Good choice of menu and everything we ordered (black pudding scotch egg; chicken supreme; rump of lamb and wild berry pavlova) was delicious. Excellent quality local produce cooked well and beautifully presented. Great service. Highly recommended.
Sunday Dinner was very poor. We ordered shepherd's pie for me and the Sirloin roast dinner for my husband. I had to get the pie replaced as it arrived with only a greasy gravy containing very little minced meat beneath the Mash. My poor husband's roast consisted of two meagre slices of meat (thickness of bacon)..accompaniments were fine. Although my dish was replaced my husband's complaint went un-answered with no remedial action offered or taken. Very poor service and Balue for Money at over £43 for the mains and 2 drinks.
After a night in Melrose, we came here. What a nice hotel! Lovely dinner. Lovely breakfast. Really quiet and comfortable room in between the two. The gardens look great and it must be a great place for a small celebration. The room/rooms was massive. Probably only fault was that it was a bit to warm. It was quiet enough that we could have had a window open if we'd wanted though.
All look great when we drove up to the hotel and looking at the gardens were fantastic but that’s when it started going down. We were greeted by a very unfriendly person because we had to ring the door bell and were told we should of pushed the door harder how could we have known this then told where our room where not even shown. We had two Scottie dogs with us which they knew about and I think we had the smallest room in the hotel we had to pay for the dogs not that we mind that but their were no beds,bowels,treats, and not much space. I have attached a few photos of our room after it had been serviced disgraceful. The only saving grace was the food in the evening complements to the chef breakfast was also good good choices the service on the first morning was great I think it was the owner as the service was fantastic but the next morning the wheels had fallen completely off uncleared tables guest waiting. My sisters room was much bigger then ours but there was only no towels in the room and it also needs some maintenance also not serviced the next day. We all found the staff unfriendly and not bothered except the owner/manager at breakfast. I did email the hotel on my return pointing out my issue and to give them a chance to respond but nothing up-to now. Not what one would expect from a hotel at theses prices…
This place is lovely. I am writing this right now as I am in the hotel. The food was fabulous, the host and the staff are fabulous, the bed was fabulous and I know that the breakfast is going to be fabulous. Will be asking for book this place again for the next work trip
We both enjoyed our few days here. I don't usually review en suite bathrooms but our bathroom was large with a great, deep bath which filled up very quickly. Dinner was excellent - a great range of local cheeses to choose from for one of the desserts but all courses were great. The manager was very pleasant, agreeable and very hard working. A beautiful and extensive garden out the back.
I judge a place on one main thing, expectations delivered. Caveat here: I do take a bit of time choosing a place and then look forward to it. My family and I (wife and nearly 3 year old daughter) planned a jubilee weekend in the Ceviot foothills at Yetholm. Collngwood Arms is a 40 minute cycle away so we booked Sunday lunch for that part of the weekend and cycled. From the moment we were greeted in cycle gear until we left having changed back into said gear it was fantastic. The main and most important part was simply delicious, our Roast Sirloin of beef. Perfectly cooked, medium rare, butter cutting tender, creamy - just fantastic. Big none uniform yorkies (#yahdancer), crunchy perfect roasties, magic gravy - just fantastic. The Puech Haut Rose is a steel at £25 a bottle, decent claret by the glass. The service - excellent, friendly and fuss free. The space - perfect too. Our daughter could relax and walk about, ok run a bit, without fear of disaster or annoyance to staff or customers. £25 for two courses - get yerselves there it's brilliant.…
We were visiting Scotland, a 2 minute drive away from the hotel. It's a 19th century coach house, sensitively restored and with beautiful gardens. Deep comfy beds overlooking the beautiful gardens and just the right amount of shabby chic -ery to make one perfectly at home. A great selection of breakfasts, from which we chose the scrambled eggs and salmon (we were almost in Scotland), toast and coffee. We ate dinner there just 1 night out of 3. The sea bass and crab are highly recommended. Quite expensive to dine there but you can always head across the border for a cheaper bite. Our dog loved running in the garden. Highly recommended.
Absolutely love this place... Made the fatal error of trying to re-live old times in the bar at Ednam House, Kelso, huge mistake, so hot-footed it up here to the CAH and wow!!! Very comfortable, well stocked bar and well priced (3 cans of Guiness over £15.50 at Ednam House!!) Full of fishermen and women, great atmosphere and very mellow.. We will be back to stay next year!
We (husband and I) wanted to stay somewhere comfortable so we could explore north Northumberland and the Borders: this hotel not only ticked the box - but also surpassed our expectations! The hotel is classically furnished and spacious with a comfortable 'home-from-home' atmosphere. There are log fires - including one in the library - and a well stocked bar - so no problem relaxing! There are plenty of parking facilities - and close to the front door of the hotel - bonus! Our bedroom was roomy with plenty of storage and a great view over the River Tweed; the en-suite bathroom had a large shower, roll-top bath and loads of hot water on tap (very important after spending a January afternoon walking around Flodden Hill)! Steve and the team were friendly, relaxed, obliging and very knowledgeable about the area and local history - pointing us in the direction of the best places to visit and explore - or where to go horseback riding, fishing, walking etc. However, being foodies - it was the food menu that really impressed us! The menu was creative, imaginative and all the ingredients were locally sourced - full marks to the Chef and the team at The Collingwood Arms Hotel! So, if you're looking for a place to enjoy the great outdoors, explore history (and the shops!) and sample some great food - this is it! We will be back!…