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The Original Rosslyn Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Roslin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 July 2014

I wanted to write a review for this pub even though it's not listed separately from the hotel just because I liked the food so much. My family and I went in thinking we'd get a light snack for lunch and all ordered a jacket potato: two with chill con carne, one with ham and mature cheddar and the other with salmon and cream cheese. First if all I don't remember ever seeing a potato that big before. Secondly it was lovely and really good value for money for just 7 pounds. It was such a meal that it kept us going for the rest of the day.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

This is a lovely little place to have a drink, however i have now eaten twice here and have to say that the food is terribly bland. The first time I had fish and chips. Overpriced in comparison to what you can get in Edinburgh's city centre which was beautiful, this was not. The fish was over battered with minimal fish and tasted awful as did the chips. The second time, I had garlic bread with cheese, that's three tiny pieces that came to the table with no cheese and priced over £5 just for the garlic bread, it wasnt great. I also ordered chips again and requested salt which was not given, only ketchup which was so disgusting, I had to chew lots of gum afterwards to try and get rid of the taste. On both occasions, I felt sick afterwards as did my friend.
It's a real shame because I am very honest about the quality and prices and these prices for all that's on offer with the menu, for what you get is outrageous.
The place itself, if you're going for a drink is a lovely place to sit outside. I also think they could be a little cleaner.
I think Gordon Ramsay would have a lot to say about the food, negative, that is.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

When we headed out that day we never knew it would end up in such a situation. As evening drew in, and the final bus home to what we knew well had left us stranded, we suddenly found ourselves side by side in the arms of a warm and cosy settlement. We thought it might be tentative at first – but they assured us we were welcome. Whilst we were coming from different places our autonomy was appreciated and accepted and as such we were given great support from the staff's local knowledge, and the ability to head out on our own equipped with very useful bus directions and tips.

We had a rich variety of choice on the menu and to drink, but knew it was our own decisions on what we needed that we had to make. However, after further discussion, it unfolded that time on ordering food had passed and our choices were not available as we thought. Yet, the Inn's staff showed great care and solidarity, ensuring we had a full steaming healthy meal ahead of us, sharing the resources they had available.

Invigorated now we were able to engage with the staff and clients in continued dialogue, which renewed and infused the commitment of all involved to independent thinking and action. Positive relationships had been built and developed, but now it was time to move on, leave the nest of the Original Rosslyn Hotel Inn, and take our own road to a new path.

It wasn't going to be an easy task, heading out into the darkness, the unknown, but we felt it was time, and were enriched by the experiences they had given us, now fully energised and ready for the next steps we were to make.

By the time that we gathered the momentum to finally take our leave (past closing time!), we were sad to say goodbye. Such bonds and closeness had been built, we had learnt so much, and experienced such grace, but like a child leaving home, we knew that they needed us to leave as much as we needed to move onwards and to leave them. We left, very thankful to the fantastic staff, hospitality and food and then by our selves determined our next steps homewards.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Myself and 5 other people from my family went here for lunch only. First seen the prices and thought that it was a little dear however once the food came it was worth every penny! Top class food couldnt complain about it!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

I had my wedding here on 8 June 2013. It was a fantastic day. Richard was just superb from booking the wedding right up until the day after the wedding. Everything ran to plan and the food was just superb. Such a beautiful hall through the back with access to a lovely secluded garden. Cant recommend highly enough.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

If you don't want to go right into Edinburgh and have a dog this is a great place. Super food, we had a very good dinner in the bar and excellent breakfasts. Good car parking space and easy dog walking down to the chapel and footpaths. Welcoming helpful staff . A good restaurant/ pub with rooms.

Room Tip: Chose away from main road
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Quaint old style inn.

Staff seem to care and are charming. We Stayed to visit Rosslyn Chapel but found it as a perfect base to explore Edinburgh and surrounding area and ended up extending our stay in Roslin. The Food was delicious and varied.

Not a polished city hotel but make up for this with character and charm. A really authentic product.

If we are back in the area this is where we will be staying. Keep up the good work!!!

Room Tip: Room 2 is a nice big room it was perfect for our family!
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Original Rosslyn Inn

Address: Main Street, Roslin EH25 9LE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Midlothian > Roslin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Roslin
Price Range: £92 - £114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Original Rosslyn Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
About The Original Rosslyn Inn The Original Rosslyn Inn is an idyllic village inn, set in the romantic village of Roslin, just 8 miles from Edinburgh’s City Centre. This privately owned family-run hotel maintains the character and charm of an old inn while continuing to lead the way in customer service, charm and elegance. Only 12 miles from Edinburgh’s International Airport, this is a perfect base whether you are a tourist, or here on business. Perhaps you are a grail hunter, here to study our famous Rosslyn Chapel set in the beautiful Roslin Glen Country Park and thrust into the global public eye by Dan Brown’s worldwide bestseller The Da Vinci Code. Those here on business will find we are also very close to The Roslin Bio Centre, Edinburgh University’s Royal Dick Veterinary College, The Bush Estate, Bilston Industrial Estate and Straiton Retail Park. Whether it’s business or pleasure – to chase down tourist hot spots or to have a romantic relaxing get-away in our country park The O ... more   less 
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