Welcome to Paisley
Scotland's largest town, Paisley may be little more than 7 miles from Glasgow city centre but it is a lot more than a suburb of the city.
Follow the town's historical trail and you soon find evidence of kings and queens, medieval monks, explorers and leading lights of the Industrial Revolution. Certainly guests find it is a history which repays exploration.
The Watermill Hotel has served at the heart of Paisley for many years, providing a social, emotional and family hub for Buddies (people born and bred in Paisley) since it opened.
A fascinating relic of medieval Scotland, Paisley Abbey is one of the few Scottish abbeys still in use as a church. A short stroll from the hotel, the abbey delights guests and visitors with its sculptured stone, stained glass and museum. Open for visitors, Monday to Saturday with services on Sunday.
Paisley Arts Centre
Little more than 5 minutes from the Watermill Hotel, the Paisley Arts Centre is housed in a fine, old, converted church. This small, intimate theatre features year-round performances. As well as concerts and dramas for adults, there are also family shows and pantomimes. Perfect at Christmas time.
The Paisley Pattern
Recognised throughout the world, the lacy teardrop pattern known as paisley originated in India. However guests staying in riverside rooms at the Watermill Hotel can gaze across at the grand old building which made it famous. You find echoes of the pattern everywhere you go in the old town.
August 31, 2012
We have put together what we think is a rather fantastic Christmas & New Year programme. Following the success from last year we will again have fabulously Themed Party Nights, – here you can unleash your inner diva and make like a red-carpet star, if you wish – whether you take inspiration from the theme [...]Click here to read the rest of this entry.
August 3, 2012
A meal at Miller’s Lounge or Hamill’s Restaurant has always been a delight, so we are thrilled to be able to present to you our NEW and even better Miller’s Lounge Menu. You will find old favourites we just had to keep along with some exciting new additions. Plus we always offer Daily Specials so [...]Click here to read the rest of this entry.
May 9, 2012
There is one sure way to a man’s heart – through his stomach. Show Dad your appreciation this Father’s Day by treating him to a delicious Sunday Roast from our carvery in the restaurant with some of your favourite dishes. We’ll be serving a choice of traditional Sunday roasts, crispy roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, fresh [...]Click here to read the rest of this entry.
April 16, 2012
Did you know that we offer wonderfully traditional Afternoon Tea in our Hamills Restaurant and Miller’s Lounge? It’s the perfect way to catch up with friends, family or business colleagues, to celebrate a special occasion or enjoy a romantic date. Modern life can be very hectic, and taking some time for afternoon tea is the [...]Click here to read the rest of this entry.
March 26, 2012
Renfrewshire Arts and Museum have put together a fantastic spring / summer calendar of events, and to celebrate the 2 for 1 ticket offer for the Scottish Ensemble on Monday, 2nd April 2012 in the Paisley Arts Centre we are delighted to offer a special two-course Pre-Theatre Menu. Available from 5pm to 7pm, – only [...]Click here to read the rest of this entry.
January 24, 2012
HRH Princess Anne famously visited the Watermill twice, but on Saturday it was Rock Royalty who honoured us with a visit, – football fan Rod Stewart set hearts aflutter when he arrived at the hotel for some Scottish Breakfast ahead of the Celtic / St. Mirren match. The rock legend was charm personified and didn’t [...]Click here to read the rest of this entry.
January 24, 2012
The most romantic date in the calendar is approaching fast, so it’s time to plan something special for the love in your life. On Valentine’s Day – need we say 14th February here? – we serve a delicious four course Table d’hôte Dinner featuring a chocolate fountain for only £19.95 per person. Should you [...]Click here to read the rest of this entry.
January 4, 2012
Congratulations on your engagement and forthcoming wedding! We are delighted that you have selected The Watermill Hotel as a possible venue for this very special occasion. We hold a true love for working with blushing brides and handsome grooms, and our wedding brochure includes information on our wedding packages, reception drinks, canapés, evening buffet and [...]Click here to read the rest of this entry.
January 4, 2012
Have you vowed to make 2012 the year of healthy living? Starting with a healthy diet, we have a list of healthy options on our bar and restaurant menus. And for when you’re cooking at home, why not begin sourcing local, fresh ingredients? We recommend a visit to the next Paisley’s Farmers Market, held on [...]Click here to read the rest of this entry.
November 9, 2011
We are very pleased to announce the Winner of our Christmas Lunch Prize Draw. So, without further ado, – the lucky winner of a wonderful Christmas Day lunch (and hence much less stress in the run-up to the big day) for a family of four is Jan McLaren. Congratulations from all of us at the [...]Click here to read the rest of this entry.