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The Smiddy Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Scottish, Pub
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Ashkirk | Scottish Borders, Selkirk TD7 4NU, Scotland
+44 1750 32242
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Eyemouth, United Kingdom
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330 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

well, what a welcome, and what a lunch, this is how it should be dome, simple but great food done brilliantly, served and cooked fresh and quickly, no fuss, no nonsense, we all loved it, thank you guys a great day out, we will be back

1 Thank robv12
Choppington, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We hadnt booked but were on a weekend break in the area and the staff were unfased by us turning up on spec. It was quite when we arrived and my husband had the very unusual dish of black pudding, pork and apple pie and I had fish and chips. We had decided to have desert instead of a starter... More 

2 Thank Emma C
Bothwell South Lanarkshire
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Lovely little restaurant with good quality reasonably priced food. Nice ambience and great service. Husband and son had the lamb, which they rated highly, while I had the Eyemouth haddock - delicious!!! A must for a visit if staying at New Woll, when their restaurant is closed on Tuesdays

3 Thank Brendamcf
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Nice little restaurant staff friendly food nice lovely atmosphere food simple home cooked style we realy liked our meal and having 2 9month babies we were still welcome

3 Thank Marie W
511philb, Owner at The Smiddy Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking time to review the Smiddy. We are pleased that you and your young children enjoyed your meals and all the Smiddy offers. More 

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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Attended the Smiddy with my wife and family. On entering, we found the restaurant to be really cosy and very welcoming. The food was all freshly cooked and we could find no fault. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

5 Thank Jim H
511philb, Owner at The Smiddy Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review after your visit on Saturday. We are really pleased that you all enjoyed your meal at The Smiddy. We trust you enjoyed the rest of your weekend and look forward to seeing you again next time you visit the area More 

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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

I have been to the Smiddy on several occasions and have always received a warm welcome. The menu is small but always well cooked and delicious. The staff are attentive and friendly. It is a quiet place, no flashing lights or loud music. Great for a chat.

7 Thank TnTUk
511philb, Owner at The Smiddy Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking time to place your review. We are pleased that you have enjoyed your visits to our restaurant and bar and look forward to seeing you again. More 

Newcastleton, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Popped in for lunch, just of the A7, & worth a visit, family run, pleasant bar & small restaurant. The haddock was excellent, fresh fish with a light crisp batter, the haddock was cooked just right. For starter the soup of the day was very tasty & my wife had the pate which she enjoyed. Good & friendly service. All... More 

7 Thank Neil T
511philb, Owner at The Smiddy Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

We are really pleased that you enjoyed your lunch on Saturday here at The Smiddy and look forward to seeing you again when you are in the area. More 

scottish borders
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Visited the old Smiddy for the first time, restaurant very cosy and welcoming. Staff very attentive. Although the food was a real disappointment given it was quite expensive was very basic and nothing special at all, especially when you are dining out you look for something just a bit different from what you would probably cook at home.

1 Thank galaleans
511philb, Owner at The Smiddy Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

We were also disappointed to hear your review, as at the end of the day, here at The Smiddy we have developed a menu with continuous input from our regulars to provide a homely and quality style of menu. We do provide many items that you could 'probably cook at home', but that is what we do and always have... More 

Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

A family birthday celebration held here last weekend was our first visit to The Smiddy. We were welcomed into a cosy, friendly environment where the adults and children felt very comfortable and relaxed. The menu offered a good selection, and the food arrived well presented and tasted super. We all thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon there and would definitely like to... More 

11 Thank maggie23uk
511philb, Owner at The Smiddy Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post your review. We are really pleased that you all enjoyed your celebration at The Smiddy last week and look forward to seeing you again. More 

Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

We had read some good reviews about the food at The Smiddy and were really looking forward to visiting it last month. It is very quaint and the service was efficient and friendly. However, we did get a bit concerned at the sound of a microwave being used a lot in the kitchen. We both had the Borders lamb which... More 

1 Thank Carol W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Scottish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ashkirk | Scottish Borders, Selkirk TD7 4NU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Borders  >  Selkirk
  • Phone Number: +44 1750 32242

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?