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Lodge at CarfraemillWheatsheaf Restaurant with roomsBurts HotelCraigadamCringletie House Hotel Cream O Galloway Galloway Lodge PreservesKnockinaam LodgeThe Townhouse Whitmuir The Organic PlaceWhitmuir The Organic PlaceLoch Arthur Creamery, Farm Shop & CafeThe Old ManseGalloway Lodge Preserves Coffee Shop
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Burts Hotel

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Market Square
MELROSE,
South of Scotland Members - Borders,  TD6 9PL
Tel: 01896 822285
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Lovely hostelry with award winning fare in pretty border town with its famous abbey and beautiful gardens. The staff here - and at their sister venue the Townhouse across the square - are friendly and helpful and the food is carefully sourced and beautifully presented, whether you are dining in the restaurant (pictured) or their charming and relaxing lounge bar for more informal meals. A great place to tarry awhile, eat and stay.
 
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Cringletie House Hotel

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Edinburgh Road
PEEBLES ,
South of Scotland Members - Borders,  EH45 8PL
Tel: 01721 725750
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This fairytale castellated country house is within a stone’s throw of Edinburgh - near enough to enjoy a pleasant trip for a romantic gourmet meal…yet just far enough to justify a night away if you feel like it! The menus are inspiring combinations of the highest quality of seasonal produce, predominantly French in style by acclaimed Chef Patrick Bardoulet. Wedding parties can have exclusive use and enjoy the intimacy with world class food. Cringletie can proudly take its place alongside the finest in Britain.
 
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Lodge at Carfraemill

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LAUDER
BERWICKSHIRE,
South of Scotland Members - Borders,  TD2 6RA
Tel: 01578 750750
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Handy stopping place northwards or southwards - or just a pleasant drive out from Edinburgh for a lovely lunch or dinner. Family friendly so a lovely range of options for all. Great informal atmosphere and quite a landmark in the region. The meals are all delicious - and their desserts a treat as you can see for yourself!
 
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The Townhouse

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Market Square
MELROSE,
South of Scotland Members - Borders,  TD6 9PQ
Tel: 01896 822645
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Just across the square from Burts and equally delightful in its own individual way, The Townhouse is also owned by the Henderson family, who have deservedly won many accolades for their fine food and hospitality.
 
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Whitmuir The Organic Place

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Whitmuir
LAMANCHA
By WEST LINTON,
South of Scotland Members - Borders,  EH46 7BB
Tel: 01968 661908
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Whitmuir is an organic working farm growing seasonal produce and rearing Tamworth pigs, Shorthorn cattle and lamb. They have also planted an "edible and boozy hedge" - sounds like years of interesting tasting ahead! Wonderful organic food hall, restaurant and art gallery now open. The gallery is filled with highly unusual beautiful hand crafts and artwork. The organic restaurant is light and airy within a lovely building with great 'green' credentials. With a cracking team in the kitchen and superb produce, the results are delicious. Our home made burgers with hand cut chips and chutney was scrumptious. A lovely trip out of the city.
 
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Cream O Galloway

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Rainton,
GATEHOUSE OF FLEET
Nr CASTLE DOUGLAS,
South of Scotland Members - Dumfries & Galloway,  DG7 2DR
Tel: 01557 814 040
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Cream O Galloway is so much more than ice cream - although that is award-wininng too! Their green credentials are superb, their visitor centre perfect for families and in addition to enjoying their delightfully creamy ice cream in a great range of flavours you can also enjoy a burger in their cafe - home made from their own organic slow growing beef cattle - so nothing but the best here! Their dairy methods are highly ethical and their sustainability record has won them several awards. Their latest addition to the range is their chocolate chip honeycomb ice cream. A very fine organic farm that has been in the same family for generations.
 
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Craigadam

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Craigadam
CASTLE DOUGLAS,
South of Scotland Members - Dumfries & Galloway,  DG57 3HU
Tel: 01556 650233
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A fine country house set amidst the rolling Dumfries and Galloway hills with a working farm and delightful hosts. Superb local food including their own game. Check out Craigadam Game in meat section for further info. Also a splendid venue for that romantic wedding.
 
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Galloway Lodge Preserves Coffee Shop

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Fleetvale
High Street
Gatehouse-of-Fleet,
South of Scotland Members - Dumfries & Galloway,  DG7 2HR
Tel: 01557 814 001
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In 2011 Galloway Lodge opened up a 60-seater licenced coffee shop serving home-made food and baking paired with wonderful Galloway Lodge products. They serve barista prepared coffees alongside locally brewed Sulwath beers. What a lovely idea.
 
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Knockinaam Lodge

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PORTPATRICK,
South of Scotland Members - Dumfries & Galloway,  DG9 9AD
Tel: 01776 810471
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This idyllic spot could be straight from an Agatha Christie novel! Indeed it has an interesting past and has played its part in the history of Scotland as the location for a meeting between Churchill and General Eisenhower in World War II and played a role in John Buchan's 39 Steps - a favourite of mine. Set on its own bay and only a short distance from the pretty village of Portpatrick, this beautiful mansion is stunning and the food award-winning. As they rightly say 'If the landscape doesn't take your breath away, the food will.' Renowned for their 3AA Rosettes and 1* Michellin Star dinners (please book) and David's fine wine cellar. Check on website for morning coffees, bar lunches and afternoon teas. As with dinner, more formal lunches need booked.
 
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Loch Arthur Creamery, Farm Shop & Cafe

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Loch Arthur Camphill Community, Beeswing, ,
South of Scotland Members - Dumfries & Galloway,  DG2 8JQ
Tel: 01387 259669
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Offering one of Southwest Scotland’s finest selections of Organic foods complimented by a carefully chosen selection of crafts and food accessories. This lovely Café serves a delightful selection of cakes, soups and light meals produced from the finest ingredients….predominantly organic and very fresh. It has already become a much appreciated meeting place in Dumfries and Galloway, and a very welcome addition to what was already a very special place.
 
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The Old Manse

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Lewis Street
STRANRAER,
South of Scotland Members - Dumfries & Galloway,  DG9 7AQ
Tel: 01776 702135
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A warm welcome awaits you in this charming period Bed and Breakfast - a great base from which to explore Dumfries and Galloway and a stone's throw from local ammenities. Ideally situated for ferries and road links this beautiful residence has been lovingly restored with original features and carefully sourced furnishings in keeping with the charm of this Victorian manse.
 
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Souter Johnnie's Inn.

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47 Main Road
Kirkoswald,
Ayrshire,  KA19 8HY
Tel: 01655 760653
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This delightful wood panelled inn with its crackling hearth has a thatched roof, a couthy bar and a great bistro. The food is great and the service warm and friendly. It has a lovely mix of speedy service and informality with delicious food served very attractively. The building is on the site of where Robert Burns attended school in 1775 and the history is reflected in the arty displays all around you. Souter Johnnie was the shoemaker in Burns' famous poem Tam o’ Shanter.
 
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Ballantrae,  KA26 0LR
Tel: 01465 831363
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Graceful dining in a picturesque setting. This enchanting residence in the south of Ayrshire is ideally situated to explore the beautiful coast and countryside. Susan is justly proud of her extensive garden which gives a carpet of colour as well as vegetables and salads for the table. Look out for Susan's delightfully illustrated recipe book “A Country Cook’s Garden.”
 
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Ballantrae,  KA26 0NZ
Tel: +44 (0)1465 831212
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Stylish and baronial luxury in the heart of Ayrshire. From afternoon teas, to Sunday lunches and gourmet dinners this establishment has received many plaudits. They are sticklers for local produce and also grow much of their produce in their own vegetable gardens. They use local wild game and support many Scottish artisan cheesemakers. CiS Excellence Award Restaurant of the Year 2011, Michelin starred and 4 AA Rosettes.
 
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Wheatsheaf Restaurant with rooms

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Swinton,
Berwickshire,  TD11 3JJ
Tel: 01890 860257
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Attractive restaurant with rooms by a peaceful village green, with many good food award plaudits.
 
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Coulter Village
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Biggar,  ML12 6PZ
Tel: 01899 220950
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The Coulter Mill restaurant is now the village inn. It has been attractively restored and has all-day food bistro-style on offer. The food is quite traditional with well known favourites and care taken to source high quality produce with the provenance noted on the menus. Honest good fare with lovely friendly staff - a handy place to take a break on a north-south journey.
 
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Skirling,
Biggar,  ML12 6HD
Tel: 01899 860274
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Delightful dwelling in beautiful setting with a consistently excellent reputation.
 
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Drumastle Mill Cottage,
Dalry,  KA24 4LN
Tel: 01294 833544
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An unassuming little cottage yet this tiny restaurant consistently has a big reputation - a delicious combination in a rural setting.
 
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Kirkbean,
Dumfries,  DG2 8AA
Tel: 01387 880234
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Absolutely charming country house set amidst beautiful gardens. Advocates of Slow Food, your hosts will give you a wonderful relaxing break from life's merry-go-round. With fine food and wine and gracious surroundings, you can book to dine as a non resident or stay a while.
 
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Fencefoot Farm,
Fairlie,  KA29 0EG
Tel: 01475 568989
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Light and airy seafood bistro with a friendly welcome and fine food, incorporating Fencebay smokehouse and farm shop, craft and cookshop. A proper little community here!
 
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High Street,
Moffat,  DG10 9ET
Tel: + 44 (0)1683 220003
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This hotel owned and run by the Smith family is in the heart of the bonnie market town of Moffat. Outside it is a lovely traditional country inn and inside this is a mecca for local produce skilfully and highly professionally handled by Lara Smith at the helm in the kitchen. She is both gifted and delightful and entertained us all at the Royal Highland Show celebrating the flavours of Dumfries and Galloway. Her father in law (the boss), husband, and all the Smith family play key roles in making this a great place to stay. No e mail address at present so please telephone.
 
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New Abbey,  DG2 8BY
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Quaint yet spacious, ideally located adjacent to Sweetheart Abbey, this tearoom is a delightful haven for locals and day trippers... and even near the beach. They use a wide range of organic food and ingredients from local suppliers and have won awards.
 
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71-73 High Street,
Peebles,  EH45 8AN
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A lovely find in the High Street. Out front is a pretty and very useful delicatessen. Delve deeper and you find a lovely bistro with contemporary style and a log stove glowing in the hearth. With daily blackboard specials and a mouthwatering menu it has much to offer. Our fried lambs' liver and smoked haddock risotto dishes were delicious... not to mention the creme brulee with fruit compote!
 
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35 Main Street,
Sorn,  KA5 6HU
Tel: 01290 551305
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Gastro pub in the heart of Ayrshire that has put the village of Sorn on the map.
 
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Main Street,
St Boswells,  TD6 0AT
Tel: 01835 824087
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A delightfully eclectic mix of books, cafe and antiques - the sort of place any small community would cry out for - a real focus for the village. Beautifully laid out in a sensitively restored historic building with a great innovative range of books for all ages and a cafe serving high quality locally sourced produce. A lovely entry to be commended.
 
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West Clerkland Farm,
Dunlop Road,
Stewarton ,
Stewarton,  KA3 5LP
Tel: 01560 482 494
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Award-winning cows, sheep's and goats' cheese, both traditional and innovative, made from their own herds. Ann has a lovely shop and cafe with not only her amazing cheese on sale but also gifts and a great range of home bakes in her tearoom.
 
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Monktonhill Road,
Troon,  KA10 7EN
Tel: 01292 313343
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Renowned for its luxury & fine dining in the famous golf & seaside town of Troon.
 
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Harbourside,
Troon,  KA10 6DH
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A lovely harbourside seafood restaurant run by the famous fishmongers of the same name and well known to yachtsmen who tack and reach to the Troon shore to enjoy! Next door is their quick stop fish bar The Wee Hurry. No e mail at present.
 
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45a Harbour Road,
Troon,  KA10 6DJ
Tel: 01292 315315
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Contemporary harbour dining - ideal for a romantic dinner or a light bite with panoramic views of the marina to enjoy.
 
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Tweed Valley,
Walkerburn,  EH43 6AA
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This charming house has all the ingredients for a romantic getaway and superb food.
 
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