The Allanton Inn
Only 6 miles from the border, the Allanton Inn provides a warm welcome to Scotland.
The Allanton Inn is a charming coaching inn dating from the eighteenth century, set in the centre of the small, peaceful conservation village of Allanton, Berwickshire. Scotland starts here!
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Since 2010, William & Katrina Reynolds and their family have been hosts at The Allanton Inn. Katrina was delighted to return to the area where she grew up and her family have continued to farm for over 70 years, (although have farmed in the south of Scotland for hundreds of years).
The Allanton Inn is very much a family run business passionate about its place in history, the local community and in promoting the beautiful region.
William & Katrina pride themselves on their life-long commitment and dedication to the hospitality industry, using their expertise from many years working in the trade since having first met in 1990 when studying Hospitality Management at Robert Gordons University, Aberdeen. They have worked hard at transforming the inn to provide unparalleled hospitality and service in the Scottish Borders and were were delighted to be awarded Highly Commended Medium Sized Business at the Scottish Borders Chambers of Commerce Business Excellence Awards 2023.
True to the nature of an inn, the Allanton Inn is a rural hotel which provides accommodation, food & refreshments for travellers. Great care and pride are taken in all areas to ensure the best Borders welcome and experience for all guests. The guests that come back time and time again and the positive online reviews reinforce the first-class hospitality the inn endeavours to offer.
Relaxed, friendly and professionally run, the inn welcomes and is frequented by locals, trade & business bookings, families, tourists, and weekenders alike.
Why book direct?
- We are always cheaper than OTAs including Booking.com, Expedia, TripAdvisor & Hotels.com
- Free early check in when available
- Free WiFi
- Free Parking
- Great Breakfast Included
The award winning Allanton Inn offers menus promoting local producers with an informal dining in a modern, rural environment. This is provided by wooden floors, wooden tables and chairs, brightly coloured soft furnishings, wallpapers & décor chosen with nature in mind, local artwork, plants, fresh cut flowers and subtle lighting. The Allanton Inn has been recognised in October 2023 as Best Eating Experince in the South of Scotland by winning a Scottish Thistle Award from Visit Scotland for the responsible local sourcing of produce. The Allanton Inn is also the 2023 South East Scotland CAMRA winner for Real Ale.
The enclosed private beer garden with stunning picturesque views over the Borders countryside, features 3 heated wooden pods (each seating 6 people), 6 picnic benches, a firepit table (seats 8), the pizza shack and new in 2023, a covered woodern gazebo dining area (seats 40).
The seven bedrooms provide comfort and relaxation with homely charm & modern facilities.
The Allanton Inn is a perfect retreat, stop over or an excellent base for exploring the many fascinating places of interest throughout the Scottish Borders and Northumberland and to indulge in the wealth of outdoor activities that the area has to offer. Truly an all year-round destination!
Please note – Well behaved dogs are allowed in the beer garden but not inside the inn (except assistance dogs).
Best Eating Expierce 2023 Winner
The Allanton Inn has won, and retained, numerous different awards, mostly recently being honoured with a Visit Scotland Scottish Thistle Award for Best Eating Experince in the South of Scotland, October 2023.
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"Lovely place. V helpful. Delicious breakfast."