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The Horseshoe Inn

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Edinburgh Road, Eddleston EH45 8QP, Scotland
+44 1721 730225
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Relaxed, easy dining is offered here at The Horseshoe Inn���s Bistro, a...
Relaxed, easy dining is offered here at The Horseshoe Inn���s Bistro, a low key alternative to the sumptuous Bardoulet���s Restaurant, which has made The Horseshoe famous on the Scottish dining scene. Cosy and rustic, the Bistro is centered around a wood paneled main bar with small round tables edged by linen covered chairs, dark wood original beams overhead and a wood fired stove throwing out warmth just perfect for those cold Scottish winters. A regularly changing menu allows acclaimed chef Patrick Bardoulet to tackle favourite classics from throughout Europe but with his trademark creative twist, using excellent seasonal ingredients from the many excellent producers Scotland has to offer. A children���s menu is available throughout the day, with equally carefully created dishes introducing small gastronomes to the world of good food. Meanwhile, the bar stocks an array of excellent ales well suited to the casual dining approach offered by The Horseshoe Inn Bistro.
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful atmosphere and dinner

My new husband, my best friend, my now mother-in-law went to the Horseshoe Inn for dinner the night after the ceremony. We immediately loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. We chose from the tasting menu, which was absolutely wonderful, but when my husband received the bill I admit I did see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Jennifer Y
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Woodbridge, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My new husband, my best friend, my now mother-in-law went to the Horseshoe Inn for dinner the night after the ceremony. We immediately loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. We chose from the tasting menu, which was absolutely wonderful, but when my husband received the bill I admit I did see him pale ever so slightly :) Exceptional service and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We stayed overnight on a dinner bed and breakfast basis and this was an absolute treat. The team are very friendly, relaxed and always on hand. We liked that the restaurant was not overly formal whilst the food produced by Alistair Craig in the kitchen and his team was brilliant. Whilst the wine list could require a few hours study... More 

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Esher, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

One of the delights about lunchtime dining in a quality restaurant , is that usually , the set price fare either for a two or three course menu, showcases the best the chef has to offer including the service and ambiance . Such it is with The Horseshoe, not our first visit but a repeat visit which indicated to us... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were on our way back to Edinburgh fairly late in the evening and saw the restaurant sign on the main road so decided to go in on the off chance to get a late dinner. We were so glad we did. The food and service was exceptional. Yes it's a bit pricey but worth it for a special meal.... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Nice place to stop and eat while visiting Scotland. The restaurant is clean and the food is really good. My husband, friend and I were very impressed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I reserved a table at The Horseshoe Inn to celebrate my birthday. I did this by phone and even from this early stage of reservation it felt special. The night started in the lounge area where you are presented with a menu of aperitifs to choose from and the staff member was very knowledgeable about all the offerings. At this... More 

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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a wonderful meal, not cheap but excellent quality, with very professional and friendly service, even to the extent that they collected us from our hotel and took us back at the end of the night. We will certainly dine at the Horseshoe Inn again.

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Arrived here en route to Stobo Castle. The Inn itself if full of character and very well looked after. The staff were excellent and couldn't be more helpful.. We had variations of the set Sunday lunch menu which was delicious with an amuse bouche to begin so really fine dining in a traditional style but not fine dining prices! When... More 

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Tayport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My partner and I dined here Sat 6th June. We were staying at the nearby Barony Castle Hotel for a weekend break and decided to have a meal on the Friday evening in the hotel and our second evening at this restaurant simply because it was conveniently located near the bottom of the driveway of the hotel. The Horseshoe was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Living locally this was the last of what we thought was a gastro pub we hadn't tried... What an amazing surprise to find it actually a high end fine dining restaurant instead to suit our taste. The building is like going into a hobbit hole. Oldie worldly, a sense of calm and beautiful decor. The staff were great; friendly, knowledgeable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Edinburgh Road, Eddleston EH45 8QP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  Eddleston
  • Phone Number: +44 1721 730225

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 85
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

Relaxed, easy dining is offered here at The Horseshoe Inn���s Bistro, a low key alternative to the sumptuous Bardoulet���s Restaurant, which has made The Horseshoe famous on the Scottish dining scene. Cosy and rustic, the Bistro is centered around a wood paneled main bar with small round tables edged by linen covered chairs, dark wood original beams overhead and a wood fired stove throwing out warmth just perfect for those cold Scottish winters. A regularly changing menu allows acclaimed chef Patrick Bardoulet to tackle favourite classics from throughout Europe but with his trademark creative twist, using excellent seasonal ingredients from the many excellent producers Scotland has to offer. A children���s menu is available throughout the day, with equally carefully created dishes introducing small gastronomes to the world of good food. Meanwhile, the bar stocks an array of excellent ales well suited to the casual dining approach offered by The Horseshoe Inn Bistro.

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