Mouton Cadet’s Pitch perfect pairing at the Home of Golf

This year’s Open Golf Championship has certainly been a game of mixed fortunes, presenting difficult and challenging conditions all round, in the face of which, some prospered and some fell, under typically intense Press scrutiny. With Mother Nature flexing her vast muscle, patience came to the fore … [Read more...]

The Rialto Coffee Company, Eyemouth

Refreshing to be invited to review this small town coffee shop, I was both surprised and comforted to discover a return to traditional values, with supreme service high on the agenda. An age-old Eyemouth establishment, which plays a real part in the history of the east coast fishing town and is … [Read more...]

The Old Schoolhouse Coffee Shop, St Abbs

A newly opened and as such, little known coffee shop provided a very welcome stop last weekend, for what was intended to be a quick cup of tea. The Old Schoolhouse Coffee Shop in the east coast village of St. Abbs however, proved too much of a temptation so we relented and stayed for … [Read more...]

Blair Atholl Watermill, Blair Atholl

The Blair Atholl Watermill provides a very welcome break from the A9; only a couple of minutes drive from the turn off and fantastically quaint and beautiful. The watermill itself, since its restoration, is one of the last eleven working watermills still in operation in Scotland and is a fabulous … [Read more...]

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...]

The Square, Edinburgh

There is no reason why lunch, although usually less time-abundant and void of the kind of ambience only a neatly presented dinner table and a rather nice bottle of red afford, should be treated with disregard and a hurried, soggy ham and egg roll and can of diet coke, gulped down over your … [Read more...]