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“Warm welcome and great hospitality”
Review of The Gordon Arms

The Gordon Arms
Ranked #4 of 28 Restaurants in Selkirk
Price range: USD 13 - USD 46
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Welcome to The Gordon Arms, an old coaching Inn nestling in the Yarrow Valley in the Scottish Borders. It was a favourite haunt of James Hogg, Sir Walter Scott and even Robert Burns was said to have stopped here. Now it is well known for its Traditional Music & Real Ale, and a warm welcome to walkers, cyclists and all other visitors to the area. Also Known As:The Gordon Arms, Yarrow, Scottish Borders Hotel The Gordon, Scottish Borders Hotel The Gordon Arms, Selkirk Scottish Borders.
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We were driving west to east and had been looking for somewhere to stop of lunch for over an hour! Arriving mid-afternoon, we received a strong welcome and then enjoyed a really good bar meal and this hospitable Inn.

Whilst apparently in the middle of nowhere, it would be worth making a detour to find and enjoy this place! I plan to return with partner, to stay the night and explore the area.

It strikes me that relaxing by the fire here of an evening, after a good meal and a pleasant bottle of red . . . could all be rather special.

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Thank Laurence Y
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

It was a very cold Sunday when we thought we would drop in for lunch at the Gordon Arms and we were delighted to see it was up and running again after the unfortunate fire in the premises. It is an attractive traditional country pub and the owners should be congratulated on its refurbishment which has a long history in the Borders.

There was quite a few people in the bar but we were taken in to the larger dining area and immediately noticed that it was uncomfortably cooler and while the radiators were on it was still too cold. This was to be our lasting memory of the lunch.

We both had a main course and a wine and non alcoholic beer and it cost us approx £29.

The beef pie was very good but the heralded Gordon Burger with haggis and cheese layers proved to be too greasy to comfortably finish it. That was disappointing.

I'm sure others have enjoyed their meal in this atmospheric pub but we were disappointed and I don't think we will be back.

On a brighter note the lady who served us was very pleasant and helpful.

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

The Gordon has renovated after a fire but has lost none of its historical charm in the process and has increased comfort with a very nice dining room, well spaced tables , good atmosphere and very friendly, pleasant staff. The menu isn't fancy but offers good produce, good sized portions and good value. Caters well for families and children and groups of friends as well as couples and solo diners.

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Thank enilorac13
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

After the disastrous fire Susan and Tommy have re-built the hotel which is now one of the best in the region and has the complete support of all the locals. The food is really good and of course the service is second to none plus since the re-build the lounge is lovely and spacious but best of all it is lovely and warm on a cold day. If you like good quality food at reasonable prices plus a bit of local chat then this is thee place to go. Once again one of the nice local hostelries that specialise in local food and local ingredients cooked to the highest standards. We go fairly regular and have now got a lot of our friends going as well which shows just how good the Gordon Arms is. Well worth a visit and you will not be disappointed.

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Thank George B
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We stayed here for a night on our Scotland vacation. We had supper and man was it good! Started of with soup...very tasty. Then we decided on burgers...my wife had a "normal" burger, which she could not finish, and I had the Famous Gordon Burger. How can you improve on a burger you ask? Put Haggis and Bacon on it! The only trouble with the burgers is trying to get your mouth around one! It was a tough job, but success!
I was so stuffed I could not eat dessert...until a couple of hours later when I went down for a Sticky Toffee Pudding, which was excellent as well.
Breakfast the following morning had some good choices, but full Scottish is the only choice for me so Tommy brought it on.
When we get back to Scotland, we will stop in here again. I am positive.

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Thank Kermit403
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