Fine Food and Wine

For many years Jacqui has been recognised as a talented, innovative and dependable Chef whose culinary skills are much admired by a devoted and appreciative following.


On  Fridays and Saturdays she will prepare the most beautifully balanced and presented four-course set menu.   Those with special dietary requirements will, with notice, be happily and imaginatively catered for.  Dinner is served around 8pm in our sumptuous  dining room which is open to residents and non-residents.  The four course menu is £44.00 per person.

For dinner Jeff selects wines which he considers good value and will complement the menu. All are available by a 125ml glass or bottle.  Thus you can choose to have a different wine with each course or more of a wine you like.  Alternatively or you can select  from the beverage list which includes wines, beers, lagers and soft drinks.     Dinner Guests are welcome to bring their own wine subject to a corkage charge of £12.00 per bottle.      Private dinner parties are welcome and not restricted to weekends.   Please go to events for more information.     

‘A gem in the beautiful borders area of Scotland. It is an old stone manse, run by Jacqui and Jeff Kelly, by the church in a hamlet near Kelso. She formerly ran her own restaurant in Edinburgh … and her standard of cooking and attention to detail are exemplary.’

Read a review from The Scotsman

Other guest reviews:

“In the ‘most attractive’ dining room, with a glorious view: ‘The four-course set dinner was one of the best meals we have ever eaten (we are London-based foodies). Having enquired into our preferences and dislikes when we booked, Jacqui prepared a perfectly balanced meal: The most delicious fennel soup then an exquisite starter of ballotine of scallops and asparagus, followed by baked stuffed sea bass with a good choice of vegetables, delicious goat’s cheese on brioche with a green leaf salad and Parmesan tuile, and finally strawberries with warm bavaroise sauce. Wow! A very special dinner.”

“Breakfast was most inviting, and the choice of unusual juices, fruits and yogurts, followed by a variety of cooked options, concluded a perfect stay. We cannot recommend it too highly. A rare experience.”