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“Good little stop for a pint and a sleep”

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The Horse and Hound Country Inn
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Hawick
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 4, 2012

The Horse and Hound Country Inn is a good little place to pull over for the night.

We found them on tripadvisor and then gave them a call about 15 mins before we were in Bonchester to check if there were any vacancies for the night. Lucky for us there were plenty!

The staff were very nice and accommodating. We had a lovely meal in the restaurant first and then a quick drink in the bar before retiring for the night upstairs to our room. Travelling in January, it was a nice change to not have to go outside into the freezing cold for dinner.

The room was quite a good size and very warm. The decor was a bit dated but it was still a decent room for the price. Noise control from the pub downstairs and the other rooms was excellent - we didn't hear a peep.

The bathroom was a little odd as it had carpet and the shower was also a sauna-type contraption. Although it was a bit unconventional, it still worked well and was very toasty indeed after a minute or two!

Breakfast was included in the price and it was a full Scottish fry-up. The food was great and we certainly didn't leave hungry.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 3, 2012

Excellent food and a great place to stay, some great walking, cycling and wildlife viewing. Everyone was very friendly and helpfull, room was clean, comfy and very nice.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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2  Thank PETER R
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Reviewed November 7, 2011

I returned to this hotel, after an earlier visit in Febuary of this year.
Freindly staff, comfortable bed and room, fantastic food.
I was delighted on my first visit, and still impressed on my second.
Will defo' be returning in the New Year

Room Tip: Sauna/shower in room 6
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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2  Thank jacquiOldham
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Reviewed November 7, 2011

We only had an overnight stay in October, because we visited a concert across the street.
Lucy, the lady who runs this inn, was already before we did arrive very helpful. She helped us with the concert tickets. The rooms were lovely, very cosy, comfortable and very clean. The steam shower was absolutely priceless. Food was excellent (dinner and breakfast) and the whole staff was very friendly and helpful. We just have been a bit sad that we only had one night at this wonderful place. But whenever we can manage, we'll be back, for sure!!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank ecosse68
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Reviewed October 24, 2011

We arrived in the dark and could not find the place, our phone call to the Inn resulted in the manager promptly arriving to our location by car to escort us the rest of the journey. Even though it was late in the evening and the restaurant was closing, they cooked us a fantastic meal and never made us feel like we needed to rush. When we had checked into the room, we had left the window open with a light on in our room, and when we returned, the ceiling was covered in midges. We didn't know what to do, and went downstairs to find that the manager had gone home. Another staff member (unfortunately I didn't get her name) who was just sitting down for her evening tea, kindly came up with the hoover and cleaned them all up. Our room was quiet, even though the pub was full of patrons. The personal service provided made our stay enjoyable, thank you.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank jackash61
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Reviewed October 2, 2011

great little hotel and pub very friendly staff great food excellent chef JOHN Very welcoming and friendly. cheers jimmy.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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1  Thank jim019
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Reviewed September 20, 2011

Bad reviews on Tripadvisor date from 2007 - the ownership has changed since then and the issues complained of have gone away.

I was pleasantly surprised by the menus both at breakfast and supper; the staff were friendly, the management co-operative and the whole place comfortable.

Minor niggles - not enough coat-hangers for wet clothing (we were on a cycling holiday ...), shower but no bath, and no decaff coffee on the tray in the bedrooms (but they made some (instant, admittedly) especially for two of us after supper) ... but these are minor issues, as was the missing cable for the lounge TV ... but we were made very welcome and it felt genuinely welcoming.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank AndytheBike
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Additional Information about The Horse and Hound Country Inn

Address: Bonchester Bridge, Hawick TD9 9SX, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Borders > Hawick
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Hawick
Price Range: $92 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Horse and Hound Country Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Horse and Hound Country Inn is a 300 year old Coaching Inn nestled in the heart of the Scottish Borders. Idea for all types of country pursuits as well as for walkers, cyclists and those just here to chill out and wander around the local Abbey towns. Our 9 en-suite bedrooms are decorated to a high standard with steam showers in some rooms. There is a spacious lounge bar and restaurant serving Traditional Scottish Pub Fayre using fresh local produce where available. The public bar with its roaring log fire is a great place to relax with a pint of real ale. ... more   less 
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Country Inn Hawick
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The Horse And Hound Country Inn Hawick, Scotland

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