The Wheatsheaf at Swinton
“Scottish hospitality at its best” - AA Inspector
SWINTON, SCOTTISH BORDERS
This welcoming place has an impressive reputation for both their beer and their food. In the bar you’ll find Belhaven IPA, draught Peroni and Scottish Borders Brewery bottled beers. Plus there’s a whisky map and tasting notes to study before choosing your single malt. There are two dining rooms, one overlooking the village green, and in both the menus feature home-made, locally-sourced food. Dinner might kick off with grilled langoustine, garlic and lemon butter, or chicken and black pudding terrine with spicy chutney and pickled vegetables, before moving on to roast partridge with saffron fondant potato and bramble jus; or pan-seared cod fillet with langoustine scampi. Desserts might feature sticky toffee pudding or red fruit pavlova.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
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About the area
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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