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Welcome to The Gordon Arms, an old coaching Inn nestling in the Yarrow Valley in the Scottish Borders. It was a favourite haunt of James Hogg, Sir Walter Scott and even Robert Burns was said to have stopped here. Now it is well known for its Traditional Music & Real Ale, and a warm welcome to walkers, cyclists and all other visitors to the area. Also Known As:The Gordon Arms, Yarrow, Scottish Borders Hotel The Gordon, Scottish Borders Hotel The Gordon Arms, Selkirk Scottish Borders.
US$14 - US$55
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Serves Alcohol, Live Music
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Reviewed 18 September 2020

Had an evening meal. Food was luvly, staff very helpful & friendly. Great value for money. All precautions in place for current situation. Would highly reccomend.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 26 August 2020 via mobile

The food was beautiful. When touring on bikes we were happy to sit outside, but when it looked like it was going to rain they made space for us to sit inside. We charged our head lights, phones and ourselves after a steady uphill climb...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 18 August 2020

We had lunch which was lovely so decided to take the family for dinner next day and was not disappointed Service was first class and the food was very good.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 15 August 2020 via mobile

Great meal at short notice with a very welcoming waiter. Four really good well cooked dishes -gammon, lamb and steak, and very tasty desserts. Good compliance with covid measures- temp checks on entry as well as abundant hand sanitiser and screens. Beautiful pub in a...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 9 February 2020 via mobile

Well, the Gordon Arms is setting my new standard for excellence! We booked for one of the Friday night gigs. Due to a slight car accident, we had no transport so phoned the Gordon. The barman offered to pick us up and take us there...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 24 October 2019

Pre-booked at meal for 13 people for a Friday night in September. The owners were very welcoming and quick to sit us down and get us drinks. Even though we had not been requested to pre-order there was no delay from ordering until the 1st...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 9 October 2019

Good food , good price , quick service. attentive staff and friendly management. Small variations to the menu were no problem. Seems a well run place , was busy but that did not cause delay

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 8 October 2019

We chose here for our last meal of the holiday. Good choice! The drive to this lovely pub in a remote setting was so scenic. We had veg stir fry, burger, onion rings, AF Erdinger and a craft ale which came to under £28. We...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 30 September 2019

13 friends were booked in for an evening meal. We all really enjoyed our food. Our meals were served one after the other and were piping hot. Two courses each were all we could manage. Service was very good. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 6 August 2019 via mobile

We and some friends had an excellent evening meal. All the meals were delicious and the staff were really friendly.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Response from Alfred S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do in the bar not the restaurant
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Response from 264MaryD | Reviewed this property |
The Gordon Arms was destroyed by fire & I donot think it has been rebuilt yet.
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  • The Gordon Arms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 5