The Allan Ramsay Hotel (est. 1792) is one of Scotland's oldest coaching inns, named in honour of the celebrated Scots Poet, Allan Ramsay. The inn is located in the picturesque former weavers' village of Carlops, nestled at the foot of the Pentland Hills
The inn retains its 18th Century character with antique decorations, a small library, a charming candle-lit restaurant and real log fires.
The Allan Ramsay Hotel is a traditional Scottish country inn is a cosy home-from-home; welcome stop for the traveller; both a quiet retreat and a friendly place to meet; great location for those wishing to explore the surrounding Scottish Borders countryside, or convenient base from which to experience the delights of the city of Edinburgh.
The hotel offers a modern Scottish menu using a selection of locally sourced, freshly prepared, home-cooked fish, meat and game produce. Meals are served seven days from 12-3pm and 5pm-8.45pm.
The hotel has one of the last remaining 'Penny Bars' - that is a bar top decorated with old one penny coins some of which date from the era of Queen Victoria. The bar has a fine selection of over 35 malt whiskeys from all parts of Scotland - from the local Glenkinchie distillery to Laphroig on Islay. There is always a locally produced Scottish ale on tap with pale, golden or dark varieties to try.