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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 10
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  • 5
    Terrible
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
A Sunday lunch to savour

It is obvious from the first booking that the management of the Horsehoe are going to provide a meal to remember . We visited for Sunday roast lunch a not always easy meal to prepare and serve just right in any restaurant. The Horsehoe achieved this to perfection : Fresh , tender and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
JohnSnel
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Esher, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Esher, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

It is obvious from the first booking that the management of the Horsehoe are going to provide a meal to remember . We visited for Sunday roast lunch a not always easy meal to prepare and serve just right in any restaurant. The Horsehoe achieved this to perfection : Fresh , tender and flavoursome beef, with just enough well cooked... More 

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london
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We stayed for 2 nights and wished it had been longer. The staff are welcoming, friendly with good service that was not intrusive. The restaurant itself is not at all what you expect from the outside - fabulous deep seated sofas in the bar area, lovely dining tables and chairs creating a warm ambience with soft lighting and candles. The... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Second year in a row my husband's treated me to dine in style this time with an overnight stay. Lovely food & excellent value.

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This was our first visit to the Horseshoe and I have to say we were thoroughly delighted! It was clear from the outset that this is no ordinary restaurant. From the warm welcome on arrival, right through to the owner spending some time with us at the end of our meal, the Horseshoe clearly sets out to make an impression... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My brother-in-law was visiting us from London and wanted to take us out for Suday lunch. The Horseshoe Inn at Eddlestone had been recommended to us by friends, but this was our first visit. From the friendly email following our initial booking, to our welcome on arrival, the canapés with our pre-lunch drinks, followed by a menu which competed with... More 

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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Went to the Horseshoe Inn for a Mother's Day treat - party of 6. The whole experience was excellent! There was a very relaxed atmosphere for the whole time - we did not feel rushed at all. The meal started with canapes - delicious! The options for starters, mains and desserts were varied and catered to most tastes! Everyone was... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

If I could write a review to do this Chef justice, I would. But words fail me. My evening was a culinary delight, tasting food that transported me back to memories of a by gone age when food really was flavoursome through its own natural goodness. He combines simplicity with unpretentious taste sensations that truly titilate the taste buds. Sorry,... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The restaurant is very comfortable, with the staff delivering excellent service and a nice atmosphere. We took the tasting menu, which was great (especially the pork belly), each course was delicious and the wine excellent. I took guests from Norway, and I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

In a nutshell, we had a tremendous two night DBB stay at the Horseshoe, revelling in discreet and attentive service, with delicious food accompanied by a fine choice of wine. (More than 150 bottles on the wine list). The Horseshoe is on the main road at the tiny village of Eddleston a few miles out of Peebles and, blink, and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Visited here for dinner while staying at Barony Castle we wanted somewhere nice for dinner as it was our daughters birthday. We didn't quite realise how fantastic it was going to be they fitted us in at short notice and the food was fab. Expensive but worth it if you want a treat. Service was 1st class really could not... 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 24 - 83
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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