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The Garden Arms Hotel

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Fife, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My lovely husband, Mr Bridie, took me back to one of our favourite places, Gardenstown, for my birthday. We had a great time at The Garden Arms on our first visit (2015) so were looking forward to this year too and we weren't disappointed. We had a lovely evening of blethers with the owners, Dave and Lynne, on Saturday 26th...

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Turriff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely pub tucked away in Gardenstown. A real amenity for the area. Dave and Lynn are great fun and make everyone welcome. They do food as well but make sure to book. This part of the world is a hidden gem for tourists.

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Reviewed 29 October 2016

Visited this place towards the end of October to be told they had finished serving food "apart from for people who have been booked for ages". We were told this on a Monday night at 6.30pm and when we asked about the rest of the week, they said no food available for the whole week - not fully booked, just...

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The Garden Arms is an oasis. Very welcoming with delicious food. We were made very welcome by Dave and Lynn - after the first visit it felt like going to see friends rather than just going to the pub. We enjoyed it so much it went a long way to persuade us to book a cottage in the village again...

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Australia
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We had dinner several times in the Garden Arms Hotel, and enjoyed each meal immensely. The owners, Dave and Lynn are awesome people and they made us laugh in addition to looking after us which is important to a group of laid back Aussies. Although the menu isn't huge, the food is good and the servings will sustain you until...

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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Wow! Tucked away in a wee fishing village is this pub. Looks like plenty other pubs but, the food is fantastic! It's not a huge menu, if you're vegetarian, the chef will talk to you to see what you like. The fish is fresh and really well cooked. The veg was delicious, kale, green beans, onions and bacon lardons in...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Arrived in the village on July 22nd for a 3 week holiday, and we had an amazing time yet again. This marvellous pub is the central attraction in my eyes and its crowing glory are Dave and Lynne the owners. From the time you enter the bar either for food or drinks, you are made to feel one of the...

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Colac
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent three glorious days in Gardenstown, dining twice at the Garden Arms Pub. I love Dave and Lynn's pub. It's exactly what I expected a small seaside towns pub to look like. Low beamed ceilings, warm inviting atmosphere, plenty of chatter and locals to talk to, good range of beers/spirits etc, and it leaves you with...

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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Visited twice during week in Gardenstown. Made extremely welcome and food was excellent. Particularly liked 'the veg'. Such a friendly atmosphere and good beer. Two things to note - need to book in advance as space is limited and cash only (no cards).

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Warwickshire
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had the pleasure of visiting the Garden Arms pub during our tour of Scotland. When we arrived we tried to book a table for a meal but they were fully booked so we settled for a drink. During the drink we were advised that they'd made room for us and we returned a short while later...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A warm welcome awaits you at our 18th-century hotel. Relax, stay a while, browse the gallery of local arts & crafts including hand-made gemstone jewelery, enjoy a hearty meal (best to book !). Free wi-fi is available, and if it's chilly - a log fire. There's a cosy residents lounge to enjoy a book, music or the sea view. Large selection of malt whiskeys always available. Our dining room (seats 16) is available for special occasions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Garden Arms Hotel

Address: 69 Main Street, Gardenstown AB45 3YP, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Gardenstown
Price Range: $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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