The Horseshoe Inn
An award winning experience
Originally two cottages and at one time the village blacksmith then a mechanic’s garage the Horseshoe became a country inn and has since evolved into a restaurant with rooms. The owners have been here for seven years and during that time the Horseshoe Inn has become synonymous with good food.
As an inn on the road from Peebles to Edinburgh the Horseshoe has long been a place where travellers could stop and rest; assured of a warm welcome, some food and drink and the Horseshoe remains at heart a country inn where you can find the essentials of good inn-keeping: a decent bed, a good meal and a warm welcome.
Eight lovely bedrooms have been created from the beautifully restored Victorian village school house adjacent to the inn and the intimate candle-lit dining rooms of the inn serve the best of locally sourced meat, game, fish and garden produce.
The Horseshoe Inn is a restaurant with rooms which look after a small number of guests at a time but those guests are looked after very, very well.
Our Head Chef Riad has a background in some of London’s Michelin starred establishments including The Connaught, The Savoy and Rules Restaurant.
Our General Manager Mark has for thirty years worked in hotels and restaurants and he has lived in the Scottish Borders for many years and will happily talk you through exploring off the beaten track of this corner of Scotland that he regards as “a gem: small but from every angle exquisite: magnificent hills for walking, lochs, salmon rivers, ruined abbeys and castles and stately homes and stunning beaches... all just an hour from Edinburgh.”
Both Riad and Mark have worked in Five Star hotels and some of the most highly regarded establishments and what they so enjoy about the Horseshoe is its size. “Here is a chance to talk with Andy who lands the fish in morning, get herbs from garden in the afternoon and talk with the guests who eat the fish in the evening. You can only truly know your suppliers and know your guests when you have a business that is this small and this personal,’ says Riad.
Both Riad and Mark share a common aspiration: good, fresh food, invariably locally sourced, good wine, good service and an atmosphere so friendly and relaxing you are reluctant to leave.
This is what the Horseshoe Inn is about.