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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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  • 98
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 10
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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
Exceptional.......in every way.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
David M
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Edinburgh
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

In the past I have regarded this as a very good restaurant but it is probably a mistake in what must be considered a fine dining establishment to go as a party of 11 or 12 for a Christmas lunch. Certainly our experience would suggest that that is the case. The Christmas lunch menu was interesting but the portion size... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Spent my birthday here for dinner and overnight stay. The pre dinner canapes were delicious followed by the most amazing dinner every coarse was fantastic full of flavour and served by very attentive staff.I have eaten in many restaurants around the world and around Scotland and have never been more pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food in this... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We had some lovely canapes whist we ordered, followed by a delicious artichoke soup, and then fabulous hot smoked salmon on risotto. Food quality is fantastic and really incredible value. Being a cold January afternoon meant restaurant not busy but it will be at other times. Hadnt been for a long while but will certainly be back.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Masquerading as a simple roadside inn/reststop (which it has been for centuries, I suspect) get an excellent meal with excellent service and gracious attitude. All within easy reach of Edinburgh and the main roads to everywhere. Beautiful accurate descriptions on an appropriately short but comprehensive menu, well-stocked bar and wines. And a half-hourly bus service north and south if you... 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 - 82
  • 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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