Where to Stay in East Lothian
Main image: The Open Arms Hotel.
The Crown and Kitchen
Situated in the charming East Lothian village of East Linton, The Crown and Kitchen is the local everyone wants on their doorstep. It offers good food, a great wine list, real ales, cocktails and welcoming professional staff and provides a great experience whether you live nearby or come from further afield. The renovation of the pub has been a labour of love for proprietor Billy Robertson. Formerly the General Manager at Tempus Bar and Restaurant at the George Hotel and a couple of units for the Montpelier’s Group in Edinburgh, Billy knew the place he wanted the Crown to become. So, with the help of his Dad a local builder, Adam Storey at Four-by-Two design….and local craftsmen he created a place, “where I would like to visit and where everyone feels welcome, local or not”
Built in 1901 as an elegant holiday home for a dedicated golfer, Greywalls is an elegant Scottish Country House uniquely situated on the edge of the Muirfield championship course. As well as overlooking the famous 9th and 18th greens, the hotel also has stunning views across East Lothian and the Firth of Forth.
The hotel’s walled gardens contain a hard and grass tennis court, croquet lawn and putting green as well as borders filled with herbaceous plants. The hotels Chez Roux restaurant which is split into four separate rooms, including a Whiskey and Sun room, was awarded Scottish restaurant of the year in 2011. Furthermore, the library is like an old fashioned London club and this delightful hotel has the service to match.
Nether Abbey Hotel, North Berwick
You can expect good, old-fashioned service in a property, which has been renovated with a contemporary feel. Each bedroom has its own character with high ceilings on the first floor and coombes and fireplaces in most second-floor rooms. However, one thing that all bedrooms and bathrooms have in common is that they have all been renovated to a high standard.
Open Arms, Near Gullane
The Open Arms, near Gullane is a charming small hotel ideally located between North Berwick and Gullane. It is also within striking distance of Edinburgh. This luxury hotel provides fantastic views over the 13th Century Dirleton Castle. Located in the golfing paradise of North Berwick, there are 20 courses situated within a short distance of the hotel. The hotel is ideal for a relaxing break with its historic features and expansive gardens making for a tranquil retreat. The hotel has two restaurants, the charming and intimate library renowned for its fine dining and Deveau brasserie which offers an extensive choice of dishes in a more relaxed setting.