The County Hotel Selkirk is at the heart of this thriving market town.

We offer food, tea and coffee starting at 7:30am (Mon-Fri) and 8:30am (Sat-Sun).

The bar opens for service of alcoholic drinks at 11:00am daily, closing at 11:00pm Sun-Thurs and Midnight Fri-Sat.

We are "dog friendly", and your well behaved four-legged friends will be welcome in the lower area of our lounge bar or our courtyard garden, weather permitting.

Children and young persons are also welcome; our licence permits this until 6:00pm for light refreshments or until closing time for meals.

The County Hotel is a historic coaching inn, with the current main part of the building dating back to 1746.

In earlier times the hotel operated under the name “The Grapes Inn”.

The hotel has had many prominent guests during its time as the meeting place for The Forest Club, who’s members included Sir Walter Scott, Mungo Park and Prince Leopold of the Belgians.

For further reading we have an excellent booklet produced by pupils from Kirkhope Primary School, please just ask and we would be delighted to send you a copy.

The hotel is currently owned and operated by the Breakspear-Smith / Philipps family, who acquired the building at the end of June, 2018.

The enthusiastic team are a valuable asset to the hotel, and we encourage and enable the personal development of all our staff so that we may provide services and products to delight our customers.

We have an ongoing and extensive program or refurbishments and upgrades in progress during the remainder of 2018, and we have these scheduled with first class, local tradesmen so as not to disturb our guests or detract from your enjoyment of our hospitality.

If there is anything we can do to enhance your experience at “The County” please feel free to ask!

On Our Doorstep

The Royal Burgh of Selkirk lies on the Ettrick Water, a tributary of the River Tweed. The town stands high above the Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys between Hawick and Galashiels, it is steeped in history and boasts wonderful scenery and views. Selkirk and surrounding area offers visitors a wide variety of things to see and do.

Outdoor Activities

There are some fantastic walking routes in and around Selkirk.

Working closely with local businesses

Shout Business Solutions

Thanks to Adam Johnson for photography services.

Brown & Muir Plumbing

Kevin Fairbairn Joinery

Calum Scott painting & Decorating

Keith Mclean Carpets