“On the Tweed deep in the Scottish Borders” - AA Inspector
ST BOSWELLS, SCOTTISH BORDERS
This charming old coaching inn dating from 1836 overlooks the village green. An attractive brick and pink stone building, it houses a large and comfortable lounge warmed, when needed, by a log fire, while for warmer days there's an immaculate garden. Extensive menus in both the Blue Coo Bistrot and the rustic Huntsman Bar specialise in beef, especially Aberdeen Angus steaks and traditional prime Scotch rib-eyes and sirloins; half a dozen beef-based 'coo' (ie cow) burgers; monkfish, crab tian and bisque; Mexican pozole and butternut squash and feta tortelloni. Roasted duck breast, breaded scampi and salads, pulled pork tacos, risottos and pastas broaden the choice and check the blackboard for specials.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Closed: 2
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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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