Tushielaw Inn

Welcome to The Tushielaw Inn, a two hundred and fifty year old coaching house, which is located in a particularly attractive part of the Borders enjoying views of the scenic Ettrick Valley. We hope that you will chose to visit us to experience our hospitality and comfort, and see what this old girl has to offer – having re-opened in 2016 after a wee rest.

The property enjoys fine views set well above the Ettrick Water, situated amidst some of the best Walking, Cycling and Mountain Biking terrain and scenery to be found anywhere in the country. The Southern Upland Way long-distance walk, lies nearby, and the Captain's Road walk.  We are also well placed to offer accommodation to anyone doing Lejog or Jogle on foot or by other means.

Wildlife, fishing, golfing and historic buildings are all available within half an hour’s drive.​​

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Some comments we have received so far:

'lovely porridge'
                 'best welcome received in Scotland'
  'that bed was so comfy - did not want to get up'
''                                    excellent breakfast'
           'what a beautiful place'
'this is the best Scottish breakfast I have had'
Want to come and stay with us? Give us a call on 01750 62356, or search below ...

1 double ensuite room at £75 (£43 single occupancy)
1 double ensuite room at £80 (£46 single occupancy)
1 double ensuite room at £85 - this room can be used as a twin, or family room at £90.

All of the above rooms have full ensuites ie with bath and shower over, and prices include a hearty breakfast served in a relaxed environment.  Tea & coffee making facilities and bottled water are in the rooms, as well as TV, books and DVDs and free Wi-fi.  ((NB. There is no mobile signal this far up the valley, and although you will see that there is WiFi available, if being 'connected' all the time is important to you, this location may not be for you, despite all of its charms)

In addition to the above, we have two budget rooms, for single occupancy.  These are smaller and more basic than the en-suite rooms, and are aimed at walkers / cyclists who just want somewhere to lay their head on their travels.  They - currently - share the proprietors' bathroom.  They have tea/coffee, bottled water, books and a bathrobe.

We are hoping in 2019 to have a self contained flat with two twin bedded rooms, which will replace the budget rooms.  It is intended that there would be a shared open plan lounge / kitchen and shower room.  Central heating, fire, TV, free WiFi, bike storage, outdoor space (shared with the chickens). with picnic tables, overlooking Ettrick Water.  Bathrobes, tea/coffee, bottled water in rooms.
The food is intended to be on a self-catered basis i.e. we provide the food chosen by you from our menu, for you to cook for yourself (and this is included in the room rate).  Soft drinks, bottled beer & wine would also be avaiable for you in the flat, at additional cost.

NB If you book one room either on a twin or single occupancy basis, you may be sharing with others in the second room.  In the event that this occurs, and the other room occupants are of the opposite sex, we will contact you.
Cereal, porridge, toast, croissants, morning rolls, fruit juice, fruit, tea and coffee are available as standard.

Cooked breakfast will be provided on request - as well/ or instead of the above - with a choice from tasty bacon,  a fine meaty pork sausage, steak lorne, eggs from our chickens (cooked how you want them), sliced haggis, black pudding, kippers, tomatoes, beans & mushrooms.  Vegetarian sausage and haggis also available on the breakfast menu.
​Additional Information
Check in 4pm – 8pm, and by arrangment only outwith these times.
Check out 10.30 am (11am on Sunday)

Our opening hours are:
Thursday 11am - 2pm and 5pm - 9pm* (8pm for food)
Friday 11am - 2pm and 5pm - 10.30pm*(8pm for food)
Saturday 11am - 10.30 pm* (8pm for food)
Sunday 11am - 8pm (7pm for food)

*can be later depending on the number of people in the bar
The self-catered rooms are available to book on Monday to Wednesday (from 1 April 2019), with all rooms available Thursday to Sunday.

We are happy to accept dogs, by prior agreement. but not in the self-catered accommodation.

It should be noted that same day bookings will not be accepted online, but give us a call if you need to book last minute, to see what we can work out.

Boot room, drying room and storage for bikes/fishing rods are all available. 

Where are we?

Ettrick Valley

Selkirk (B7009) and Hawick (B7011) 30 minutes, Carlisle and Edinburgh an hour, Glasgow 1.5 hours and Newcastle 2 hours.

Meals are available in the snug bar – home cooked (o order) from local produce (as far as possible) and reasonable prices. Regular menu and daily specials. Residents and non residents
The snug bar sells a selection of ales and cider, wine, spirits and soft drinks, and there is space for hire around the opening hours of this.  

Music evenings and additional regular events are on the horizon. 

Come along and see us  - we would love to see you!  

See us on facebook at  www.facebook.com/tushielaw

Rab & Gail Forbes

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us a message.