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Region: South of Scotland Members - Borders



Market Square
MELROSE

South of Scotland - Borders
TD6 9PL
Tel:01896 822285
http://www.burtshotel.co.uk
Comments

Lovely hostelry with award winning fare in pretty border town with its famous abbeyburts_exterior.jpg and beautiful gardens. The staff here - and at their sister venue the Townhouse across the square - are friendly and helpful and the food is carefully sourced and beautifully presented, whether you are dining in the restaurant (pictured) or their charming and relaxing lounge bar for more informal meals.

Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club. A great place to tarry awhile, eat and stay.



Edinburgh Road
PEEBLES

South of Scotland - Borders
EH45 8PL
Tel:01721 725750
http://www.cringletie.com
Comments

This fairytale castellated country house is within a stone’s throw of Edinburgh - nearcringpud1 enough to enjoy a pleasant trip for a romantic gourmet meal…yet just far enough to justify a night away if you feel like it!

Head Chef Cameron MacMichael is a huge success in the kitchen (and incidentally on stage at Royal Highland Show!). Cringletie’s faith in giving the young a chance to shine has again proved an incredible success and under the mentoring of the one and only Willie Pike, Cameron is enjoying his leading role at the Borders Top hotel and dining experience.

Working with fresh produce, much grown in the hotels walled garden Cameron says “we concentrate on locally available, quality ingredients to produce well presented dishes where taste and flavour are paramount” and that is what the customers keep coming back for.

Wedding parties can have exclusive use and enjoy the intimacy with world class food. Cringletie can proudly take its place alongside the finest in Britain.



LAUDER
BERWICKSHIRE

South of Scotland - Borders
TD2 6RA
Tel:01578 750750
http://www.carfraemill.co.uk
Comments

Travelling northwards or southwards - or just having a pleasant drive out fromcarfraeexterior.jpg Edinburgh, this family run hotel is perfect for a lovely lunch or dinner. Family friendly with a lovely range of options for all. Great informal atmosphere and quite a landmark in the region. The meals are all delicious - and their desserts a treat as you can see for yourself!

They have great accommodation, flexible dining times and host many local events, festivals, weddings and meetings.

'The hotel has been nestled into the edge of the Lammermuir Hills in Lauderdale for well over a century. Today, Carfraemill brings people together to eat and meet, celebrate, relax and rest a while. We are truly family-friendly and baby-friendly.'

Now with Soutra Coffee House nearby - see separate entry



Blackshields
Fala
Soutra Hill


South of Scotland - Borders
EH37 5TF
Tel:01875 833795
http://www.carfraemill.co.uk/house-of-soutra-cafe
Comments

A delightful addition to the Carfaemill family enterprise is this super coffee shop 4 miles along the road from the hotel.

A perfact place to tarry awhile for home baking and wonderful lunches, all with a spectacualr view.



Market Square
MELROSE

South of Scotland - Borders
TD6 9PQ
Tel:01896 822645
http://www.thetownhousemelrose.co.uk
Comments

Just across the square from Burts and equally delightful in its own individual way, Thetownhouse Townhouse is also owned by the Henderson family, who have deservedly won many accolades for their fine food and hospitality.

Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club, you have the choice of relaxed eating in the Brasserie or dining in the elegant Restaurant, both menus famed for their local produce, finest game, seafood and vegetables.



Whitmuir
LAMANCHA
By WEST LINTON

South of Scotland - Borders
EH46 7BB
Tel:01968 661908
http://www.whitmuirtheorganicplace.co.uk
Comments

This organic restaurant, operated by The Larder, is light and airy within a lovelylarderwhit2 building with great 'green' credentials. With a cracking team in the kitchen and local artisan produce, the results are delicious. The Larder works by forging strong relationships with small suppliers and utilizing the best of what they have available each week on their ever changing menu.

http://www.edinburghlarder.co.uk

Whitmuir is an organic working farm growing seasonal produce and rearing Tamworth pigs, Shorthorn cattle and lamb. They have also planted an "edible and boozy hedge" - sounds like years of interesting tasting ahead!

Excellent organic food hall, restaurant and art gallery. The Food Hall/Farm Shop features on Scottish Cheese Trail and also stocks a great range of their organic meats and a full range of organic goroceries. The gallery is filled with highly unusual beautiful handcrafts and artwork. A lovely trip out of the city.

 



Region: South of Scotland Members - Dumfries & Galloway



Craigadam
CASTLE DOUGLAS

South of Scotland - Dumfries & Galloway
DG7 3HU
Tel:01556 650233
http://www.craigadam.com
Comments

A fine country house set amidst the rolling Dumfries and Galloway hills with a workingcraigadam_logo.jpg farm, game estate and delightful hosts. Rod and Gun experiences are also on offer here so check out the weblink for full details.

Superb local food including their own game off the hill. Celia's award-winning game dinners are part of her superb menus with local seafood and delicious desserts all served in their gorgeous diningroom. You will have wonderful memories after a stay here - and the bedrooms are all individually designed too.

Check out Craigadam Game in meat section for further info. Also a splendid venue for that romantic wedding.



Rainton

GATEHOUSE OF FLEET
Nr CASTLE DOUGLAS

South of Scotland - Dumfries & Galloway
DG7 2DR
Tel:01557 814 040
http://www.creamogalloway.co.uk
Comments

Cream O' Galloway is quite a destination! They have long been famous for their award-winning ice cream, cafe and incredible playground adventure facilities for children. Now they are making their own cheese too - see Scottish Cheese Trail Section for more details.

On farm they have their own organic beef and dairy herds of cattle. Their dairycream_o_g_calf.jpg methods are highly ethical and their sustainability record has won them several Green Awards. This is a fine organic farm that has been in the same family for generations.

Their spacious cafe serves ice cream and burgers, both made on farm, along with bakes, teas and coffees. It is also a popular party destination and groups can be booked. There is an observation gallery to see the animals and cheese being made so lots to see for a grand day out. 



Fleetvale
High Street
Gatehouse-of-Fleet

South of Scotland - Dumfries & Galloway
DG7 2HR
Tel:01557 814 001
http://www.gallowaylodge.co.uk
Comments
In 2011 Galloway Lodge opened up a 60-seater licenced coffee shop serving home-made food and baking paired with wonderful Galloway Lodge products. They serve barista prepared coffees alongside locally brewed Sulwath beers. What a lovely idea.


PORTPATRICK

South of Scotland - Dumfries & Galloway
DG9 9AD
Tel:01776 810 471
http://www.knockinaamlodge.com
Comments

This idyllic spot could be straight from an Agatha Christie novel! Indeed it has anknockinaamHead_Chef_Tony_Pierce_ interesting past and has played its part in the history of Scotland as the location for a meeting between Churchill and General Eisenhower in World War II and played a role in John Buchan's 39 Steps - a favourite of mine. Set on its own bay and only a short distance from the pretty village of Portpatrick, this beautiful mansion is stunning and the food award-winning. As they rightly say 'If the landscape doesn't take your breath away, the food will.' Renowned for their 3AA Rosettes and 1* Michellin Star dinners (please book) and David's fine wine cellar. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club. Check on website for morning coffees, bar lunches and afternoon teas. As with dinner, more formal lunches need booked.Photo: Head Chef Tony Pierce.



Loch Arthur Camphill Community
Beeswing


South of Scotland - Dumfries & Galloway
DG2 8JQ
Tel:01387 259669
http://www.locharthur.org.uk
Comments

The Loch Arthur Creamery and Farmshop's new buildings are now in their second year and a great asset to Dumfries and Galloway. Creating a home, community, family and valued work, The Camphill Community offers ‘co-operation not competition’ to co-workers and has resulted in an organic food hub creating award-winning dairy produce, breads from their bakery, meats, fruit and vegetables and home baked goodies. 

Offering Southwest Scotland’s finest selections of Organic foods complimented by a carefully chosen selection of crafts and produce. This lovely Café serves a delightful selection of cakes, soups and light meals produced from the finest ingredients….predominantly organic and very fresh. It has already become a much appreciated meeting place in Dumfries and Galloway, and a very welcome addition to what was already a very special place.

We had a delicious lunch of savoury handmade pies, and their rare roast beef open sandwich – we even did some early Christmas shopping from their carefully selected range of food and nature books!

See Scottish Cheese Trail entry for more about their cheeses.



Lewis Street
STRANRAER

South of Scotland - Dumfries & Galloway
DG9 7AQ
Tel:01776 702135
http://www.theoldmansebb.co.uk
Comments
A warm welcome awaits you in this charming period Bed and Breakfast - a great base from which to explore Dumfries and Galloway and a stone's throw from local ammenities. Ideally situated for ferries and road links this beautiful residence has been lovingly restored with original features and carefully sourced furnishings in keeping with the charm of this Victorian manse.


Region: South of Scotland Members - Ayrshire



West Clerkland Farm

Dunlop Road

Stewarton

South of Scotland - Ayrshire
KA3 5LP
Tel:01560 482 494
http://www.dunlopdairy.co.uk
Comments

Dunlop Dairy is where the Traditional Ayrshire Dunlop cheese is made near Stewarton Ayrshire.

Within the beautiful historic farm buildings there is also a lovely Cheese Shop and Cafe where they serve home made soups, light meals - with her cheeses of course - and home bakes. The cafe was the old barn with the inscribed lintel dated 1766 and now all beautifully converted.

For more details on Ann's range of beautiful cheeses, see Scottish Cheese Trail sectiondunlop_exterior.jpg

  • CHEESEMAKER
  • PASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN AYRSHIRE COWS
  • OWN GOATS' MILK CHEESES TOO
  • VEGETARIAN RENNET
  • ON FARM RETAIL & CAFE
  • PGI STATUS

 The Dunlop cheese is in the final stages of PGI  (Protected Geographical Indication) status.



Region: Ayrshire



Souter Johnnie's Inn.
47 Main Road
Kirkoswald

Ayrshire
KA19 8HY
Tel:01655 760653
Souter Johnnie
Comments
This delightful wood panelled inn with its crackling hearth has a thatched roof, a couthy bar and a great bistro. The food is great and the service warm and friendly. It has a lovely mix of speedy service and informality with delicious food served very attractively. The building is on the site of where Robert Burns attended school in 1775 and the history is reflected in the arty displays all around you. Souter Johnnie was the shoemaker in Burns' famous poem Tam o’ Shanter.


Region: Ballantrae



Cosses Country House

Ballantrae
KA26 0LR
Tel:01465 831363
Cosses Country House
Comments
Graceful dining in a picturesque setting. This enchanting residence in the south of Ayrshire is ideally situated to explore the beautiful coast and countryside. Susan is justly proud of her extensive garden which gives a carpet of colour as well as vegetables and salads for the table. Look out for Susan's delightfully illustrated recipe book “A Country Cook’s Garden.”


Glenapp Castle

Ballantrae
KA26 0NZ
Tel:+44 (0)1465 831212
Glenapp Castle
Comments

Stylish and baronial luxury in the heart of Ayrshire. From afternoon teas, to Sunday lunches and gourmet dinners this establishment has received many plaudits. They are sticklers for local produce and also grow much of their produce in their own vegetable gardens.

They use local wild game and support many Scottish artisan cheesemakers offering a seasonal menu of between 15 and 25 of Scotland's finest cheeses. Choose one cheese or try them all, served with our own garden apple jelly, and wonderful homemade walnut and apricot bread, crackers and oatcakes.

CiS Excellence Award Restaurant of the Year 2011, Michelin starred and 4 AA Rosettes. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club.



Region: Biggar



Mill Inn
Coulter Village
Coulter


Biggar
ML12 6PZ
Tel:01899 220950
Mill Inn
Comments
The Coulter Mill restaurant is now the village inn. It has been attractively restored and has all-day food bistro-style on offer. The food is quite traditional with well known favourites and care taken to source high quality produce with the provenance noted on the menus. Honest good fare with lovely friendly staff - a handy place to take a break on a north-south journey. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club.


Skirling House
Skirling

Biggar
ML12 6HD
Tel:01899 860274
Skirling House
Comments
Delightful dwelling in beautiful setting with a consistently excellent reputation.


Region: Dalry



Braidwoods
Drumastle Mill Cottage

Dalry
KA24 4LN
Tel:01294 833544
Braidwoods
Comments
An unassuming little cottage yet this tiny restaurant consistently has a big reputation - a delicious combination in a rural setting. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club.


Region: Dumfries



Cavens
Kirkbean

Dumfries
DG2 8AA
Tel:01387 880234
Cavens
Comments
Absolutely charming country house set amidst beautiful gardens. Advocates of Slow Food, your hosts will give you a wonderful relaxing break from life's merry-go-round. With fine food and wine and gracious surroundings, you can book to dine as a non resident or stay a while.


Region: Dumfries & Galloway



Blackaddie House Hotel & Restaurant
Sanquhar



Dumfries & Galloway
DG4 6JJ
Tel:01659 50270
Blackaddie House Hotel & Restaurant
Comments

Catering in Scotland Excellence Award Chef of the Year 2016 and Finalist Restaurant of the Year 2015,  Ian & Jane McAndrew purchased this 9 bedroom hotel in 2007 and have created destination dining in this small hamlet. That same year he was awarded the honour of Chef Laureate of the British Academy of Gastronomes.

They use as much as possible from their own vegetable garden along with local meats, seafood and game. Ian has also written a number of cookery books and is Chairman of Dumfries & Galloway Chefs Association.



Region: Fairlie



Fins Restaurant
Fencefoot Farm

Fairlie
KA29 0EG
Tel:01475 568989
Fins Restaurant
Comments
Light and airy seafood bistro with a friendly welcome and fine food, incorporating Fencebay smokehouse and farm shop, craft and cookshop. A proper little community here!


Region: Lauder



Firebrick Brasserie
7 Market Place


Lauder
TD2 6SR
Tel:01578 718915
Firebrick Brasserie
Comments

Chef proprietors David Haetzman and Amanda Jordan opened this lovely brasserie late summer 2015 and were Catering in Scotland Excellence Finalist Newcomer of the Year 2016 by May!

They are both superb chefs in their own right and having their own place is the culmination of much planning and determination to fulfill their dream. Although skilled across the board, David leans towards the starters and mains, leaving gifted Patisserie chef Amanda to excel at the desserts! With enthusiastic offspring watching and learning this is certainly a family business!

They are dedicated to the use of local produce and David gave a fine performance at this year's Royal HIghland Show with local venison.



Region: Moffat



Buccleuch Arms Hotel
High Street

Moffat
DG10 9ET
Tel:+ 44 (0)1683 220 003
Buccleuch Arms Hotel
Comments
This hotel owned and run by the Smith family is in the heart of the bonnie market town of Moffat. Outside it is a lovely traditional country inn and inside this is a mecca for local produce skilfully and highly professionally handled by Lara Smith at the helm in the kitchen. She is both gifted and delightful and entertained us all at the Royal Highland Show celebrating the flavours of Dumfries and Galloway. Her father in law (the boss), husband, and all the Smith family play key roles in making this a great place to stay. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club. No e mail address at present so please telephone.


Region: New Abbey



Abbey Cottage Tearoom

New Abbey
DG2 8BY
Tel:01387 850377
Abbey Cottage Tearoom
Comments
Quaint yet spacious, ideally located adjacent to Sweetheart Abbey, this tearoom is a delightful haven for locals and day trippers... and even near the beach. They use a wide range of organic food and ingredients from local suppliers and have won awards.


Region: Peebles



Coltman's Delicatessen and Kitchen
71-73 High Street

Peebles
EH45 8AN
Tel:01721 720405
Coltman
Comments
A lovely find in the High Street. Out front is a pretty and very useful delicatessen. Delve deeper and you find a lovely bistro with contemporary style and a log stove glowing in the hearth. With daily blackboard specials and a mouthwatering menu it has much to offer. Our fried lambs' liver and smoked haddock risotto dishes were delicious... not to mention the creme brulee with fruit compote!


Region: Sorn



Sorn Inn
35 Main Street

Sorn
KA5 6HU
Tel:01290 551305
Sorn Inn
Comments
Gastro pub in the heart of Ayrshire that has put the village of Sorn on the map. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club.


Region: St Boswells



Buccleuch Arms & The Blue Coo Bistro & Bar
The Green

St Boswells
TD6 OEW
Tel:+44 (0)1835 822 243
Buccleuch Arms & The Blue Coo Bistro & Bar
Comments

This traditional hostelry on the edge of the pretty border town of St Boswells is anything but traditional! It has been sensitively renovated to retain original features but give a contemporary twist.

From the lovely entrance through to the Blue Coo dining in a modern rustic setting, it sets the scene for an excellent meal. The menu is just what you would hope for, including local steaks and burgers from Hardiesmill, local roe deer and seafood. Great to see such support for local produce, skilfully cooked.



Main Street Trading Company
Main Street

St Boswells
TD6 0AT
Tel:01835 824087
Main Street Trading Company
Comments

A delightfully eclectic mix of books, cafe and fine delcatessen - the sort of place any small community would cry out for - a real focus for the village. Beautifully laid out in a sensitively restored historic building with a great innovative range of books for all ages and a cafe serving high quality locally sourced produce. It has been comprehensively extended and now also has a lovely courtyard and an excellent deli.



Region: Swinton



Wheatsheaf Restaurant with rooms

Swinton
TD11 3JJ
Tel:01890 860257
Wheatsheaf Restaurant with rooms
Comments

Attractive restaurant with rooms by a peaceful village green, with many good food award plaudits. Bistro style dining overlooking this pretty villlage green. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club.



Region: Troon



Lochgreen House Hotel
Monktonhill Road

Troon
KA10 7EN
Tel:01292 313343
Lochgreen House Hotel
Comments
Renowned for its luxury & fine dining in the famous golf & seaside town of Troon.


McCallums of Troon Oyster Bar
Harbour Road

Troon
KA10 6DH
Tel:01292 319 339
McCallums of Troon Oyster Bar
Comments
A lovely harbourside seafood restaurant run by the famous fishmongers of the same name and well known to yachtsmen who tack and reach to the Troon shore to enjoy! Next door is their quick stop fish bar The Wee Hurry. No e mail at present.


Scotts at Troon Yacht Haven
45a Harbour Road

Troon
KA10 6DJ
Tel:01292 315315
Scotts at Troon Yacht Haven
Comments
This first floor restaurant has spectacular views over Troon Marina and a great menu to enjoy too. A very popular spot as you can imagine. Ample waterfront parking for the car and vast walls of glass for panoramic views within. Delicious dishes for light bites or more substantial dinners. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club.


Region: Walkerburn



Windlestraw Lodge
Tweed Valley

Walkerburn
EH43 6AA
Tel:01896 870 636
Windlestraw Lodge
Comments
This charming house has all the ingredients for a romantic getaway and superb food. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club.