all the best for the future

Graham Smith - General Manager
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Address: Gretna Green, Kirkpatrick Fleming DG11 3BQ, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Kirkpatrick Fleming
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Kirkpatrick Fleming
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mill Forge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With thirty-three ensuite bedrooms, a private wedding ceremony venue, three functions rooms, restaurant & bar and stunning gardens, The Mill Forge is an ideal location for Gretna Green weddings.Tourists and passing business travellers are also welcome.We have easy access from the A74(M) from both north and south carriageways. ... more   less 
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