Delicious, seasonal, local food and award winning local produce

Sourcing and showcasing local and seasonal produce are the primary focus of the Kitchen team at the Allanton Inn. The Borders is rich in a wide variety of produce from local land and waters, and we are proud of our connections with local farmers where quality is allied to best farming practices.


Local farmer, butcher & friend, Adam, supplies our pork products from Reivers Foods. We buy butcher meat including Scotch Beef Sirloins for our roasts/steaks from Foston’s Fine Meats in Duns. We source local game when in season, from local farmers and game charcuterie from Andersen & Sondergaard. Other meats come from Scottish suppliers such as Campbells Prime Meats near Edinburgh.

Restaurant hours:

12pm to 2pm, closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

From 5.30pm 7 days.

Call 01890 818260 for reservations.


Our friendly local farmer David delivers us free range eggs, freshly laid from his chickens two miles away at Edington Mains (Jim Clarks former home). Most of the year our tomatoes are from Standhill Tomatoes (Scotland’s only tomato producing commercial glasshouse) and we are old friends and fans of the honey from the Robson family at the Chain Bridge Honey Farm. We have a carefully selected choice of Northumbrian and Scottish Cheeses too.


The fresh fish we use is caught or landed locally at Eyemouth and delivered daily by our chatty fishmonger, Ross, or his even chattier wife Ellen!


Our desserts are all home-made although we do source the best & award-winning ice cream from Giacopazzi’s in Eyemouth. Honeyberries grown at Lintlaw farm, five miles away, are regular features on the dessert menu and as jam at breakfast time.


This is when the local produce really shines, and the breakfast menu has an excellent selection of what the area has to offer. Our Homemade Granola & Porridge uses local ground oatmeal & flakes from Heatherslaw Mill, local kippers, honey, salmon, sausages, bacon, eggs, homemade jams & marmalades, the list goes on. The Allanton Inn strives to ensure that guests leave with a wonderful lasting memory and taste of what the Borders is and has to offer.

Interesting and alternative menus

We believe that the quality of our produce and the skills in the kitchen provide the basis for interesting menus, often offering that something a little bit different; we are confident that the Allanton Inn gives a refreshing change for dining and showcasing good food in the Borders.

Our menus are small (usually 5 starters, 8 mains & 4 desserts plus cheese) and change regularly but as all our dishes are freshly made on the premises, we can accommodate any dietary requirements or requests – we will endeavour to meet every need of our guests.
On Sundays, we always have Roast Beef on the menu served with all the trimmings.

The bar leads into two dining areas and out to the beer garden. One of the dining areas is available for private dining accommodating up to 16 people; personalised menus can be arranged. This is a perfect venue for shoot dinners, celebrations, and family gatherings.
In the summer months particularly, we love being able to showcase the fabulous Scottish seafood by offering our popular seafood platters. With advance booking, you can be guaranteed to enjoy this wonderful dish all year round.

Relaxing family-friendly atmosphere

Children are always welcome here, and in addition to our children’s menu, dishes from the main menu are available in smaller portions. On warmer days dining in the enclosed beer garden is a treat and if we get some summer sun. You can use this great space just to soak up the sun, rolling countryside and unwind.

Why book direct?

  • We are always cheaper than OTAs including, Expedia, TripAdvisor &
  • Free early check in when available
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Great Breakfast Included

"High standards maintained over the years we have stayed at the Inn. Room 5 furniture additions thoughtfully done. The warm heating throughout the building was appreciated. Testament to the accommodation and standard of catering is the fact that we are multiple returning guests. Says it all."

Mr & Mrs Tulloch

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