The Elphinstone Hotel (Biggar, United Kingdom)


The Elphinstone Hotel (Biggar, United Kingdom)

About The Elphinstone Hotel

Located in the centre of Biggar, The Elphinstone Hotel is a 400-year-old coaching inn with a restaurant, bar, function suite and letting rooms. The inn is near Biggar Golf Club and within 12 miles of the M74. Room options include single, twin, double and family accommodation. All 11 rooms are en-suite and feature flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities. Six rooms are in the original building and five are in a new extension. Check-in here is from 1 pm and check-out is 10:30 am. Children are welcome but the inn does not accommodate pets. Ironing facilities, hair dryers and wake-up calls are available. Breakfast is included. Plus, the hotel’s restaurant offers lunch and dinner menus. Dishes are created from locally-sourced produce where possible. The Elphinstone Hotel lies ten miles from Dawyck Botanic Garden, 13 miles from New Lanark and within an hour’s drive of Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


145 High Street, ML12 6DL, Biggar, United Kingdom

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index® based on 605  reviews from:
  • Location
    Excellent  8.8 / 10
  • Rooms
    Good  7.9 / 10
  • Service
    Excellent  8.5 / 10

Positive Reviews


Great food

Guests tend to be impressed by the quality of dining here, describing the menu as imaginative pub food. Local sourcing of products clearly pays off for the owners as guests find the food here is very reasonably priced. Also of note is the number of local people who pop in - a clear sign that the food is decent.


Genuinely welcoming

The owners, Robert and Janette, and the staff here attract plenty of positive feedback from guests, with most describing the welcome as warm and the service as sincere. Everyone seems genuinely interested in ensuring you enjoy your stay so you can expect to feel at home here.


Good location

Previous guests have found the location of this hotel appealing. Its central location offers a good spot from which to explore Biggar. Also, the nearby motorway makes it simple to explore further afield. Edinburgh, in particular, is noted as being easy to reach by car.

Negative Reviews


Some issues with rooms

Although many guests simply describe the rooms here as a little on the basic side, feedback suggests that the accommodation is in need of some updates. You may encounter dated decor, small en-suite bathrooms and old amenities.


Noisy surroundings

Previous guests have noted noise from the hotel's beer garden as well as from the street. Some rooms seem to be greater affected than others but you can reasonably expect to be able to hear some noise until late in the evening.


Wi-Fi could be improved

A small number of guests mention that the Wi-Fi here could be improved. Few people encounter major problems but you find the connection is slower than you hoped for.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Arcade/Video games
  2. Entrance Hall/lobby
  3. Pets allowed
  4. Hotel bar
Room amenities
  1. Openable windows
  2. Television
  3. Electric kettle
  4. Satellite TV
Sports facilities
  1. Bike rental

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 13:00
  2. Check out: 10:00


145 High Street , ML12 6DL , Biggar , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1899)220044 | Fax: +44(1899)221165 | 

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