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:

Venison and pigeon from Yarrow Valley – across the road

Spring water from Yarrow water – across the road


Vegetables, fruits and herbs from Selkirk – 13.2 miles

Free range eggs from Peebles – 14.2 miles

TEMPEST draught beer from Tweedbank – 18.9 miles

Rhubarb and strawberries from Galashiels – 19.3 miles

Bread from Galashiels – 19.3 miles

LANARK BLUE (Scotland’s Roquefort) from Biggar – 30.2 miles

Oatcakes from Broxburn, West Lothian – 46.2 miles

Smoked salmon from a small farm in Annan – 50.2 miles

Mature cheddar from St Andrews – 88.6 miles

ARRAN BLUE soft cheese from Isle of Arran – 114 miles

MINGER cheese from Tain, Highland – 226 miles

HEBRIDEAN BLUE cheese from Hebrides – 253 miles

Crab from West Atlantic coast – 274 miles

Scallops from Shetland Islands – 423 miles miles