The Murray Arms Hotel Gatehouse of Fleet is one of the most charming, little hotels in the Dumfries and Galloway area it was established in 1760, the Murray Arms is a listed building retaining much of its character and original features - such as white-washed walls which are traditional to the area. The reason for my visit was to eat and they certainly do the local produce justice. I started with that firm tourist to Scotland favourite, Haggis, Neeps and Tatties in a Whiskey sauce. This was really nice although I lost the taste of the whiskey in the sauce (a few drops more, please) and although it wasn't mentioned, I hoped that the whiskey was the locally produced Bladnoch whiskey - if it was then it really should have been highlighted. Another little grumble was that the tatties were quite watery, and needed a huge knob of butter and black pepper to compliment the neeps and the haggis. My main course was a beautifully local sourced steak (again I wish they had said it was from a "beltie" - which is the famous beef cow from the area.) but it was cooked to perfection, and it was a generous size and the portion of fries and onion rings were so much that even a fat lad like me struggled to finish it off.
Desert was simple and it was the local Ice Cream, the Cream o' Galloway's Peppermint Ice Cream, that was refreshing and cleansed the palate.
The Hotel is beautiful. The waiting staff are keen and helpful, especially the pretty Polish one. The cost of the meal was reasonable, so a good deal all round.
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