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Masonic Arms, Gatehouse-of-Fleet
Gatehouse-of-Fleet is a very popular visitor destination and stop-off point for travellers along the A75 Euroroute. With its meandering river, set amongst wooded hillsides, it is a place of beauty and tranquillity.
Paul and Patricia Irvine purchased the Masonic Arms public house in June 1997, having returned from Canada where they ran a French-style bakery.
The Masonic Arms already had a dining area, but the dream was to create a larger seating area, refit the kitchen, and provide a high-quality restaurant facility catering for visitors and locals alike.
With financial assistance from Groundbase, under the Tourism Catering Support Programme, the work was completed in time for the 1998 tourist season.
The picture below show front and conservatory of the Masonic Arms. To see a larger picture, click on the image.
The Masonic Arms, May 1998.