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 candle-lit 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,  more of a wine you like or, if you prefer, you can select  from the wine list.   Dinner Guests are welcome to bring their own wine subject to a corkage charge of £10.00 per bottle.

‘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.”