We visited the Allanton Inn recently and we had the most fantastic time. It's about a 10 minute drive from Berwick Upon Tweed and about four miles from the centre of Duns. The hotel itself is steeped in history - I think it's been in use for quite a long time.
The staff are really friendly and they've created a super relaxed atmosphere within the hotel.
We had no complaints about our room - it looked as though it had been recently decorated and everything was in perfect working order.
The real highlight of our visit was sampling the fare served in the restaurant. The chef uses locally sourced produce to great effect. He has produced a wonderfully adventurous menu that food lovers will adore. We couldn't help but be greedy when we tucked into our wood pigeon pate, our venison and our perfectly cooked lamb. Needless to say, the plates were returned to the kitchen with no trace of food left on them whatsoever. The fun continued the following day at breakfast. I have never tasted such a decadent and tasty bowl of porridge in my life before. I'll be perfectly clear - the kitchen staff appear to know nothing about portion control. I can't decide whether this is bad or good news!
And as my stomach groaned as a consequence of eating too much, I cursed my luck for not ordering a cooked Scottish breakfast. The black pudding looked simply divine.
The bar also serves a nice pint and we also enjoyed a couple of really nice gin and tonics.
Basically, it's a good place to stop off at. It seems to attract fishermen who take advantage
of local waters. I also reckon it would be a fantastic place to base yourself from if you were holidaying in the Scottish borders. I would love to come back here at night for a meal after a day's driving around the area.
All in all, I would have no hesitation recommending this hotel to people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the centre of the peaceful conservation village of Allanton, Berwickshire, The Allanton Inn is a charming coaching inn dating from the eighteenth century. ... more less
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