Located in the Scottish Borders, midway between Edinburgh and Newcastle, Glenbank House offers travellers an ideal spot to break their journey in a charming Georgian property with intact period features.
The rooms are beautiful and carefully decorated, and feature, thoroughly modern en-suite bathrooms, flat screen TV’s with freeview channels and tea/coffee stations.
There is ample on-site parking for those coming by car, and free Wi-Fi throughout as well.
The Auld Alliance restaurant combines the very best of Scottish ingredients and cuisine with some French flair to bring to life unique culinary creations. There is also a lounge bar, ideal for sampling from its extensive list of malt whiskeys.
There are a number of good golf courses in the area, the nearest being Jedburgh Golf Club being just a mile down the road. Ghost hunter will enjoy visiting the Jedburgh Castle and Museum, barely 300 yards away.
Guests seem to hold the skills of he chefs at Auld Alliance, the hotel's restaurant, in very high regard. The meals served there were said to be both tasty and unique. It was near impossible to find guest who disliked the food. One even remarked that she had Haggis for breakfast though, thankfully perhaps, this was not required.
Friendly and chatty staff
Again and again guests mentioned how friendly the staff at Glenbank were. They seemed genuinely interested in guest's plans, and would be more than willing to help with local information if asked.
Good location close to town
Though all meals were available at the hotel, guests appreciated being so close to Jedburgh that they could just take a quick stroll through its streets. Also mentioned was the proximity to the reputedly haunted Jedburgh Castle and Prison.
Some rooms are a little small
This was a fairly common complaint. Though it seems not all rooms at Glenbank are small, a fair number of them seem to be, and guests allocated to them tended to feel at least a little unhappy.
Lounge bar a bit of a disappointment
Guests didn't seem to like the décor and atmosphere of the lounge bar. The décor was said to be very spartan, and this in turn led to a lack of any real atmosphere one would typically have in a bar.
Though not mentioned often, it was pointed out that the breakfast service stoped a bit too early for some, leaving late risers high, dry and very hungry. Guests who think they may miss breakfast should discuss their options with the owners the day before.
Free WiFi (public areas)
Castlegate , TD8 6BD , Jedburgh , United Kingdom Telephone: +44(1835)862258 | Official Homepage