“Traditional dining pub in conservation village” - AA Inspector
ALLANTON, SCOTTISH BORDERS
It's the brightly coloured soft furnishings, local artwork, fresh flowers and open log fire that catch the eye in this 18th-century coaching inn. Seeking attention too are the carefully chosen, mostly Scottish, real ales and the weekly nominated gin from the 40-plus in stock. To sample the fish caught off Eyemouth, such as smoked mackerel fillet with rhubarb compôte, opt for the seafood platter. Or try Berwickshire venison salami with smoked venison haunch, smoked pheasant and houmous.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Main course from: £1
- Open all year
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Discover Scottish Borders
Southern Scotland is often referred to as the Lowlands, to distinguish it from the mountainous grandeur of the North-West Highlands. But don’t be fooled by the description. In places, the landscape can be anything but flat. This is a different Scotland to the rest of the country in terms of character and identity but, in terms of scenery, no less spectacular and just as fascinating.
Jedburgh, despite its turbulent history, is a peaceful country town beside the serpentine Jed Water, with only the abbey walls hinting at its former grandeur. One of the most elegant of the Border towns is Kelso, with its wide cobbled square at its heart. A poignant fragment is all that remains of Kelso Abbey, once the largest of the Border abbeys, destroyed by the English in 1545.
Like most towns and villages in the area, Melrose developed on the back of the tweed and knitwear industry, which brought wealth to the Scottish Borders, utilising the distinctive, Roman-nosed Cheviot Hill sheep and the availability of water power for the looms. Head to Peebles to shop for locally made knitwear and enjoy the peace and fresh air, where walks, trails and cycleways lead into the wooded countryside.
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