DINGLETON MAINS, MELROSE
SCOTTISH BORDERS TD6 9HS

 

 

ROB@EILDONMELROSE.CO.UK
01896 823 258

The Scottish Borders is a famous for its incredible produce and natural larder, you just have to dine at any of the top Edinburgh restaurants to see that most of the ingredients on their menus originate in the Scottish Borders! The area has plenty or superb eateries of its own and fantastic new cafes and restaurants are opening up all the time. Below is a list of our favourite places that we want to share with our guests, we hope you enjoy!

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS – just a few to get you started! (this list is taken from our holiday cottage welcome folders where more information on wheelchair access is also provided)

RECOMMENDED LOCAL FOOD SHOPS
Country Kitchen – Delicatessen Melrose, great selection of cheese
Martin Baird – Butcher Melrose – 01896 822016
Williamson Greengrocer Melrose
Dalgetty – Baker Melrose
Made by Marion Melrose
Simply Delicious Melrose – great ice cream!
Main Street Tading Delicatessen, TD6 0AT St Boswells – 01835 824087
Kelso Farmers Market, Kelso square, TD5. Fourth Saturday of each month from 9.30am – 1.30pm
W F Anderson & Son Fishmonger, Melrose – tip – they sell quite a limited selection of fresh fish in the shop but you can order anything and they will get it for you, such as the langoustines below, yum!

RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS
MELROSE
The Townhouse Restaurant or bistro – 01896 822645
Burts Hotel Restaurant or bistro – 01896 822285
Marmions Bistro Bistro – 01896 822245
Provender – 01896 820319
Monte Casino Italian Restaurant – 01896 820082

GATTONSIDE (ACROSS THE RIVER FROM MELROSE!)
Seasons, TD6 9NP – 01896 823217
The Hoebridge Inn, TD6 9LZ – 01896 823082

LOCAL AREA
Abbotsford House, TD6 9BQ – 01896 752043
Drybrugh Hotel restaurant, Drybrugh TD6 0RQ – 01835 822261
Roxburghe Hotel, Heiton, TD5 8JZ – 01573 450331
Born in the Borders, TD8 6ST – 01835 830495
Ancrum Cross Keys, TD8 6XH – 01835 830242
Hunters Stables, TD6 0AT – 01835 822710
The Cobbles, Kelso, TD5 7JH – 01573 223548
Caddy Mann, Jedburgh, TD8 6TJ – 01835 850787
Kailzie Gardens, Peebles, EH45 9HT – 01721 720007
Dawyk Botanical Gardens, EH45 9JU – 01721 760 254
Collington Arms, Cornhill, TD12 4UH – 01890 882424
Wheatsheaf, Swinton, TD11 3JJ – 01890 860257
Sun Inn, Dalkeith, EH22 4TR – 0131 663 2456
The Old Bakehouse, West Linton, EH46 7EA – 01968 660830
Buccleuch Arms and The Blue Coo, St Boswells, TD6 0EW – 01835 822243
Hershey’s on the Loch, Tweedbank, TD1 3RP – 01896 759909
Gala Tandori, Galashiels, TD1 1SQ – 01896 759990

RECOMMENDED TAKEAWAYS
Gala Tandori – Indian Galashiels – free delivery 01896 759990
Amber Chinese Take Away Galashiels – delivery available 01896 668899
Station Hotel – fish and chips Melrose 01896 823147
Melrose Abby Fast Food – kebabs, pizza, burgers, fish & chips etc Melrose – delivery available 01896 822822
Monte Casino – Pizza & Italian Melrose – delivery available 01896 820082
Domino’s Pizza Galashiels – delivery available 01896 754440

RECOMMENDED CAFES
Abbotsford House, TD6 9BQ Tweedbank – 01896 752043                                                               Greenhouse Café, Melrose                                                                                                               Waterwheel Cafe, TD7 5LX *Great for riverside walk too with tarmac path for wheelchairs or kids scooters – 01750 22258
Lochcarron Woolen Mill, TD7 5DZ – 01750 726100
Apples for Jam, TD6 9PA Melrose – 01896 822042
Main Street Trading Company, TD6 0AT *Lovely bookshop and deli St Boswells – 01835 824087
Rhymers Fayre, TD6 9PL Melrose – 01896 823224
Cocoa Black, EH45 8HX * Best place for chocoholics! – 01721 723764
Floors Castle Terrace Cafe, TD5 7SF – 01573 223333
Jammy Coo Coffee Shop, TD6 9JB – 01835 870537
Simply Delicious, TD1 311 – 01896 208947
Hoot ‘n Cat, TD5 7BH – 01573 228288
Old Melrose Furniture Studio and Tea Room, TD6 9DF * Brilliant place for lovely riverside walks too Just outside Melrose – 01835 824597
Pirn House Interiors Cafe St Boswells – 01835 823014
Flat Cat Gallery, TD2 6SR – 01578 722808
Woodside Plant Centre Birdhouse Tearoom, TD8 6TU – 01835 830315
Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, TD8 6UQ – 01835 830306

RECOMMENDED DRINKING PUBS
The Ship Inn, Melrose – dogs welcome – 01896 822190
The Kings, Melrose Public bar – 01896 800335

RECOMMENDED CHILDREN’S SOFT PLAY/CAFE
Mojo’s Soft Play Galashiels, TD1 2HQ 01896 752981

Bowhill House & Country Park, near Selkirk
Mudhoney Lauder, TD2 6SX 01578 722833
Hurley Burley Duns, TD11 3HT 01361 884433
N.b. These are just our recommendations based on our experiences! Please let us know if you find any other good places!

SUPERMARKETS
Co-op, Melrose Small
Spar, Melrose Small
Tesco, Galashiels, TD1 3AT Large, 24 hour
Asda, Galashiels, TD1 2AG Large, 24 hour
Sainsburys, Kelso, TD5 8DW Large
M&S Simply Food, TD1 3AP

Small craft brewing is a rising trend in the Scottish Borders and local beers are appearing more and more in local pubs and hotels. The Kings Arms and Burts Hotel are two good establishments in Melrose to go and sample some local ales. Rutherford’s Micropub in Kelso is also really good and well worth a visit for great beers. At Born in the Borders near Ancrum you can watch the beer being made and learn how it’s all done.