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Family-owned, ever popular town-centre fixture

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Dog friendly

The Henderson family has owned this 18th-century hotel for around four decades. Overlooking the market square, it was built in 1722 by a local dignitary. Its age dictates listed-building status, which restoration, extension and upgrades have all respected in the Hendersons’ quest for a modern hotel. After a day out, settle in with one of the 90 single malts, or a pint of Caledonian Deuchars IPA. The restaurant has held two AA Rosettes since 1995, thanks to starters such as herb-crusted hen’s egg, confit tomato, spinach and Isle of Mull cheese sauce. This could be followed by harissa-marinated rump of Borders lamb, with lightly spiced couscous, yogurt, and courgette Charlotte. Light lunch specials may list breaded fishcakes with sweet chilli and lime sauce; or breaded chicken goujons with curried mayo dip, salad and fries. Puddings include a range of locally made ice creams, or savour the selection of Scottish and Borders cheeses.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12-2.30 5-11
  • Lunch: all week 12-2
  • Dinner: all week 6-9

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Caledonian Deuchars IPA and 80/-, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Fuller's London Pride, Scottish Borders Game Bird

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A68 north of St Boswells take A6091 towards Melrose, approximately 2 miles right signed Melrose and B6374, follow to Market Square

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