Burts Shortlist*

In the centre of a pretty Borders town, this ‘excellent’, well-established hotel near the banks of the River Tweed has been run by the Henderson family for 46 years. More

Contact details

Burts
Market Square,
Melrose
Scottish Borders
TD6 9PL.
Scotland
Tel 01896 822285,

Hotel information

Bedrooms

20.

Open

All year, no accommodation 24–26 Dec.

Facilities

Lobby lounge, residents’ lounge, bistro bar, restaurant (closed for lunch Mon–Sat), private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding/function facilities, ½-acre garden, parking.

Background music

None.

Children

All ages welcomed, not under 8 in restaurant.

Dogs

Allowed in some bedrooms, bar, not in restaurant.

Prices

Per room B&B from £70, D,B&B from £95. À la carte £39.

Good Hotel Guide Review

In the centre of a pretty Borders town, this ‘excellent’, well-established hotel near the banks of the River Tweed has been run by the Henderson family for 46 years. The 18th-century building on the High Street is a low-key, welcoming place, with smartly styled bedrooms (good Scottish toiletries, too) and a locally well-regarded restaurant. Spend the day fishing, golfing or walking, then return for chef Trevor Williams’s modern Scottish dishes at dinner. Lunches and casual suppers may be taken in the bar, where a whisky menu has more than 90 single malts. The Hendersons also own The Townhouse, across the street (see main entry). Handy for the historic Borders Railway – the Tweedbank station is a five-minute drive away.

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Burts
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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Tourist attractions

  • Tal-y-llyn Railway

    Visit a museum that follows the history of the railway line from its conception through to the present day.