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High Street, Melrose TD6 9PD, Scotland
+44 1896 822308
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 19
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent family run Hotel.

Well run hotel. Staff excellent and very friendly. Find some of the negative comments baffling - can only comment on our experiences. One particular issue dealt with promptly and extremely professionally. Owners clearly care deeply about their customers and their business. I was particularly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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English first
Seattle
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

It was perfect for what we wanted: Booze served by a welcoming bartender, no one smoking, no TV, and no music. Just our drinks, some birds doing their thing, and other people chatting or reading, enjoying themselves and the space. Thanks! The lovely April weather that afternoon didn't hurt either.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We visited after Gala 7s on our way home.We had 4 steaks,1camel,2fillets and 1 ribeye.All cooked rare and perfect.Would recommend,great service,good value,nice to see a well run hotel.Will be back.See you all soon☺

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Probably one of my worst dining experiences. Staff were rude. Advertised as a steakhouse and serves the worst steak I have ever had. Asked for medium rare and received well done on three out of four meals. Should specialise in steak instead of having such a wide range on menu.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Staying at this Hotel was not a e xperience. The staff had no customer skills at all they all looked miserable. No smiles. I stayed a week my room wasn't cleaned nor towels changed during that time. Tea tray filthy,dead fly, ants and dirt. Sink too small to fill kettle which i did with a cup.no wardrobe or chest of... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

my wife and I visited the hotel tonight as, since we moved back into the area after 8 years, we have been looking for decent restaurants. after hearing an advert on the local radio, we decided to give this place a wee try, and so pleased we did!!. my wife and I are well travelled, Australia, Africa, Europe the Caribbean... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Well run hotel. Staff excellent and very friendly. Find some of the negative comments baffling - can only comment on our experiences. One particular issue dealt with promptly and extremely professionally. Owners clearly care deeply about their customers and their business. I was particularly impressed with the local real ales - not just the usual range of keg fizz you... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This hotel is badly run, poor cleanliness, expensive to eat and drink in and outdated décor. The owner doesn't seam to like complaints but I guess she gets loads of them

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

When in Scotland you have to try a whiskey!! The bar in this place had a shelf full of every whiskey you can think of. Plenty of TV to watch the sport(the welsh cheered when Italy scored)(soon silenced!!!)

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

the bar was great good selection of ales bartender very personable. Waitress excellent, food very good. Regrettably 2mackems eating at the same time who complained and said they were going to use trip advisor because the meal was not free. Very sad. I would recommend and go again.

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newcastle upon tyne
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Stayed at this hotel very recently (22-25/11/14). The staff were all very personable, helpful and friendly. Our room was spacious, very comfortable, VERY clean and well maintained. A surprisingly quiet hotel- given it's location on the main road. Food was good but not brilliant., very adequate breakfast but average + bar meals. I believe that this hotel caters for bus... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street, Melrose TD6 9PD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  Melrose
  • Phone Number: +44 1896 822308

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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