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An abundance of fish and game are within a stone’s throw (or a fly cast, or an arrow sling) of the Henderson family’s ‘excellent’, well-established hotel in a lovely Borders town. More

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Burt’s
Market Square,
Melrose
Scottish Borders
TD6 9PL
Scotland
01896 822285
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Good Hotel Guide Review

An abundance of fish and game are within a stone’s throw (a fly cast, or an arrow sling) of the Henderson family’s ‘excellent’, well-established hotel in a lovely Borders town. Floral displays and Scottish-flavoured accents bedeck the listed, white-painted 18th-century building near the banks of the River Tweed. In the ‘immaculate’, traditionally furnished bedrooms (some small), find jazzy splashes of colour against an understated background. Each room is supplied with a radio alarm clock, tea- and coffee-making facilities, Scottish toiletries. At dinner, head to the busy restaurant for chef Trevor Williams’s modern Scottish dishes; lunches and casual suppers may be taken in the bar, over a whisky from the menu of more than 90 single malts. The Hendersons also own The Townhouse, across the square (see next entry). 2 lounges, bistro bar, restaurant (closed for lunch Mon–Sat), private dining room. Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview). Background music. Weddings, functions. ½-acre garden. Parking. Children (no under-8s in restaurant) and dogs (in some rooms) welcomed. 20 bedrooms. Per room B&B single from £75, double from £140, D,B&B single from £99, double from £188. Dinner £28. Closed 24–26 Dec.

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Burt’s
Market Square,
Melrose
Scottish Borders
TD6 9PL

Guest comments

'An excellent small family-run hotel in a lovely Borders town. Our room was one of those which had been recently refurbished so while rather small it was immaculate. We took evening meals in the lively bar both nights, listening to the conversation of salmon fishermen! Good beer. Excellent mains and superb desserts. ' - John Saul - May, 2013

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