A Few Food, Drink and Other Establishments

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The Gordon Arms Restaurant With Rooms for good food, drinks and accommodation. (4 miles along the road.) Best to book in advance: 01750 82261

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. The cafe has changed management and is now open again after some repairs required because of storm damage. It’s a popular place for bikers and classic car enthusiasts so often some shiny machinery to admire! (2 min drive) Closed in the winter months. Kayaks and stand up paddle boards can be hired from here.

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 seriously 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, good food and accommodation at reasonable prices. Recommended. (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. Traditional ice cream (as against Mr Whippy style) is a touch expensive these days so brace yourself … but it’s worth it! (20 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)

If you are looking for a larger capacity self catering accommodation option at St Mary’s Loch check out Capperkirk.

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