A Few Food, Drink and Other Establishments
All the following are recommended by us or by our guests. Please bear in mind that these are but a drop in the ocean:
The Gordon Arms is our nearest (award winning) country pub. Good food, drink and accommodation. If you tell them you are staying at the Half house in Cappercleuch you are sure to receive an extra warm welcome! (5 min drive)
The Glen Café at the Loch o’ the Lowes is a great spot to admire the view (spot an osprey) and grab a light meal and a cuppa. Under new management since 2018 after a complete refurbishment. Open from 10am to 5pm, closed on Tuesdays. Popular place for bikers and classic car enthusiasts so often some shiny machinery to admire! (2 min drive) Closed in the winter months.
No. 1 Peebles Rd Coffee House in Innerleithen is stylish, bohemian and attracts a fantastic range of customers from dedicated young mountain bikers to cool hipster types to grey haired oldies (that’s us) who can spot a great café when they see one! The coffee is properly good. The snacks and sandwiches are made to order and definitely a cut above your average fare. (20 min drive)
Saffron Restaurant in Innerleithen serves really excellent Indian meals and also does takeaway. Very small and intimate with its own character. (20 min drive)
Traquair Arms in Innerleithen. Good beer, food and accommodation. (20 min drive)
Caldwell’s Ice Cream shop is a family business making real ice cream. Innerleithen is the home base but they have a shop in Peebles too. Proper ice cream is kind of expensive these days so brace yourself … but it’s worth it! (20 min drive)
Nashy’s Coffee House in Cardrona, on the way to Peebles, is a great stop. Excellent coffee and food. Unpretentious, open fire, relaxed atmosphere and everything made to order. (25 min drive)
The Waterwheel Restaurant is on the way in to Selkirk and is adjacent to the Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre. This large purpose built log cabin has proved to be popular with locals and visitors alike. Teas coffees and light meals are generally the order of the day. (25 min drive)
Brodie’s Restaurant, wine bar and coffee lounge in Moffat has become a favourite. Comfortable with excellent service and quality food and drinks. (29 min drive)
Interested in the Yorkshire Dales?
Stepping Stones Barn is a self-catering option on a larger scale. Owned by friends of ours it’s a gorgeous 3 bedroom stone barn conversion set by a babbling brook in the Yorkshire Dales. Nestling in the picture-postcard village of Stainforth just a few miles from the vibrant town of Settle, this beautiful holiday home is perfect for families who want to be close to nature, but have the facilities of a charming market town close by.