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BEST WESTERN Dryfesdale Country House Hotel
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Lockerbie
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Findern, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Amazing hotel, even better food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

My wife and I got married last year and spent 2 wonderful nights here. The staff were friendly and very helpful, the food at our reception and the breakfasts were out of this world. The room was beautiful. A sheer joy to stay here I would recommend the Dyfesdale to anyone

Room Tip: The 4 poster Bridal suite is a beautiful room
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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wrighty147, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dryfesdale Country House Hotel, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Dear reviewer, Thank you for your wonderful comments we would like to wish the two of you every happiness together and look forward to welcoming you back to the Dryfesdale hotel for your anniversary
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

We had our wedding reception here in June 2012, everything was perfect, Lynne was a great help from the first meeting, with all the planning and helped make sure everything went to plan on our big day. The hotel is set in beautiful grounds and we were able to get great photograph's with the weather been so nice. All our guests commented on how tasty the food was and how comfortable the beds were. We are so pleased we choose the Dryfesdale. We look forward to our next stay. Thank you to all of your staff Mr and Mrs Irving xxxxx

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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wrighty147, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dryfesdale Country House Hotel, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Dear Mr & Mrs Irving, Thank you for choosing the Dryfesdale hotel to host your special day, we hope to welcome you back for one of your future anniversaries with us.
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

we held our wedding reception here in oct 2012. we travelled from chesterfield and were joined by guests from around the country to spend the weekend here. the staff were more than friendly and couldnt do enough for us during our stay. the hotel was an excellent place to hold our wedding celebrations and all our expectations were exceeded.the food was tailored to our requests and glen helped in organising and advising us every step of the way. we can not thank all the staff enough for helping to make our wedding perfect in everyway. our guests enjoyed their stay and all agreed they would return and recommend the hotel to others. all the rooms were excellent,clean, and had everything we needed.a really big thank you to all of you!!!!!

Room Tip: we found all rooms to be excellent
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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wrighty147, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dryfesdale Country House Hotel, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Dear Donna, Thank you for your wonderful comments, we would like to wish the two of you every happiness together in the future.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

This was our third time meeting at the hotel for Sunday lunch. It's perfectly located half-way between Middlesbrough and Ayrshire for us and the in-laws. Every time we have been surprised how quiet it is, given the fantastic location and the quality of the food and service.

Three of us are veggie and both my wife and her mother are great cooks and very 'foody'. We have never been disappointed by either the quality of the food, its ingredients, flavours or presentation. My wife and I shared the brie bruschetta which was light and tasty. We all had the nut roast which, under normal circumstances, would have us howling with laughter at the lack of imagination, but this was packed with flavour and the accompanying asparagus and side salad were fresh and crisp.

Two very minor quibbles were the dire music (Adele, *shiiiver*) which was both unnecessary and loud, and the stale rolls which came to us. But given the tremendous service and yummy food we were happy to overlook these. We just left the rolls and shouted to ne heard!

  • Stayed February 2013
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wrighty147, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dryfesdale Country House Hotel, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Dear Reveiwer, Thank you for such a glowing review regarding our food and hotel, we have now addressed your issues regarding Adele and bought "Adeles sister album" only kidding !
We now cook freshly baked bread everyday to ensure the highest quality in fact on several occasions it is still warm straight from the oven. We hope you continue visiting many more times in the future.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

We stayed on the weekend 8th feb and found the hotel to be very welcoming and friendly. Groupon deal was fab value for money. Room was small but fine for our purpose, hotel full so no upgrade available. 4 free whisky's went down well. Food was good. Location was perfect, no motorway noise despite being close by. I would definitely recommend and as the title say's......return.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

We stayed here on a Wednesday night as we were on business. The hotel has a great location, right off the motorway at Lockerbie, yet has a rural feel.

The rooms were well equipped & of a high standard. Everything you would need and expect. My only complaint about the room - it was far too warm throughout the night, even with the window open. Some of the rooms have a patio door out to a lovely seating area which was a nice addition, even though the view looked over the motorway. Very little noise from motorway when door/window closed so not a big issue.

The service was not would you would get it a busy city hotel with somewhat limited staff (we had to find someone to order a drink at the bar for example) however, the staff were warm, helpful & friendly.

The food was very nice, although we felt the menu was somewhat limited & a little over priced (average £16/17 for main course).

We will definitely use this hotel again when on a business trip - very enjoyable & pleasant stay.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Shepperton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

We booked a 3 night stay here via Groupon, it was a fantastic deal. We upgraded to a luxury room which had a 4 poster bed and a patio. The room was huge, it had a living room area with a sofa bed, the bathroom was modern. Flat screen tv in both areas of the room. Breakfast was included everyday and it was superb, my hubbie enjoyed the full Scottish breakfast, there was plenty of variety on the cooked or buffet menu. Our first evening meal was included in our deal and the food was fab, 3 courses, the servings are large, the chips were lovely. We decided to have our second evenings meal there too, excellent value 3 courses each & a bottle of wine for £49.99. Also included was whiskey tasting of 4 types each, not being whiskey drinkers my husband tried a couple but decided against the rest, this was then discounted off our final bill- a very pleasant surprise!!
The location for us was key and this hotel was good for getting to Dumfries and Galloway forest, ideal for star gazing (geeky I know) we were about 45/50 minutes away. Closer by were the Gretna Gateway retail outlet, ideal for a bargain about 20 minutes, Lockerbie was 5 minutes away and Dumfries was about 20 minutes. Overall highly recommended especially if you can find it on a groupon voucher.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Property: BEST WESTERN Dryfesdale Country House Hotel
Address: Dryfebridge, Lockerbie DG11 2SF, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Lockerbie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Lockerbie
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Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Dryfesdale Country House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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