Putting Borders Food and Drink on the Map

4th August 2016 Blogs

As a restaurant which is passionate about using local food and drink, we are really proud to play an active role in the Scottish Borders Food and Drink network.

‘Passionate about local food’ very succinctly sums up the ethos of Scottish Borders Food and Drink and the shared values of this collaborative group of food producers and suppliers completely match our own. The provenance of our food is immensely important to us and our menus always feature delicious produce from handpicked local suppliers, that is why we are keen to use, recommend and support fellow food suppliers and producers as much as we can.

The Scottish Borders is famous for producing world class food and drink and it’s right here on our doorstep. Food in the Scottish Borders is produced to the highest standards and has not travelled halfway round the globe to reach our plates. As well as this buying our food locally also helps to safeguard the supply of quality produce from Borders’ family farms.

Scottish Borders Food and Drink was originally set up in 2006 and involves local food businesses (local food producers, hoteliers, restaurateurs and local food shops), committed to developing and showcasing the region’s food. The Borders is a land of rolling hills, farmland and rugged coast and the area produces some of the most delicious food in the country. You can sample it at one of the many excellent restaurants, cafes and hotels listed on the website, and when eating at home, it is easy to enjoy some of the stunning produce available from the Network members too.

Scottish Borders Food Network members all have a commitment to producing, using and showcasing the world class food which comes from this stunning part of Scotland. You can find out more about the producers, places to eat local food, and Farmers Markets at their comprehensive website. The new edition of the 2016 Scottish Borders Food and Drink Directory is also available to download here along with geographic food and drink themed trails too. This year, it contains more producers, more restaurants, more cafés and more pubs than ever – all of whom are committed to serving the very best food and drink the region can offer.

The recent arrival of the Borders Railway could not have come at a better time for foodies across the UK and the Borders, with its rich agricultural history, is the breadbasket of Scotland, and the railway makes its wonderful produce more accessible than ever. So whether you’re after incredible craft beer, the freshest fish and seafood from Eyemouth, championship-winning haggis and sausages or a classic Selkirk Bannock, you’ll find the region offers a feast of original, enticing and downright delicious food and drink – all you have to do is try it!