Best Western Dryfesdale Country House Hotel,  Lockerbie

4.5/5  - based on 499 guest reviews.
Dryfebridge, DG11 2SF, Lockerbie, Great Britain - See map
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A privately run 17th century mansion set in beautiful countryside, executive style accommodation with award-winning food. With relaxing, comfortable lounges and real log fires in the winter. Conferences and private functions are our specialty. ***Twin superior rooms available on request*** ***Dogs are not allowed in any public areas*** Enjoy your stay.

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Best Western Dryfesdale Country House Hotel,Lockerbie
  • 5
    « Great hotel »

    My husband and I stayed here for a few days whilst visiting my son in Lockerbie. We were met by very helpful staff and shown to a lovely room with a fantastic view of the countryside..even though it was very cold the whole place was snugly warm. We had breakfast which was scrumptious with a lot of choice and the haggis was delicious..we wished we could have stayed longer and cannot praise this hotel enough .

    « Nice hotel over priced »

    Have just returned from a 3 night stay over 100 pound a night and i am struggling to justify the price for this hotel rooms clean and big a little out dated staff very freindly but i have stayed in other hotels for a lot less money and its had far more ammenites than here we attented a wedding reception that was held here and i have to say the food was lovely Would i stay again no would i recomend maybe if the prices were not so high i dont think its value for money but we did enjoy ourselves t

    « Wonderful!!! »

    We had our room booked for us through Gretna Green Wedding Bureau as part of their package and we stayed here the day before and day of our wedding and it was amazing. A beautiful hotel in a stunning area. From the moment we arrived the staff were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. We were helped to our room by the Manager who greeted us at reception. The room was breath-taking. Separate living area to the bedroom. Door which led to a a little seating area over looking fields and more fields. The bed was a 4 poster - comfortable sofas - just perfect. Perfect place to get ready for our wedding day and perfect place to come back too. The bar was very stylish and comfortable. Reataurant was great. Great food and great staff (highly recommend their homemade bread, homemade soup and cooked breakfasts). We will be back.

    « Wedding Venue »

    This place is simply beautiful. We had a garden room which had a place to sit outside with a table and chairs which overlooked fields and trees which were in full autumnal colours. The room was exceptionally large. The TV was huge which kept our son entertained in the evenings. Tea and coffee making facilities and even hot chocolate! I've never stayed in a Best Western but will look for more of them in the future as the staff and service was excellent. We were there for a wedding and nothing was too much trouble. The prices in the bar and restaurant are very reasonable. The site of this hotel was picture perfect! Easy road access into Lockerbie town and Dumfries.

    « Wedding Party »

    Just come back from 2 day stay where Stepson had his wedding reception. Most of wedding party stayed and we had a thoroughly great time . Room was great ( room 12 ) with huge bed and nice shower room . No mini bar but no big deal . Bar was excellent particularly John on the first night . Good draft beer and huge selection of Whiskey. Had reception in large conservatory which was perfect for about 30 guests . Very handy off Motorway which was welcome after a 7 1/2 hour hell drive from Bristol. Thanks to the staff

    « Clean room, friendly staff, ok food. »

    Arrived here for 5 days on business. Clean hotel set in the country side. Not much in any direction. My room was clean. I'm not too bothered about standard of rooms, however, I'd consider this high and luxurious. Squeeky bed got a bit annoying.

    « Wedding Anniversary »

    we were a party of 11guests, and had a lovely experience at this hotel. The staff were so welcoming and went out of their way , to make the weekend we had special. So relaxing , highly recommend the food, the cleanliness of the hotel was 5 star, just could not fault it. Beautiful hotel, stunning views!. Very highly recommended.

    « Recommended »

    Arrived at hotel about 16:30 hrs on spec for a one night stay. No one on reception, bar / restaurant not open, kitchen / offices in darkness. No one about. Waited, rang reception bell and finally rangvthd hotel landline. Assistant manager arrived and checked me in. Given room 11 which was in a lively setting with patio doors, double bed, settee, en-suite. Hotel did arise from hibernation later and I had a lovely meal in their restaurant. I missed breakfast by 10 minutes but staff were ready to accommodate me with any thing I wanted. Second BW hotel I stayed in during week long Scottish holiday. Recommended.

    « Very Comfortable Overnight Stay »

    Very comfortable one night stay on our way to the Highlands. A good 'Best Western' standard and the hotel is dog friendly. We didn't have dinner but the food looked very good as we passed through the restaurant, and was reasonably priced. The reception manager was very welcoming and dealt with all our needs. There are rooms that open directly on to the garden, it is worth asking for one if you bring a dog.


    It was just great from walking in the door to the minute we left. From the owner to the chamber maids everyone was friendly and welcoming. The food was delicious and plenty of it. My brother has been telling me to go and stay when we go to Scotland so this time we did, and I am so happy that we did. Some places do not have there heating on to the snow falls but this hotel was lovely and warm throughout. The room I had was the bridal suite number 4 because the hotel was full and that was the only one, all I can say "WOW" Stay there and you will not be disappointed.

  • 5
    « Excellent Hotel »

    We returned for our 5th Wedding Anniversary, and again we were not disappointed. Since our last visit some of the room had been redecorated and our 4 poster room was decorated with a gorgeous 3d design wallpaper. The room was spacious and spotlessly clean. We ate both evenings in the restaurant and again the quality and quantity of food had remained the same i.e. Superb without being overly expensive despite having a varied range of choice available. All the staff we encountered were again friendly, helpful and polite. So our return after 5 years felt no different to all our previous visits as we were made to feel totally at home and treated as though we were valued customers.

    « Great Staff, Great Hotel »

    After a long day arriving late in the night after making a very short notice booking for the night directly with the hotel I was extremely tired and the staff could not do enough to welcome me. I was really well looked after by the receptionist and could not praise her enough. The morning was brought with great views in a fantastic rustic/rural location. Breakfast was great with fast service and great freshly cooked breakfast.

    « Disappointing Wedding Reception »

    I would like to make a complaint about the Dryfesdale. When I booked my reception there I was told that the reception would end at midnight but residents of the hotel could continue to drink quietly in the hotel bar after this. I persuaded my guests to stay at the hotel (which is lovely, but quite pricey!) based on this. On the day, they shut the reception down at midnight and then refused to serve drinks at the hotel bar. I would not have chosen them for a 17:00 wedding had I known they would do this, and I certainly wouldn't have insisted my friends pay for a more expensive hotel! It cut short the end of my day (which is an expensive and once in a lifetime opportunity) Obviously this complaint cannot be resolved perfectly (as we can't go back in time!) but I think it's disgusting that they lied about their facilities when I chose them. What is fair compensation for lying to me about a facility (which was a deciding factor in my choice of reception hotel) and ruining the end of my wedding? Well, according to their reply email, it's a £40 refund for a bottle of champagne that should have been in my hotel room in the first place, but was forgotten. I feel they have ignored my actual complaint completely. The manager referenced the fact that some of my guests had brought alcohol with them (and they agreed to share this amongst the guests in their rooms) as if this made the unexpected closure of the bar acceptable. BE CAREFUL IF YOU BOOK A WEDDING HERE, THEY CAN CHANGE THE DEAL WITHOUT INFORMING YOU. DON'T BE DISAPPOINTED ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY.

    « Only the Early Bird catches the sausage »

    It was difficult getting accommodation in the area but we were pleased to find Dryfesdale. The next morning we were delighted to leave it. Poorly stocked hot buffet breakfast and an uncomfortable bed had us grumpy. It started well the previous evening, dinner was adequate, staff were excellent and especially helpful. Tired and dated furniture in a newly decorated room, a bathroom with several maintenance issues. It could have been so much better. We will not return as we though it was an over priced (double £132/night) experience.

    « Wedding Reception »

    Stayed here 25th and 26th August for my daughter's wedding at Comlongon Castle followed by reception at the Dryfesdale. Although I had booked a single room, I was pleasantly surprised to be given a spacious room with a double bed. Handy hint, don't panic if you can't find the kettle, it is hidden in the cabinet under the TV ! The hotel is clean and bright, set in lovely grounds with amazing views. The staff are friendly and deal quickly with any requests. My daughter was given every assistance, and was delighted with her room (18). The staff dealt efficiently with the reception, it was a late wedding and so food was served promptly in order that celebrations could begin. The conservatory where our reception was held was beautiful, with stunning views. The meal was good for wedding fayre and cleared quickly. Breakfasts were good, the coffee was lovely and they were happy to give me a tray so that I could sit outside and soak up the view. I would like to thank all the staff for ensuring that my daughter's wedding day was all she could have hoped for.

    « 2 night stay »

    from the outside the hotel looked amazing, the views and location where perfect. We had three rooms of which two where with views and the third room was small with a frosted window looking into the kitchen, we paid the same price for all three, the rooms with the view where really warm with the heating on full, this was unnecessary as it was August??? We was unable to open the windows as the flies and wasps would come in. The food was fantastic unfortunately the flies where a problem. What I found shocking was the cutlery and crockery where made up after the evening meal ready for breakfast this allowed the flies to crawl all over everything, Please do not reply with the same response from the other review about the flies as you should have procedures in place to stop the flies, ie air conditioning, electronic fly killers, and to be honest you wouldn't have enough fly spray to kill them there was that many, it is a real shame because it is a beautiful hotel, apart from one staff member who needs a lesson in customer care.

    « Wedding reception »

    We had our wedding reception here, friendly staff who did everything we asked. Food was excellent, service was also excellent, for those getting married at Gretna it is only 20 minutes away for the receptions and the views are well worth it. Breakfast was tasty, though not sure haggis will catch on south of the border...

    « Restaurant »

    Called in for lunch. Food good but terrible problem with flies in the restaurant. Makes you wonder how clean the place is with so many flies in the restaurant. It doesn't really create a comfortable eating environment swatting flies through dinner. Shame could probably be half decent.

    « Amazing place for a wedding »

    Our daughter was married in August at the Anvil Hall in Gretna Green and the reception was held at Dryfesdale Country House - everything went well it was so organised - I want to thank Glen and all the staff who worked really hard to make this a memorable day for Lucy and Sean. The food was delicious and the buffet was really tasty . Some of the family stayed overnight and the breakfast next morning was excellent - well done to everyone a the best Western Linda & Ray Redford

    « Fabulous Hotel for our wedding »

    We stayed at the Dryfsdale Hotel with our guests for our wedding in Gretna Green. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and the location was beautiful. The hotel is very well kept, there are lovely touches like the extra long hanging closest in the bridal suite so that you can hang 'the dress'. The private dining room for the wedding breakfast was light and well presented and the perfect size for our party. There are three different areas I believe for different size weddings. The food both in the restaurant, where we ate the first night, and for the wedding reception was delicious. The best things of all though is the staff who are so helpful. They made us feel very special and could not do enough to help. they were especially good with my 92 year old mother, making her plane cheese sandwiches when nothing else would suit her. Thank you to all for making our stay so magical. Melanie & Keith Langley

  • 5
    « Two night stay »

    The hotel was excellent in every way. This was our first stay at this hotel and we were delighted. The room was excellent with access to an outside terrace which was great in the good weather. The food was good and excellent value and all the staff were friendly and helpful. The situation was good as it offered easy and quick access to the motorway.

    « My wedding 6th August!! »

    On behalf of our family and friends I can't put into words how thankful we are, our wedding day was magical from first arriving at the Dryfesdale until checking out! I want to thank Glynn and his fantastic staff for looking after myself and family who all stayed here and we couldn't of chosen a more incredible place, beautiful surroundings I feel blessed that you catered for us! The bridal suite was incredible, so comfy and the food was amazing! I would highly recommend to any one who is looking for a venue to choose Dryfesdale, we will defo be back and hopefully before our 1 year anniversary! Thank you so much! Lucy and Sean

    « Our Wedding Reception 5th August 2016 »

    Held our Wedding Reception here after getting married at Gretna Green. Beautiful hotel and grounds. Had a wonderful day. Couple of minor little things that had to be sorted on the day but we're dealt with efficiently by the staff. Excellent food and lovely bridal suite. Hope to visit again one day. Caroline & Andrew Fritchley


    We stayed here as part of our wedding package. All I can say is WOW!!! Glen and his team provide the highest quality of service, in every aspect possible. The room we stayed in was the bridal suite and was the nicest, most comfortable room we have ever stayed in. Very upmarket feel and the room is really great for wedding prep. The on site restaurant not only catered to my gluten free request but blew me away with just how much food I could eat and how well it was cooked. Glen, especially is the shining star of this place. Highly efficient, super super helpful, quite funny and just generally a really great person!!! He keeps this place in A1 condition and it's a massive credit to him, his wife and all of the staff. My only negative is that I can't live here. Next time I am in Scotland, this will be my FIRST stop!!!!

    « Lovely hotel »

    Having just come back from four days at the hotel I just wanted to write to say what a wonderful hotel this is. Arriving at the hotel earlier after travelling seven hours through the night the staff did their very best to accommodate us with an early check in which was wonderful. The room we stayed in during our stay was a garden room which had lovely views of the countryside and a nice little area to sit out in which was lovely especially in the evenings and early mornings. The staff and the food were a credit to the hotel, the staff work so hard yet are always so polite and friendly, one staff member ? I think it was Leigh went above and beyond and was always so friendly. The food was very tasty and you certainly got value for money, the steak night was certainly popular with the group I was with ? 2 steaks and a bottle of wine for £20. The reason we stayed at the hotel was for a wedding on the Saturday, the wedding food was again lovely, the sorbet served with the melon was the best I have evert tasted !! It was also nice to have a nice area outside the hotel where we all could sit having a few drinks in the sun. Overall I would definitely recommend this hotel and if I am ever in Scotland again I hope to again visit the Dryfesdale.

    « Wedding Reception and venue »

    What a beautiful place. Just returned from a wedding on Friday and cannot say a bad thing about this place really. We had a really lovely room the furnishings are lovely and the bed was very comfy. All the mod cons you need Iron, hairdryer, TV plus all the luxury freebies of shampoo, etc even a sewing kit which came in handy! The food was excellent I had penne carbonara on our first evening and it was lovely. We also had the reception for the wedding there and the food again was amazing...Melon followed by Roast beef dinner which was beautiful, finished off with a lemon sponge mousse mmmmmmm??. Also the location was a perfect setting for the wedding photos rolling hills a plenty! Staff were brilliant and made sure everything went to plan. Would highly recommend for any potential brides and grooms or even if you just fancy a weekend away in the most stunning location!

    « Wedding Reception »

    I attended a wedding reception here and it was stunning!! The tables were set out beautifully and the staff who served us all were very friendly and helpful and have very good manners! The food served was very nice, I really enjoyed the main! Overall a very good night.

    « A lovely place for a weekend break »

    We stayed here for Valentine'Day and thoroughly enjoyed it. The rooms are very comfortable and the food in the restaurant was very good. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The hotel is ideally located for visits to Gretna Green, Carlisle and Dumfries.

    « overpriced rooms »

    Dissapointted at the cost of rooms. Attendedd a wedding reception where rooms were discounted due to block booking but for £125 per garden room, there was no shower gel, only one biscuit on hospitality tray, no bottled water in room. Some light bulbs on bed lights not working and sink in bathroom was very slow to empty. These are things which should be picked up on a daily basis and should not require to be reported. The actual wedding reception and the public areas were lovely although the breakfast tables were tightly packed. Would have benefited from a pot of hot water on the table as coffee was eyewateringly strong. Some people were travelling a distance to reception and a family member had phoned to ask if it was possible to get some food prior to recption which started at 7.30pm. The answer was that no it wasnt possible and wouldnt they be getting food at wedding. I felt this was unnecessarily rude for a hotel redeption. Having said all that,staff were pleasant and worked like trojans.

    « In need of a renovation »

    We stayed here for one night in July. The furniture & bathroom were a little worn and in need of a refresh. We only had towels for one person in the room and those were stained - this was sorted after complaining, but the replacement towels were damp! Based on the above we decided not to eat breakfast at the hotel & instead ate at the truck stop 8 minutes up the road, excellent quality for half the price.

  • 4
    « Fantastic meal deal »

    Called in for an evening meal and we were delighted to find a 6 o'clock meal deal. If you order a two course meal before 7pm you get charged the time you ordered ie, order at 6.30 it will cost £6.30, drinks are extra. The food was good and service with a smile.

    « Friendly hotel with high standards. »

    I ended up at the dryfesdale by accident as I couldn't find any accommodation in Dumfries where I was working. This turned out to be a blessing as the hotel turned out to be a real gem. Food was extraordinary although slightly expensive in my opinion but the quality was worth the money. Staff were a delight and ever so helpful and the room and hotel kept to an immaculate standard. Even though on business the hotel and location were completely relaxing and even though set in amazing countryside, local amenities and supermarket were just 5 mins by car. Dumfries a 30min pleasant drive. The dryfesdale is my first choice when in south west Scotland from now on.

    « A great place to rest for the night on a long journey »

    On arrival hotel staff were helpful and guided us to a wonderful ground floor bedroom with open views over the estate. The room was comfortable with walk in shower. Very comfortable. The evening meal had a variable menu and service and food was excellent. Staff were helpful and polite. I will be visiting again when passing on route to the depths of Scotland. Cost was reasonable, also within easy reach of the M74.

    « Nice for Sunday lunch »

    I visited here with friends one Sunday afternoon. We had booked a table but this was not necessary. It was quiet-easy to get a table. Good range on the menu. I had a Caesar salad which was ok; other options looked good such as fish and chips, chicken sizzler etc. They also have deals on in the week early evening with look good value. Service was good. Decor is nice post renovations. It's a bit on the pricier end of places to eat in Lockerbie, and not necessarily better for it, but still a nice place to eat.

    « Made our wedding perfect »

    We stayed at the Dryfesdale for our wedding in April. From the moment we booked (a year prior.........) to the moment we checked out as Mr and Mrs, Glen and the rest of the staff were fantastic !! No enquiry was to much of a hassle and they did everything possible to ensure our day was perfect. As we live in Essex, so far from the venue, everyone there made sure everything was arranged and stress free for me. The rooms were beautiful, food was amazing, my family had such a great time. Cant recommend them enough !

    « Perfect Wedding Venue »

    I had my wedding reception at Dryfesdale Country House Hotel at the beginning of June 2016. Absolutely fantastic venue. The service and professionalism of the the staff was second to none. Went beyond my expectations. Lots of staff on duty, no queuing at the bars and staff very attentive to all our guests. The food and presentation of it was fantastic. All our guests commented on the fantastic food. We also had our dog with us who was made very welcome in the hotel and stayed in our room overnight. It was a beautiful day and we had full use of all the grounds outside also. Worth every penny for a very up market, classy, professional venue and service. I am local to the area and work in the wedding industry and I cannot praise this hotel and staff enough. We had a garden room for our dog with patio doors opening onto a terraced area with table and chairs. Breakfast the next day was the same high standard of food at our wedding meal. We had a buffet later in the evening and there was mountains of food, absolutely no-one was hungry and hotel catered for guests with food intolerances easily. Would highly recommend for weddings and hotel stays.

    « Lovely break on a long drive »

    Booked for an overnight stay on the drive up to Scotland to meet my family. Was bringing my dog which I mentioned on the booking form. I was called back quickly to say they would upgrade me at no charge to a garden room so that the dog could go straight out through French windows to the lovely little garden. Was warmly welcomed on arrival and shown around. A suggestion of a chilled glass of white brought to my room was enthusiastically taken up! Had a very comfortable night, was given a good tip the following morning on where to walk the dog, hearty breakfast and I was on my way to Scotland.

    « Overnight stay in family room »

    We stayed here on our way to Aberdeen. The staff were very friendly and helpful. As we were late arriving we did not have the evening meal but the breakfast the next day was excellent. The family room we stayed in was very spacious and clean. We all had a good nights sleep and my little boy was pleased that he could go and see the cows in a neighbouring field . Would definitely stay here again.

    « Must be doing ok to turn away custom! »

    My husband and i arrived on saturday evening looking to get a bar meal. As we arrived the place was deserted. There was 2 people sitting in the bar and staff standing about doing nothing. I was very impressed with the decor as i have not been since it has been refurbished. We didnt get any further than the front door where we were asked if we had made any reservations to which we had not. Typically We dont usually make a reservation to go for a bar meal. We were then told that although the place was quiet just now it would be full soon and basically they couldnt accommodate us for a bar meal. We were quite shocked we were turned away FOR A BAR MEAL. Despite this we went on to The Somerton in Lockerbie. Who were also very busy this evening and on arrival were told that they were busy and you could see they were busy as there was people eating and drinking which is an obvious sign. However the very kind staff asked us to wait a few minutes to squeeze us in somewhere. They did and obviously grateful for our business. We had a lovely bar meal here and highly recommend.

    « Excellent Wedding venue »

    We were fortunate to go to a wedding based at this hotel, nothing was too much trouble for the staff, who were all very welcoming. The food was of the highest order, and my dog was a welcome guest too. The room was light and airy with direct access to the lovely grounds, with extended views over open countryside, via a patio door. We had a wonderful time.

  • 2
    « Not impressed for the price »

    As a 4 star hotel at £150 per night for a standard room I was expecting much more. The bedrooms are accessed through the bar/dining room with diners either side of the thoroughfare. Our room was dated. The furniture had seen better days and our double room had two single and very creaky beds joined together. The shower was over the bath and the shower screen leaked terribly leaving a very wet and slippery floor. The silicone seal around the bath could have done with being replaced. The radiator in the bathroom was very dusty and it was obvious it hadn't been cleaned for quite some time. I'm sorry i didnt take a photo!! On the plus - the food was very good and reasonably priced. The bar and waiting staff were very helpful and pleasant, but i cannot say the same of the manager - after paying £300 for two nights he did not have the courtesy to ask if we enjoyed our stay. The location is beautiful and idyllic on a good day. I'm staying in an hotel close to an airport tonight with a proper double bed ...looking foward to a good sleep!!

    « Wedding Reception Venue »

    Travelled up and got married on (Friday) May 13th 2016. Actually married at Comlongon Castle but stayed here and had our Wedding Breakfast here. The staff were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble for them. Food was very good and the room for the Wedding Breakfast was beautifully decorated for us. The bridal suite with a four poster, although a little too warm, was lovely and clean very spacious.

    « Birthday Night Out »

    13 couples for some birthday celebrations. Staff were so helpful in organising things prior to our visit and surpassed themselves after our arrival. Sandwiches and tea/coffee on our arrival, then a couple of drinks prior to getting organised for the festivities. Terrific meal and the staff were incredibly helpful and attentive. Thereafter an area had been set aside for our evening and everyone had a wonderful time. First class breakfast then chilling out in the gardens prior to returning home. Everything had been totalled up together then split 13 ways and everyone was more than impressed with the value for money when they received there bills. First class venue and well worth giving a try for a function or break in the Borders.

    « Wedding Venue »

    Had my wedding here What a fantastic day All went to plan and the staff are amazing A big thank you to Leigh, Lynn and Tom for all your help Food was great and a big thank you to the chefs Definitely will return And recommended to everyone Thanks again

    « Wedding lovely venue staff exceptional »

    We have just returned from a 2 day stay and wedding. Lovely venue food great but can I just say the staff are a credit to the place they all muck in and made us feel welcome and special. Leigh is fantastic and came to say goodbye at the end of the night because she wouldn't see us on the morning we left. The garden rooms are lovely what a view thanks for making my friends wedding special.

    « Beautiful setting with great food! »

    From the drive up to the hotel to the views on the morning this is a fantastic location for a hotel! Bed was a little firm for me. Easy access to the motorway wrestaurant food you would pay more than what they charge!! Would definitely recommend.

    « Fantastic »

    As a child I spent my holidays running about the corridors of Dryfesdale house. My mother grew up there alongside all her Aunts and Uncles... Before it was a hotel. They then built a bungalow in the grounds where My mum moved into whilst my uncle turned it into what it is now Dryfesdale house. We had gone to stay in Dryfesdale as a large family gathering ,including my mother. The Hotel has been extended and is just beautiful... All the rooms at the back lead to patio doors onto little seating areas . The rooms are very large and beautifully decorated. We had a lovely meal in the hotel ... And fantastic breakfast Finally, the staff! Just wonderful. They all went out of their way to be super helpful. Naturally nice and kind to my mother who obviously found going back to her old house strange. They were thoughtful and brought old photos of the hotel to show her. They spent time listening to her stories although I could see they were busy. In conclusion, a gorgeous hotel with lovely food and fantastic staff.... Thank you.

    « Friendly service »

    I've had the pleasure of staying at this hotel several times now for work and it's very difficult to find fault. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the rooms are lovely and very well kept, the only small niggle would be that they are sometimes far too warm, but being in Scotland it's easily fixed by cracking a window and turning the heater down. The food is just phenomenal!! I'm slowly working my way through the menu and have yet to find fault. Thanks guys, and see you soon!

    « Weekend Away »

    We enjoyed 2 nights at the Dryfesdale House Hotel using a voucher we had bought. The room was spotless and a good size. The only slight fault was that we were on the ground floor with only patio doors and no windows. Although the room was fairly hot my wife was not happy about leaving the patio door open overnight , understandably. However this was only a slight complaint and overall the quality of the hotel and the excellent staff more than made up for it. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay

    « The Taylor, Gretna Wedding & Stay »

    Well it was everything we could have Wished for and More. What an Emotional,Beautiful,Radiant and Stylish....New Wife she was....the Hotel wasn't Bad either! ;-) We would thoroughly recommend staying at the Dryfesdale for your wedding and also as a stay for other reasons.The surrounding area is lovely,don't worry about nearby traffic as we never heard a thing! Glen & the staff are a credit to themselves as EVERYONE commented how attentive and pleasant they are towards everyone who stays! And John the Barman is a Typical Scottish character who should have his own TV show as he brings SO much more to your stay! (Big Kiss) Guys it was pleasure staying and can we thank YOU very much for making our Stay a Most Memorable one!X

  • 5
    « Lovely Break »

    Stayed with my husband and 2 year old. Staff were very friendly, excellent customer service and everyone took time to engage with our 2 year old. The food was excellent and great value for money. Would recommend this hotel and can't wait to return.

    « Excellent Hotel »

    A very good hotel which is very well run and the staff are very professional.The restaraunt is very good for both dinner and breakfast. The outlook over the countryside is very pleasant.I throroughly recommend this hotel

    « Breathtaking panoramic view from the dining room. »

    We had a bedroom on the ground floor with the best walk in shower ever. The bedroom was well appointed with a six foot bed. I was disappointed with the pillows but this was the only disappointment in a most enjoyable two day stay.

    « Lovely 3 night break »

    We had a lovely break away from the city. Hotel is clean and comfortable with such nice friendly staff. Breakfasts were delicious......I tried the haddock and poached egg.....large piece of fish -beautifully cooked. Dinner was lovely.....Cullen skink not to be missed. Sitting by the large log fire was a luxury. We were in room 24 but would have taken an upgrade if it had been mentioned ( it was mentioned on voucher) as the fence made the room dark. Will visit again in another room!! Kippford is a lovely place to visit

    « Quiet,Relaxing, Friendly Hotel »

    Have recently returned from a 2 night stay at this Hotel, we had a Living Social deal which included a cream tea with a glass of fizz. On arriving we received a very warm and friendly greeting at reception and were checked in efficiently, also booking us in for an evening meal, explaining that as the hotel was full it was best to reserve a table early. We were allocated room 24 which was towards the back of the hotel; the room was a good size and spotlessly clean. There were tea and coffee facilities in the room and an iron, iron board and hairdryer in the wardrobe. There was also a flat screen TV on the wall. The evening meal was of an excellent standard, all the food was freshly prepared and served on hot plates. In fact all the meals were very good; breakfast on both mornings was served at the table, again served on warmed plates. We had a thoroughly enjoyable 2 days, all the staff that we encountered were very friendly and seemed generally very happy, they could not have done more to make our stay better. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone who is travelling/staying in the area. If you want a quiet relaxing place to stay for a few days this is the hotel. We will be returning at some date in the future.

    « Super Birthday Weekend »

    We held a 50th birthday party here, so had many guests arriving from all over and staying for the whole weekend. The staff are really good in this hotel, the food is superb, the rooms are lovely and I feel anyone with cause to complain about this hotel must be a real nit picker. All of our guests thoroughly enjoyed their stay here and the actually party, buffet, bar, layout, band set up all ran like a dream. Special mention to Johnny who takes over at night, he runs around after everyone and has a great sense of humour, so every time he delivers something to you he walks off leaving you giggling. Really great service and made to feel most welcome.

    « Superb Hotel fantastic service »

    Just returned from a superb stay at the Dryfesdale Hotel in Lockerbie The staff couldn't have done anymore to make our stay comfortable relaxed and above all enjoyable. Will definaetly return Quality of hotel is very good. Very clean, food superb.

    « Great stay »

    Great place 10/10 5 stars really nice team friendly and always checking you are ok. Bride suite was amazing with a large tv, I stopped on business for 8 weeks and enjoyed lots of different things on the menu, my favourite had to be the tapas and t bone steak Thanks to all the team and I hope to see you again......

    « Relaxing weekend »

    Arrived Friday 26-02-2016 with my wife and mother for a two nights stay, and was given a warm welcome. Both rooms were a good size warm and comfortable. Dined both nights in the hotel, and all our meals to a high standard. Staff very attentive and the view while enjoying breakfast has got to be seen. Thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and looking forward to a return visit soon.

    « A Warm Welcome Awaits You at the Dryfesdale Hotel »

    We arrived at the Dryfesdale Hotel where we were staying with friends for 2 nights on Saturday 27 January. We were given a warm and friendly welcome by a young man on the desk who checked us in efficiently and showed us to our rooms. The rooms had recently been refurbished and were lovely although if you were staying longer you may need more drawer space. There were tea and coffee facilities in the room and an iron, iron board and hairdryer in the wardrobe. There was also a flat screen TV on the wall. The rooms were spotlessly clean. The hotel is set in it's own grounds and even has a putting green! We didn't have time to use this. We had scones with cream and jam which were delicious and a glass of fizz in the restaurant which was just what was needed after our journey. We ate both nights in the restaurant. The first night we had cullen skink and my husband had a black pudding scotch egg, both were very good. We then had steak pie with vegetables, unfortunately the vegetables were cold and hard. The waitress offered to have those heated for us but we refused as we were all quite full. The second night we had fish, chips and mushy peas which everyone raved about, I had roast beef which was also very good. The conservatory was set for a wedding and it looked beautiful. They have 2 rooms for weddings, one smaller and more intimate and both were beautiful. The bigger one overlooked the grounds. As the weather was lovely we walked to Lockerbie which is about 1½ miles away. Thank you for a lovely stay and thanks to all your staff for making us feel so welcome.

  • 5
    « Thank you Dryfesdale »

    Our friends joined us for a lovely weekend at Dryfesdale Hotel from Saturday 27th February until Monday 29th February. The check-in was quick and efficient then we were shown to our rooms. Both rooms were beautifully decorated with comfortable beds and lovely bathrooms with over bath showers. The rooms were absolutely spotless and very cosy. We ate on both nights in the restaurant. The first night our starters were delicious, We all ordered the steak and ale pie. The pies themselves were lovely with beautiful tender meat (however our friend did find a couple of rather fatty bites in the meat). The vegetables however were a disappointment. The looked appetising however were cold and not up to the standard of the starters or the steak and Ale pies. We did offer this information to the waitress when she asked if everything was okay and they did offer to re-heat the vegetables (which we declined). The second night in the restaurant we had fish and chips and the roast beef dinner. The fish was absolutely delicious. My husband repeatedly commented on how lovely the fish was. The chips were lovely and certainly not greasy. The roast beef was equally as delicious. On both nights we sat on the comfy sofas at the window for coffee and drinks. There is a sitting room with open fire which was lovely but we all decided to sit near the window in the main restaurant area. The bar was located in the main restaurant and served everything we could want. Breakfast on both mornings was excellent. The cold buffet had everything you would expect and the cooked meals were wonderful, piping hot and plenty to eat. Although this is an excellent hotel, the area where it excels is in the friendly and attentive staff. We had Lindsay and Lisa as our waitresses and they were an asset to the hotel. The night shift gentleman (sorry didn't get his name) and the young man who checked us in were both friendly and helpful, giving us tips on where to visit in the surrounding area. The manager had a good sense of humour and was professional in his manner. We loved our stay in the hotel and would certainly return for another stay. Thank you to the staff for helping make this a wonderful experience.

    « Two night wedding stay »

    The staff were lovely and friendly. Very attentive. The Sunday dinner was really nice. Desserts were ok. The second nights food, the soup was nice - smoked haddock and potato soup. We ordered the 8oz burger, which was a large meal that was very salty which was over powering. The breakfasts had a good choice. We stayed in one of their bridal suite. The toilet seat was loose and the headboard was dusty. The bed had also seen loads of action and creaked everytime you moved. The complementary hot drinks only offered tea, coffee and decaf coffee but only one hot chocolate and one packet of small biscuits (2). The lounge was lovely with the open fire and a nice place to relax after eating.

    « Great Staff »

    When we arrived we were taken to room 24, the last room in the corridor, with a view of a wall, but after noticing rooms with sliding doors out to a lawn/garden, we asked to upgrade. We were upgraded to room 12, larger room, sliding doors and a much better view. The upgrade was well worth the little extra. Friday night was steak night and a really great deal on offer, 2 sirloin steaks and a bottle of wine for just under £20. Try the hot scones with cream and jam too, very nice! Overall a great hotel, what you'd expect from a 'Country House Hotel' and the staff could not be faulted. One small issue was price of snacks, £7.55 for 2 small bottles of highland spring and a 'basket' of ready salted crisps, no packets and no other flavours available. Would def go back again.

    « "Relaxing Overnight" »

    Upon our arrival we were shown a very warm welcome by staff... They had informed us that normally the afternoon tea & prosecco finished at 4pm, we arrived at 4.30pm, but they were still happy to lay this on for us & it didn't disappoint... warm homemade scones, fruity jam & fresh cream along with a chilled glass of sparkling Prosecco... Mmm just what was needed after a journey in the pouring rain! Looking out onto the sprawling countryside cosied up on the Kirkihill bar area comfy sofas we enjoyed a relaxing couple of hours just chatting & gazing out the window, whilst sipping on our "light refreshments". Our room (rm24) was situated to the rear of the Hotel, although we did not have a view, this was offered to us upon booking for an added upgrade price, but as we were only staying 1 night we felt this was not needed. The room itself was very spacious, with a large bed, TV, various electrical appliances & a large spotless bathroom, which had all the wee luxuries you required. we dined in the Hotel restaurant that evening, trying the scallops & wood pigeon for starters & sirlion steak for dinner... although a tad hesitant to eat the wood pigeon for the first time, we did & it tasted lovely & well presented on both starters... our main meal didn't disappoint either, steaks cooked to order & homemade onion ring too.... extremely tasty & again well presented.... sadly there was no room in our bellies for pudding but we were given recommendations from staff on what to chose!! Breakfast the next day was buffet style & it was both continental & full English... again both were very nice, non greasy & as it was self service you could have as much or as little as you wished... Overall verdict was 10/10 for a very reasonable price... a must stay for future get aways.

    « Our Weekend Wowcher Break »

    This was a Christmas Gift to us both from our Daughter & Son-in-law. The BEST WESTERN Dryfesdale Country House Hotel is a Beautiful place away from our hectic everyday life. The duty manager & staff were very friendly & pleasant. The place was spotlessly clean & our room was very comfortable (we had a standard double) & really warm which was lovely with it being February and cold outside. Our evening meal was superb, service with a smile too. Our breakfast; well what can I say! a great choice from cereals, fruits, fruit salad, yoghurt's,croissants etc. as well as a cooked breakfast with toast and fruit juices & tea or coffee. We were nicely satisfied for a journey home to Nottingham via a few tourist attractions. Well worth the money & would recommend this lovely hotel for a relaxing break.

    « Lockerbie hospitality!! »

    Truly excellent of the best steak dinners with a good red wine. Breakfast served to the table...excellent. Staff were very helpful, polite and friendly even giving tips on visit to Glasgow...parking, Glasgow Art School etc

    « Girls day away »

    Great Hotel , rooms spotless , service great. , we had a fantAstic time, greeted with a free glass of Proseco in the lounge were there was a lovely roaring fire , the food was amazing too would recommend a visit any time :)

    « Another fantastic stay at the Dryfesdale!! »

    2nd visit to the Dryfesdale Hotel - once again fabulous stay. Manager Glen makes a great effort with all his guests. Hotel very contemporary and rooms very spacious and well equipped. Rooms spotless and we had one of the rooms overlooking the garden with patio doors. location. Special thanks to all the staff, nothing is too much for them. Restaurant staff are exceptional and very friendly, taking time to have a quick chat and make you feel very welcome. Special mention to Roger the Bar man and Night Porter. Remembered us from last year and feels like an old friend. Polite, professional whilst being down to earth. Will definitely be back - look forward to seeing Glen and his staff again.

    « Service »

    Service doesn't get better than this. Welcoming, attentive without being overbearing and the staff smile as if it really is a pleasure to assist. I had one, very minor, issue with the room and the response was immediate. Next morning at check out, the (different) member of staff was aware of the issue and asked to make sure it hadn't spoiled my stay(it hadn't).Joined up service!

    « Brilliant Wowcher Break »

    Had a lovely drive down the M6 to this place and it was totally worth the visit. Lovely place away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The duty manager was very friendly and pleasant. The place was spotlessly clean and the rooms were very comfortable. We had the steak night on Friday evening which was lovely and worth the price of 19.95 for 2 with wine. The breakfast was really good and tasty. Would totally recommend this place for a lovely relaxing break.

  • 5
    « lovely relaxing overnight stay »

    My husband and I stayed overnight at this lovely friendly hotel. Nothing but good things to say about it. We had a deal for afternoon tea and a glass of prosecco, which we had on arrival overlooking the rolling countryside. Staff very friendly and helpful. We ate in the restaurant at night and had a lovely breakfast the following morning. It was a Friday night we stayed and every Friday they have a meal deal, 2 sirloin steaks with chips and tomatoes and a bottle of wine , white red or rosy all for the amazing price Of £19.99 unbelievable value. There is also a separate room with a real fire to sit in and have drinks or coffee. Bedroom was lovely too. All in all a lovely hotel which I would thoroughly recommend to others.

    « weekend break »

    We stayed here for two nights, 5th/6th /02/2016, The hotel has easy access from the M74 about 2mins, to the hotel. The inside of the hotel is very clean and comfortable in the public areas. Our room (28) was very clean and comfortable, nice bed, and the bathroom spacious and clean, the bath/shower was very powerful and copious amounts hot water. We had TV and free Wi-Fi and kettle for tea coffee, along with a iron and hair dryer. The main dinning area was well laid out with plenty space between the tables, our evening meal was very good, the steaks cooked as we had ordered and didn't have to wait to long for them, Friday night is steak night you get two steaks and a bottle wine for £19.99 well worth the money, the wine was very nice, the service was very good with the staff being friendly and polite, and always smiling couldn't do enough for us. The breakfasts had plenty to offer lots variety cereals, juices pastries and the cooked Scottish breakfast was very good well worth a try. The Hotel Facilities well not much to talk about, they have a 9 hole putting green, and can arrange a host of other activities for you, and the views are very good plenty walks around the area. If you just want to relax and wind down this is for you, might be better in the spring or summer when you can get out in the gardens and take in the views and fresh air. We enjoyed our stay quiet, clean, friendly, the staff very good and friendly. The only thing I could complain about is the view from our room, is there wasn't one if we opened our window it looked at the wall of some cabin about 3 foot away, not quite what they say on the web site, "All of our 29 bedrooms are everything you would expect from the 4 star BEST WESTERN Dryfesdale Country House Hotel. Each one is fully en suite with superb views of the hotel grounds and surrounding countryside. Families are welcome and pets are also welcome by arrangement". So when you do visit ask for a room with a view. If I was in the area and needed a hotel I would stay here again. So all the management and staff thank you for a good weekend. ON THE WHOLE EXCELLENT. Regards Mike/Tracy.

    « Overnight stay on 5pm deal »

    We upgraded to a garden room it was well worth the extra £20 . The girl on reception when we arrived was very pleasant and showed us to our room which was a nice touch. We found all the staff to be very pleasant without being OTT? They have a gem of a chef as the food was fabulous and well presented.

    « Excellent »

    Visited this hotel again this year as we enjoyed it so much last year Service is always outstanding and the staff can't do enough for you. Rooms are clean and tidy and you can upgrade to a view if required. The food is amazing and i love the Cullen skink for starter. Hotel is a bit out the way but we will be visiting again.

    « Highly recommended »

    Often on a deal the provider can be a bit disdainful and nit picking. Not so at this hotel. From the minute we arrived we were treated like royalty. The complimentary cream tea appeared as soon as we ordered and was served beside an open log fire. We had a lovely large room overlooking the spacious,attractive grounds. There were French doors which opened out and a table/chairs which unfortunately we weren't able to use due to the weather. Tea/coffee/biscuits were provided. Also noticed an iron and ironing board. Huge comfortable bed,comfortable chairs. The bathroom was also large,clean and we were impressed by the number and selection of toiletries.Plenty of hot water,Good powerful shower. The room was cosy and warm and the radiators easy to adjust. We had intended eating at Hightae on our 1st night but couldn't get a table and I'm glad we didn't as the food in the hotel was excellent -special mention,the scotch eggs and the pistachio ice cream! Plentiful selection also at breakfast. The food served seems to be all locally sourced and really full of flavour The hotel is easy to access as it's just off the M6 at junction 17. Plenty of parking space.From here Burns country is on your doorstop and recommend a trip to Caerlaverock Castle

    « Fantastic Stay »

    We stayed for a night on wowcher deal. Upgraded to garden room for £20 which was lovely and recommended. Food was amazing and staff outstanding look forward to visiting again soon. The outside does not do hotel justice as really nice inside and very relaxed.

    « Home from Home »

    As someone who has to stay away from home frequently due to work commitments, I personally love this hotel! I have stayed here 3 times now (usually after a very long journey). I have always had a warm welcome, nothing is ever too much trouble and it is one of the few hotels I visit where I actually get a decent night's sleep. I just wish all the hotels I stayed at were as good!?

    « Disappointed »

    This is a lovely hotel in a good location. However as we went for a rest from a busy lifestyle we were disappointed with the very noisy and hard bed in the superior room. Expected better. Room a good size and very good breakfast but unfortunately did not get much sleep.

    « Overnight stay »

    We stayed here on the way back from Manchester Airport. It was reasonable priced and we picked a room with sliding patio doors to the garden. The room was a great size and the bathroom lovely. All in all nice staff and a good nights sleep

    « Fantastic hotel with first class service »

    Great hotel. Rooms are large and very well appointed. Having a garden room with own pation was lovely, even though it was wintertime. Staff are helpful and go out of there way to meet your needs and make you feel welcomed. Very handy for the local town.

  • 5
    « Amazing hotel »

    Couldn't fault this hotel. It was amazing. From the friendly greeting on arrival. Delicious food and spotless clean rooms.the staff were so nice, even arranged a lounge area with log fire to sit and relax as a group. Would definitely stay again

    « Lovely relaxing hotel »

    Stayed 2 nights in this hotel whilst attending a wedding. Gorgeous cosy lounges with coal fires. Staff helpful and polite. The room itself spacious and with a gorgeous view. Only downside was the bed. It had a big sag in the mattress and the pillows hard. Otherwise a perfect stay.

    « 2nd visit »

    Had to write another review as 2nd time at this hotel and just as excellent as the 1st visit. Staff really lovely especially the lady on reception on the morning of Sunday 10th January. Excellent food from breakfast to evening meal. Another good stay.

    « Absolutely fantastic »

    We visited for a wedding, check in was speedy and all the staff were polite and went out of their way to make us comfortable, the rooms were also beautifully clean and tidy. We dined in the resteraunt the day before the wedding and although it was quite pricey it was definately worth it, the food was brilliant. The next day the wedding was brilliant and we were reluctant to leave, will definately visit again in the future

    « A Five-Star experience and great value. »

    Our party of two couples stayed an overnight in Dryfesdale Country House in December and can't praise it highly enough. All staff that we came into contact with were friendly and helpful, but above all they were totally professional in manner and appearance. Our rooms were excellent - warm, comfortable, well-furnished and spotlessly clean. The bed was extremely comfortable and we had a great night's sleep. A dinner dance was taking place in the hotel that night but we didn't hear a sound from either the function room or from the car park. Breakfast the next morning was a pleasure; with a good range of choices and the cooked options we had were all delicious. And the view from the dining room is lovely. On a personal hobby-horse - I'm always amazed at how difficult some hotels find it to make a simple dish of porridge, but the Dryfesdale is the exception. The porridge here is the best I've ever had at any hotel. Plentiful car parking is available, and the hotel is located just a minute or two from the M74. Free Wi-Fi is available.

    « Good overnight night stop »

    We booked last minute on our journey from Skye to Wales. Staff all very helpful and accommodating. Evening meal and breakfast both very good. We had a room with opening patios doors, no surprise this was noisy from the M74 when open but no problem closed. Why open them in winter?...we were told the room was very hot as they were reopening that day after Christmas.

    « Christmas Day Lunch 25th December 2015 »

    This was the best Christmas meal we have ever had. Staff were very attentive, knew when to be around and when to leave us alone, courteous and happy to help. Our table was ready right on time and delicious food served with some style. The bar man was excellent as he worked the room keeping a eye on when drinks may be required without being pushy. Food was excellent which can be difficult to achieve on such a busy day. Judging from the contented noises from fellow diners, we were not alone in having a good time. The decor of the hotel was very stylish and comfortable with roaring log fires in adjacent lounges. A hotel and experience to be recommended to one and all.

    « Fabulous hotel - Amazing food, Great staff »

    Just got back from a two night break at this superb hotel. We travel to this area every year, but have missed this hotel, what a shame, we have had a fantastic two nights here. The weather was awful, but the warmth of the staff and hotel made this into a lovely pre Christmas break. The room was large, well serviced and very clean. The staff excellent, and a special mention to the chef, the food was outstanding, so much so we eat here both nights, as food doesn't get much better than this - it's superb. Well done everyone. We will be back next year.

    « Reasonable accommodation and friendly staff »

    The hotel is fine, the rooms a decent size and comfortable beds, there is some updating required. The staff in the main are very friendly and do their most to make your welcome an enjoyable one. I was also pleasantly surprised at the food served in the restaurant

    « Wonderful hotel »

    Always stay here when returning from Belfast, cannot fault the place. Staff always very friendly and helpful, rooms very nice and meals excellent. Quiet location and always get a good night sleep, which is important to me when travelling all the time.

  • 5
    « Great Hotel. »

    Excellent hotel, all staff were very professional and polite at all times. I only stayed for the one night for a business trip, but spoke with other residents who had been there for a few nights and all were as complementary as I. Would definitely stay again, without hesitation

    « worth stopping »

    spacious room and tidy,excellent staff,good restaurant and food is very tasty served well,we ate every night in the hotel because of the variation of the menu,from when glen checked us in,to when we ckecked out the service from all the staff exceded expections

    « Excellent choice Coulnt have chaosen a Nicer Hotel to stay »

    The weather was Horrendous, we couldn't reach our original choice of Hotel due to the Very bad weather conditions Cumbria was hit by a severe Storm which caused floods and roads blocked. We Decided to head back home. but on the off chance. gave Booking Dot com a ring to see if there were any other Hotels nearby. No was the answer but they found a Hotel in Lockerbie in Scotland so we decided to go for it. Well this has never happened before because we always wait until the vacation is over to leave feed back. on Trip Advisor but in this case We decided to leave it after a couple of hours of our stay. The Driveway leading up to the hotel was impressive even in the bad weather The Reception that we received on arrival was even better. Glen was so friendly and made you feel at home in an instant and the check in was Smooth and Professional. The Room allocated to us was Spacious. Comfortable. Spotless with a great view over the fields and countryside.. Lyn who we met was very Attentive Friendly and looked after us as if we were regulars here .Very Impressed with the staff Very Impressed with the Hotel . This will be a must return to on our list. Looking forward to our meal tonight and to the rest of our stay here

    « Great hotel. »

    Hotel was really lovely, the staff were so friendly, couldn't do enough for you, we booked on a bargain website, only paid £49 per couple for bb, tea and scones , and a glass of wine on arrival, couldn't fault it , rooms lovely,breakfast great, but the staff were so friendly, recommend it .

    « Stayed for Wedding »

    First and foremost the staff at this hotel, make it worth the four stars I have given, on staff alone, 5 stars wouldn't be enough, they are friendly, welcoming and can't do enough for you. My husband and I stayed here 22nd and 23rd October during which we also got married in Gretna. We stayed in a four poster bedroom, which was quite small but had everything we needed and a nice, clean bathroom, the room was very clean also and the radiators could be turned down, so the temperature was also good. Unfortunately the bed was quite uncomfortable and the pillows weren't great quality, this is probably a personal thing, as we're lucky enough to have a lovely mattress at home. We ate in the hotel on the Friday night, which was steak night and we couldn't say enough good things about the food, it was really wonderful. I do think the room we stayed in was overpriced, but this is pretty detrimental, as there aren't many places to choose from in this area. The only thing lacking is a swimming pool, then it would be getting close to perfect.

    « A excellent stop over. »

    Great place to stay when travelling north or south along M74. Staff very welcoming and attentive to our needs. Very comfortable bedrooms and despite outside the motorway noise being great, inside the hotel the noise was totally abated

    « Our Wedding stay! Perfect! »

    My family and I stayed here for my wedding I had in Gretna on 25.10.15 then a reception at the hotel First of all the staff here are lovely! Can't do enough for you! Massive thank you to Lynne & Tom and Leigh for making our stay so perfect! The rooms are lovely with everything you need to enjoy a perfect stay. The food was amazing we had dinner in the restaurant on first night which was superb presentation portions and taste was divine also was the breakfasts and the wedding meals! Definatly recommend this hotel to everybody! We will definitely be back!

    « Excellent £6 6 o'clock menu »

    Lovely location just off motorway just outside lockerby, excellent menu on Monday to Thursday 2 courses for £6 and never disappoints lovely staff alway clean and lovely place for a wedding lovely room set up .. Over look lockerby with lovely views

    « Excellent hotel! »

    My wife and I were married 16/10/2015 and we stayed here after the wedding. Excellent room, excellent food and outstanding service. Glen and the team made us feel very welcome nothing to much trouble and will be definitely back again!

    « Helpful staff. Nice hotel »

    Stayed here with a group for business. Staff were helpful and accommodating throughout making the event go smoothly. We had soup and sandwich lunches on two days, a private dinner and a meeting and all were handled smoothly. For example they put some sandwiches in foil for someone whose train was late Nice rooms with French windows opening to a view of a sheep field

  • 1

    Myself and my wife arrived at this hotel at around 10 oclock on a sunday night as i was working in the area. The receptionist was very friendly when we arrived and allocated us our room. At first glance the room looked ok, a little old fashioned but overall ok. On further inspection it seemed i would have to remove abot a dozen spiders from the rom before settling down for the night (the cleaners obviously dont do too good a job) The next morning i went off to work around 8 oclock, by 10 i had my wife on the phone in tears because the manager had told her she had to leave the hotel because we were only booked in for one night and she had no right to be in the room at that time, followed by him banging on the door telling her she had to leave (we were in fact booked in for 5 nights, the staff had mixed up the booking and put us in one room for the first night and another for the other 4) i immediately drove back to the hotel to sort out the situation, at which point the manager proceeded to deny the whole thing and insinuate that my wife was in fact a liar, sorry coward, but i dont think so. I would never again stay at this hotel due to the arrogant, cowardly, manager!! Best western, sort it out!!

    « Engaging Human Staff »

    Fantastic location, wonderful views and an old fashioned quaint ambience, unlike the normal sterile premier inn, travel lodge hotels all to frequently visited. Food was exceptional and again unlike the normal foodservice gruel served in the previous mentioned establisments. And above all, staff that engage you in human conversations.. Highly recommended.

    « Conference and Stopover! »

    Stayed here for two nights for a conference before heading north to Edinburgh - the hotel reception and public rooms have recently been very tastefully refurbished and are very smart and welcoming, hopefully the bedrooms will soon follow suit. The staff are just lovely, warm, friendly and helpful in fact exceedingly helpful. The food is excellent - the first night I dined in the restaurant off the normal menu - the service was efficient, the food was good and served on really hot plates - the warm bread, some of the tastiest I have ever had was a bonus. On the day of the conference coffee was plentiful and readily available and served with the most delicious, warm pastries - just little things make such a difference!! Conference dinner was excellent - really enjoyed my stay here!

    « Beautiful scenery and welcoming friendly staff!! »

    Wow! Where do I start? The view at the hotel is so beautiful!! We went up for a Gretna green wedding and spent our time getting ready in the hotel then celebrating in the hotel afterwards!! The sun was out so we could enjoy a walk around the grounds (and a chat with some sheep!) so Lush!! The staff, well they were friendly and helpful and nothing seemed to much for them! They made us feel welcome and that we were their only guests!! The food, well I couldn't fault the the food!! Such big portions but amazing value for money. Room service available if the restaurant is closed, and sandwiches made when we came back from the wedding seemed no trouble! The restaurant overlooks the gorgeous views and the hot Scottish breakfast served to the table when the hotel is quiet. (The hotel was full on our 2nd night so it was a buffet breakfast) fresh home cooked food which we couldn't fault!! They were especially helpful with personalising orders! Tea and coffee available in the rooms with the wicked power shower and beautiful views. Comfy bed and simple modern decor with traditional furniture. Just lovely!! I'd definitely recommend this hotel for a peaceful stay or a wedding!!! Just lovely!! Thank you especially to Tom the porter who dealt with a power cut and was very helpful throughout our stay! Well done to all the hotel staff!!! You should be proud!!

    « Our wedding stay, amazing?? »

    we stayed here 4-6th September 2015 as we're were getting married in Gretna green, we stayed in the bridal four poster suite, and was absaloutly beautiful! Spacious room, modern decor, lovely views. The staff here are so welcoming, nothing is too much trouble, Food I cannot recommend enough! The breakfast has a wide choice from cereal, yogurts, pastrys, fruit salad, to full cooked English, lots of fruit juices also. Evening meal, we were a party of 11 wedding guests we all orderd starter and main course and each guest commented on how lovely the food was presented and how nice it tasted. I cannot recommend this lovely hotel enough its beautiful and we will defiantly be returning.

    « Overnight Stay For The Mazda MX5 Club »

    I visited this Hotel recently with 24 other MX5 enthusiasts and had a great stay. The bar staff were most efficient when we arrived ready to hang up the car keys. We were given a private Dining Facility for our evening meal which was superb both in quality of food as well as efficiency of service. The rooms were well fitted out and there was no road noise at all despite being relatively near the Motorway. Breakfast the next morning was first class followed by an efficient check out. All in all....... an all round great visit

    « Wedding »

    From the time we got there it was fab the hotel was great so clean & tidy we stayed there as part of my wedding package we had a 4 poster bed & a huge tv the people couldn't do enough 4 us the food was spot on everything about it was superb I wud definitely go back again

    « Thanks Tom »

    We booked the four poster room (room 4) for one night as a bit of a treat, having not used any of the more recently re-furbished rooms previously. What a fabulous room! Large, comfortable and beautifully decorated with great views out of the front of the building. Dinner was a mixed emotion as one of the steaks (a large fillet)was not cooked properly, however (and it is a big however) the response of the staff to this failing was first class. Tom was friendly and professional and spent time with us trying to compensate for the problem, to the point where it didn't spoil our evening at all. The starters (scallops) were cooked to perfection and the vanilla panacotta dessert was delicious. Despite the issue with one of the steaks (my large sirloin was cooked perfectly) we had a wonderful evening and overall our stay lived up to the high expectations that we have for the Hotel and the staff. Thank you Tom for looking after us and we are already looking forward to our next trip up to the Dryfesdale.

    « Parents Golden Wedding Celebrations »

    Enjoyed a lovely stay here recently only downside was it wasn't long enough. We stayed here as a family to celebrate my parents Golden Wedding and renewing of the vows at Gretna Green. The staff were all very helpful and attention to detail at the Golden Wedding Breakfast was fantastic. Breakfast the following morning was just as delicious. Rooms great size (and we had an extra bed in for my daughter). Lovely and clean. Lovely views and patio were a bonus. They accomodate myself and the rest of my family in rooms next to each other which was great. Thoroughly recommend this hotel and hope to visit again.


Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: Motorway M74. Take Exit 17 one mile to B7076, Follow signs to the Best Western Dryfesdale Country House Hotel.