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What We Love

  • A traditional country house in the Borders, including breakfast and a bottle of wineItalianate plastered ceilings are an unusual but interesting feature in this decidedly Scottish retreat
  • The wealth of activities on offer, from fishing to shooting and walking to an excursion into Edinburgh
  • Delicious cuisine made from homegrown produce
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A family-run, riverside hotel in the Scottish Borders, with breakfast, a bottle of wine and a dinner option

The Lowdown

Built in 1761, Ednam House has been run as a hotel since 1928. The House is strewn with charming features, retained from an original spec that spared no expense. Throughout your stay you will find yourself beneath ornate Italianate plastered ceilings, opening intricately carved wooden doors and marveling at crafted stone work fireplaces.
Located on the banks of the River Tweed, the old fashioned Scottish tradition of salmon fishing is prevalent throughout the hotel, not least with the construction of its own smoking house by the river. Needless to say, fishing is top of the list for activities in the area, if you’re not too busy conquering castles or exploring the market town of Kelso itself.
If you don’t manage to catch any of your own fish, the hotel’s restaurant serves up its own smoked salmon, along with a variety of other dishes attentively reared or grown on their land.

How to Get There

Ednam House
Bridge Street
Kelso, United Kingdom


4.0 Very Good 593 Reviews
Excellent value with fantastic food
Reviewed 3 hours ago

Excellent value with fantastic food.
Great location in centre of kelso
Hotel clean and welcoming.

We had dinner bed and breakfast at the hotel
Although we waited a long time for our first course it was well worth the wait as the entire meal was perfect.
Drinks and wine are a good price too with plenty of choice
Our room was large and the bathroom was modern with a good shower.
Well worth a visit

Kelso Races
Reviewed 12 hours ago

Stayed at this hotel on a trip to Kelso racecourse. Excellent facilities, good dining and excellent breakfast. Only slight issue was the lack of power from the shower in our room. Good views of river and garden.

highly recommended
Reviewed 1 day ago

Could not have asked for a better hotel or location for an overnight stay. The accommodation was first class and all the staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. The meals were of the higher order

Lovely place.
Reviewed 2 days ago

We decided to go for an oovernight stay as we are getting married here next year. We were not disappointed in the house. Spectacular views of the river tweed & surroundings. The garden is lovely. The room was very welcoming & helped us relax. 😁

Lovely place, great stay but interiors need some love
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved our stay. A lovely homestead with gorgeous views on the river (definitely make sure you upgrade to river room view).
It feels like a lovely shabby country home. Big couches to sink into, fireplaces to get cosy by - an old world charm.
It's not trying to be five stars - or even 4 - so don't go expecting that. But if just a few tweaks were made, it would really be a great place to retreat for a few days from the world.
Beds need upgrading - at least ours did. It felt like a trampoline and the mattress had seen better days.
Carpet is musty and not well cleaned and while staff obviously work hard, there don't seem to be enough of them so dirty plates and afternoon tea sets stay long after guests have moved on in communal areas.
The food was great. Both breakfast and dinner was really something to look forward to. No packet sauces here. Everything was made fresh and our hollandaise sauce every morning for our eggs was wonderful. Dinner menu had enough options to keep us coming back for 3 nights in a row.
The friendly staff were just lovely in particular a shout out to lovely Lucy at breakfast each morning. In the evening we had a lovely waiter (didn't get his name but with grey ponytail) as well as the young Jacob who was just made us feel very looked after without being intrusive.
With just a few tweaks, this place could really be so much more. I would come back regularly if beds were better and more focus was put on cleaning around the edges. Otherwise a great stay.