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The Allanton Inn - Pub in Scottish Borders

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Allanton, By Duns, TD11 3JZ, Scottish Borders
Scotland, United Kingdom

William & Katrina Reynolds
+44 (0)1890 818260(landline)

A homespun inn with irresistible prices in a tiny village deep in the country - the river Tweed is close, fishing can be arranged

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Welcome to the sleepy back of beyond, an untouched corner of a rural idyll that most people skip on their rush north. Well, there's no rush here, just patchwork fields, rolling hills and the river Tweed pottering off to the coast. The inn a great base from which to explore. The style is charming, the locals friendly, the prices lovely, the food a treat. It sits on the only street in town with a garden that backs onto open country; in summer you can have lunch in the sun while watching the farmer plough his fields. Inside, home-spun interiors have colour and style, with the airy bar flowing into a half-panelled restaurant. You'll find a smouldering fire, fresh flowers, good art, local ales. Tuck into the likes of an Eyemouth fish platter, rump of local lamb, lavender and raspberry brûlée. You can fish, walk, play a bit of golf. Perfect.

Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from William & Katrina Reynolds:

Local points of interest from
William & Katrina Reynolds:

  • You can fish the local River Whiteadder, but through the family farm, the inn can offer 3 rods on the River Tweed at the Boathouse in Norham, located just 5 miles from the hotel.
  • There are several well established walking routes in the area, some of which are coastal trails offering breathtaking views of the East Coast.
  • There’s great golf in Borders - Eyemouth and the Roxburghe are fantastic courses and discounts for guests can be arranged for Duns & Hirsel
  • The lovely rolling landscape of the Scottish Borders makes it a perfect area to explore by bike. There are many sign-posted routes such as The Border Loop, the 4 Abbeys Cycle Route & the Tweed Cycle Way.
  • Local stables offer good facilities for riders of all standards. Mill House Stables near Chirnside is a BHS approved riding school and racing at Kelso is 25 minutes away.
  • The Scottish Borders has an variety of country houses and castles all close to the inn and worth a visit.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"The Allanton Inn is an outstanding place to stay and eat. The food sourcing policy is the most transparent and local I’ve ever seen in a pub with ingredients such as raw honey still on the cone from the hive served at breakfast (incredibly special) and roast dinners of the very highest standard with meats and veg sourced from named local farms. The food is extremely good value because it’s first class cooking at family pub prices. The bedrooms are very well appointed and comfortable with organic toiletries and oils in the bathroom. The garden is a beautiful lawn overlooking peaceful farmland."

Rich - Stroud, United Kingdom

July 2019
"All round was excellent- staff, bedroom with good shower, food- dinner, and breakfast as described in website(home made seasonal jams). Good location for Borders."

Syl - Ayr, United Kingdom

October 2015

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Lunch from £6.75. Dinner, 3 courses, £25-£35. Sunday lunch from £12.50.


2pm-6pm. Christmas.


Allanton, By Duns, TD11 3JZ, Scottish Borders


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