Good Beer Guide 2022: See the 18 Borders pubs that made the list

Eighteen Borders bars and pubs feature in The Good Beer Guide 2022, which details some of the best spots for beer around the UK.

Published by CAMRA, the 2022 release marks the 49th edition recommending thousands of places for a pint in regions across the country, alongside detailed descriptions of the pub and often examples of the beers on offer.

Each venue in the book has been visited by an expert volunteer, who consider both the beer on offer as well as atmosphere and location. 

Here’s what you need to know about the Borders pubs that feature in The Good Beer Guide 2022…

Which Borders pubs feature in The Good Beer Guide 2022?

Allanton Inn – Allanton

TD11 3JZ

With a bar area overlooking the beer garden and the rolling countryside, Allanton Inn can be enjoyed in both the winter and summer. 

Craw Inn – Auchencrow

TD14 5LS

The Craw Inn won the Local CAMRA Pub of the Year 2020, boasting a wood burning stove, home-cooked food and a games room. 

New Inn – Coldingham

1 Bridge Street, TD14 5NG

Located in the centre of the village and near the beach, the New Inn usually serves ales from nearby breweries. 

Horseshoe Inn – Eddleston

EH45 8QP

This pub stroke B&B serves pub classics, changing beers and even has a TV showing live sporting events.

Hunters Hall – Galashiels

56 High Street, TD1 1SE

This refurbishment maintains the high ceilings and stonework of its days as a church, but now serves changing beers and sometimes real cider.

Ladhope Inn – Galashiels

33 High Buckholmside, TD1 2HR

Founded at the end of the 18th century, it is described as a “community hub” for sports including golf, horse racing and fishing.

Bourtree – Hawick

22 Bourtree Place, TD9 9HL

A listed building, the Bourtree is a branch of Whetherspoons that offers events like bingo and pub quizzes. 

Exchange Bar (Dalton’s) – Hawick

1 Silver Street, TD9 0AD

Dalton’s gets its nickname from its former owner and is a CAMRA Borders Real Ale Quality Award runner-up.

St Ronan’s Hotel – Innerleithen

High Street, EH44 6HF

Named after a local saint and painted blue and white, you can pick from changing and frequently regionally-sourced beers. 

Traquair Arms Hotel – Innerleithen

Traquair Road, EH44 6PD

With 16 rooms and two self-catering cottages, you can make a trip of your visit to the bar at the Traquair Arms Hotel. 

1905 – Kelso

Crawford Street, TD5 7DP

Formerly named the Red Lion, this pub has striking interiors with different rooms to choose from. 

Cobbles Freehouse & Dining – Kelso

7 Bowmont Street, TD5 7JH

As a restaurant and bar, Cobbles Freehouse serves popular gastropub food and locally sourced beer. 

Plough Inn – Leitholm

Main Street, TD12 4JN

Transformed from a closed pub into a family-owned inn, Plough Inn boasts a large fireplace for the winter and serves real cider in the summer months. 

Burts Hotel – Melrose

Market Square, TD6 9PL

Fine dining is at the centre of this establishment; the dishes can be accompanied by a changing beer.

George & Abbotsford Hotel – Melrose

High Street, TD6 9PD

This family run hotel and bar welcomes visitors and locals, serving beers from both Scotland and England. 

King’s Arms Hotel – Melrose

High Street, TD6 9PB

Watch sporting events on the TV while sipping one of the King’s Arms Hotel beers, either house or changing. 

Cross Inn – Paxton

TD15 1TE

Sunday roasts and real ciders often appear on the menu at the Cross Inn which is praised for its friendly staff. 

Bridge Inn (Trust) – Peebles

Portbrae, EH45 8AW

The Bridge Inn, which has been known by different names over the years including the Trust and the Tweedside, is described as a “bright and comfortable” place to enjoy a drink. 

The Good Beer Guide 2022 is available to buy online at the CAMRA shop.

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