Damascus Drum Cafe and Books
Damascus Drum Cafe and Books provides a setting where people of the town and wayfarers meet and enjoy one another’s company with good coffee, tea and light meals, fairtrade and homeproduce. In the tradition of coffee houses worldwide, it is a place for all manner of conviviality and conversation. The cafe hosts ‘open mike’ nights, readings and book launches for local musicians, poets and writers.
Herges on the Loch
Ideally situated on the banks of the Gunknowe Loch with picturesque south facing views, Herges on the Loch offers something for everybody seven days a week. You can choose from a wide range of wines from our extensive wine cellar or enjoy a leisurely Sunday brunch with friends. Weekday lunches host a mix of locals gathering for business meetings.
Fresh seasonal and local ingredients inspire Chef Leonard’s culinary creations that incorporate flavours from around the world.
Bowhill House & Country Estate
For more than seven centuries the Scotts of Buccleuch have been part of Scottish Borders history and their principal house, Bowhill is today home to the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry. Bowhill sits at the heart of an energetic country estate amidst the magical scenery of the Yarrow and Ettrick valleys. Mountain biking, walks and wildlife are all on offer alongside a gift shop and tea room.
Admission charged. House open July-August, the Estate has various opening times from April-August, please check.
Philiphaugh Estate and Waterwheel Restaurant
The Philiphaugh Estate has much to offer the visitor with walks, walled gardens, plenty of wildlife to enjoy, salmon viewing and the Waterwheel Restaurant.
Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre
Exhibitions and countryside walks, craft businesses, gift shop and tea room. The 4 Abbeys Cycle Route passes by Harestanes.
The Trap is a pub based in the centre of Newcastleton offering refreshments. Bar food and takeaways are available at weekends.
Old Gala House Museum & Art Gallery
An impressive building with a history spanning five centuries. Discover the story of Old Gala House, its inhabitants and the early development of Galashiels.
Facilities include exhibitions, family history research, children’s events, tea room, audio guide, gifts & souvenirs, gardens and free car parking.
Admission free – open all year.
Whistle Stop Cafe
Whether you have been hillwalking, cycling, mountain biking, fishing, shopping or meeting with friends you will be guaranteed a warm welcome at the Whistle Stop Cafe.
The Whistle Stop Cafe now offers a gluten free menu so come and enjoy the best gluten free menu in the borders.
Turnbull’s Delicatessan & Coffee House
Based in Hawick, Turnbull’s award winning delicatessen and coffee house is a great place to sample and purchase some fine local food and drink.
Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre
Since it first opened its doors in March 2004, the Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre has become a well-loved part of the Peebles landscape, and a lively hub for arts activities in the Scottish Borders.
The Eastgate’s easily accessible foyer café is a popular meeting place for local residents and visitors alike – where they are assured of an excellent selection of drinks and snacks, as well as a warm welcome.