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Anvil Restaurant

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Gretna | Gretna Hall Hotel, Gretna Green DG16 5DY, Scotland
+44 1461 338257
09:00 - 20:00
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I was always told if you order a rare steak in a restaurant and it's served medium, the chef will more likely be British, if it's served blue, then the chef will be mainland European. I had the perfect rare rib eye steak here. Really well seasoned and cooked to perfection. I would go out of my way to eat... More 

Thank travelswithhoggett
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Delicious food and good service. It was very quiet when I was there but can get very busy with coach loads of tourists

Thank Freda E
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We dined in this restaurant for 2 nights the food was ok served hot and service was quick what was odd was that the some diners dishes were served to a higher standard to others eg coulie mint leaves and cream but other than that it was fine

Thank hendy55
Penrith, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Not a good start when you can’t find the entrance. Didn’t fancy joining somebody’s wedding party on the steps with the red carpet and getting in the way of their photographs! We ended going in the bottom of the dining room through a firedoor that was propped open for ventilation. Nice warm welcome. Drinks arrived – my lemonade tasted more... More 

Thank CumbrianPen
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Stopped on our way to Blackpool. Nice lay out and well kept,staff where very pleasant especially bill on the till (pardon the pun) Soup was £3.99 per bowl which I thought was expensive and it seemed to lack taste.

Thank Paul M
Vashon, Washington
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392 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Stopped in Gretna and picked this place at random. Ate at the bar and it was pretty much an average experience. Food was standard pub fare and beers on tap were the usual suspects. Staff were friendly enough but not sure I would eat here again.

Thank Adam S
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Poor quality food and drinks at an extortionate price. Dry chewy venison, the chicken looked anemic and the haggis it was stuffed in was dry and cheap tasting. Staff off handish and snooty. The resturant smelled damp and the wedding function next door was separated with a flimsy door so we heard the du pumping away throughout out dinner. Not... More 

1 Thank Nichola C
Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015

We have went here every year for last 6 years on Mother's Day, and decided to go there today- big mistake! The carvery had finished, but they said we could just have food as In a bar meal, so we said ok. There was 7 of us, but they made no effort to accomadate us with a large table, so... More 

1 Thank John2577
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

- Staff were horrible not caring or organised. - Reception weren't helpful. - Rooms were vile to say the least not clean at all. - Food was average and very overly priced. - Well over booked, very packed. - The bedroom was not comfy and squashed. - Only brilliant thing this hotel has is Laura the wedding planner. - WOULD... More 

Thank thomasemily
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Whilst staying in nearby Ecclefechan, we popped into the restaurant, as I had stayed at the hotel several years ago. All I can say is that the prices have gone up and the standard of food had gone down. The food was nice, but if we had not been using my girlfriend's "2 for 1 Tastecard", it would have been... More 

Thank Donald M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gretna | Gretna Hall Hotel, Gretna Green DG16 5DY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Gretna Green
  • Phone Number: +44 1461 338257

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?