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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited this place towards the end of October to be told they had finished serving food "apart from for people who have been booked for ages". We were told this on a Monday night at 6.30pm and when we asked about the rest of the week, they said no food available for the whole week - not fully booked, just... More 

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Garden Arms is an oasis. Very welcoming with delicious food. We were made very welcome by Dave and Lynn - after the first visit it felt like going to see friends rather than just going to the pub. We enjoyed it so much it went a long way to persuade us to book a cottage in the village again... More 

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Reviewed August 30, 2016

We had dinner several times in the Garden Arms Hotel, and enjoyed each meal immensely. The owners, Dave and Lynn are awesome people and they made us laugh in addition to looking after us which is important to a group of laid back Aussies. Although the menu isn't huge, the food is good and the servings will sustain you until... More 

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Reviewed August 19, 2016

Wow! Tucked away in a wee fishing village is this pub. Looks like plenty other pubs but, the food is fantastic! It's not a huge menu, if you're vegetarian, the chef will talk to you to see what you like. The fish is fresh and really well cooked. The veg was delicious, kale, green beans, onions and bacon lardons in... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Arrived in the village on July 22nd for a 3 week holiday, and we had an amazing time yet again. This marvellous pub is the central attraction in my eyes and its crowing glory are Dave and Lynne the owners. From the time you enter the bar either for food or drinks, you are made to feel one of the... More 

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Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent three glorious days in Gardenstown, dining twice at the Garden Arms Pub. I love Dave and Lynn's pub. It's exactly what I expected a small seaside towns pub to look like. Low beamed ceilings, warm inviting atmosphere, plenty of chatter and locals to talk to, good range of beers/spirits etc, and it leaves you with... More 

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Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Visited twice during week in Gardenstown. Made extremely welcome and food was excellent. Particularly liked 'the veg'. Such a friendly atmosphere and good beer. Two things to note - need to book in advance as space is limited and cash only (no cards).

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Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had the pleasure of visiting the Garden Arms pub during our tour of Scotland. When we arrived we tried to book a table for a meal but they were fully booked so we settled for a drink. During the drink we were advised that they'd made room for us and we returned a short while later... More 

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Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

We were made very welcome in the pub, which served an excellent pint of Old Speckled Hen. The pub is charmingly olde worlde and the hosts are very pleasant and friendly. We ate there last night and the food was excellent. Rare steak was served rare and the monkfish was really tasty. Unusual veg in the form of kale, green... More 

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Reviewed July 17, 2016

Had a meal here while we stayed at Gardenstown, when we booked it I was asked if anyone in the party was vegetarian, which was nice to know they cater for Vegetarians. When we got there we were seated in a small dining room, cosy is the word, we told they had prepared a vegetarian meal especially, as there is... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A warm welcome awaits you at our 18th-century hotel. Relax, stay a while, browse the gallery of local arts & crafts including hand-made gemstone jewelery, enjoy a hearty meal (best to book !). Free wi-fi is available, and if it's chilly - a log fire. There's a cosy residents lounge to enjoy a book, music or the sea view. Large selection of malt whiskeys always available. Our dining room (seats 16) is available for special occasions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Garden Arms Hotel

Address: 69 Main Street, Gardenstown AB45 3YP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Gardenstown
Price Range: $62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
The Garden Arms Hotel Gardenstown, Scotland
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“We only had food.”
 of 5 bubbles Bjk02, May 16, 2016 | Read review
“Didn't review as hotel as didn't stay overnight.”
 of 5 bubbles DonnaH132, Sep 16, 2015 | Read review
“Rooms where not available at the gardens arms but plenty of holiday cottages around to choose from .”
 of 5 bubbles maggyL_13, Mar 24, 2014 | Read review
“Book ahead!”
 of 5 bubbles Andrea094, Nov 8, 2013 | Read review
“The lounge bar!!”
 of 5 bubbles weeesel, Mar 11, 2013 | Read review
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