Stayed one night at the Marykirk Hotel during the week before Christmas and returned with two local friends for dinner on a very cold, snowy night.
My room was comfortable, well furnished, and warm. I liked the trouser press. In the morning, the enormous cooked Scottish breakfast arrived quickly and was delicious.
Evening dinner was superbly cooked by the new chef and was served on piping hot plates; all three of us thoroughly enjoyed the food, especially the Beef Wellington.
The charming lady owner was very attentive and the waitress served the food efficiently and kept the drinks flowing. They also had my favourite malt whisky in stock.
The weather outside was awful with a heavy fall of snow, but the car park was accessible and the interior of the Hotel was as warm as toast. There was a large Christmas tree beautifully lit and decorated standing in the corner of the bar.
The blazing log fire in the bar and dining area was particularly welcoming and I noted a lot of people having meals and drinking at the bar – considering the terrible weather outside, a very good indicator of the popularity of the place.
I thoroughly recommend this hotel, both for food and as a place to stay; It’s a traditional family-run country hotel in a lovely rural area. I felt very welcome there and it’s warm and cheerful. It was a real haven in the terrible weather that week.
And the owner gave me a Christmas card. Nice touch.!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Marykirk Hotel is situated in the charming village of Marykirk, just 4 miles from Montrose town centre, and 30 minutes drive south of Aberdeen along the A90 dual carriageway. The Hotel nestles in the rolling Montrose countryside only 200 metres from the River Esk, world famous for its salmon and trout fishing. A former Coaching Inn, the hotel was built in the mid 1800s. As a Grade C Listed Building, it still retains original charm and character although tastefully modernised: all guest room accommodation have en-suite facilities, central heating, flat screen TVs, and tea/coffee making facilities. Standing in an acre of grounds, the Marykirk Hotel has a landscaped beer garden plus a small front car park and a rear car park for 20+ cars. Both car parks are monitored by CCTV. The Hotel has a full Hotel Licence and a Children's Licence. Families with children are particularly welcome in both the bar and restaurant. As well as our cosy Stables Bar serving bar meals every lunchtime and evenings, the Marykirk's Esk Restaurant seats 35 persons and is open in the evenings from Friday to Sundays, offering quality dining at competitive prices. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Marykirk Hotel Aberdeenshire