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“excellent food!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Cobbles - Freehouse & Dining

The Cobbles - Freehouse & Dining
Ranked #1 of 31 Restaurants in Kelso
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $19
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Brew Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Cobbles is a well-established pub restaurant situated in the heart of the lovely Scottish Borders town of Kelso which serves an eclectic mix of British gastro-pub classics, Modern European and Pacific Rim cuisine.The Cobbles is the brewery tap for one of Scotland's most progressive micro-breweries, Tempest Brew Co. Kelso.The Cobbles is a great place to meet for a drink and the ideal venue for any party booking for a relaxed gastro-pub lunch, an evening meal or a special dining occasion.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“excellent food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

first time in years since I've been in and very pleasantly surprised. Great menu, lots of fresh fish dishes, fish n chips in beer batter was superb - Simple stuff done well works every time. Service was a wee bit ropey but it was very busy and staff were very friendly and apologised several times for the delay. We will definitely be back soon- if you read this guys, keep up the good work, some pretty exciting stuff happening here and you deserve praise for your efforts. Cheers!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great littel find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

Super little gastropub, with excellent range of ales from the local Tempest Brewery, and great
value. I used to have reservations about burgers being served in a brioche, but the Cobbles nails it.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

Second visit to the Cobbles for a meal with friends. Again, great service and wonderful food. Looking forward to returning for a third time!!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

Friendly staff and great food! Had dinner and lunch on 2 separate days- different staff both times but all just lovely, great service both occasions.

Visited June 2014
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“Evening Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

This was our first time dining at The Cobbles and I can't fault it at all. The service was exceptional, all three staff on duty could not have been any nicer. The food was tasty and the portion sizes were more than enough. The quality of the food is very much worth the price and I was extremely surprised at how cheap the bill was. I would recommend this for lunch and dinner. The atmosphere was great, small but convenient size so I would highly recommend booking in advance Although, I called up 2 hours before we went and they luckily had availability. Thanks to all the staff who were working tonight, you didn't make us feel like we were putting you out when asking for something as I have experienced this in too many restaurants in the Borders. It's because of service alone like this that makes me want to return. I look forward to our many returns in the future.

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