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The Horseshoe Inn

Edinburgh Road, Eddleston EH45 8QP, Scotland
+44 1721 730225
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Eddleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $89
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Fabulous to be back at the Horseshoe for our wedding anniversary! Yet another fine evening with service that makes the experience even better than the lovely atmosphere in the building. With knowledgable advice on wines and attention to detail in presentation, the dinner was given a final icing with our coffee and confectionary was served on a platter decorated with... More

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Peebles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My husband and I had a great Sunday lunch today Everything was spot on They even saw I was uncomfortable were I was sitting and moved us to another table My food was so tasty and tender just as I had asked it to be served My husband really enjoyed his meal to Very friendly Would recommend this restaurant to... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We chose to go Mountain Biking at Glentress and treat ourselves to a lovely hotel with a wonderful restaurant. I was hesitant is there going to be enough food for a Mountain Biker, We settled on the set menu, amazing soup with the main ingredient being Artichokes....sounds horrible? the taste was wonderful..the Bread that accompanied the meal all fresh and... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The staff couldn't have been more unobtrusively attentive and informed for our small Birthday group, for a delightful late lunch,linger and tea (and breakfast for 2)! The food lived up very well to its reputation and we appreciated the unsolicited birthday extra touches. Thanks again to all the staff we met.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Friends invited us out for lunch to celebrate my husband's birthday . The adventure began with a bus trip from Edinburgh .We boarded a 62x and 45 minutes later having had a relaxed journey with time to view the lovely scenery we arrived right outside the Inn. There was a welcoming fire and equally welcoming staff. We had a superb... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Had a special meal there with family and cannot fault any aspect of the food/ service/ ambience. Private dining area allowed us to really relax. All the little extras like canapes and sweets with our coffee. Very attentive and discrete staff and mouth watering food. I wish we lived a bit closer but we will be back!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We stayed and the Horseshoe Inn on a saturday night in mid August. We wanted to have a special dinner in nice surroundings and served in a similar fashion, and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere before, during and after the dinner was very nice, relaxing, friendly but professional. The quality of products, cooking and presentation was just what we... More

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scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had lunch in this inn and the experience was exceptional with a very discreet polite staff member looking after us very well indeed. The decor is beautiful and the atmosphere is welcoming and very calm. The wine was chilled to perfection. Our meal arrived and tasted delicious. My one observation would be that the service was rather slow even... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Words do fail me for what a wonderful experience we had here. Party of nine, so we booked rooms on a DB&B, no big deal but......a truly unique location, setting, and a restaurant with rooms. From the minute we arrived, age range 20-80+ to celebrate our daughters 21st , the service was exceptional, starting with tea, cake and fizz on... More

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Princetown, United Kingdom
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39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The food in the Horseshoe is a delight although the menu is very limited. Three or four of our party were disappointed by the choices on offer, due to medical reasons, and had to request alternatives. The staff did try to accommodate their requests but the alternatives were very limited. The rest of our group thoroughly enjoyed the meal and... More

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