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Wheatsheaf Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Swinton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, Scotland
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Excellent food and friendly staff”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

The Wheatsheaf Hotel was both a very comfortable and relaxing place to stay but the highlight is the quality of the food. A quiet drink in front of a warm fire on a chilly January Saturday followed by meal of locally sourced scallops and monkfish among other delicacies was most memorable. Room no 7 was lovely - warm, spacious with a large bathroom with both bath and shower. Molton Brown toiletaries too - and not in little bottles or sachets. All in all, this is a lovely place to stay in both Summer or Winter but bear in mind that Swinton is a tiny village and there is nothing to do there however it does provide a good base to get to Kelso, Duns, Berwick or to visit all the historic houses in the borders. Breakfast was fresh and unlike the mass produced stuff in some places was made to order and the menu tells you of the sources of the produce.The staff were delightful. Service was friendly but never intrusive. We had a great time. Our 3rd visit.

Room Tip: Room 7 does not have view but was toward the back and was spacious and bright. No noise at all. You...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Looks out onto the village green/football pitch. Quaint, welcoming, with a nice homely feel and friendly atmosphere. Nice log fire. The room was large, but the double bed, was a little on the compact side for our liking. Because it was January the restaurant had curtailed choices on the Menu, but this was intimated, when booking. Food was good, used local produce and was well presented. A nice relaxing stay. Staff were very nice.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Stayed here for only one night, but really hope I get the chance to do so for longer in the not too distant future. I've been to many hotels that look terrific online and are not quite so sharp in the flesh, but The Wheatsheaf was as good, if not even better, than I expected from my preliminary research.

Service upon arrival was friendly and helpful and the rooms were really well decorated, with great facilities and a professional but homely feel. The beds were very comfortable.

The restaurant was of a very high calibre indeed. It was a quiet evening this time but the service and quality was still top notch. Generous portions and clear attention to detail- my steak was cooked to order perfectly.

The Wheatsheaf doesn't appear to have many nearby competitors but there wasn't a hint of complacency. We got the distinct impression that the high expectations begin with the owners themselves, taking pride in what they do. Excellent value and experience.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2012

My husband and I got married at the nearby Wedderburn Castle and we chose the Wheatsheaf to house the 35 guests not staying at the Castle. We stayed here ourselves back in July and knew we'd made the right decision! Chris and his staff were fantastic throughout the year, helping us arrange rooms for out of town guests. The food is outstanding and very reasonably priced. I know our wedding guests certainly made use of the bar on the Friday night! It's a cosy, friendly hotel with high quality accommodation with lots of options for big groups. We managed to get everybody on-site, either in the Hotel or the lovely cottages nearby. Next time we are up in the Borders, we'll be staying at the Wheatsheaf!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 10 which was spacious, but the Cottages around Swinton are lovely. Particularly re...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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ChrisWinsonWsheaf, Owner at Wheatsheaf Hotel, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
So glad your weekend worked so well Anna. It was a pleasure looking after your group. Sunday breakfast spilled over to the new Sunday carvery, which was good news for a few late guests! All the best, Chris
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Came here for a superb Sunday carvery, saved having to do it all at home yourself and great value for money. Had the roast beef with all the trimmings and couldn't have asked for it any better although the pork and crackling looked good too!! Staff were pleasant ans welcoming so will definitely be back!

  • Stayed November 2012
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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

Returning to the Wheatsheaf again for Sunday lunch. This time for the carvery. The food was excellent, the best roast beef and yorkshire puddings with freindly service .. The small resturant rooms gives it a cosy feel. The children were welcomed and we look forward to our next meal here.

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Lanarkshire, Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2012

I booked this hotel as I was due to be at a wedding at the nearby Wedderburn Castle the following day. The room was very nice and had a ensuite bathroom which was also tastefully done. They have a nice beer garden to the rear and and a cosy restaurant which we used. The food was very good and service excellent. There was also a great breakfast in the morning.
There is not much to do or see in the area but worth an overnight if you are in the area.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Wheatsheaf Hotel
Address: Main Street | Berwickshire, Swinton TD11 3JJ, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Borders > Swinton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Swinton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Wheatsheaf Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Award winning hotel & restaurant; comfortable country accommodation overlooking the village green of Swinton, Scottish Borders. Graded 4 star by VisitScotland and winner of Best Restaurant in the Borders at 2013 & 2014 Scottish Hotel Awards. ... more   less 
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