The Foodhall at Gretna Green celebrates the best quality regional food and drink: great tasting, fresh food from local producers.
The Foodhall sits bang in the middle of farmland owned and managed by Alasdair Houston, Chairman of the family business which owns Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop and Smiths Hotel. Alasdair and his family are passionate about the land and the natural environment, and that passion shows through the dedication to promoting local food and drink producers.
Step inside this airy building situated just off the car park and you will find the Foodhall packed full of local produce - a real foodie's paradise. Most of the produce is from Dumfries & Galloway and Cumbria plus Scottish delights such as clootie dumpling! There is a good mix of fresh meats, veg, fruit and cheese as well as frozen pre-prepared dishes and a vast array of preserves, cakes, biscuits and daily baked bread.
Celebrity chef Nick Nairn loved it when he visited. Nick is a true supporter of what businesses such as the Foodhall at Gretna Green aim to achieve:
"I'm a big fan of businesses who support local and small food producers. It's becoming increasingly difficult for the public to locate top-quality produce these days, so anyone who can make it just that little bit easier, and bring together the best of what Scotland has to offer, deserves a pat on the back. I wish them every success".
The Foodhall at Gretna Green is also bursting with kitchen utensils and novelty kitchen accessories - making cooking time fun!
Situated just off the M74, the Gretna Green foodhall is a great place to stop off on a journey, with places to eat at the Blacksmiths Restaurant and a kids play area, taking time out to relax and also purchase some local fresh produce!