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OVER THE BRIDGE FOR FIFE FOODIE BREAK AT GARVOCK HOUSE HOTEL !

The Garvock House Hotel in Dunfermline is looking forward to “foodie” summer, with bookings high for its traditional afternoon teas, and popular lunch and dinner options.

Presided over by Head Chef Stevie Ravenscroft, the hotel has built up an excellent reputation for its dining. This summer’s menus will not disappoint with a range of delicious, seasonal dishes. The special lunch menu offers one course at £14, two at £19, and three at just £24.

An elegant Georgian Mansion House, with a number of individually styled bedrooms and character filled public rooms used for dining, breakfasting and socialising, the Garvock House Hotel is one of Dunfermline’s premier privately owned hotels. Original character features abound with beautiful cornicing, original parquet floors, and stunning original fireplaces.

Four star, and with 26 bedrooms, the family run business is a very special location for a short break, as well as a dining out treat. It’s the type of hotel which not only looks the part, but delivers on its promises with superior customer service in every area.

Staying here will enable guests to make the very most of the attractions of the historic City of Dunfermline, a former Capital of Scotland and a city with a rich legacy in Kings & Queens, Linens & Textiles. Dunfermline’s situation in the Kingdom of Fife not only gives easy access to the whole of the picturesque county with its beaches, Castles and abundance of world class produce including seafood and soft fruits, but it is also easily accessible to Edinburgh. With the new Queensferry Crossing well bedded in, it’s clear that tourists still see Fife as a viable alternative to staying in the Capital itself.

Under the stewardship of the Fernandes family, the Garvock House Hotel has gone from strength to strength in the past twenty three years.

“We can’t believe the years have flown by so quickly,” said owner Pamela Fernandes. “We have worked really hard to get the business to this level with excellent trip advisor reviews, a thriving wedding business, and a restaurant which attracts great acclaim.”

“We’re looking to strengthen our social media, and promote our food and drink side, as this is still a very vibrant sector for the hospitality industry,” she added.

“We also like to do our bit to promote the many local visitor attractions in the area, such as Dunfermline Abbey, the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace, Knockhill Racing Circuit, and the Alhambra Theatre. We are within easy walking distance of Dunfermline town centre so we want to stress what a great central base this is, and that we can cover those guests looking for a history break, a relaxing time, a foodie break or some action and adventure! Our beautiful Norman Abbey and the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum are eternally popular, and are what Dunfermline is best known for, but there are many other reasons to visit too,” said Pamela.

“We have a very strong local customer base,” said Pamela’s husband, and co owner, Rui Fernandes, “We also attract visitors from the North East of England – it’s a drive time of less than three hours and they are here. Similarly, the North West of England is another important area for us for short breaks, as is Yorkshire.”

Fife, particularly the East Neuk, regularly attracts many visitors from Glasgow and the West but Pamela, Rui, and the team, want to highlight what else Dunfermline and its surrounding area has to offer.

“If it’s beaches you are after, we have multiple rated beaches at Aberdour, just a short drive away. For the adrenaline junkie the Knockhill Racing Circuit will give them a thrill, and there are many golf courses nearby too without having to venture far. Dunfermline is also home to a number of excellent, independent eateries, such as Dhoom, Fife’s first Indian street food restaurant and cocktail bar, and newly opened Jack O’ Bryan’s, which serves Mediterranean inspired dishes,” said Pamela. “Just along the coast in Aberdour, we have an artisan bakery, Aberdour Bakery.”

“We think there is a good mix here of activities and interest here, and makes Dunfermline ideal for group visits, whether golfing groups, foodie groups, theatre or history buffs,” said Pamela.

Garvock House is blessed with many character features in the hotel. The original building, where it was intended to just have four bedrooms and a restaurant downstairs, is Georgian. The historic property building was originally an estate house for a wealthy local family.

“There was also a stud for horses here, so some of the Rooms were named after Shetland ponies they owned,” explained Pamela.

“We extended the building, finally finishing the work in 2006, to present the hotel we have today. Everything we do must always compliment the original architecture and nature of the building, and that goes for the decor too,” she said.

Having benefitted from the huge resurgence in afternoon tea a few years ago, the hotel continues to embrace the foodie market. It is currently offering a superb value afternoon tea at £15.50 per person, served every day between 2.30 and 4.30pm.

“The foodie market is well and truly here to stay,” finished Pamela, “and we are perfectly placed to capitalise with our Head Chef, Stevie Ravenscroft, doing a fantastic job.”

For further details on dining and accommodation options at The Garvock House Hotel, call 01383 621067, email sales@garvock.co.uk or check out the web at www.garvock.co.uk The Garvock House Hotel is situated on St John’s Drive, Dunfermline.