Good Hotel Guide Review
A welcoming sanctuary, Kate and Gordon Innes’s hotel was built in the early 19th century by French prisoners of war. It is now a popular spot for afternoon teas, cocktail evenings. At weekends, keen cyclists and golfers join locals and residents over real ales beside the lounge’s open fire, or in the informal bistro. ‘The atmosphere was very friendly; staff greeted us with ease and a smile.’ In the high-ceilinged, chandelier-lit restaurant, Alejandro Wunderlin’s seasonal cooking includes ‘original, tasty’ starters and Tastes of the Scottish Borders. In both the main building and an annexe (connected by a glass-sided corridor), neat bedrooms have tweedy accessories; some overlook the river to the hills beyond. Dogs are made welcome; maps point the way to country walks.
36. 20 in annexe.
lift, bar, lounge, bistro, restaurant, private dining/meeting room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, 2 garden areas, drying room, secure bicycle storage, parking.
in public rooms.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 10 annexe bedrooms, bar, bistro, garden (£10 per dog).
per room B&B single £55–£95, double £70–£130, D,B&B £95–£180. À la carte from £25.