The Allanton Inn, Allanton

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A recent visit for dinner, following a search for a country pub type establishment; offering a good menu and excellent wines; the Allanton Inn ticked all the boxes. The quintessential village pub, the inn sits on the main street of the small Berwickshire conservation village of Allanton, thus … [Read more...]

The Blue Goose Country Pub, Edinburgh

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Hurrah it’s Sunday! My thoughts precisely when the end of last week arrived, following six days of cramming, evening work and ultimately, ticking items off my ever-expanding “To Do” list. For me, for this week anyway, Sunday was going to be our day of rest and relaxation. An invite to The Blue … [Read more...]

The Craw Inn, Auchencrow, Berwickshire

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The Craw is not somewhere I just stumbled upon but a little village inn, with accommodation, I have known for some years and would love to adopt as my “local”, geography allowing. Quaint, cosy, welcoming and serving some fantastic wines from an extensive list; what more could anyone wish for? Oh … [Read more...]

The New Inn Restaurant and Bar, Coldingham

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The villagers in this close-knit community are quite rightly very proud of their local pub and justifiably so, as my experience verified, in the New Inn, Coldingham. A quaint, stone-built establishment which sits in the middle of the small Berwickshire village, most prominently known to divers, … [Read more...]

The Oak Tree Inn, Balmaha

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Following a gorgeous day on the Loch, our party of 7 hungry sailors began the hunt for somewhere to enjoy a relaxed supper prior to heading in our different directions for the night. Having passed by the Oak Tree Inn earlier in the day where every surface, both outside and in, appeared to be … [Read more...]

The Black Bull, Etal

The Black Bull, Etal

Looking for a typical country pub with Sunday lunch in mind, we stumbled across the Black Bull, a thatched white cottage, akin to story book pictures, sitting in the completely unspoilt Northumberland village of Etal – not exactly Scotland but not far over the Border either! The quaint little … [Read more...]