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The Garden Arms Hotel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars 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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Thank micksue2015
Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Lynn and Dave were very Welcoming! They were a warm and welcoming hug after a long trip north. We did a lot of sight seeing but always ended our day at the Garden arms. I looked forward to their pub at the end of many long days. We enjoyed trivia night and cocktails night...big shout out to Claire who made... More 

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Ajax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

The pub and restaurant are part of the Hotel - which is being modernized. The oub is in top shape and over 300 years old. It has a charming character, wood beam ceiling, cozy and freindly atmosphere. A great selection of beers and Scotch - we tried them all! Dave and Lynn the proprietors were amazing - truly special people!... 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
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  • 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: $65 (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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