The Gordon Arms is a real gem set in some of our most beautiful and unspoilt countryside.
The food is excellent and locally sourced. Breakfasts are cooked fresh. The beer is very well kept and excellent local real ale/s are available. The bedrooms are cosy and the beds fantastic.
The landlord (Tom?), his partner and all the staff are superb and friendly. The crac in the bar is spot on - rugby, fishing, shooting talk sure - but culture too (even I indulge in such talk sometimes).
The pub/hotel is a real centre for music. There are open mic sessions and a guitar is available in the bar for passing players to loan. When we were there a chap met my request for a John Martyn number with a great rendition of Couldn't Love You More.
I'm not into hyperbole so you can see I really like the place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Gordon Arms - Yarrow Selkirk, Scotland