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“Fantastic wedding reception!!!!”

Blacksmiths Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 12 Restaurants in Gretna Green
Cuisines: British
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Keighley, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Fantastic wedding reception!!!!”
Reviewed May 3, 2012

We chose the Old Smithy as the venue for our reception initially because it fit our tight budget!! We were very clear that we didnt want a great deal of fuss and just a simple meal with the 20 people in our wedding party.
The food was wonderful and the portions were huge, everybody was extremely impressed.
The staff were wonderful, extremely friendly and genuinely just very nice people!!
If you are wanting a great big fancy venue then this wouldnt be your first choice, but for people like us who just want a relaxed atmosphere and nothing tooooo formal (or massively expensive) this was perfect. Nearly everybody commented saying how the wedding day had been the nicest theyd been to because it was so relaxed and not a stuffy forced atmosphere that you can sometimes get at weddings.
All in all it was absolutely perfect for our special day!!!

  • Visited April 2012
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Susan A, Manager at Blacksmiths Restaurant, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Lorna M

What a great review and exactly what the Blacksmiths Restaurant is perfect for - inexpensive wedding receptions right in the very heart of Gretna Green - all at a very reasonable price. The restaurant itself has been here for many decades and has a professionally sprung dance floor making it ideal to dance the night away later on (which we're sure you found out!)

We so glad the food was enjoyed by everyone, thanks again for the review and congratulations to you and your husband once more.
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“Poor welcome to Scotland; weak food offerings”
Reviewed August 21, 2011

Gretna Green and the old smithy attract many tourists. We thought it would be a good place for a refreshment stop on our way back from Edinburgh, but we were disappointed. Just self service cafeteria food of low quality, kept warm for hours or even days!

With it special location and cachet, one might have expected scottish themed food, or even a feature of local produce, but not at all. Just typical british poor food that gave this country such a poor international reputation.

Wake up! There is profit in good food.

  • Visited August 2011
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Susan A, Manager at Blacksmiths Restaurant, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
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Thanks for your review, we're happy to say since you visited that our selection of food on offer has increased greatly and we've completely refurbished the restaurant. We believe we offer a great choice of dishes, freshly made-in-house sandwiches and cakes... there's something for everyone so hope you do return and see the difference.
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