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“Delicious” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Buccleuch Arms

The Buccleuch Arms
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Scottish, Pub
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Set in the heart of the Scottish Borders the Buccleuch Arms is a charming four star Inn with an incredible history dating back to 1836. In recent years the Buccleuch has earned an award-winning reputation as one of the finest Inns in Scotland, welcoming both locals and guests from further afield. Most recently of course winning Scottish Inn of the Year 2015 at the Scottish Hotel awards in April. So whether you're visiting the Scottish Borders on the new Borders Railway or passing through, make a point of stopping at the Buccleuch. We hope you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

We were staying the Roulotte Retreat and took a cab to the BAH. We should have booked as there was a 10-15min wait for a table and it took a while to take our order as they were a bit stacked being so busy. People were lovely and food was delish - worth a visit - just remember to book! :)

Visited July 2014
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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“Family birthday meal for my wife”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

We have had many good family holidays in this area and have eaten three evening meals here over the years but this meal on 3/7/14 was a huge let down
The smoked potted mackerel mousse was so hard to remove from the jar and spread on toast
The chicken with new potatoes and broccoli the broccoli was only suitable for a moo
and to serve a sorbet in water glass was just the pits
The management needs to give the serving staff a big shake up
In future we will eat in Melrose

  • Visited July 2014
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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305 reviews
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“Good service average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

Dropped in on off chance, lucky to find table on Fathers' day! The service was very good and quick, starters were excellent, unfortunately the mains weren't. They have a Scottish Beef award, roast should have been a safe bet. Style over substance, a large 3" cube of very tough fatty beef, next to a better "normal" slice. Yorkshire pudding absolutely cremated on top, such a shame, and waiter didn't seem interested in our opinion. Certainly is a dog friendly place though, if you don't want them walking around you, go somewhere else. Great shame, close but not good enough!

Visited June 2014
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E.lothian
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54 reviews
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“Late Evening Supper”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

I booked this as a table of 4 as we were in the area for another drinks engagement/ house party. We were not disappointed.
I'd booked for 9pm and on arrival we were taken to our table straight away. Drinks order taken and we perused the menu. Plenty choice but as this was a late sitting a few items had sold out as you'd expect for a sat night, as all other tables were taken in the bistro.
We had no starters but I ordered sirloin with bernaise sauce average, but steak excellent....it came with chips(plentiful) as gave 3/4 of the helping gave to my husband. Green salad plentiful but lacking a little in possible cucumber,onions or avocado, green peppers? My husband had loin of pork(looked superb) as did our guests. The other dish was salmon a sad very small portion in comparison to the steak & pork dishes. We only had a main course.
We did not have any wine but individual drinks that were well served in nice glasses.
We will return if passing or in the area.

  • Visited June 2014
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“A bit confusing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

We have a dog - a lot of places don't cater for dog owners at all. This does - you can bring them into the bar, or the garden.

But for some reason they are not awfully keen in serving food outdoors. Not sure why, nice garden, very peaceful.

We were right next to the Blue Coo bistrot but couldn't have any of their menu only from the bar menu. What we really wanted was on the bistrot menu and given it is all from the same kitchen, seemed a bit pedantic.

We only had a couple of starters, the thai fish cakes were home made and tasty and very much a starter portion, the nachos were good.

Definitely give it another try but found it a bit confusing why if you wanted mushrooms on brioche or beef carpacio outdoors you couldn't have it?

Answers on a postcard please....

  • Visited June 2014
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