Pathhead nr Edinburgh


This B listed historic stagecoach Inn has welcoming weary travellers since it was built in 1830.

The Stair Arms is a family-run hotel, set in the Midlothian countryside. A modern but traditional small hotel, with 12 rooms, all offering a comfortable night for their guests. For the last 25 years, the Ramsay family have overseen the running of this place and currently, three generations can be found working here. A family affair they all pull together to make guests feel really at home.

The hotel’s prime location only 12 miles from the centre of Edinburgh makes it close enough to make a jaunt into the city from the countryside a practical choice, with the park and ride conveniently close at Sherriffhall Park n ride. Just down the road, you will find Vogrie Country Park, with 11 miles of signed pathways through mixed woodlands and stunning parkland and the Victorian baronial house. Glenkinchie distillery is less than 6 miles away, where you can tour the picturesque distillery, with a dram of Glenkinchie Single Malt Whisky.   Nearby is ruined medieval Craigmillar Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots visited. In more recent times it has been used as a filming location for Outlander and the Outlaw King.   Alternatively take a look at impressive Crichton Castle, owned by the Earls of Bothwell which has an impressive Italianate facade. #travel #food #places #Midlothian #VisitScotland #stelleruk #stellerstories #wearehistory #OutlawKing #Outlander

We spent a comfortable night here in the ensuite family room. It is a great place to hold a small wedding. They have a charming function room which opens out onto the garden.

We want to return in winter just so we can sit next to this impressive fireplace.

The hotel restaurant can seat up to 60, with an inspired menu of modern Scottish and European fare, that consistently delivers. We sampled a selection of starters, Haggis fritters with local Glenkinchie whisky sauce, Breaded brie and light battered mushrooms, which were all delicious. The cream of cauliflower soup, was declared smashing, and even better a locally sourced sirloin steak, which heartily impressed. A massive plate of Haddock and chips with triple fried chips, hit the hunger mark and Belhaven smokehouse smoked salmon fishcakes and vegetarian Thai green curry did not disappoint.  Luca's Ice Cream and a serving of Nutella cheesecake with cream and toffee sauce made for the perfect end to the meal.

Oh I nearly forgot, they do a wonderful breakfast.

Stair Arms Hotel, Pathhead nr Edinburgh

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