By / 20th November, 2017 / Eating Out in Gretna / Off

Where to dine in Gretna and Gretna Green

Coming to Gretna/Gretna Green soon? Don’t miss out on the tasty treats which await … nothing beats the smell of homemade cooking especially when you don’t have to do any of the work! We’ve got just the thing – or should that be things – to satisfy that appetite! The only thing you’ll need to do is choose where to start!

Greens At Gretna

Greens Sunday Carvery

Sunday Carvery at Greens at Gretna Hotel, Gretna

Here at Greens we love providing our guests with delicious, wholesome, meals just like the ones served at home! Come relax with us every Sunday from 12noon-4pm and enjoy our slow-cooked, irresistible Sunday Roast Carvery available from only £9.50!

Indulge in fall-off-the-fork roasts, roasted potatoes and vegetables, Yorkshire Puddings and more with our delicious Sunday roasts…

Still have room? Why not add a starter or perhaps even a pudding?

Smiths Hotel

Traditional Afternoon Tea

Tuck into banana bread with caramel icing, macaroons*, Pimms & Strawberry trifle, fondant fancies, éclairs, Victoria sponge, marshmallow*, chocolate tart with Chantilly cream, popping candy & honeycomb, scones, gin & tonic sorbet, delectable finger sandwiches and soup all accompanied by a lovely pot of tea or coffee?

Even better, our macaroons and marshmallows change in flavour so you can come back again and again!

Interested? Simply give us a call on 01461 337007. Afternoon tea is now available Monday – Sunday from 2pm – 4.30pm.

Sunday Roast

Each dish served is an individual whole joint slow cooked to perfection –  choose from beef, chicken, lamb or pork – and dressed with seasonal roast veg, a fresh veg medley, bubble & squeak, braised red cabbage, cauliflower cheese and a tasty jus! A vegetarian and fish dish will also be available each week.

A la carte

Our chefs have carefully selected only the finest seasonal and local ingredients to put together a range of dishes sure to delight your sense. Bursting with flavour, there’s something here for everyone … all with a unique Smiths twist of course!

Gretna Hall

High Tea

High Tea (tea or meat tea) is one name for the early evening meal. It is associated with the working class and is typically eaten between 5 pm and 7 pm. High tea typically consists of a hot dish, followed by cakes and bread, butter and jam. Occasionally there would be cold cuts of meat, such as ham. The term was first used around 1825, and “high” is used in the sense of well-advanced (like high noon) to signify that it was taken later in the day than afternoon tea. How interesting ….

Best news? It’s now available here at Gretna Hall! Treat yourself to high tea from 3-6pm – choose from a selection of soups, hot dishes, scones and of course tea or coffee to finish. 


Fancy something a little lighter? Why not try the picnic menu? Sit looking down over the green fields over the village out towards the Solway and even the Lake District on a super clear day!  Set underneath the canopy of the majestic trees which line the drive, your picnic will be set up on the lawn for you with a picnic blanket and a wicker basket full of goodies for you to enjoy.

Curious what’s inside that wicker basket? Of course you are! You’ll get:

  • A bottle of red or white wine
  • A selection of finger sandwiches
  • Mini pasties and quiche
  • Scones with jam and clotted cream
  • Mini desserts
  • A flask of tea or coffee

Available daily from 12noon to 3pm – rain or shine! Although we’ve got fingers and toes crossed for a sunny summer, if Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate, we’ll whisk everything inside and your picnic will be waiting for you in our cosy lounge!

Fancy trying a high tea or picnic (or even both)? Simply give us a call on 01461 338257 and our team be happy to get you booked in!

Old Toll Bar

Afternoon Tea

Selection of sandwiches, cakes, traybakes, scones, & unlimited tea or coffee … celebrating? We can add an extra special touch with a bottle of prosecco … just ask!

There’s so much choice you may just need to return for another weekend to sample all that’s on offer! See you soon – don’t forget to share your favourite meals with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

Old Toll Bar - Afternoon Tea, Gretna

Blacksmiths Restaurant

Self-service Drinks and Dining, Bar, Carvery and Take-Away

Neatly tucked inside our Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop visitors’ centre, is our fabulous licensed restaurant – The Blacksmiths Restaurant. Offering a wide range of hot and cold meals, snacks, cakes and even a weekly carvery; it’s the perfect place to sit, warm-up on a cold day and watch the world of Gretna Green go by.  Perhaps with a glass of Prosecco or a tipple of whisky too! A great place for groups to also dine together, with our large group dining area and we also offer take-away meals, for those wanting to eat outside in the square or take with them on their onward journey.

Open daily during the visitor centre open hours and some evenings for special functions. Call 01461 338365 for more information or group bookings.