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“Nice enough” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Barony Castles Blue Dug Restaurant

Barony Castles Blue Dug Restaurant
Eddleston by Peebles, Scottish Borders | Mercure Eddleston Barony Castle Hotel And Spa, Eddleston EH45 8QW, Scotland
44 1721730395
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Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Eddleston
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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“Nice enough”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Visited Barony castle as part of a 2 night DBB package. We had a £23 per person allowance towards our evening meal on both nights so we took complete advantage of this, leaving not a penny to spare!

Booking - Make sure you book at time for your meal as it is very busy when the hotel is full.

Starters - Soup was very good. Haggis balls and mashed tatties comprised of 5 rather small deep fried balls of haggis. Although tasty enough, portion was way too small and probably cost less than £1,as opposed to the £7.95 they charged. Get the soup if you want a starter.

Mains - Salmon was delicious. A very generous portion with salad and potatoes. The Chicken Bang Bang was good too. A tangy chilli flavour and good portion. Fish and chips was fresh and the fish was huge. Only down side of this was that it was served in a horrible wicker basket. We noticed this on the first night so when we ordered it on the second night we asked for it on a plate. Saw a couple of other people asking for it to be put on a plate after struggling to get into it. Think the scampi and burger came in the baskets too, which to us, likens the food to pub grub. But we made sure we got our money worth and also ordered onion rings and garlic mash. Generous portions again.

Dessert - Only had 1 dessert over the 2 nights. Asked for raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake but got strawberry cheesecake. Would normally complain if I got the wrong thing but it was good so just ate it.

All in all, a nice meal which we enjoyed.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“cheap onion rings!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Would have been a great steak meal however the steak was overcooked, medium was more like well done. Presentation was good with the exception of frozen onion rings on a £28 meal without drinks. Staff were friendly but didn't really know the menu.

Visited August 2013
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“Restaurant review only”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Have already written 2 excellent reviews for this hotel but felt I needed to comment on our most recent visit as it was very disappointing compared to our previous visits. Booked for dinner in Blue Dug to celebrate our anniversary, on arrival they knew nothing of our reservation. Last time we came to Barony Castle there was a similar problem but we gave them the benefit of the doubt. Managed to seat us, one of us had sirloin steak which was £25 and quite grisly, portion size was a let down for the price. Dessert was nothing special, one of us had the smallest creme brûlée ever at £5.25. Hoped for better value for money than this. Service just ok. Won't hurry back :(

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