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Restaurant with Rooms

THE GORDON ARMS Restaurant with Rooms is an old historic coaching inn nestling in the beautiful Yarrow Valley near St Mary’s loch, located near some of the most beautiful and cultural towns 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.

We offer cosy and comfortable environmentally friendly five en-suite AA four-star rated rooms and good, honest and sustainable food with a minimum of fuss and maximum flavours by Bryn Jones, an award-winning chef-owner, in our The Good Food Guide, AA Culinary Excellence Rosette and Taste Our Best awarded restaurant. We have a short but serious wine list.

The menu changes seasonably with daily specials to use even more local produce – some of the ingredients are across the road from Yarrow Valley.

For an intimate and memorable dining experience, we also have a Private Dining Room. This exclusive space is perfect for celebrating special occasions with friends and family. With a wood-burning fireplace, four Chesterfield leather sofas, and a handcrafted salvaged pine wood refectory table (comfortably seats up to 14 guests), our Private Dining Room offers a unique and cosy atmosphere for gatherings of up to 25 guests.

You will be looked after from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave.


Quality food made with seasonal and sustainable local produce by an award-winning chef-owner Bryn Jones.

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Bryn and Oxana Jones


Book a stay in one of our five cosy en-suite bedrooms and enjoy visit to the lovely Scottish Borders full of history, drama and beautiful landscapes.

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Yarrow Valley, Scottish Borders

The Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys stretch south and west from the town of Selkirk, in the western Scottish Borders. Both valleys have some of the most beautiful countryside in Scotland and are ideal walking country. The area offers a variety of landscapes: delightful river valleys, glistening lochs, extensive woodland and forests, majestic hills and wild moorland.