Handy stopping place northwards or southwards - or just a pleasant drive out from Edinburgh for a lovely lunch or dinner. Family friendly so 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!
A fine country house set amidst the rolling Dumfries and Galloway hills with a working farm and delightful hosts. Superb local food including their own game. Check out Craigadam Game in meat section for further info. Also a splendid venue for that romantic wedding.
ICE CREAM & CHEESEMAKER - Cream O Galloway is so much more than ice cream - although that is award-wininng too! Their green credentials are superb, their visitor centre perfect for families and in addition to enjoying their delightfully creamy ice cream in a great range of flavours you can also enjoy a burger in their cafe - home made from their own organic slow growing beef cattle - so nothing but the best here! Their dairy methods are highly ethical and their sustainability record has won them several awards. Their latest addition to the range is their chocolate chip honeycomb ice cream. The rich, creamy milk on Rainton Farm is also perfect for cheese making. Since recently reintroducing cheese making after a 40 year break they now have handmade soft, spreadable cheeses and hard, sweet farmhouse cheeses- Black Douglas, Cally Crowdie and Carrick. Finlay's Farmhouse Cheese is available at their visitor centre, online and from local shops. This is a very fine organic farm that has been in the same family for generations.
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. CiS Excellence Award Restaurant of the Year 2011, Michelin starred and 4 AA Rosettes. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club.
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.
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.