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“Excellent friendly B&B” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Porridge House
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The Porridge House
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Excellent friendly B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

I recently stayed 2 nights at the Porridge House. The room I had was nice and bright, and the bed very comfortable with nice huge duvet. On arrival Andi welcomed me and showed me to my room and then offered me some home baking to have with a cuppa. Glad I did cos the banana loaf was delish. The room also had tea/coffee making facilities and one plus point no small plastic milk cartons but real milk in a jug. A big plus.
I had the full cooked breakfast which was filling and set me up for the day. I can recommend the sausage, bacon, mushroom, tattie scone and egg breakfast. All produce being sourced locally.
Thanks Andi for making me feel welcome in your home. I will be back and can recommend the Porridge House.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2011

We stayed for three nights at The Porridge House while walking the Southern Upland Way and loved it. The twin room was very clean and the beds exceptionally comfortable. We chose the "uncooked" breakfast option, which, unusually, was £5 cheaper than the fry up. Of course, we were offered porridge, which was very good, cereals, home made bread and jams and lots of fresh fruit.

Our host ferried us to and from our drop off / pick up points on the SUW for the price of the petrol which was fantastic as this route is pretty remote in many places. Over and above, though, was his kindness in driving us 33 miles into Dumfries after a mix up with our bus from Dalry, again for the price of the petrol .

We enjoyed the excellent evening meals in the nearby Clachan Inn and the sandwiches made up for us by the ladies in the corner shop ( order these the night before ).

Overall, a highly enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: The Porridge House
Address: 18 Main Street, St. John's Town of Dalry DG7 3UW, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > St. John's Town of Dalry
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Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in St. John's Town of Dalry
Number of rooms: 2
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The Porridge House St. John's Town Of Dalry, Scotland

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