About The Allan Ramsay Hotel
This historically rich hotel and restaurant in the heart of the Carlops village, Penicuik, just outside of Edinburgh, gives guests the feel of an ‘escape the city’ getaway with its humble interior, traditional dishes and natural surroundings. Whether you’re staying at the quaint hotel or just popping by for the day, pay the restaurant a visit and enjoy authentic Scottish dishes. Get cosy in one of the winged back chairs or curl up besides the log fire with a book from the library, this comfortable hotel and restaurant makes guests feel at home with its warm ambience, dark wooden antique furniture and red accents.
Named after the Scots poet and established in 1792, this 18th century inn is nestled in amongst rolling hills and near the Pentland Hills Regional Park. Take in the charming old-styled character of Allan Ramsay Hotel and have a classic Scottish experience at a candle-lit table.
The food is prepared daily, using high-quality fish, meat and game sourced from the area. Have your tea with a freshly baked scone or cake or sip on Scotch straight out of the extensive malt whisky selection, vino from the wine list or a pint at one of the last remaining 'penny bars' which has its bar top decorated with one penny coins. Start with the soup of the day, the Cullen skink soup is a popular choice, with its hearty Scottish flavours or try the haggis bonbons. For mains, the grilled haddock is a great option and served with anchovy, lemon and herb butter, crushed new potatoes and salad or tempt yourself with the indulgent Scottish Borders locally-sourced 28-day matured steak pie, filled with slow-cooked prime beef in red wine gravy and topped with a shortcrust pastry, alongside spring vegetables and buttery mash. Desserts include handmade crumble, cheesecake and a delicious stocky toffee pudding.
For hotel guests, Allan Ramsay Hotel also serves breakfast daily. Keep an eye out for themed days such as Valentine’s Day or Mothers’ Day offers and the weekly chef specials with Sunday roasts, pub quizzes and weekend savers.