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Kingsknowes Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
British, Scottish, European
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Tweed Road, Galashiels, Scotland
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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are part of a group of 18 members of Mirfield Petanque Club from West Yorkshire who were spending four days in the area playing Petanque against Melrose and Walkerburn petanque clubs. Our hosts had erected a marquee next to the petanque terrain close to the hotel and what a magnificent backdrop the hotel made. However, we were invited to... More 

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118 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I attended a tea party there and the selection of food was excellent and plentiful. The conservatory was absolutely wonderful.

Thank Avril S
Chichester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

we were a large group of 20 plus, The staff gave good service the food was of high standard and we ate in one of the lovely function rooms all together a pleasant experience

Thank 75louise
Uddingston, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

What a delightful experience my partner and I had eating an evening meal at this establishment. The food was delicious and the staff were open, friendly and welcoming. Portions were very generous and left us feeling full without the need (or want) for a dessert. Though the dessert menu was fabulous!

Thank Frankiebhoy1974
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

I visit this hotel on occasion and always find it warm and welcoming. The staff are very friendly without being overbearing. Being privately owned and not a large chain appears to make a difference. We had the light lunch this visit, which was delicious. Lovely fresh salad, baked potato and homemade soup. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking... More 

1 Thank Scotty_Trix
Lanark, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in today for lunch . Excellent soup/prawn baked potato and prawn ciabatta with salad. Beautiful hotel and surroundings. Friendly helpful owners - Caroline, Robert and Jenny. Definitely make the trip back down to Galashiels to pay another visit . Thanks again for the teas in the garden.'

Thank pamage69
Galashiels, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

If you are not too fussy about fine dining and like good pub food the Kingsknowes Hotel is the place to go. The Courtyard Bar in this impressive building provides very good food at fairly reasonable prices. Main courses are priced around £11 - £12 and are good sized portions however the desserts I feel are a bit overpriced at... More 

1 Thank Jaggyjim666
Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

I attended 2 Christmas 2015 lunches/dinners here in December. Food was amazing, well presented and extremely tasty - very impressed. 2nd time i attended our order was messed up and they kept forgetting some of the dishes even though we had given them our pre order and they had same list as us. Lacked atmosphere in the room. Very good... More 

Thank KB1285
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Heard about this hotel and the very good food and seeing it was an anniversary thought to check it out. As we entered the hotel there were no staff, just a sign "ring the bell" but we followed another sign to a bar. The staff there, we met up with "kirsty" who provided a service in a friendly yet respective... More 

Thank Robert B
Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

We dropped in on a Saturday lunchtime. The menu was fairly good if a bit expensive for the sort of food on offer. Unfortunately, the meal took 45 minutes to arrive - insufficient number of staff. The meal was good but the service will ensure I won't rush back!

Thank sgdh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
British, Scottish, European
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tweed Road, Galashiels, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  Galashiels
  • Phone Number: 01896758375

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?