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“Dinner out with Friends and Family - Great Food”
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The Gables Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Gretna
Certificate of Excellence
Gretna, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Dinner out with Friends and Family - Great Food”
Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We live in Gretna and have long thought that there was no where in town for a bar meal..... happily we have found The Gables!!

Lovely atmosphere in both the bar and restaurant (although music being played in the restaurant would help).
Great food! Good wine!

Only downfall was the service which was okay, food came quickly enough etc, however the waitresses left a little to be desired.

Great evening.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank AussieAmy86
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Gillian B, Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
We are so pleased that you have found us and that you experienced our great food and wine. I will certainly enquire to see who was on restaurant duty on the evening you had your meal. We do normally have music playing in the restaurant; there are times however when guests ask us to turn it off. Next time you come for a meal and there is no music please do enquire. So pleased that you had a great evening with us, come back soon. Thank you for the review, take care. Gillian
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

My husband and I spent a night in this hotel. It was easy to find & in a lovely setting. The room was bright & roomy. The staff were friendly & helpful and the food couldn't have been better. Dumfries & Galloway is a short drive away and there is a great outlet shopping mall in Gretna. This would be a good hotel for travelling around the borders or for a stop off from England to Scotland & vice versa. We would happily stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Gillian B, Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear Janis, we are so pleased that you and your husband decided to stay with us at The Gables Hotel. Yes we are so well placed to travel around the area there is so much to do within 1 hour’s drive of our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Gillian
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Egremont, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

Without doubt the best value CN Voucher my wife and I have used. A friendly, top draw hotel with fantastic food and facilities. Would recommend to anyone, brilliant. Seems very popular for wedding parties and haveing read their review booklet sounds a great place to celebrate.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Gillian B, Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear David, thank you for your review and your recommendation. It was a great opportunity to take advantage of this CN Voucher deal especially since you were travelling back home after your break in Scotland. Our staff have a lovely smile on their faces, they love being a top draw hotel with fantastic food ad facilities. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon. Give us a call! Take care Gillian
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Just reading the recent reviews and is making us get excited for our upcoming stay. We travel up and stay at the Gables Sunday and Monday night with our wedding Monday 4th at 12. These reviews are so positive and we will post our own after our stay x❤️

Stayed July 2014
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Gillian B, Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Hi Jan
We look forward to welcoming you to the hotel on Sunday and help you with your wedding celebrations on Monday. Take care Gillian
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Aberdeen, Scotland
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Just stayed the 1 night whilst driving back to Aberdeen from Alton Towers. Room was lovely & big with a double & bunk beds. My only complaint was a very large spiders web in bathroom which cleaner had obviously missed. There was also several dead flies in the bath. Both kids refused to use shower as a result:(( food was good & staff helpful & friendly. Wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

Stayed July 2014
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Gillian B, Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Thank you for your review. Yes we are a great place to stop over when you are travelling between England and Scotland. Hope you had a grand time at Alton Towers. I can only apologise for the spiders webs. Glad this has not put you off and we hope to see you soon. Pleased that you enjoyed our food and found our staff to be friendly and helpful. Take care Gillian
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 28, 2014

We have booked our wedding reception and evening reception at The Gables Hotel for October 2014, from the start the staff are so helpful nothing is a bother, so polite and helpful, we cant wait, all our family is stay for the two days and i am very confident that our dreams of our Happiest Day will be filled by the warm helpful staff at the Gables Hotel......
See You All Soon

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Gillian B, Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Hi Wendy, thank you for booking our wedding reception and evening celebrations at The Gables Hotel. I understand that you are also getting married at Anvil Hall, what a wonderful venue! We are so pleased that we can now book weddings direct with Anvil Hall.
We look forward to helping you make your wedding day dreams come true. Keep in touch. Regards Gillian
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2014

We booked our wedding through 'One stop weddings'. We chose to stay in the Gables hotel and what a good choice we made.
Service was brilliant, staff couldn't do enough and even put up with the drunkenness of myself on my wedding night haha.. Thank you! Everything was put at ease, our meal serviced was beautiful.
Grounds are lovely and clean, we stayed in the bridal suite very clean and spacious too.

Thank you again for such and enjoyable stay and put myself and Husband at such ease! We hope to visit for our anniversary next year! :)

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Gillian B, Manager at The Gables Hotel, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Hi there newlyweds!
So pleased that you chose to stay with us. We love hosting weddings! In fact we now do our own wedding packages. Love the photos looks like you had a great day.
Great that you felt at ease and that you could stay in character during your wedding celebrations.
Phone us direct to book your anniversary!
Take care, Gillian
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Property: The Gables Hotel
Address: 1 Annan Road, Gretna DG16 5DQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Gretna
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Gretna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Gables Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Gables is an independent, family owned hotel in the heart of Gretna. This beautiful, grade-II listed Property is steeped in history and has become one of the leading wedding venue hotels in Gretna.From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, you are assured of a warm, friendly atmosphere where nothing is too much trouble.The Hotels restaurant has earned a reputation for fine, traditional Scottish food, offering the ideal setting to enjoy a relaxing meal with friends and family, boasting a full & varied A La Carte menu complemented by a carefully selected wine list. For those who prefer a less formal setting, our cosy lounge bar offers delicious home cooked bar meals including many traditional favourites. Offering Free Wi-Fi and ample free onsite parking, The Gables Hotel is conveniently situated only a mile from the M(A)74, M6 & A75 giving easy access to Glasgow, Dumfries & Carlisle. Perfect for exploring the colourful heritage of Gretna Green and designer shopping at The Gretna Gateway Outlet village is just minutes away. ... more   less 
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Gables Hotel Gretna Green

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