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The Mill Forge

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#1 of 1 special inn in Kirkpatrick Fleming
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With thirty-three en suite bedrooms, a private wedding ceremony venue, three functions rooms, restaurant & bar and stunning gardens, The Mill Forge is an ideal location for Gretna Green weddings. Tourists and passing business travellers are also welcome. We have easy access from the A74(M) from both north and south. carriageways.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children's playground
Highchairs available
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Chapel / shrine
Car park
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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Bridal suite
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Tiffany E wrote a review 16 Feb
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We got married here on Valentine’s Day as a couple, travelling alone. The staff were amazing and went above and beyond. Our room was a little jaded but very clean, however, the staff made this a 5 star experience. The chapel was beautiful and our minister was wonderful! Would highly recommend. Tiffany and Pete xxx
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your special day with us. We wish you both all the best for the future and hope to see you back again to celebrate with us. Kind Regards Molly The Mill
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Louise M wrote a review Jan 2024
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I honestly can’t recommend this place enough!! My husband and I were married here on the 30th December and we had the most amazing time. The staff are amazingly helpful and they can’t do enough for you, always making sure you are having the best time. The bridal suite is beautiful, the guest rooms are lovely and very well equipped. Breakfast and evening meals were great. Good size portions. The whole day was above and beyond our expectations, we just had the most perfect wedding day. Thank you to everyone at The Mill Forge
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 12 Jan 2024
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a positive and informative review! We are delighted you and your guests had a wonderful experience. We can't wait to welcome you back for your return. Congratulations again to you both! Kind Regards Molly The Mill
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Mark P wrote a review Dec 2023
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We booked a Wedding package with the Mill for a romantic, very small wedding, and this place certainly did not disappoint in any way. From the moment we arrived we were greeted with warmth from the staff, and then given our room….very very nice. Apparently we were the first guests to stay in this recently refurbished bridal suite, and it was just decorated to perfection. The wedding itself was excellent, and the small on site chapel was perfect, the food was great as well. I know that the hotel performs many weddings, but we were made to feel that we were special. We honestly cannot fault any part of our stay here, from staff to rooms to facilities, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding one to remember.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 8 Dec 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your special day with us. We wish you both all the best for the future and hope to see you back again to celebrate with us. Kind Regards Molly The Mill
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FRouse3 wrote a review Nov 2023
Austrey, United Kingdom35 contributions19 helpful votes
We were stopping on the way up to see family in Crieff. Booked a twin room to share with my son, but we got a triple room. It was a brilliant size with a huge bathroom. The room was spotless, bed comfy, and pillows great quality. Tea, coffee, and hot chocolate plus shortbread and then nice toiletries in the bathroom. Breakfast was straightforward but good quality and plentiful. Every member of staff we met was really helpful, polite, and welcoming. Great value for money, will be back for a longer stay.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 13 Nov 2023
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this review. Your kind words and compliments are truly appreciated by our team. We’re thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you return in the future. Kind Regards Molly The Mill
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Andrew M wrote a review Oct 2023
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My wife and I got married here on the 18th october 2023 its a stunning location beutifull back drop for photos with a traditional piper The staff are amazing never to busy to help We took exclusivity of the mill for our 51 quests family friends with zero complaints everything was perfect The mill make things so easy with there correspondence and walk you through everything and provide plenty of contacts for extras you may like hair makeup table and chair dressing and of course the cake artist 20 guests came up the night before and we all sat for a nice meal super quick service my only suggestion would be get rid of the frozen oven chips The wedding meal we opted for was chicken or beef for our guest to decide from .. i personally had beef and it was really good all plates went back empty i heard everyone enjoyed the meals We had our own entertainment by way of 2 singers the staff at the mill made sure they had space to perform with plenty of dance floor We had a great wedding with wonderfull memories I have been told by guests it was the best wedding they have ever attended
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 28 Oct 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your special day with us. We wish you both all the best for the future and hope to see you back again to celebrate with us. Kind Regards Molly The Mill
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Excursion53005837901 wrote a review Oct 2023
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We had our wedding here on 12th October and it was amazing. As soon as we walked into reception we were put at ease. The room was lovely and very clean, the food was amazing and the staff were wonderful especially Paul, Ian and Struan. As it was only the two of us we had 2 of the wedding planners as our witnesses Sam and Molly who went above and beyond looking after us, walking us to the Chapel and taking many many photos for us. From the minute we arrived until we left 3 days later it was absolutely perfect. Thank you to everyone for making it so special for us.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 19 Oct 2023
Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review with lovely words. Your kind words and compliments are truly appreciated by our team. We're thrilled you enjoyed your special day with us and hope you choose to celebrate your anniversary with us. Kind Regards Molly The Mill
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Christopher B wrote a review Oct 2023
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Well what a place we stopped there for 2 nights for our friends wedding. It was fantastic all the staff we're lovely especially Debbie who from the start was very helpful and you could have a good laugh with but she always professional. The standard of the rooms was 10 out of 10 clean and very good value for money. We would definitely stop there again 100% would recommend this place to anyone overall 10 out of 10
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 10 Oct 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, your kind words & compliments are truly appreciated by our team. We hope you choose to stay with us again in the future. Kind Regards Molly The Mill
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mel wrote a review Oct 2023
Manchester, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
we got married at the mill forge 23rd march 23 all we can say is WOW what a place its stunning,amazing and beautiful grounds as soon as we seen this place we said yes straight away and they didn't disappoint us at all from arriving to leaving all the staff all brilliant and know what there doing well organised thay made the day extremely special for us I would 100% recommend mill forge and thanks again mill forge love from mel & Jeanette xxx
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 6 Oct 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your special day with us. We wish you both all the best for the future and hope to see you back again to celebrate with us. Kind Regards Molly The Mill
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Lynne L wrote a review Sept 2023
Wakefield, United Kingdom19 contributions3 helpful votes
Fabulous place, staff helpful, rooms nice and clean, but the only thing that worried me was breakfast was served upstairs, we had two ladies with us who had mobility problems and a family with a couple of kids who could of done with there pushchair with them, why can’t breakfast be served downstairs???
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Graham Smith, General Manager at The Mill Forge
Responded 25 Sept 2023
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and sharing your thoughts. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent stay over with us. With regards to breakfast, we do regularly serve breakfast downstairs if required. Please let us know on check in if breakfast is needed to be served downstairs. We hope to welcome you back to The Mill Forge in the future. Kind Regards Molly The Mill
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ian h wrote a review Sept 2023
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Our stay began with a very warm welcome from the friendly staff. After checking in, we made our way to our room. We were able to drive around to our room and park relatively close by. The door of the suite opens into a small hallway which in turn leads to the main bedroom or bathroom. There's also a wardrobe for hanging clothes and a small armchair.The bedroom is a good size with a double and single bed. There is a kettle with a tray of tea, coffee and snacks. Having travelled for a couple of hours a coffee and piece of shortbread was just the ticket! There is a counter along one wall with drawers and shelving below and a mirror above with a hairdryer to the side. There is a double socket which we used to charge mobile phones. The double glazed window keeps noise to a minimum. This hotel is very close to the motorway but we didn't hear the traffic until we left the bedroom. The bathroom is a bit cramped. There is a toilet, shower enclosure and basin with mirror. There are complimentary toiletries - shower gel, shampoo and hand soap. The shower has strong flow and the hot water is hot! Fresh towels are supplied and refreshed by the cleaning staff. The on-site bar/restaurant is very cosy. The menu has a good variety of meals, portions are generous and we enjoyed every meal. There is a very relaxed atmosphere too and the staff are very attentive, pleasant and helpful. Breakfast is served in a dining room upstairs. The room is a good size with plenty of tables and most of the food is self-service. Cooked breakfast orders are taken and served by the waiting staff. Our order was fulfilled very promptly and again, staff were attentive, pleasant and helpful even at 7.30 am! To summarise, the staff are all really friendly which creates a relaxed atmosphere. The accommodation is adequate and comfortable. Being a wedding venue, it can be busy at times but the staff are very efficient so you are still attended to very quickly.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 25 Sept 2023
Many thanks for taking the time to leave an excellent review. Your kind words and compliments are truly appreciated by our tram. We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you return in the future. Kind Regards Molly The Mill
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United KingdomScotlandDumfries and GallowayKirkpatrick Fleming
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Mill Forge
Which popular attractions are close to The Mill Forge?
Nearby attractions include The Devil's Porridge Museum (3.1 miles), Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop (2.4 miles), and Caledonia Park Designer Outlet (2.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Mill Forge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Mill Forge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Mill Forge?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Mill Forge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Station, The Cornish Bakery, and The Old Toll Bar Cafe.
Is The Mill Forge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the centre of Kirkpatrick Fleming.
Does The Mill Forge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Mill Forge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cartmel Medieval Village Priory (6.2 miles), Gilnockie Tower (7.9 miles), and Kirklinton Hall & Gardens (9.4 miles).
Is The Mill Forge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.