80% of the ingredients we use are local produce, a further 17% are from rest of the UK and 3% are from other European countries.


Local and UK Grown Produce

As one ‘Sustainable Food’ report noted, Seasonal food can offer better taste and be more affordable, while local food can provide freshness, reduce food miles, offer benefits to local farmers and communities and help reconnect consumers with where their food comes from. Local foods support your local economy: every pound spent generates twice as much income for the local economy.

Here is our short list of the local produce we use at THE GORDON ARMS Restaurant with Rooms:

Apples, strawberries, berries and rhubarb – from our Kitchen Garden (10 steps)

Sweet peas on the tables and in the rooms – from our Kitchen Garden (10 steps)

Venison and pigeon from Yarrow Valley – across the road

Spring water from Yarrow water – across the road

Rhubarb from our neighbour John A. – 100 steps

TRAQUAIR BEAR ALE from Traquair House Brewery– 7.3 miles

Free-range eggs from Bowhill House Estate– 10.4 miles

SELKIRK GIN from Selkirk Distillers – 12.9 miles

Vegetables, fruits, and herbs from Selkirk – 13.2 miles

Butternut squash from Peebles – 14.4 miles

Grouse from Moorfoot Hills – 17.3 miles

Honey from Tweedbank – 18.4 miles

TEMPEST draught beer from Tweedbank – 18.9 miles

Pheasant from Rutherford Estate – 25.3 miles

Plums and black cherry tomatoes from Kelso – 33.3 miles

Rare breed pork from Clifton Lodge Smallholding farm, Kelso – 33.3 miles

Mackerel and rabbit from Lockerbie. – 36.5 miles

Oatcakes from Broxburn, West Lothian – 46.2 miles

Smoked salmon from a small farm in Annan – 50.2 miles

Langoustines and mussels are from North Berwick’s daily boat – 52.5 miles

Mature cheddar and Blue Bell cheeses are from Ethical Diary – 77.3 miles

Honey from Glen Heather Honey – 77.5 miles

Turkey from Kilmarnock – 83.2 miles

Shrimps from Solway Firth – 87.9 miles

MINGER cheese from Tain, Highland – 226 miles

Crab from North Atlantic coast – 274 miles

Scallops and salmon from Shetland Islands – 423 miles