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Forbes Arms Hotel

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The Forbes Arms Hotel is a well-known landmark to Sportsmen, visitors and tourists in this charming part of rural Aberdeenshire. Situated just beyond the bridge over the river Don the Forbes Arms Hotel offers modern hotel facilities Including comfortable en suite letting bedrooms with free WI-FI,popular bars and a charming restaurant with a conservatory style extension overlooking the River. The hotel gardens run down to the river and are popular for alfresco dining.Bridge of Alford is a small country village nestling in the Vale of Alford on the banks of the River Don and is surrounded by the Hills of Bennarchie and Coreen. Despite this tranquil litythe City of Aberdeen is only a 40 minute drive away. The Forbes Arms Hotel enjoys a highly visible location in the village and is ideally situated to benefit from sportsmen and visitors to the area together with local patronage. Thearea is reputed to be where the world famous Aberdeen Angus breed of cattle originates and has many attractions to offer the visitor including a Heritage Centre, Transport Museum, Steam Railway, a Country Park in corporating an historic battlefield and a golf course, all within easy reach of the hotel on the banks of the River Don.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
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I stayed here recently for 2 nights when on a business trip. This is the second time I have stayed at this place. The first being 4 years ago when I thought it was ok if a little tired looking. Unfortunately since then it has gone downhill. I arrived and was told that the chef
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Stopped here for lunch today and we had a lovely warm welcome! Very accommodating. There were four of us, my Mam and I ordered the macaroni cheese with salad and chips, my husband and dad had the steak and ale pie with chips and veg. The pie was packed with steak, and very nice!
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Went here a month or so ago & had a lovely meal served by friendly staff. The restaurant was very quiet and pleasant. Yesterday we were passing again and because of the great time last time decided to stop for our tea. Surprised to find meals not being served especially on a
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I really like this hotel - summers day you can't beat the beer garden. fantastic location and What a selection of beer! But on this occasion i was really annoyed. But it has proper beer. Great. Could have murdered some food too.... But the young blonde lass behind the bar
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Had an amazing lunch here yesterday - quick service and the food was delicious. Kids got to play at the park in the grounds. Amazing setting on the river. The rooms and bar/lounge here are also fantastic, and great value. On the whisky and castle trail and a great base for
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The Forbes Arms, Bridge of Alford
"We did not stay here, just lunch for us."
"not the twin room"
"They're all different. Brilliant for families - most of the rooms seemed to have several beds! Ring and see what's available."
"Room 8 has a fantastic view of the countryside"
"Rooms overlooking the river are above the restaurant, so quite noisy due to loud background music."
United KingdomScotlandAlford
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